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February 26, 1986
The Manhattan Transfer will headline a memorial concert at 7:30 tonight at the Wadsworth Theater, Westwood, for the late saxophonist Joe Farrell. Farrell, who died Jan. 10 of leukemia at the age of 48, played with Return to Forever and Chick Corea and recorded several solo albums during his career. Other artists scheduled to appear in the benefit include guitarist Stanley Jordan, singer Kenny Rankin, the Wayne Johnson Trio and the Don Menza Big Band.
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December 20, 1993 | ELAINE DUTKA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attempting to curb the fallout from a Wall Street Journal story questioning the accuracy and ethics of his National Research Group, Hollywood market-research powerhouse Joe Farrell has faxed a rebuttal to film studios, terming the allegations "totally false . . . unrealistic and ignorant." "We guess everyone who has achieved some measure of success takes their turn to be attacked by jealous, vindictive people," said the statement, which was distributed Friday, the same day the story appeared.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1986
Joe Farrell, a versatile jazz musician who won Downbeat awards for playing three different instruments, died of bone cancer Friday at the City of Hope in Duarte. He was 48 and had last performed in November. He was born Joseph Carl Firrantello in Chicago Heights, Ill., and studied clarinet, tenor saxophone and flute in the Chicago area. He joined the Ralph Marterie band in 1957 and later played with Maynard Ferguson, Thad Jones-Mel Lewis, Elvin Jones, Woody Herman and Horace Silver.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 1992 | Jack Mathews
During an interview for "A Stranger Among Us" at May's Cannes Film Festival, veteran director Sidney Lumet called Hollywood's growing obsession with preview screenings and focus groups one of the most troubling developments in the industry and said such research has been useless to him.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 1986 | LEONARD FEATHER
On the heels of its multiple Grammy victory for the "Vocalese" album, Manhattan Transfer was headlined Wednesday in a memorial concert at the Wadsworth Theater honoring Joe Farrell, the flutist and saxophonist who died recently. Because the quartet's appearance on the awards show was cluttered with outsiders, it was doubly agreeable to hear the group in a normal setting, with its own rhythm section augmented on some numbers by the horns of the Don Menza orchestra.
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December 20, 1993 | ELAINE DUTKA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attempting to curb the fallout from a Wall Street Journal story questioning the accuracy and ethics of his National Research Group, Hollywood market-research powerhouse Joe Farrell has faxed a rebuttal to film studios, terming the allegations "totally false . . . unrealistic and ignorant." "We guess everyone who has achieved some measure of success takes their turn to be attacked by jealous, vindictive people," said the statement, which was distributed Friday, the same day the story appeared.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 1992 | ELAINE DUTKA, Elaine Dutka is a Times staff writer.
He's Hollywood's best-kept secret, a professorial sculptor and furniture designer who, in the last decade, has worked his way into the upper stratum of the film industry. Armed with a Harvard law degree and an MFA from Notre Dame, a five-year stint as the director of the Lou Harris Poll, and an uncommon gift for salesmanship, Joe Farrell now has a virtual lock on market research in movies, testing about 80% of the major studio releases to determine audience response. That makes him not only one of filmdom's most powerful figures, but one of its more controversial.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 1992 | Jack Mathews
During an interview for "A Stranger Among Us" at May's Cannes Film Festival, veteran director Sidney Lumet called Hollywood's growing obsession with preview screenings and focus groups one of the most troubling developments in the industry and said such research has been useless to him.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 1985 | ZAN STEWART
Displaying ample evidence that he's one of the more formidable improvisers around, multi-reed artist Joe Farrell led his quartet at the Wadsworth Theatre Sunday through some industrial-strength contemporary jazz that was both power-packed and crowd-pleasing. Though at ease with pretty pop pieces like "Katherine" and "Angie," Farrell was at his best on meaty jazz works like "Arab Arab" and the classic ballad for tenor saxophonists, Johnny Green's "Body and Soul."
NEWS
June 4, 1992
Ten years ago, jazz pianist Kei Akagi was a local phenomenon on the rise, living in Santa Barbara and working the club circuit in bands such as the Eraserheads. After touring and recording with Latin-jazz celebrities and fellow Santa Barbarans Airto and Flora, Akagi moved to Los Angeles. Word of his prodigiousness spread quickly. Soon, he was playing with such jazz notables as Al Dimeola, Jean-Luc Ponty, Joe Farrell and, most notably, Miles Davis.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 1992 | ELAINE DUTKA, Elaine Dutka is a Times staff writer.
He's Hollywood's best-kept secret, a professorial sculptor and furniture designer who, in the last decade, has worked his way into the upper stratum of the film industry. Armed with a Harvard law degree and an MFA from Notre Dame, a five-year stint as the director of the Lou Harris Poll, and an uncommon gift for salesmanship, Joe Farrell now has a virtual lock on market research in movies, testing about 80% of the major studio releases to determine audience response. That makes him not only one of filmdom's most powerful figures, but one of its more controversial.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 1986 | LEONARD FEATHER
On the heels of its multiple Grammy victory for the "Vocalese" album, Manhattan Transfer was headlined Wednesday in a memorial concert at the Wadsworth Theater honoring Joe Farrell, the flutist and saxophonist who died recently. Because the quartet's appearance on the awards show was cluttered with outsiders, it was doubly agreeable to hear the group in a normal setting, with its own rhythm section augmented on some numbers by the horns of the Don Menza orchestra.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 1986
The Manhattan Transfer will headline a memorial concert at 7:30 tonight at the Wadsworth Theater, Westwood, for the late saxophonist Joe Farrell. Farrell, who died Jan. 10 of leukemia at the age of 48, played with Return to Forever and Chick Corea and recorded several solo albums during his career. Other artists scheduled to appear in the benefit include guitarist Stanley Jordan, singer Kenny Rankin, the Wayne Johnson Trio and the Don Menza Big Band.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1986
Joe Farrell, a versatile jazz musician who won Downbeat awards for playing three different instruments, died of bone cancer Friday at the City of Hope in Duarte. He was 48 and had last performed in November. He was born Joseph Carl Firrantello in Chicago Heights, Ill., and studied clarinet, tenor saxophone and flute in the Chicago area. He joined the Ralph Marterie band in 1957 and later played with Maynard Ferguson, Thad Jones-Mel Lewis, Elvin Jones, Woody Herman and Horace Silver.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 1985 | ZAN STEWART
Displaying ample evidence that he's one of the more formidable improvisers around, multi-reed artist Joe Farrell led his quartet at the Wadsworth Theatre Sunday through some industrial-strength contemporary jazz that was both power-packed and crowd-pleasing. Though at ease with pretty pop pieces like "Katherine" and "Angie," Farrell was at his best on meaty jazz works like "Arab Arab" and the classic ballad for tenor saxophonists, Johnny Green's "Body and Soul."
NEWS
July 22, 1989 | From Associated Press
The United Mine Workers presented a proposal Friday to resolve its 3 1/2-month-old strike against Pittston Coal Group Inc., but no agreement was reached and the two sides decided to recess. "It appears there is nothing new in it," Pittston spokeswoman Susan Copeland said. The company will respond to the proposal next week, she said. Each side said the other asked for a recess until Tuesday.
FOOD
July 11, 1985
Jazz musicians will provide entertainment for the opening night ceremony of the third annual Los Angeles Garlic Week, a fund-raising event benefiting the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Red Cross, Sunday in the parking lot of the British and Continental Development Corp., 8480 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. Among the musicians scheduled to perform are Freddie Hubbard, Joe Farrell, Papa John Creach, Teddy Edwards, Ernie Andrews and Mayuto Correa.
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