In recent weeks, this reporter has received seemingly conflicting statements about summertime events claiming to be the grandaddy of music festivals. Festival Intl. de Jazz de Montreal, the 34th…
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…
Don Was has been promoted to president at EMI Music's Blue Note Records. The Grammy-winning producer joined the venerable jazz and pop label as chief creative officer in August (Daily Variety, Aug…
Joni Mitchell's Hollywood Bowl program came through as subdued, relaxed and even melancholic ambience.
Herbie Hancock delivers nearly 100 minutes of uncompromisingly rigorous, abstract, acoustic jazz at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Quincy Jones had a twofold purpose in taking the podium at Wednesday's announcement of the 31st annual Playboy Jazz Festival.
The first Founders Concert for the Intl. Committee of Artists for Peace brought the pianist to the fore. It was an invaluable followup to the tribute show, filling in some of the gaps of the previous…
Possibilities," is the title of jazz pianist Herbie Hancock's latest disc, a collection of perfs with more than a dozen musicians known for their pop and rock work. To make the album, which the film…