HOW DO YOU TAKE YOUR JAZZ?
Jazz Festival HOW DO YOU TAKE YOUR JAZZ? Jazz comes in assorted varieties, much like potato chips, and the Angel City Jazz Festival serves up a surfeit of flavors. The spread includes Wadada Leo Smith's visionary compositions at the Ford Amphitheatre; avant-garde innovator Henry Grimes (pictured) at REDCAT; the postmodern instrumentals of Kneebody at the Ford; nontraditional experimenter John Abercrombie at the Musicians Institute; and the improvised inspirations of guitarist Nels Cline, drummer Alex Cline, and pianist Myra Melford, collaborating with chefs Paul Canales and Kelsey Bergstrom of Oliveto Restaurant, for a "Cookin' It Up" tasting at Japanese maid cafe Royal/T. Movies, too: Dirty Baby , at LACMA's Bing Theater, documents L.A. artist Ed Ruscha's "censor strip" paintings, and The Reach of Resonance , at Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, profiles four musicians on global missions. Various venues around Los Angeles. Complete schedule at angelcityjazz.com; festival pass $75. (323) 573-2110.
Sat., Oct. 2; Sun., Oct. 3; Mon., Oct. 4, 2010
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