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Pop & HissTypically armed with a small hardware store of electronics, gadgets and noisemakers when performing with explosive avant-jazz trio the Nels Cline Singers, drummer Scott Amendola presented a more stripped-down but no less adventurous side in a duo...
Pop & HissThe trumpeter taps into Miles Davis' fire and finesse Saturday night at Barnsdall Gallery Theater. The spirit of Miles Davis was in the air at Barnsdall Gallery Theater on Saturday night. A genre deeply tied to its history, jazz is......
We're asking a lot of Barack Obama, just to right the sinking ship of American politics. Can we expect him to save American culture as well? Can a president spin that much gossamer from his oratory? Can the American people make better books, movies and...
Invite Bono and the Edge to a night celebrating B.B. King, and odds are pretty good there will be some "Rattle and Hum" in the air. Lucky music fans who attended the Thelonious Monk Institute's annual benefit show at the Kodak Theatre on Sunday watched...
Special to The TimesDespite a star-studded show featuring dynamic performances from Herbie Hancock, Chali 2na from Jurassic 5 and beat-boxer/old-school rapper Doug E. Fresh, arguably the best moment of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz's BeBop to Hip-Hop's hourlong...
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It was ambitious to schedule a jazz show as the Greek Theatre's season finale. But it may have been less the fear of a chilly November night than a sky full of smoke and a weekend of tragedy that kept more music fans from showing up Sunday for the...
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San Francisco Ballet, this nation's oldest classical dance company, is 75 years young -- to underscore the compliment. When you've lasted that long and are kicking up your heels as well as these dancers do, it's worth a celebration. Artistic director...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe military government's tightening grip doesn't give people here much to sing about, and when they do feel the urge to make music, even that can be risky. The generals who rule Myanmar have spies snooping around for subversives in the most unlikely...
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...
Times Staff WriterNEW YORK — Slender actresses nibbling on red meat are a tired trope of celebrity profiles, but an artist's gustatory cravings rarely reveal anything about her character. But what Amy Winehouse ordered before a recent sold-out show at the Bowery...
Tags: Frank Sinatra, Nas, England, Recording Studios, Amy Winehouse
It was not the kind of thing that happened to him very often -- at least not back then. Three decades ago, David Benoit was a Los Angeles jazz pianist in his 20s, with two albums on a small label. He played birthdays, bar mitzvahs and small nightclubs as...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIt began, unpromisingly, with music written to put you to sleep. But when the dashing 22-year-old Glenn Gould recorded a little-known piece Bach had come up with to soothe an aristocratic insomniac, the pianist's ecstatic, ferocious playing kick-started...
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