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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • Jazz picks: Vijay Iyer, Brad Mehldau with the Bad Plus and more

    Jazz picks: Vijay Iyer, Brad Mehldau with the Bad Plus and more
    A selection of jazz and jazz-adjacent shows coming this weekend. Vijay Iyer: 'Music of Transformation' at UCLA One of the most inventive and exciting jazz pianists working today, 2013 MacArthur Grant winner Vijay Iyer continues to redraw the...
  • Juan Pastor exquisitely blends jazz with music of Peru

    Juan Pastor exquisitely blends jazz with music of Peru
    One of the most seductively beautiful recordings of the year came from the pen and sensibility of percussionist-bandleader Juan Pastor, who achieved startlingly original work on "Chinchano." The album, like much of Pastor's music, intertwined the...
  • Calendar

    December isn't all sing-alongs and tree lightings. The holiday season also brings its share of drama (on stage in addition to your homes) and jazz performances. Lunch Alone, As Ever In the late 1970s, Lydia Lunch was an integral part of New York City'...
  • 'Dancing With the Stars' recap, Can Tommy Chong make it past the semifinals?

    It’s Week 10, the Semifinals. The contestants are billed as four aces and one wild card (and yes, it's Tommy Chong). In the opening number, it looks like the female performers are wearing the same extremely red lipstick. Derek is wearing...
  • Jazz picks: Miguel Zenon, Pharoah Sanders and more

    Jazz picks: Miguel Zenon, Pharoah Sanders and more
    A selection of jazz and jazz-adjacent shows coming this weekend. Ross Hammond and Jeff Parker at Battery Books Though guitarist Ross Hammond is based in Sacramento, he deserves honorary local status in his many collaborations with fixtures on the L.A....
  • Bad Plus with Brad Mehldau to play at Valley Performing Arts Center

    A meeting of two forces pushing the jazz tradition forward, this double bill of the Bad Plus with Brad Mehldau offers a vivid snapshot of the capabilities of the piano trio. Backed by a rhythm section of Larry Grenadier and Jeff Ballard, Mehldau memorably...
  • Keyed in to inventive jazz

    One of the most inventive and exciting jazz pianists working today, 2013 MacArthur Grant winner Vijay Iyer continues to redraw the boundaries of jazz while incorporating influences that stretch from Billy Strayhorn to L.A. beat alchemist Flying Lotus....
  • Kenny Barron, Dave Holland play jazz classics

    In a year marked by inspired duet releases, this combination of pianist Kenny Barron and bassist Dave Holland was among the most rewarding. The duo's aptly named new album, "The Art of Conversation," could just as easily been named in tribute to listening...
  • From Miles to Mancini, a sweeping range of jazz

    From Miles to Mancini, a sweeping range of jazz
    The stylistic breadth of material in this year's best boxed sets was vast: Miles Davis: "Miles at the Fillmore" (Columbia/Legacy; $49.98). Call it jazz, rock, fusion, whatever, the music that trumpeter Davis made in his "Bitches Brew" period changed the...
  • 'Ralph Peer': the mogul who spread the word on roots music

    "Ralph Peer and the Making of Popular Roots Music" by Barry Mazor; Chicago Review Press (320 pages, $28.95) Do you love Bruce Springsteen? B.B. King? Garth Brooks? Ruben Blades? No doubt you answered yes to at least one of those, but it's quite likely...
  • Tony Bennett And Lady Gaga Heading To Connecticut

    Tony Bennett And Lady Gaga Heading To Connecticut
    Entertainers Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga may belong to different generations, but "Cheek to Cheek," a joint album of standards released in September, showed they share more common ground than most singers. Now Bennett, 88, and Gaga, 28, have announced...