October 20, 2016

L.A. previews October 21-27: St. Vitus/The Skull, Gavin Templeton, World Stage fund-raiser, Jim Snidero, Wee Trio, Stefon Harris, Ban-Maneri, Alan Ferber.

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October 18, 2016

Live review: Rudresh Mahanthappa's Bird Calls, Joshua White's Codes at LACC's Clausen Hall, October 15.

The definitions of harmony use the word "pleasing" a lot, but what pleases people changes over time.

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October 10, 2016

Live review: Craig Taborn & Kris Davis, Julian Lage at Zipper Hall, October 8 (Angel City Jazz Fest).

Proud and humble.

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October 6, 2016

Live review: Pharoah Sanders, Gurrisonic Orchestra, Ornette Coleman's "Skies of America" at John Anson Ford Amphitheater, October 2.

Is peace relevant?

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September 29, 2016

Feature: Ornette Coleman's "Skies of America" redawned.

José Gurría-Cardénas revisits an orchestral-jazz monument.

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September 26, 2016

Live review: Geoffrey Keezer & Joe Locke at the Blue Whale, September 23.

What could have gone wrong didn't.

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September 22, 2016

Live ponderation: Black Sabbath, Rival Sons at Hollywood Bowl, September 19.

Get thee behind us, Satan.

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August 11, 2016

Things I sorta noticed: Jeff Beck & Buddy Guy at the Hollywood Bowl, August 10.

Now that Jeff Beck is 72, he finally looks 50.

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August 1, 2016

Ponderation: Why I'm afraid of Richard Thompson.

The meaning of catharsis.

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July 22, 2016

Live review: Leni Stern & Adam Levy at the Baked Potato, July 21.

The contrast makes for a great duo, one with a lot of history.

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