Here There & Everywhere: Herbie Hancock, The Hollywood Bowl and the Jazz Bakery

By Don Heckman There’s been some good news, bad news and in-between news this week out here on the Left Coast.  The good news is that the Los Angeles Philharmonic has appointed Herbie Hancock for a two year term as the new Creative Chair for Jazz, starting in 2010.  He replaces Christian McBride, who has… Read More Here There & Everywhere: Herbie Hancock, The Hollywood Bowl and the Jazz Bakery

CD Review: The Big Phat Band

“Act Your Age” (Immergent) By Devon Wendell We jazz purists in pursuit of the next revolutionary original sound sometimes forget to curb our obsessive-compulsive enthusiasm and simply enjoy some fun music. Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band’s multi-Grammy nominated album “Act Your Age” is simply fun – which may be exactly what we need during these turbulent times. Produced by… Read More CD Review: The Big Phat Band