March 14, 2014 |
The spring reliably brings a fresh crop of music, and a new live release from saxophone colossus Sonny Rollins (May 6) and from the ongoing "Miles Davis Bootleg Series" drawn from his epic run of Fillmore dates in 1970 (March 25) are just a few albums worth investigating. Here is a selection of concerts sure to put a spring in your step: Joshua Redman Quartet, Brad Mehldau Trio: A pair of like-minded artists who completed each other's musical sentences on Mehldau's orchestral "Highway Rider" project and Redman's like-minded "Walking Shadow," the two heavyweights of contemporary jazz come together.
March 12, 2014 |
Ennio Morricone has postponed his upcoming concerts in Los Angeles and New York until June, citing a back injury that is preventing him from traveling long distances. The five-time Academy Award-nominated movie composer had been scheduled to conduct concerts at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on March 20 and at the Barclays Center's Cushman and Wakefield Theatre in Brooklyn on March 23. Organizers said the rescheduled concerts will take place June 13 in Brooklyn and June 15 in L.A. PHOTOS: Celebrities injured on set Morricone, who is 85 and lives in Italy, suffered a slipped disc in his back and underwent surgery to correct the injury.
March 10, 2014 |
A Friday evening concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall was disrupted by what Los Angeles Philharmonic officials described as a drunk audience member, causing conductor Gustavo Dudamel to halt a performance of John Corigliano's Symphony No. 1 and leave the stage. A spokeswoman for the orchestra confirmed that an "intoxicated" patron arrived late to the concert on Friday and was prevented by ushers from entering the hall mid-performance, as is...
March 8, 2014 |
When singer and Gibson hollow-body strummer Nick Waterhouse introduced one of his songs as "the B-side to a 45" during his record release party, you'd have been forgiven for briefly thinking the entrance to the American Legion Post 43 in Hollywood may have opened into another decade. Well, at least at first glance. Wearing horn-rimmed glasses, a smart suit and well-trimmed short hair that got mussed when he soloed, the young Los Angeles artist and his eight-piece band looked ripped from history as they pushed through a dozen-plus songs, many from his new album "Holly.
March 8, 2014 |
Veteran New Orleans pianist, songwriter and producer Dr. John will be the honoree at a star-studded tribute concert during the city's 2014 Jazz & Heritage Festival , with friends and admirers paying tribute on May 3. Mavis Staples, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, Lucinda Williams, Gregg Allman and at least a dozen others will take part in the concert, dubbed “The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac and His Music,” to...
March 4, 2014 |
Paul Simon stands to hit one out of the ballpark at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's 75th anniversary concert in August in Cooperstown, N.Y. Simon, a baseball fan, will share the stage with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and former New York Yankees center fielder-turned-musician Bernie Williams . Simon is slated to sing three songs at the concert set for Aug. 2, according to a Hall of Fame release. The event marks the 75th year since Stephen Carlton Clark opened the Hall of Fame in the just-barely-post-Depression town in New York state, according to the website.