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  • Jazz guide riffs on classics

    Jazz guide riffs on classics
    I like jazz, but I don't know much about it. Or perhaps I should say that I know what I like. Duke Ellington, Bessie Smith and Benny Goodman, yes, but my appreciation really kicks in with the beboppers, Monk and Bird and Dizzy, and their spiritual brethren (or descendants): Miles Davis and John Coltrane. Throw in a little Billie Holiday, some Dave Brubeck and Stan Getz, and there you have it: my autodidact's pantheon.
  • John Levy dies at 99; personal manager for jazz greats

    John Levy dies at 99; personal manager for jazz greats
    John Levy, an accomplished bassist who became the first African American personal manager in the jazz field, has died. He was 99. Levy, a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, died in his sleep Friday at his Altadena home, said his wife, writer...

    Mitch Miller dies at 99; musical innovator and host of 'Sing Along With Mitch'

    Mitch Miller dies at 99; musical innovator and host of 'Sing Along With Mitch'
    Mitch Miller, who helped shape musical tastes in the 1950s and early '60s as the head of the popular music division at Columbia Records and hosted the hit "Sing Along With Mitch" TV show in the early '60s while becoming one of the era's most...

    Jazz box set review: 'Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology'

     
    Chris Barton reviews boxed set 'Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology,' a beautifully assembled if flawed set that delivers quality listening despite the futility of trying to capture an entire genre in six CDs.

    Holiday songs get a jazzy remake

    Holiday songs get a jazzy remake
    Familiar Christmas songs and tunes about unrequited love were on the program in a holiday performance offered by the Glendale Renaissance Orchestra earlier this month at the Alex Theatre. The sponsors of the concert, the New West Symphony and Glendale...