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  • 'Satchmo At the Waldorf' A Solid, Engaging Portrait

    'Satchmo At the Waldorf' A Solid, Engaging Portrait
    The show: "Satchmo at the Waldorf" at New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre First impressions: "People don't know me," says John Douglas Thompson, giving a masterful performance, at the beginning of Wall Street Journal drama critic Terry Teachout's one-actor...
  • Terry Teachout's New Play About Louis Armstrong Shows the Man Behind the Trumpet

    Terry Teachout's New Play About Louis Armstrong Shows the Man Behind the Trumpet
    Satchmo at the Waldorf By Terry Teachout. Directed by Gordon Edelstein. Through Nov. 4 at the Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Dr., New Haven. (203) 787-4282, longwharf.org   Enter, coughing. Not laughing or blowing his treasured trumpet. The great...
  • PASSINGS: Joe Lee Wilson, Helen Beverley, Martin Weinberger, Jolene Combs

    Joe Lee Wilson, 75, a jazz vocalist who performed with saxophonists Sonny Rollins and Archie Shepp and trumpeters Miles Davis and Freddie Hubbard and hosted a thriving loft club in New York City in the 1970s, died July 17 at his home in Brighton, England,...
  • Ray Bryant dies at 79; jazz pianist and composer

    Ray Bryant dies at 79; jazz pianist and composer
    Ray Bryant, a pianist and composer whose long career took off after he accompanied a variety of jazz greats during the 1950s at the Blue Note club in Philadelphia, has died. He was 79. Bryant died June 2 at New York Hospital Queens, a hospital...
  • Eiko Ishioka dies at 73; graphic designer and art director

    As Japan's preeminent graphic designer and art director in the 1970s and early '80s, Eiko Ishioka helped build her reputation by heading media campaigns for Parco, a major boutique shopping complex chain. But instead of focusing on fashion or other...
  • Teddy Charles dies at 84; jazz vibraphonist and composer

    Teddy Charles dies at 84; jazz vibraphonist and composer
    Teddy Charles, a jazz vibraphonist who performed with Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus and other bebop-era jazz greats before becoming a charter boat captain in the Caribbean, died Monday at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead on New York's...
  • Wynton Marsalis swings for the fences

    Wynton Marsalis swings for the fences
    Wynton Marsalis is explaining jazz to me by talking about my boots. He is coming to Walt Disney Concert Hall this weekend to play his ambitious new composition, "Swing Symphony," with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. But before we get into musical details,...
  • Book review: 'Kind of Blue' by Miles Corwin

    Book review: 'Kind of Blue' by Miles Corwin
    Kind of Blue A Novel Miles Corwin Oceanview Publishing: 324 pp., $25.95 In previous books such as "The Killing Season" and "Homicide Special," Miles Corwin explored the inner workings of the Los Angeles Police Department. As a crime reporter for the...
  • Critic's Notebook: Who really owns Gershwin?

    Critic's Notebook: Who really owns Gershwin?
    "Who says that only Americans know how to play Gershwin?" asks Gramophone magazine this month as it hails a new Gershwin CD from the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the German orchestra that calls itself the world's oldest. "By this time possibly nobody," the British...
  • Herman Leonard dies at 87; photographer chronicled mid-century jazz scene

    Herman Leonard dies at 87; photographer chronicled mid-century jazz scene
    Herman Leonard, a photographer best known for his iconic images of such jazz greats as Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington and Miles Davis, has died. He was 87. Leonard died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, a family spokeswoman said. No...
  • Ken Phebus dies at 64; veteran talent buyer

    Ken Phebus dies at 64; veteran talent buyer
    Shortly after being hired about a decade ago to up the ante of musical talent offered at the Orange County Fair's summer concert series in Costa Mesa, veteran talent buyer Ken Phebus rolled out his schedule for the fair's board. But one of the...
  • James Moody dies at 85; jazz saxophonist and flutist

    James Moody dies at 85; jazz saxophonist and flutist
    James Moody, a jazz saxophonist and flutist whose improvised solo on a recording of the song "I'm in the Mood for Love" became a jazz classic, died Thursday in San Diego, where he had lived in recent years. He was 85 and had pancreatic cancer. His...