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January 7, 1998 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As the story goes, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman and the Modern Jazz Quartet's John Lewis were sitting backstage at the 1970 Monterey Jazz Festival discussing the previous night's opening act, a skinny guy dressed in bell-bottoms and a headband who played pop-oriented instrumentals on flute. The question before them: Was that flutist--Tim Weisberg--playing jazz? "I don't know if it's jazz," Ellington is reputed to have said, "but it's melodic, and I love it."
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January 7, 1998 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As the story goes, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman and the Modern Jazz Quartet's John Lewis were sitting backstage at the 1970 Monterey Jazz Festival discussing the previous night's opening act, a skinny guy dressed in bell-bottoms and a headband who played pop-oriented instrumentals on flute. The question before them: Was that flutist--Tim Weisberg--playing jazz? "I don't know if it's jazz," Ellington is reputed to have said, "but it's melodic, and I love it."
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November 26, 1998
7:30 pm: Jazz Flutist Tim Weisberg, the jazz fusion pioneer whose smart, pastoral style of play entranced jazz and pop audiences of the '70s, is now a smooth jazz icon, rarely seen, yet still a master at transporting his listeners with music. His performance should be especially inspired in this comfortable room. * Tim Weisberg, Club Caprice, 1700 Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, 7:30 p.m. $15. (310) 316-1700.
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January 2, 1998 | BILL KOHLHAASE
Jazz, in clubs and concert halls, takes no holiday breather as 1998 gets underway. The season jumps into gear tonight when trumpeter Nicholas Payton moves into Founders Hall at the Orange County Performing Arts Center for a two-night engagement. The 24-year-old Payton combines his New Orleans heritage with astounding technical skills to create a sound that's anchored in tradition but looks to the future. Another emerging star, singer-pianist Diana Krall, brings her trio to Founders Hall on Feb.
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August 7, 1989 | BILL KOHLHAASE
David Benoit must live in a different world. The keyboardist and his group played a lengthy set Saturday night at the Greek Theatre full of happy-go-lucky melodies and carefree solos that carried little of the edge we associate with modern times. Doesn't this guy have any Angst in his life? If he does, it isn't reflected in his material.
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December 17, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Dan Fogelberg, the singer-songwriter whose hits "Leader of the Band," "Part of the Plan" and "Same Old Lang Syne" helped define the soft-rock era, died Sunday at his home in Maine after battling prostate cancer. He was 56. His death was posted on his website Sunday and announced in a statement by Anna Loynes of the Solters & Digney public relations agency.
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September 21, 1989 | DIRK SUTRO
The appearance in San Diego this month of two saxophonists at the peak of their form makes an interesting study in contrasts. Alto master Lou Donaldson has been turning out pure blues-rooted be-bop for nearly 40 years, achieving some success, but relatively little notoriety. Through Oct. 1, he'll be playing the jazz room at Elario's in La Jolla, which holds just over 100 people.
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June 28, 1990 | DIRK SUTRO
Saxophonist John Coltrane worked with several bassists during his revolutionary career, but he told a biographer that the one who produced a sound closest to what he wanted was Art Davis. Davis, who plays Diego's Loft in Pacific Beach this Sunday, remains relatively unknown, even though he played on a variety of Coltrane sessions, including the "Ascension" album and the original, never released, version of the sax master's anthem, "A Love Supreme."
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December 20, 1990 | DIRK SUTRO
Just one more week of jazz remains in 1990, but there's still time to wring out the final few notes, especially New Year's Eve. The biggest Dec. 31 bash will be KIFM's sixth Lites Out Jazz New Year's Eve at the Catamaran and Bahia hotels and on boats cruising Mission Bay between them. Spyro Gyra, Ronnie Laws and Tim Weisberg are this year's headliners, with support from locals Hollis Gentry, Fattburger, Forecast, Colours, Dr. Chico's Island Sounds, Peter Robberecht and Randy Beecher.
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May 27, 1985 | SCOTT OSTLER
You can't compare them. They are as different as night and day. They don't even play the same position. Yet sometimes you wonder if Earvin Johnson Jr. and Larry Joe Bird aren't really--to steal an album title from Dan Fogelberg and Tim Weisberg--twin brothers of different mothers. Otherwise how do you explain . . . Bird is 6-9 and 220 pounds, if you count the bone chips floating around in his shooting elbow. Magic is 6-9 and 215, after having about five pounds of knee debris surgically removed.
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September 6, 1990 | DIRK SUTRO
Some of the brightest moments for jazz fans during the Michelob Street Scene this Friday and Saturday nights are bound to come during sets by the eight-piece Rebirth Brass Band. In the tradition of the great New Orleans funeral and marching bands, the group plays the kind of rollicking music that makes people lose control during Mardi Gras. Trumpets blare and voices wail over the pulse of tuba, trombone and marching drums.
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