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 Friday, 19 December 2014
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Cyrus Chestnut Trio + James Carter at the Musicians Institute Concert Center in Los Angeles 12/13 PDF Print
Written by Ronaldo Oregano   
Monday, 08 December 2014
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Pianist Cyrus Chestnut and saxophonist James Carter meet in Los Angeles for an evening of memorable music. This is not unfamiliar territory, since they collaborated on Carter's Gold Sounds in 2005. The New York Daily News heralded Chestnut as the rightful heir to Bud Powell, Art Tatum and Erroll Garner. The soulful swagger of James Carter’s saxophones has found its way into many situations; Down Beat magazine's Critics and Readers Choice award for baritone saxophone several years in a row.  The Cyrus Chestnut Trio with James Carter will perform at the Musicians Institute Concert Center on Saturday, December 13th at 8:00 pm.
The Art Of Conversation: Kenny Barron and Dave Holland Duo in Los Angeles 12/7 PDF Print
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Sunday, 30 November 2014
Kenny Barron and Dave Holland

The Art Of Conversation, is a new stunningly beautiful duo recording from pianist Kenny Barron and bassist Dave Holland. Throughout, Holland and Barron imbue each performance with an enormous sense of jazz history paired with a simpatico that comes from a musical relationship that stretches back 30 years. Born only three years apart, their paths crossed many times in New York during the 1960s and 70s with each developing reciprocal admiration, but they didn’t record together until Barron’s 1985 trio LP Scratch and never as a duo until The Art Of Conversation. Catch these giants of jazz at Nate Holden Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7th. This concert is presented by the Jazz Bakery and made possible by a grant from the NEA .

Kenny Burrell Quintet, November 21-23 at Catalina's in Hollywood PDF Print
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Sunday, 16 November 2014

"Kenny Burrell is overall the greatest guitarist in the world and he's my favorite." - B.B. King

Kenny Burrell
Kenny Burrell
Dubbed the "grand master of the jazz guitar" by Dizzy Gillespie,  Kenny Burrell pioneered the guitar-led trio with bass and drums in the late 1950s. Known for his harmonic creativity, lush tones, and lyricism on the guitar, he is also a prolific and highly regarded composer. Come hear this living legend with his quintet featuring Justo Amario on Saxophone,Trevor Ware on Bass, Lew Mathews on Piano, and Clayton Cameron on Drums  at Catalina's Jazz Club in Hollywood on Friday, November 21st through Sunday, November 23rd.
The Jazz Bakery Movable Feast Presents Pharoah Sanders Quartet in Los Angeles, 11/15 PDF Print
Written by Ronaldo Oregano   
Sunday, 09 November 2014
"Pharoah is a man of large spiritual reservoir, always trying to reach out to truth. He's trying to allow his spiritual self to be his guide. He's dealing, among other things, in energy, in integrity, in essences." - John Coltrane
Pharoah Sanders

Pharoah Sanders possesses one of the most distinctive tenor saxophone sounds in jazz. Harmonically rich and heavy with overtones, Sanders' sound can be as raw and abrasive as it is possible for a saxophonist to produce. Yet, Sanders is highly regarded to the point of reverence by a great many jazz fans. Pharoah Sanders appears with his quartet at Zipper Concert Hall-The Colburn School on Saturday, November 15th at 8:00 p.m. - tickets are $35/$20 for students.

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