May 8, 1994 |
Call this a summit meeting of two of the most important guitarists in contemporary jazz. Similar encounters have not always been known to produce impressive outcomes, but this one, for the most part, works just fine. Scofield and Metheny are different enough in style to generate contrasting improvisations, yet similar enough in intensity and manner to create a coherent musical composite.
December 25, 1992 |
At My Place in Santa Monica, which has presented such top acts as the Manhattan Transfer and guitarist John Scofield, is closing its doors on Thursday, after 12 years of operation. Matt Kramer, who has served as artistic director since the room's inception, has decided to devote all his energies to his managerial career--he handles saxman Richard Elliot and singer-songwriter Renee Armand.
May 23, 1990 |
Wynton Marsalis, Dizzy Gillespie, George Adams and Tania Maria will highlight this summer's Mt. Fuji Jazz Festival, one of Japan's most popular jazz events, organizers said today. The annual outdoor festival, held on the banks of Lake Yamanaka at the foot of Mt. Fuji, brings leading jazz musicians from the United States to join a handful of Japanese musicians in three days of concerts. Also playing in this year's festival, Aug.
April 3, 2000
USC's seventh annual spring jazz festival, L.A. Jazz 2000, is booked for April 11-15. It will include appearances by saxophonist Michael Brecker's quartet on April 12; the Bruce Eskovitz Quartet and the Phil Norman Tenet on April 13; the Anthony Wilson Nonet on April 14; and guitarist John Scofield's band paired with the duo of guitarist Charlie Hunter and percussionist Adam Cruz on April 15. All shows are on the USC campus at Bovard Auditorium at 7 p.m.
August 25, 1996 |
The floor in Studio C in the basement of Hollywood's historic Capitol Records tower is cluttered with crates, each filled with recording tape boxes and their precious rounds of Mylar-preserved history pulled from the archives of Blue Note Records. These original master tapes, preserving sessions from many of the great names in the history of jazz, sport handwritten labels that give only hints of what's inside: "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy," "Live in London" or simply "Ervin."
October 20, 1991 |
*** Bob Belden, "The Music of Sting," Blue Note. Using Sting's music as the basis for a jazz album is a good idea. Belden's charts for ensembles are first-rate blendings of superb material and beautifully crafted arrangements. Among the best moments are the instrumentals "They Dance Alone" and "Dream of the Blue Turtles," on which Rick Margitza, Joey Calderazzo, Bobby Watson and John Scofield are among the soloists.
June 5, 2011
Playboy Jazz Festival When : 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday, 3 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday Where : Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., L.A. Lineup : Saturday : The LAUSD All City High School Big Band, Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet, Cosby All-Stars, A Night in Treme featuring Rebirth Brass Band and Kermit Ruffins, SFJAZZ Collective, Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, Fourplay, Terence Blanchard with the Roots, Dianne Reeves. Sunday : Pullum High School Jazz Band, Carlos Varela, Bill Cunliffe and the Resonance Big Band, An African Tribute to James Brown, Geri Allen and Her Timeline Band, Harmony 3, Naturally 7, John Scofield and Robben Ford, Lee Konitz New Quartet, Buddy Guy. Price : $20 to $150 Info : (310)