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The Doctor’s New Year’s Eve Warmup

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The confluence of the stars. Our “listeners' favorites" show and the infamous DrJ New Year's Eve warmup together! How greasy could it be? Well, very. We've got some of your favorites from Shows 341-350 as well as some funky stuff from older shows that got you resonated. No disco, though... sorry. But you can still crank ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Blue Note 50th Anniversaries: October 1968 & More

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The first show of the month means it's time for a dive into the Blue Note vault for our monthly celebration of Blue Note 50th anniversaries. Before that, the doctor presents a selection of recent music that caught his ear. As a bonus, you will find Albert Ammons, from the second Blue Note release, which was ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Minimalist Jazz & An Interview With Caroline Davis

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Jazz and minimalism? An interesting combination that produces fascinating and hypnotic results which we will delve into in this episode of Mondo Jazz.

We also interview saxophonist Caroline Davis about her latest album, Heart Tonic, plus a loungy tribute to Cecil Taylor, and a preview of live performances by Patrick Zimmerli and Derek Gripper. ...

NEWS: EVENT

Catalina's Bar & Grill Proudly Presents Phil Ranelin's “Freddie's Groove” On Thurs. October 10, 2013

Catalina's Bar & Grill Proudly Presents Phil Ranelin's “Freddie's Groove” On Thurs. October 10, 2013

Former FREDDIE HUBBARD TROMBONIST PHIL RANELIN’s Memorial Celebration of FREDDIE HUBBARD’S 75th Birth Year! Featuring: THE PHIL RANELIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE Exploring some of Freddie’s classic compositions and Ranelin’s own “Freddie’s Groove” written in honor of the legendary Trumpeter Phil Ranelin - Trombone
Pablo Calogero - Reeds
Jacob Scesney - Reeds
Aneesa Al-Musawwir - Bass ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Azar Lawrence Quartet at the RG Club

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Azar Lawrence Quartet and Special Guests
RG Club
Venice, CA
November 2, 2012-July 21, 2013

Venetians like to consider themselves among the hipper denizens of the Los Angeles area, yet remarkably, there hasn't been a Venice jazz club in over 20 years. And any neighborhood that aspires to “hipness" better be able to boast of ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Bright Moments: So Cal Jazz Highlights, 2011

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Southern California's jazz community has taken some brutal hits in the last few years. Too many of the brilliant artists who make the music have passed on, as have the venues they performed in. The Jazz Bakery's shuttering nearly three years ago was a breath- snatching body blow; Charlie Os abrupt closing this past summer stung ...

NEWS: EVENT

Jazz Great Barbara Morrison To Be Honored in "A Benefit Evening of Jazz Legends For Barbara Morrison" at Local 47 Musicians Union in Hollywood, CA on September 11th

Music producers Stuart Elster and Richard Simon will present A Benefit Evening of Jazz Legends for Barbara Morrison, co-hosted by Helen Borgers, on-air talent for KJAZZ 88.1 FM and James Janisse, on-air talent for KCRW 89.9 FM for One Night Only on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at Local 47 Musicians Union; 817 Vine Street; Hollywood, CA ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Freddie Hubbard: Pinnacle

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Pinnacle is a testament to the trumpet prowess of the one and only Freddie Hubbard, but it's also a salute to the San Francisco-based jazz club that played host to Hubbard on numerous occasions. Todd Barkan's Keystone Korner was ground zero for some of the best live jazz on the West Coast during its eleven-year lifespan, ...

ARTICLE: FILM REVIEWS

Mulatu Astatke: February 1, 2009

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Mulatu Astatke

February 1, 2009

Mochilla

2010

For the first 40 years of his professional life, composer and vibraphonist Mulatu Astatke, the father of Ethio-jazz, remained practically unknown outside his own country. That changed in 2005, when his atmosphere-laden recordings were featured extensively on the soundtrack to the Jim Jarmusch-directed movie ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Tribe: Message From The Tribe: An Anthology of Tribe Records 1972-1976

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If the 1960s was the decade of sexual liberation and psycho-pharmaceuticals, the 1970s was the decade of self-empowerment and community activism, and nowhere was this more true than in black America. Musicians were among the vanguard of the activists, forming collectives to increase their leverage within the “entertainment" industry and, through education projects, to strengthen their ...