Live Jazz: Triple Play (Bill O’Connell, Dave Valentin and Munyungo Jackson) at the Jazz Bakery

by Michael Katz It’s opening night, mid-week, mid-recession, early pandemic. A sparse but good-natured crowd has gathered at the Jazz Bakery to see Triple Play, a Latin jazz trio featuring pianist Bill O’Connell, flutist Dave Valentin and percussionist Munyungo Jackson.  O’Connell and Valentin have been playing together for nearly thirty years, but the first set… Read More Live Jazz: Triple Play (Bill O’Connell, Dave Valentin and Munyungo Jackson) at the Jazz Bakery

Picks of the Week: April 27 – May 3

By Don Heckman Los Angeles – April 28. (Tues.) The Trio: Terry Trotter, Peter Erskine, Chuck Berghofer. The label might seem a little prepossessive in some hands, but not with these guys, whose playing defines the notion of interactive musical intimacy. Charlie O’s. (818) 994-3058 http://www.charlieos.com. – April 29. (Wed.) Mitch Forman Trio, with Darek… Read More Picks of the Week: April 27 – May 3