Picks of the Week: December 1 – 7 in L.A. and Beyond

By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Dec. 3. (Wed.) Corky Hale and Eloise Laws. Pianist/harpist and all around music master Hale gets together with the engaging, Laws family vocalist Eloise for an evening of prime time music making. Her appropriate title for the evening is “Sisters! A Salute to the Great Women of Jazz, featuring… Read More Picks of the Week: December 1 – 7 in L.A. and Beyond

Live Jazz: Herbie Hancock, Gregory Porter and the Robert Glasper Experiment at the Hollywood Bowl

By Don Heckman There was a strikingly diversified array of jazz at the Hollywood Bowl Wednesday night – a program signifying the L.A. Phil’s desire to present America’s improvisational music in its many varied manifestations, all of them intriguing in one way or another. Appropriately the headline act was veteran pianist/composer Herbie Hancock, who has… Read More Live Jazz: Herbie Hancock, Gregory Porter and the Robert Glasper Experiment at the Hollywood Bowl

CD Review: “Come and See the Show: The Best of Emerson, Lake and Palmer

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