He is the World and a Thriller and a Hall of Famer
Richard S. Ginell
Wayne Shorter's new album, his first on the Blue Note label since 1970, is called "Without a Net" -- a pretty good description of the direction he was taking in his latest merger with the mighty Los…
Keyboard giant Chick Corea likes to mix up his pitches, doing something different every time he makes a recording or goes on tour. And he likes to do a lot of both, seemingly not slowing down a bit…
Aside from his "day job" as guitarist and electronic instrument maven for Radiohead, Jonny Greenwood has also been carving out a credible parallel career as a composer of classical compositions and…
As a teenager in Argentina, Gustavo Santaolalla did what countless other teens have done since the 1950s; he read Jack Kerouac's "On the Road." Of course, he had no idea that one day he would score a…
A show for Monkees connoisseurs, diving deep into the group's discography for material while not slighting the hits.
At the age of 78, Leonard Cohen doesn't merely saunter out onto and off the stage as one might expect - he trots. He stays there for a little over three-and-a-half hours (including intermission)…
As the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Creative Chair for Jazz, Herbie Hancock has a platform -- and he used that platform at Hollywood Bowl Wednesday night to field a band whose combined musical…
Miles Davis changed the way we hear jazz so many times that a single concert would have a devil of a time fitting them all in. So this Hollywood Bowl tribute Wednesday night, a followup of sorts to…
Glen Campbell said his farewell as a performer to Los Angeles -- where he broke into the studios as a member of the Wrecking Crew a half-century ago -- Sunday night at the Hollywood Bowl.
Those who grouse about the lack of progressive jazz at the Playboy Jazz Festival got their long-sought reward at the end of a long day on Sunday night when Spectrum Road took the stage.