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June 8, 1998 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's been 35 years since alto saxophonist Herb Geller left California to live and work in Germany. But the West Coast sound that Geller helped champion here in the '50s is still very much alive in his music. Playing Saturday at Fullerton's Steamers Cafe on the second night of a two-night stand, Geller, 69 and worlds away from the days when he was a regular with trumpeter Shorty Rogers at the Lighthouse in Redondo Beach, proved he's still a vital player brimming with ideas.
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June 15, 2001 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
What's it like to be an American jazz man in Europe? No one knows the answer better than alto saxophonist Herb Geller, who has lived in Germany for nearly four decades. This week, he is in town, making one of his annual trips stateside to remain in contact with the energies of the American jazz scene. He performs tonight at Steamers Cafe in Fullerton, and at other spots throughout the Southland over the next few days.
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July 30, 1993 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Alto saxophonist Herb Geller is finally paying his hometown a musical visit. One of the central figures in the West Coast jazz scene of the early '50s to early '60s, Geller, 64, has long lived in Hamburg, Germany, where he plays with the NDR Big Band, a radio orchestra. Geller, a Los Angeles native, travels to Southern California about every two years to see family and friends, but he hasn't appeared in this area in 15 years.
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June 8, 1998 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's been 35 years since alto saxophonist Herb Geller left California to live and work in Germany. But the West Coast sound that Geller helped champion here in the '50s is still very much alive in his music. Playing Saturday at Fullerton's Steamers Cafe on the second night of a two-night stand, Geller, 69 and worlds away from the days when he was a regular with trumpeter Shorty Rogers at the Lighthouse in Redondo Beach, proved he's still a vital player brimming with ideas.
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August 8, 1997 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Spry and ebullient at 68, Los Angeles native Herb Geller has been a world-class, globe-trotting jazzman for more than half a century. But delivering the same tunes night after night, year after year, might--like chewing gum on the bedpost overnight--lose its flavor. So look for new material when alto and soprano saxophonist Geller, who has been living in Hamburg, Germany, since 1965, appears Saturday at Steamers Cafe in Fullerton.
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June 5, 1998 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Los Angeles-born saxophonist Herb Geller, an expatriate who has lived in Germany since 1962, came close recently to buying a house in Cambria, on the California central coast. Sadly for American fans of the 69-year-old alto player, he didn't go through with it. "I've often been very tempted to come back" to the U.S., Geller said earlier this week by phone from a Brentwood motel, two days after arriving from Hamburg.
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June 15, 2001 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
What's it like to be an American jazz man in Europe? No one knows the answer better than alto saxophonist Herb Geller, who has lived in Germany for nearly four decades. This week, he is in town, making one of his annual trips stateside to remain in contact with the energies of the American jazz scene. He performs tonight at Steamers Cafe in Fullerton, and at other spots throughout the Southland over the next few days.
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July 11, 1994 | ZAN STEWART
In a world obsessed with youth and all its accouterments, alto saxophonist Herb Geller stands as a splendid object lesson. The man is 66 and he pretty much looks his age, but he continues to play with the fire and poise that marked his art when he was in his 20s. Working with a stellar back-up trio, Geller--an L.A. native who has resided in Hamburg, Germany, since the mid-1960s--delivered an impassioned first set on Friday at the Jazz Bakery.
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January 19, 1992 | ZAN STEWART
In Brief *** 1/2 Dinah Washington, "Dinah!" EmArcy. Washington's resilient alto voice was in full bloom in 1955 when these 15 tracks were recorded. Imbuing most of the selections with a steaming passion, the then-31-year-old builds to dazzling climaxes on the slow but hard-swinging "All of Me" and "There'll Be Some Changes Made," as well as on such torch songs as "Willow Weep for Me" and "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes."
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October 7, 1986 | LEONARD FEATHER, Compiled by Terry Atkinson
"Louie Bellson and His Big Band." V.I.E.W. $39.95. This is not Bellson's regular orchestra, but a group assembled for a European tour and involving several American expatriates. Recorded in Switzerland, the tape offers a rare chance to catch extended glimpses of trumpeter Benny Bailey and alto saxophonist Herb Geller. Regrettably, Howard Johnson--a fine saxophonist--solos only on some kind of penny whistle.
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June 5, 1998 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Los Angeles-born saxophonist Herb Geller, an expatriate who has lived in Germany since 1962, came close recently to buying a house in Cambria, on the California central coast. Sadly for American fans of the 69-year-old alto player, he didn't go through with it. "I've often been very tempted to come back" to the U.S., Geller said earlier this week by phone from a Brentwood motel, two days after arriving from Hamburg.
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August 8, 1997 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Spry and ebullient at 68, Los Angeles native Herb Geller has been a world-class, globe-trotting jazzman for more than half a century. But delivering the same tunes night after night, year after year, might--like chewing gum on the bedpost overnight--lose its flavor. So look for new material when alto and soprano saxophonist Geller, who has been living in Hamburg, Germany, since 1965, appears Saturday at Steamers Cafe in Fullerton.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 1994 | ZAN STEWART
In a world obsessed with youth and all its accouterments, alto saxophonist Herb Geller stands as a splendid object lesson. The man is 66 and he pretty much looks his age, but he continues to play with the fire and poise that marked his art when he was in his 20s. Working with a stellar back-up trio, Geller--an L.A. native who has resided in Hamburg, Germany, since the mid-1960s--delivered an impassioned first set on Friday at the Jazz Bakery.
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July 30, 1993 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Alto saxophonist Herb Geller is finally paying his hometown a musical visit. One of the central figures in the West Coast jazz scene of the early '50s to early '60s, Geller, 64, has long lived in Hamburg, Germany, where he plays with the NDR Big Band, a radio orchestra. Geller, a Los Angeles native, travels to Southern California about every two years to see family and friends, but he hasn't appeared in this area in 15 years.
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May 27, 1999
Dance. Showcasing the classical music and dance of India, sarod virtuoso Amjad Ali Khan performs in the afternoon and kathak dance master Birju Maharaj in the evening during a 2-to-8 p.m. marathon (with dinner break) on June 6 at Sexson Auditorium, Pasadena City College, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd. $20 to $70. (805) 581-9940. Dance. Mikhail Baryshnikov and his White Oak Dance Project present challenging new repertory on Tuesday and Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the California Center for the Arts, 340 N.
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June 11, 1998
The veteran Mexican sextet Los Tigres del Norte has been the undisputed master of norten~o music for years, building a massive following in its home country. The group plays a rare small-hall show as part of UCLA's summer-long "Corridos Sin Fronteras" festival. * Los Tigres del Norte, Royce Hall, UCLA campus, 505 Hilgard Ave., Westwood. $20-$125. (310) 825-2101.
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