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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. 425 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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