If truth in advertising has any meaning anymore, last weekend's concerts at the Hollywood Bowl should have been billed "Half an Evening with Natalie Cole." What 17,058 Bowlgoers heard Friday was, in…
Richard S. Ginell
REJUVENATED pop stars Duran Duran killed two birds with one stone last week, using Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport as the staging ground for the band's new video "Too Much Information" (a song…
With only a few glitches, and some undeniable musical and emotional peaks -- Wynton Marsalis on Saturday, Dr. John and Les McCann/Eddie Harris on Sunday -- the 1993 Playboy Jazz Festival smoothly ran…
One could infer from the self-important label "string quintet"-- and the pre-concert request over the PA that the audience keep its talking down -- that Robert Fripp's concert at the Strand would be…
Nah, Billy Taylor couldn't be 71. At Royce Hall, the ageless pianist had the look and stamina of a man who could have been his son -- or even a contemporary of the youthful Turtle Island String…
Anchored by the strong material on hisnew A&M album "Ten Summoner's Tales," Sting delivered an intense, often jumping set at the Greek Theatre Saturday that seemed not a minute too long.
The truly heartwarming resurrection of Jimmy Scott continued at the Catalina Bar & Grill Tuesday and through the rest of this week. At last, his unique, penetrating, high-pitched voice is receiving…
A lot of what you hear on contemporary jazz radio can be traced to the influence of the Jeff Lorber Fusion, which flourished from 1979 to 1986.
An all-star tribute to the late bandleader/drummer Art Blakey and a Latin jazz summit meeting are among the highlights of "Jazz at the Bowl," the annual Hollywood Bowl summer program.
Don't be surprised if someday the musicians union puts out a Wanted! poster on Tuck and Patti. Without any hired hands on deck behind them, this duo puts out enough energy and pizzazz to carry an…