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Critic's Notebook: Cutting-edge jazz is missing at the Hollywood Bowl
Critic's Notebook: Cutting-edge jazz is missing at the Hollywood Bowl

Living in Los Angeles, one of the early joys of summer is running down the schedule at the Hollywood Bowl. Probably the most famed venue on the West Coast, the Bowl's sprawling, woodsy confines and nearly 18,000-person capacity can transform mere concerts into events and bleacher-mates into neighbors during performances that can feel like a summer block party in a city that has its share of challenges in fostering a consistent feeling of community. And while this year's popular music lineup predominantly booked by the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Johanna Rees is marked by its usual genre-hopping blend of crowd-pleasers (Sarah McLachlan, a "Totally '80s" pop...

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