Joni Mitchell's Hollywood Bowl program came through as subdued, relaxed and even melancholic ambience.
Richard S. Ginell
What is global soul? Rickey Minor, in league with Stevie Wonder and a wildly diverse lineup of nine acts from here, there and everywhere, tried to deal with that question in a big, potentially…
A solid, engaging, at times exciting collaboration in the Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3, though not something that topped the Richter scale.
Master lyricist Hal David receives the Songwriters Hall of Fame's inaugural Visionary Leadership Award.
Musically and meteorologically, Sunday's edition of the Playboy Jazz Festival was a significant upgrade over the previous day. The temperature rose to a comfortable level - not hot in the day, not…
At the Playboy Jazz Festival, that perennial Southern California June music ritual and block party, changes in the routine are often difficult to spot.
Dionne Warwick has been mixing up her pitches in the recording studio over the last decade with a Christmas album, a duet album and a visit to her gospel roots.
The 1960s were many things, still debated to this day, but one thing seems clear from a perspective of a half-century; it was a great time for popular music.
New breezes blowing through jazz usually come from those in their 20s, which means Esperanza Spalding, only 25, is right on schedule.
L.A. Opera opens the season with a premiere cannily and effectively aimed right at mainstream auds.