By Michael Finkelstein The legendary NAMM show convened for four days between Thursday and Sunday, as it has for many Januarys running, at the Anaheim Convention Center. I’m sure it’s been said before, but the NAMM show is an event you’ve gotta get to at least once in your life…if you’re lucky enough to be… Read More NAMM: A Day in the Musical Candy Store
By Don Heckman Bel Air, CA. Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc. seems to have become a musical home base for pianist Alfredo Rodriguez. On Tuesday night the Cuban-born pianist made yet another of a continuing string of appearances in the elegant Bel Air room, reaching back to his much-heralded arrival in Los Angles in 2009.… Read More Live Music: Alfredo Rodriguez at Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc.
Emerson, Lake and Palmer Come and See the Show: The Best of Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Razor & Tie) By Mike Finkelstein Emerson, Lake and Palmer didn’t begin as a super-group, but in retrospect the band’s pedigree indicated all along that they would sound special. The band consisted of keyboard virtuoso Keith Emerson, fresh out of… Read More CD Review: “Come and See the Show: The Best of Emerson, Lake and Palmer