Picks of the Week: May 17 – 23

By Don Heckman Los Angeles – May 18. (Tues.)  Don Menza’s Stan Getz Tribute.  Not exactly the return of the Four Brothers, but it should be a mellow saxophone night with Pete Christlieb, Gary Foster and Gene Cipriano, saxes, Don Rader, trumpet,  Tom Ranier, piano, Chris Connor, bass and Dick Weller, drums.  Vibrato (310) 474-9400.… Read More Picks of the Week: May 17 – 23

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World Music CD: Lawson Rollins “Espirito”

Lawson Rollins Espirito (Infinita) By Devon Wendell Guitarist Lawson Rollins’ music has been spanning the globe and exploring many diverse musical traditions, tones, and textures for more than a decade.  (His remarkable, fast fingered “Fire Cadenza” has already received over 2 ½ million YouTube views.) On this latest album, Rollins continues to apply his prodigious technique to a far-reaching… Read More World Music CD: Lawson Rollins “Espirito”

Picks of the Week: Dec. 7 – 13

By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Dec. 8. (Tues.)  Dominick Farinacci.  Trumpeter Farinacci’s debut U.S. CD, Lovers, Tales and Dances, announced the arrival of an impressive new young jazz artist.  He makes one of his rare Southland appearances for one night only.  Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc.    (310) 474-9400. – Dec. 8. (Tues.) Charles Lloyd, Joshua Redman,… Read More Picks of the Week: Dec. 7 – 13