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An Appreciation: Gunther Schuller

By Don Heckman

I was so sorry to hear that Gunther Schuller had passed away on Sunday. A composer, teacher, world-class French Horn player, journalist, author, and much more, he was a true Renaissance man who had a powerful effect on music, worldwide, from the last part of the 20th century and well into the new millennium. 86 more words

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Vocal Jazz Highlight of the Week In Los Angeles: Eliane Elias in a Jazz Bakery Movable Feast Tonight

By Don Heckman

Eliane Elias is back in L.A. tonight, performing at the Moss Theatre in Santa Monica.  And that’s great news for lovers of fine jazz vocalizing. 304 more words

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Ornette Coleman: An Obituary

By Don Heckman

Obituaries are never fun to write.  Especially when the subject is something more than a public figure.

Ornette Coleman was a lot more than that for me.  102 more words

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Highlight of the Mid-Week in L.A.: Wesla Whitfield and Mike Greensill at the Gardenia

by Don Heckman

Hollywood, CA. No April Foolin’ around on this April 1st at the Gardenia, Hollywood’s musically rich cabaret room. The arrival of Bay area singer Wesla Whitfield and her pianist/husband Mike Greensill is a guarantee that Wednesday night will showcase a memorable evening of classics from the Great American Songbook. 310 more words

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An Appreciation: Lew Soloff, R.I.P.

By Don Heckman

I’m still experiencing some of the stunned feelings I had last weekend when I received an email from Bobby Colomby telling me that Lew Soloff had died. 397 more words

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A Highlight of the Week: James DeFrances at Vibrato Grill Jazz...etc.

By Don Heckman

Wednesday March 11. Bel Air.  Call it nepotism if you like for iRoM to be plugging James De Frances’ gig at Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Grill Jazz…etc. 136 more words

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Five Questions with Karrin Allyson

“She’s been described as a “musician’s musician, …a complete performance by a complete artist —and for once the overused term actually makes sense — a complete artist, one of the jazz world’s finest.” 1,328 more words

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