CD Review: “Come and See the Show: The Best of Emerson, Lake and Palmer

Emerson, Lake and Palmer Come and See the Show: The Best of Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Razor & Tie) By Mike Finkelstein Emerson, Lake and Palmer didn’t begin as a super-group, but in retrospect the band’s pedigree indicated all along that they would sound special.   The band consisted of keyboard virtuoso Keith Emerson, fresh out of… Read More CD Review: “Come and See the Show: The Best of Emerson, Lake and Palmer

Picks of the Week: June 27 – July 1

By Don Heckman Los Angeles – June 27. (Wed.)  A Celebration of Miles Davis. Herbie Hancock hosts a trio of Davis tributes: Miles’ Electric Band, Marcus Miller leading  “Tutu Revisited” and Jimmy Cobb leading his “So What” band in  “Kind of Blue.” Hollywood Bowl.   (323) 850-2000. – June 28. (Thurs.)  Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald, Boz… Read More Picks of the Week: June 27 – July 1

Live Brazilian Music: Dori Caymmi at a Jazz Bakery Movable Feast

By Michael Katz Ruth Price brought The Jazz Bakery back to its once and future home in Culver City this weekend, and Westsiders gratefully filled the Kirk Douglas Theatre to capacity Saturday night for a stunning performance by Brazilian composer/singer/guitarist Dori Caymmi. Caymmi boasts a family lineage that predates the samba and bossa nova movement… Read More Live Brazilian Music: Dori Caymmi at a Jazz Bakery Movable Feast

Live Music: Reba McEntire and Chaka Khan at the Hollywood Bowl 2012 Opening NIght

By Don Heckman The Hollywood Bowl opened its 91st season Friday night with a familiar bang.  Once again, the summer’s first celebratory evening climaxed with a spectacular display of the Bowl’s justifiably famous fireworks. And there were musical pyrotechnics as well, in an evening announcing the induction into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame of… Read More Live Music: Reba McEntire and Chaka Khan at the Hollywood Bowl 2012 Opening NIght

Jazz With an Accent: The Preservation Hall Jazz Band; Horacio “Chivo” Borraro; Guerrilla Flamenco

By Fernando Gonzalez  The Joy of Jazz If their  recent show in Coral Gables, Florida, was any indication, and you love jazz, you need to hear the Preservation Hall Jazz Band live. You might dismiss it, as I once did, as just a repertory band, a sort of charming, rolling live museum act evoking what might-have-been.… Read More Jazz With an Accent: The Preservation Hall Jazz Band; Horacio “Chivo” Borraro; Guerrilla Flamenco