Picks of the Week: Oct. 4 – 10

By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Oct. 6. (Wed.) Josh Nelson.  The Music of the 60s’ Blue Note Albums. Pianist Nelson takes on some of the classic themes from the great Blue Note catalog.  Vitello’s.   (818) 769-0905. – Oct. 6. (Wed.) Carol Robbins Quartet.  It’s an evening with many strings attached – from the rare… Read More Picks of the Week: Oct. 4 – 10

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Jazz Review: The Charles Lloyd Quartet at a Jazz Bakery Movable Feast

By Tony Gieske Charles Lloyd was mesmerizing  everybody in a Jazz Bakery Movable Feast at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center Saturday night, and the place was full. The former Howlin’ Wolf sideman is an expert at this, nor was he in the least hampered by his own sidemen. On the contrary, young star Jason… Read More Jazz Review: The Charles Lloyd Quartet at a Jazz Bakery Movable Feast

Live Jazz: “A Night at the Beats” with Charles Lloyd, Joshua Redman, John Handy, Kurt Elling, Michael McClure, Exene Cervenka and others at Disney Hall

By Michael Katz Disney Hall and the LA Phil continued their West Coast Left Coast series Tuesday night with A Night at the Beats, featuring two fine jazz ensembles, two classic West Coast poets and two singers from divergent backgrounds. A slight disclaimer before I go further: I was seated in the so-called “Orchestra View”… Read More Live Jazz: “A Night at the Beats” with Charles Lloyd, Joshua Redman, John Handy, Kurt Elling, Michael McClure, Exene Cervenka and others at Disney Hall