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chris barton
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My review of the first LA show in years for Radiohead, who somehow continue to defy the march of time
Apart from a few more gray hairs here and there, the buzzing crowd outside the Shrine Auditorium on Thursday night could have been the same vaguely impatient mass at the Hollywood Bowl in 2008.
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I'm not saying you shouldn't be mad at the NFL, but I am saying there's other ways to express it
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Some upcoming Los Angeles jazz shows for your consideration --
A selection of jazz and jazz-adjacent shows coming this weekend.
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'It's rooted in jazz but it's not jazz. It's something else.' Jon Batiste on the infectious sound of 'Social Music.'
Though his music is steeped in the sound of New Orleans, keyboardist Jon Batiste may be better described as a community organizer than a jazz musician. In fact, he'd probably prefer it that way.
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Guitarist familiar to John Zorn and Tom Waits takes on Coltrane and Albert Ayler. Beauty ensues
Titling an album "Live at the Village Vanguard" surely isn't something taken lightly by jazz artists. The storied Greenwich Village jazz club has hosted a wealth of almost mythic live recordings from the likes of Sonny Rollins, Bill Evans, Albert Ayler and John Coltrane.
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On what happens when we dare to speak ill of the likes of Scorsese, Dylan and U2...
"You are a predictable snotty little journalist that had to take a shot at the Rolling Stones. Overrated? I think not. You, on the other hand, have accomplished nothing in your pathetic little career. Who are you? Just another third-rate . . . writer."
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Some shows to see in LA
A selection of jazz and jazz-adjacent shows in the days ahead.
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The Crusade continues -- RIP, Joe Sample
Influential keyboardist Joe Sample, who helped push the boundaries of jazz and funk as a member of the Jazz Crusaders, died Friday in Houston. He was 75.
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A few words on a late master.
I’d probably only been covering jazz for the Los Angeles Times for a year or so when the phone rang at my desk and on the other end was Charlie Haden.
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Here's an album I think you should hear.
Typically, music is a lot easier to hear than explain. Consider alto saxophonist Steve Lehman. Holding a doctorate in composition from Columbia University , Lehman is a dazzling talent with a compact tone and expansive ambitions that created one of 2009’s most acclaimed albums, “Travail, Transformation and Flow.”
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On 'Trance,' Melanie De Biasio and yes, i'm still processing last week's Game of Thrones.
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Dylan, Scorsese, U2--on those artists who have risen beyond criticism in the eyes of many, and why we should want more.
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