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  • '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...
  • 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......
  • 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......
  • Ron Carter Trio plays Yale University's Sprague Hall in New Haven on March 23

    Ron Carter Trio plays Yale University's Sprague Hall in New Haven on March 23
    One of the best jazz re-issues from last year was Columbia/Legacy's Live in Europe 1967, a 3-CD/DVD package that captured Miles Davis' Second Great Quintet — Davis, tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter, pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter and...
  • 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...
  • John Densmore's jazz education

    John Densmore's jazz education
    THE GREAT jazz drummer Elvin Jones carried on a constant musical conversation with John Coltrane. It inspired me to have that kind of dialogue with Jim Morrison. Not that I was in Elvin's league, but his courage gave me the "huevos" to stop the steady...
  • Actor Bernie Hamilton, Capt. Dobey on 'Starsky and Hutch,' dies at 80

    Actor Bernie Hamilton, Capt. Dobey on 'Starsky and Hutch,' dies at 80
    Bernie Hamilton, an actor best known for playing the no-nonsense police captain on the popular 1970s TV series "Starsky and Hutch," has died. He was 80. Hamilton, the brother of jazz drummer Chico Hamilton, died of cardiac arrest Tuesday night at Cedars-...
  • A curious night at Largo

    A curious night at ‘Largo’
    "Largo" the movie is a lot like Largo the club. The lighting is low, its attention is 100% on the performers and it doesn't make things easy for its customers. "I don't really know what the audience would be," says the film's producer and co-director,...
  • 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......