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By Don Heckman On Monday night at Vitello’s, Sue Raney gave an unofficial seminar in the art of song. A seminar, that is, that illustrated by example, not by textbooks. And the key word was “art.” Because Raney’s remarkable vocal skills were completely at the service of her creatively illuminating interpretations of material from the… Read More Live Music: Sue Raney and Alan Broadbent at Vitello’s
By Don Heckman Los Angeles – April. 26. (Tues.) “The Music of Sonny Rollins.” Tenor saxophonist Benn Clatworthy takes on the challenging task of exploring the music of a great jazz master. Expect intriguing results. With the Chris Colangelo Trio. Charlie O’s. (818) 994-3058. – April 27. (Wed.) Phil Upchurch Quartet. Master blues and jazz… Read More Picks of the Week: April 26 – May 1
By Tony Gieske Let’s talk about that undermeditated topic, lighting. The lighting at Vibrato’s voluminous listening room, for instance, is without stain and healthy, which is to say clean and well. Equally clean and well lighted, if you’ll forgive the segue, was the Steve Huffsteter big band, a precision ensemble that played the room last… Read More Live Jazz: The Steve Huffsteter Big Band at Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc.
By Mike Finkelstein Once, more than 40 years ago, Robert Plant and John Henry Bonham emerged out of their Band of Joy and into the New Yardbirds, led by a talented upstart studio musician named Jimmy Page. The original Band of Joy was a vehicle for Plant and Bonham to play the music they loved… Read More Live Rock: Robert Plant and the Band of Joy at the Greek Theatre
By Don Heckman Any performance by Kátia Moraes and Sambaguru is a gripping tour through the seemingly infinite rhythms and far reaching passions of Brazilian music. And their appearance at Vitello’s Friday night offered all that and more. Moraes has been one of the Southland’s most dynamic singer/dancers since the ’90s. A frequent star of… Read More Live Music: Katia Moraes and Sambaguru at Vitello’s
By Michael Katz This is the time of year when Monterey Jazz Festival diehards pour over the newly released lineup, plotting strategy for seeing as many of the 500 + artists spread over six venues as humanly possible. This year’s 54th Monterey Jazz Festival, September 16-18, promises to be one of the best. To begin… Read More News/Preview: The 54th Monterey Jazz Festival