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  • Guitar Night marks a milestone for John Pisano

    Guitar Night marks a milestone for John Pisano
    Selflessness is not a quality one often associates with artists. After all, creative people have their personal visions and usually spend their careers trying to get other people to help them realize those aspirations. Jazz guitarist John Pisano, known as a musician’s musician, is universally regarded as an empathetic player. That collaborative gene has served the Los Angeles jazz community well. The weekly Guitar Night he’s hosted will mark its 15th anniversary this Tuesday at Lucy’s 51 in Toluca Lake. It’s a milestone worthy of note.
  • Jazz guitar great to play free show at area college this week

    A jazz guitar great who has pushed the boundaries of the genre will play a free concert at an area college this week. John Abercrombie, who over a career of 40 years has released nearly 50 albums and played with...

    'Sweet Smell of Success' has classic aroma

    'Sweet Smell of Success' has classic aroma
    Louis B. Mayer warned anyone who made a movie at MGM: "Be smart, but never show it." The still-subversive thrill of "Sweet Smell of Success" — an independent production released through United Artists — is that it's unabashedly smart in every...

    Jazzman Buddy Collette's Los Angeles

    Buddy Collette, the legendary jazz musician who died in Los Angeles on Sunday at 89, both profited from and contributed to the rich midcentury jazz scene along Los Angeles' Central Avenue. Playing the saxophone before he entered his teens, Collette...

    Jazz review: Charles Lloyd at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center*

    Charles Lloyd rested his tenor saxophone at one point at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center on Saturday night and told the audience his younger quartet mates were "the best musicians in the world." The tribute raised a grateful smile...