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English drummer Simon Phillips first came to prominence in the early 1980s, backing guitarist Jeff Beck, followed by stints with The Who and two decades with Toto. Phillips recently gave up the Toto seat in order to concentrate on his own music. P...
1 month ago | Jazz
A few months ago, Sheila Escovedo — better-known as Latin music superstar Sheila E. — called Sherman Oaks realtor Matt Epstein about a listing she'd driven by to see if the home was still for sale. It wasn't, but in discussing other property in th...
2 months ago | Goodbye
On Monday, the L.A. jazz community erupted with news of the death of local saxophonist Zane Musa, a fixture on the Southern California jazz scene for nearly 20 years. Musa died on Monday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the age of 36. News of M...
2 months ago | Jazz
When this year's Grammy nominations were announced, multiple nominees included names like Beyonce, Sam Smith, Eric Church, Eminem, Pharrell Williams, Taylor Swift...and Gordon Goodwin. If you're asking “Gordon who?”, you're not alone. But despite ...
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Steve Gadd has been one of popular music’s most sought-after drummers for decades, appearing on hundreds of recordings and performing live with the likes of Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, Steely Dan and many other top acts. He’s joined here by a group ...