Picks of the Week: Mar. 29 – April 3

By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Mar. 30 (Wed.)  Bill Cantos Quartet. Pianist/singer/songwriter Cantos is a first call rhythm section player.  But he’s also a gifted performer in his own right, a songwriter whose works have the feel and the quality of the Great American Songbook. Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc.   (310) 474-9400.   – April 1.… Read More Picks of the Week: Mar. 29 – April 3

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Live:Takacs, Muzsikas, Sebestyen and Bartok

By Don Heckman Bela Bartok was an ethnomusicologist before the term was invented.  His early 20th century recordings of Magyar folk music are among the first actual documentation of the Asian origins of Eastern European folk music.  Equally important, the material he heard and gathered had a profound impact upon his own compositions, transforming his… Read More Live:Takacs, Muzsikas, Sebestyen and Bartok