Monday, March 25
Corima, Upsalon Acrux
There are, in fact, thriving musical styles that have blessedly little to do with the latest pop trends. Roughly intersecting prog-rock and art-jazz is a thing called Zeuhl Music, a very heavy, propulsive sonic form whose roaring rhythm sections and ... More >>
Angel City Jazz Festival
Is the Angel City Jazz Festival the best jazz festival in Los Angeles? It depends on how you measure it. If you are going by quality of acts, quantity of acts, accessibility of venue, price of parking or friendliness of crowd, then yes, it is the b ... More >>
By Alex W. Rodriguez
Jessica Jones and Hitomi Oba
Better than... "All of the shitty indie bands I've ever seen, combined" - quote from my singer/songwriter friend who tagged along for the show.
With the opening phrases of moody, resonant counterpoint between the two tenor saxo ... More >>
This summer, the Mars rover Curiosity will finally reach its destination after a nine month journey. Tomorrow, while the space module prepares to roam the red planet looking for dust, signs of life and a perhaps a good place to put our stuff once the Earth is destroyed, pianist Josh Nelson will be a ... More >>
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Birthday Bash
Better than...celebrating Craig Ferguson's birthday.
Violist Miguel Atwood-Ferguson is a really a nice guy - a "beautiful cat" as they might say in advance jazz speak. He radiates an openness and familiarity that few musicians possess and that ... More >>