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April 22, 1994 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Zan Stewart writes regularly about jazz for The Times
Jeff Beal sees no boundaries to his music. To the 30-year-old trumpeter-pianist-composer, there's a deep affinity shared by his handful of film scores, his orchestral pieces such as "Alternate Routes," a concerto for jazz trumpet and orchestra, his current New Age-ish "Contemplations" CD and his past very jazz-based "Three Graces" album.
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April 22, 1994 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Zan Stewart writes regularly about jazz for The Times
Jeff Beal sees no boundaries to his music. To the 30-year-old trumpeter-pianist-composer, there's a deep affinity shared by his handful of film scores, his orchestral pieces such as "Alternate Routes," a concerto for jazz trumpet and orchestra, his current New Age-ish "Contemplations" CD and his past very jazz-based "Three Graces" album.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 1, 1993 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Trumpeter-composer Jeff Beal can't believe his good fortune. With his latest album, "Three Graces," nudging its way up Billboard's jazz chart and with offers coming in for him to score for films and other media, the 30-year-old musician seems destined for great things. "I know so many musicians who've never even gotten a chance to make a record," said Beal, who has made four for two labels. He plays Randell's in Santa Ana on Saturday. "Sure, I've worked hard for it.
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October 1, 1993 | BILL KOHLHAASE
*** Jeff Beal, "Three Graces", Triloka Like pianist Kei Akagi and his band mate on this album, John Beasley, trumpeter-composer Jeff Beal is writing jazz with a decidedly modern bent, full of shifting rhythms and the kind of quirky twists that seem part and parcel of the present-day human condition. Beal's work is contemporary, but not in the sense that it's rife with backbeat and electric instrumentation.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 1, 1993 | BILL KOHLHAASE
*** Jeff Beal, "Three Graces", Triloka Like pianist Kei Akagi and his band mate on this album, John Beasley, trumpeter-composer Jeff Beal is writing jazz with a decidedly modern bent, full of shifting rhythms and the kind of quirky twists that seem part and parcel of the present-day human condition. Beal's work is contemporary, but not in the sense that it's rife with backbeat and electric instrumentation.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 22, 1996 | BILL KOHLHAASE
San Francisco-based saxophonist Wainapel accomplishes two worthy goals with this surprising album: bringing light to the compositional skills of pianist Kenny Barron and attention to his own controlled, competent playing. The first of two "suites" concentrates on Barron's mainstream work, with Wainapel playing soprano, alto and tenor in front of the 50-piece Danish Metropole Orchestra conducted by Rob Pronk.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 8, 1990 | DON HECKMAN
This new installment in Sypro Gyra's continuing collection of bright, frothy contemporary music has one or two unexpected twists. Most noticeable is saxophonist Jay Beckenstein's extensive use of tenor and soprano saxophones--an appealing change from his past strong reliance on alto.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 1996 | SUSAN BLISS
Music Director Carl St.Clair described the second half of the Pacific Symphony concert Wednesday night as an effort to break down the invisible barrier between stage and audience. He was referring to the inclusion of the Turtle Island String Quartet--an eclectic jazz foursome that is equally at home on the classical front--on the program at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. The comment wasn't entirely necessary, since St.
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March 1, 1996 | SUSAN BLISS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Music director Carl St.Clair described the second half of the Pacific Symphony concert Wednesday night as an effort to break down the invisible barrier between stage and audience. He was referring to the inclusion of the Turtle Island String Quartet--an eclectic jazz foursome that is equally at home on the classical front--on the program at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. The comment wasn't entirely necessary, as St.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 1, 1993 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Trumpeter-composer Jeff Beal can't believe his good fortune. With his latest album, "Three Graces," nudging its way up Billboard's jazz chart and with offers coming in for him to score for films and other media, the 30-year-old musician seems destined for great things. "I know so many musicians who've never even gotten a chance to make a record," said Beal, who has made four for two labels. He plays Randell's in Santa Ana on Saturday. "Sure, I've worked hard for it.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 25, 2006 | Chris Pasles, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which was widely criticized in May for ending its four-decade support of the Monday Evening Concerts, will offer a new musical series beginning in November that will cover some of the same ground. The main difference is that "Art and Music: Concerts at 8," which is scheduled to premiere Nov. 9 and run once a month through June 2007, has been designed to complement LACMA's special exhibitions as well as its permanent collection.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 25, 2000
Monday-May 31: Playboy Jazz at the Old Pasadena Summer Fest, Pasadena's Central Park. * Johnny Frigo, Jazz Bakery. Tuesday: Red Holloway, Hollywood Park Casino. Tuesday-June 4: Brian Blade's Fellowship, Catalina's. June 1-3: Bob Dorough, the Jazz Spot. June 1-4: Joey Calderazzo, Jazz Bakery. June 2: Jon Mayer Trio, L.A. County Museum of Art. * Rickey Woodard and Jeff Clayton Quintet, Santa Monica College. * Kellye Gray and the Shelly Berg Trio, Steamers Cafe.
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