Picks of the Week: April 12 – 19

By Don Heckman Los Angeles – April 13 – 15. (Mon. – Wed.) Chris Potter’s Underground. Potter continues to successfully assert that there’s something to say on the post-Coltrane tenor saxophone. Jazz Bakery (310) 271-9039.  www.jazzbakery.com   – April 16. (Thurs.) Kendra Shank. Shank’s appropriately titled, ear-grabbing new album ‘’Mosaic” includes a selection of material… Read More Picks of the Week: April 12 – 19

Live: The Wayne Shorter Quartet and the Amani Winds

By Don Heckman Wayne Shorter’s journey continues.  At 75, his quest to illuminate new jazz territories is as exploratory and as adventurous as it has been over the course of his long, creatively productive career.  And his performance at Disney Hall Wednesday night was a fascinating display of his ongoing willingness to risk the hazards… Read More Live: The Wayne Shorter Quartet and the Amani Winds