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  • 72 Hours: Aurelio, a Beefheart tribute and Jimmy Webb lead this weekend's gig list

     
    The weekly Pop & Hiss rundown of the weekend's top concerts, once again arriving significantly later than it should have been posted. Sorry -- the main writer's cat needed to visit the vet today. Pop & Hiss apologizes for the......
  • Music review: Gloria Cheng begins Piano Spheres season [updated]

     
    Piano Spheres began its 17th season Tuesday night with a recital by Gloria Cheng. Her typically inventive program included the most recent piano pieces of Pierre Boulez and Thomas Adès and three world premieres, maintaining the Piano Spheres tradition...
  • Jazz review: Charles Lloyd at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center*

     
    Charles Lloyd rested his tenor saxophone at one point at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center on Saturday night and told the audience his younger quartet mates were "the best musicians in the world." The tribute raised a grateful smile......
  • Dance review: Maria Bermudez at the Ford Amphitheatre

     
    She vamped, she emoted, she struck haughty poses, her filigreed fingers slicing the cool night air. Too bad, then, that these actions Friday at the Ford Amphitheatre were more consigned to songs than to flamenco dance, the art form that......
  • Are you a 'jazz nerd'? Jason Marsalis revisits and clarifies the term

     
    In the wake of causing a minor firestorm in the online jazz community last month with a playful video decrying the influence of "jazz nerds," drummer Jason Marsalis e-mailed me a clarification this morning that both expands on the definition,......
  • Live review: Hootenanny Festival 2010

     
    For some, the Fourth of July is a good opportunity to re-read the Declaration of Independence, or the writings of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams or George Washington to reacquaint themselves with the spirit behind the nation’s founding. The Hootenanny...
  • Ambrose Akinmusire plays it his way

    Ambrose Akinmusire plays it his way
    Even if you haven't yet heard of Ambrose Akinmusire, you might think you know what his lauded new album "When the Heart Emerges Glistening" sounds like. Jazz — particularly jazz trumpet — is a loaded business, one in which swaths of...
  • Hal Gaba dies at 63; chairman and co-owner of Concord Music Group

    Hal Gaba, a veteran entertainment industry executive who was chairman and co-owner of Concord Music Group, one of the world's largest independent record companies, has died. He was 63. Gaba, who also was co-chairman of Village Roadshow Entertainment...
  • Matt Weinstock, Oct. 2, 1959

     
    Oct. 2, 1959: ???Thelonious Monk, who???ll be among those present at the Hollywood Bowl jazz festival tonight, is the composer of ???Round About Midnight, in my opinion one of the finest mood pieces of recent years.???...
  • Paul V. Coates – Confidential File, Oct. 3, 1959

     
    Oct. 3, 1959: Thelonious Monk leaves after playing two numbers at the Hollywood Bowl Jazz fest. Mike Wallace decides not to have Aldous Huxley on his TV show because Huxley wasn???t well known. Huxley asked: ???Mike Wallace? Who???s Mike Wallace????...
  • Live: Ben Wendel Group at Barnsdall Gallery Theater

     
    For a guy who named his 2009 solo debut "Simple Song," Ben Wendel isn't a musician afraid of complicated situations. In a Tuesday night show at Barnsdall Gallery Theater, the young saxophonist stepped away from a set list that served......