The Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame concert is now 10 seasons old, and the driving ideas behind it remain in place.
Richard S. Ginell
Back in the era when Chick Corea and John McLaughlin pushed jazz-rock to its virtuosic limits, the musicians assembled before a packed Royce Hall Thursday night would have been called a "supergroup."
With consumer confidence in the economy plunging to a record low, the recording industry is bracing for a disappointing holiday season. Nevertheless, the big labels still have some potential aces up…
After seeing what a dazzling parade of talent a Los Angeles-based show could attract last October, the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz put on another starry gala concert in the Kodak Theater on…
Twenty years ago, a team like S.M.V. would have been impossible. The role of the electric bass as a solo instrument still wasn't fully developed, let alone the task of finding room within a band for…
Leonard Slatkin served as the Los Angeles Philharmonic's principal guest conductor at the Hollywood Bowl from 2005-07, bringing some fresh ideas on how to assemble Bowl programs. He came back for a…
Occasional Monty Pythoner Eric Idle and composer-conductor John Du Prez go back about 30 years, having collaborated first on Monty Python's "The Life of Brian" and, more recently, on the worldwide…
Back in 1989, Ringo Starr came up with a great idea: He would be the Ringmaster for a collection of still-agile rock stars performing their old hits and backing those of their colleagues. The band…
Swing has become such a loosely defined idiom that the Hollywood Bowl could assemble a package of diverse acts from three generations Wednesday and still credibly call it a "swing" night.
Willie Nelson stepped in for Natalie Cole, who canceled at the 11th-hour due to illness, to perform with Wynton Marsalis and his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl. By sheer…
Fine-tuned communications skills, a keen sense of humor and a willingness to entertain have become desirable qualities for conductors at the Hollywood Bowl, and Bramwell Tovey, the new principal…
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