By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Mar. 30. (Tues.) Ginger & Scott. Jackie Cain and Roy Kral? Not exactly, but Cain herself has described Ginger Berglund and Scott Whitfield as “a new duo who provide hope and inspiration.” Catalina Bar & Grill (323) 466-2210. – Mar. 31. (Wed.) Susan Krebs Jazz Aviary. Krebs and her… Read More Picks of the Week: Mar. 30 – April 4
By Tony Gieske You would never say that Sal Marquez was off the scene. He’d just be on some scene not yet up to you. So here he was now, and what a scene to be back on, at Spazio or wherever. Rick Zunigar was playing a solo on guitar concerning “What’s New.” Bright ideas… Read More Live Jazz: The Sal Marquez Quintet at Spazio
By Michael Katz “Migration,” the name of the quartet led by drummer Antonio Sanchez, seemed an adept name for a group headlining the latest in the Jazz Bakery’s Moveable Feast Series. The Bakery, which was uprooted from its Westside home, is on a peripatetic journey which has taken it to downtown, Hollywood and points in… Read More Live Jazz: The Antonio Sanchez Quartet at a Jazz Bakery Moveable Feast
. . “Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.” Jimi Hendrix . . To read more Quotations of the Week (including another from Jimi Hendrix) click here.
By Tony Gieske Putting aside the burden of his many writing commissions for symphony orchestras, singers and festivals and his somehow late-blooming renown, the great pianist Billy Childs gave a brilliant little concert for the patrons of Upstairs at Vitello’s Thursday where he ever-so-deftly raised the roof. I have heard him when he seemed to… Read More Live Jazz: The Billy Childs Trio at Vitello’s
By Don Heckman “Talkin’ ‘bout My Generation” was the title of jazz singer Judy Wexler’s presentation at Vitello’s Wednesday night. And it was right on target – a compilation of songs from the ‘60s and ‘70s reaching from the Beatles, Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell to Richie Havens, Paul Simon and more. In between numbers,… Read More Live Jazz Review: Judy Wexler’s “Talkin’ ’bout My Generation” at Vitello’s
By Tony Gieske You can’t get much more down home than this: The Nat Adderley Jr. and Longineu Parsons quintet playing the music of Cannonball and Nat Adderley. At Catalina’s Tuesday night, the young Adderley, who made his bones as the musical director for Luther Vandross, played piano with mucho soul, not to mention deep-seated… Read More Live Jazz: The Nat Adderley Jr./Longineu Parsons Quintet at Catalina Bar & Grill