Picks of the Week: May 26 – 31

By Don Heckman Los Angeles – May 26. (Tues.) Austin Peralta. He’s still a teen-ager, but pianist Peralta has already established his credentials as one of the hot, new jazz up and comers. The Jazz Bakery. (310) 271-9039. – May 27 – 30. (Wed. – Sat.) Scott Colley, Brian Blade, Ralph Alessi and Kevin Hays.… Read More Picks of the Week: May 26 – 31

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Picks of the Week: April 27 – May 3

By Don Heckman Los Angeles – April 28. (Tues.) The Trio: Terry Trotter, Peter Erskine, Chuck Berghofer. The label might seem a little prepossessive in some hands, but not with these guys, whose playing defines the notion of interactive musical intimacy. Charlie O’s. (818) 994-3058 http://www.charlieos.com. – April 29. (Wed.) Mitch Forman Trio, with Darek… Read More Picks of the Week: April 27 – May 3