(Editor’s Note: Because of unforeseen internet problems, this review did not make it into print on its originally scheduled publication date earlier this week. But here it is, a few days late, but a thoughtful review of an important performance, nonetheless.) By Mike Finkelstein On a gorgeous Saturday night at the Greek Theatre, Ian Anderson… Read More Live Music: Ian Anderson plays “Thick As A Brick” – both of them — at the Greek Theater
By Don Heckman Los Angeles – July 1 (Mon.) Suze’s Birthday Fest. Susan Krebs celebrates her birthday in the creative company of Rich Eames, piano, Jerry Kalaf, drums and Tom Warrington, bass. Add to that the presence of special guests saxophonist Brian Scanlon and violinist Paul Cartwright. Vitello’s. (818) 769-0905. – July 2. (Tues.) Carol… Read More Picks of the Week: July 1 – 7
By Don Heckman Brazilian singer Bebel Gilberto and the band Forro in the Dark opened CAP UCLA’s new music season at Royce Hall Friday night with a two-hour romp through the rich harmonies, soaring melodies and irresistible rhythms of Brazilian music. If you’re wondering what CAP UCLA is, and what happened to UCLA LIVE, here’s… Read More Live Brazilian Music: Bebel Gilberto and Forro in the Dark at Royce Hall
. . “A lot of pop music is about stealing pocket money from children.” Ian Anderson (of Jethro Tull) . To read more Quotations of the Week click here.
By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Nov. 9. (Mon.) Judy Wexler. Wexler’s briskly swinging vocal style finds a perfect match with the trio of organist Joe Bagg, guitarist Bruce Forman and drummer Devin Kelly. Charlie O’s. (818) 989-3110. – Nov. 10. (Tues.) Reginald Robinson. The MacArthur Genius award winning pianist performs solo ragtime pieces… Read More PIcks of the Week: Nov. 9 – 15