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Live Jazz: Seven String guitarist Howard Alden performs in a Siskiyou Music Project at the Pascal Winery

By Don Heckman

Talent, Oregon. Last Sunday night, New York’s great seven string guitarist Howard Alden gave a stunning display of the too rarely heard instrument’s expressive jazz potential in a performance at the Paschal Winery. 431 more words

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LOS ANGELES MUSIC HIGHLIGHT of the WEEK: Wednesday July 20

JAZZ AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL:

”YES WE CAN CAN”

AN ALLEN TOUSSAINT SALUTE

By Don Heckman

a NIGHT AT THE Hollywood bowl is always a night to remember. 151 more words

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CD Review: Herb Alpert's “Come Fly With Me”

By Don Heckman

Renaissance Man is a label that’s been associated with Herb Alpert’s diverse career for years. And with good reason. How better to accurately describe Alpert’s mastery of skills reaching from the deep, often dark, complexities of the music business to his imaginative accomplishments as trumpeter, song writer, composer, band leader, producer, philanthropist and more. 368 more words

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Throw Back Thursday: Remembering Sheila Jordan

By Don Heckman

Fifty three years ago this month, Sheila Jordan’s first album, Portrait of Sheila, was released on Blue Note Records. In the same month, I wrote a story/conversation about Sheila and her new album for Down Beat magazine. 171 more words

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Notes From the Left Coast: The Dave Damiani Big band and Catalina Bar & Grill

By Don Heckman

The right musical group, the right venue and the right book got together early last week at Catalina Bar and Grill. And the results were superlative. 496 more words

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Notes From the Left Coast: Nancy Dussault at The Gardenia

By Don Heckman

The Gardenia, Tom Rolla’s cozy Hollywood cabaret club can always be counted on to provide a captivating evening of music. And Nancy Dussault’s performance Friday night did all that and a lot more. 355 more words

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Live Jazz: Susan Anton and the Pat Senatore Trio.. at Vibrato Grill, Jazz...etc

By Don Heckman

The music one expects to hear in the elegant night club at the top of Beverly Glen is up front and apparent in its lyrical name: Vibrato Grill, Jazz…etc. 536 more words

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