Live Jazz: Dave Douglas at The Jazz Standard

By Rachel Cantrell Last Thursday marked the opening sets of a four-night jazz series at The Jazz Standard, featuring trumpeter Dave Douglas and music from his recent 2011 releases on the Greenleaf Portable Series. The Key Motion Quintet, a fusion of another Dave Douglas group, Keystone, and tenor saxophonist Donny McCaslin’s group, Perpetual Motion, was… Read More Live Jazz: Dave Douglas at The Jazz Standard

Picks of the Week: Jan. 25 – Jan. 31

By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Jan. 25. (Mon.)  The Saxtet.  A cluster of L.A.’s finest jazz saxophonists get together.  Dave Angel, Gene Cipriano, Phil Feather, Roger Neumann, Bob Carr, Dave Koonse, Kendall Kay.  Charlie O’s.    (818) 989-3110. – Jan. 25. (Mon.)  Larry Goldings Organ Night. It’s boogaloo night this time, with a dance floor… Read More Picks of the Week: Jan. 25 – Jan. 31

CD Review: A Little Bit of Stomp, A Little Bit of Whomp

by Casey Dolan Rudder “Matorning” (Nineteen-Eight Records) Most rock listeners will not know who the hell these guys are, coming up, as they do, from the modern jazz ranks. That’s an injustice and just ridiculous. Rudder should be major. This is neither jazz in the strict sense nor rock, nor any of the conventional notions… Read More CD Review: A Little Bit of Stomp, A Little Bit of Whomp