November 23, 1994 |
Lost Tribe's recent "Soulfish" recording is a rhythmically expansive affair featuring a varied supply of jazz and hip-hop riffs powered by dual guitars, wiry alto sax and strong drumming. But the New York-based ensemble came up one short Monday at LunaPark. Minus guitarist David Gilmore, who remained in New York due to prior engagements, the Tribe lost one of its main attractions: the counterpointed attacks of Gilmore and guitarist Adam Rogers.
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January 21, 1990 |
A suspect in a St. Louis credit union robbery was arrested in Hollywood on Saturday, less than 24 hours after another suspect in the case allegedly gunned down one FBI agent and wounded two others before being fatally shot himself, authorities said. Ronald Craig Horr, 26, was arrested by a contingent of FBI agents and Los Angeles police officers in connection with the Jan. 3 robbery in St. Louis, said Jim Neilson, an FBI spokesman in Los Angeles. Neilson said Horr was armed with a .
April 27, 2012 |
There was a rewarding symmetry at work in Thursday night's performance by the Rez Abbasi Quintet at the Blue Whale. Not counting the interplay between the musicians, which was also quite evident, the performance comes just days before the first observance of International Jazz Day , an undertaking by UNESCO and Herbie Hancock that emphasizes the global reach of the music. Born in Karachi, Pakistan, and raised in Southern California before moving on to New York City (Abbasi studied his craft at USC)
September 25, 1998 |
One name has been added to the already impressive lineup for this year's Jazz at Drew Legacy Music Series, to be held Oct. 3-4 at the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science in Los Angeles--that of singer Joe Williams. Williams is scheduled to sing with the Gerald Wilson Orchestra during Sunday's daylong event.
August 3, 2003 |
It's a splendid week for fans of the jazz saxophone. On Wednesday, tenor saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter celebrates his 70th birthday with a "Life and Music" performance at the Hollywood Bowl. The same night, alto saxophonist Greg Osby kicks off a four-night run at the Jazz Bakery in Culver City. On Saturday, "Instrumental Women: 2003" at the Ford Amphitheatre will feature veteran alto saxophonist Vi Redd.
January 20, 2012 |
Though this year's Grammy nominations in jazz are without any Earth-rippling surprises à la last year's new-artist breakthrough by Esperanza Spalding, L.A.-born singer-songwriter Gretchen Parlato could've been considered a solid bet to follow in her footsteps if ours was the sort of world where lightning could strike twice. Though Parlato's 2011 album, "The Lost and Found," was overlooked by the Recording Academy, it was a fixture on many best-of lists at the end of the year, including Rhapsody's inaugural Jazz Critics' Poll (formerly hosted at the Village Voice)