Live Jazz: Dave Douglas at The Jazz Standard

By Rachel Cantrell Last Thursday marked the opening sets of a four-night jazz series at The Jazz Standard, featuring trumpeter Dave Douglas and music from his recent 2011 releases on the Greenleaf Portable Series. The Key Motion Quintet, a fusion of another Dave Douglas group, Keystone, and tenor saxophonist Donny McCaslin’s group, Perpetual Motion, was… Read More Live Jazz: Dave Douglas at The Jazz Standard

Picks of the Week: Oct. 19 – 24

By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Oct. 19 (Tues.)  Robert Glasper Trio.  More than most of his contemporaries, pianist Glasper has found ways to compatibly combine hip-hop, rock and r & b elements with his solid jazz skills.  Catalina Bar & Grill. http://www.catalinajazzclub.com (323) 466-2210. – Oct. 19. (Tues.)  Henry Franklin’s Big 70th Birthday Celebration. … Read More Picks of the Week: Oct. 19 – 24