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  • Play on Mingus Big Band, oh yeah!

     
    As the Mingus Big Band rallied the stage of Lafayette College's WIlliams Center for the Arts Friday, you couln't help but to think of the composer that created the musical atmosphere upon which these masterful musicians improvised....
  • Live review: A night of big band at the Hollywood Bowl [UPDATED]

     
    “Big bands are definitely not coming back,” George Carlin once declared in a bit from the ’80s, where he posed as Jesus Christ sitting down for an interview. While their golden age certainly has passed, what was as true then......
  • Album review: Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green's 'Apex'

     
    Consider this face-off between alto saxophonists the ideal "get-to-know-you" session for those unfamiliar with them. A gifted New York City-based player just on the doorstep of his 40th birthday, Mahanthappa has earned accolades both for incorporating...
  • LAPD commander says Watts Towers may be the only viable place for a Watts skate park

     
    Capt. Phillip Tingirides of the Los Angeles Police Department says he understands why people who cherish the Watts Towers as a work of art, as a landmark and as one of the few attractions that can pull tourists into Watts......
  • Bela Fleck on taking holiday music to new places

     
    Musicians who explore the fringes of music as we know it often seem to operate in a parallel dimension with few points of reference for the average music fan. This historically has been true in jazz, where such innovators as......
  • LACMA gets $500,000 grant to fund its new role as Watts Towers conservator

     
    LACMA begins its conservation efforts on Watts Towers with a $500,000 boost from the James Irvine Foundation...
  • Watts Towers: A South L.A. community's masterpiece up close

     
    Although you can gaze on the Watts Towers from outside its fence -- and many people do --the only way to gain entrance beyond the locked gate is to take a tour. It's worth it. Once inside, you get to......
  • Itzhak Perlman, Sonny Rollins, Stew and global warming concert to highlight UCLA Live season

     
    UCLA Live 2011-12 season highlights include Itzhak Perlman, Sonny Rollins and concert on global warming...
  • Influences: Jazz composer and bass player Stanley Clarke

     
    Jazz composer and bass player Stanley Clarke shares his musical influences...
  • Jazz review: 'Joni's Jazz' at the Hollywood Bowl

     
    Joni Mitchell's songs are performed at the Hollywood Bowl by all-star vocalists including Glen Hansard, Aimee Mann and Cassandra Wilson. Herbie Hancock leads the night. Chris Barton reviews in the Los Angeles Times....
  • Charles Owens, spreading the jazz faith worldwide

     
    These days, you're as likely to find Charles Owens presiding over a UCLA classroom or conducting the Luckman Jazz Orchestra as riding a bar bandstand. But, recently returned from Europe, he laments the fact that Germany can boast a better chitlin...
  • The Sunday Brunch.

     
    Good Sunday Morning, All. Hope you're enjoying the weekend. As always, here's a carefully curated selection of links to get your through your Sunday morning. Think of this as the edition of Capitol Ideas that would be hosted by Charles......