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Chick Corea Trio Musical Palette Delights Holiday Audiences

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" reviewed by Paula Edelstein

Catalina’s Bar & Grill
Los Angeles, CA
December 17, 2000

The holiday season is tinged with varied emotions best expressed in music. Wonder, awe, gaiety and warmth all emanated from the standing room only audience at Catalina’s Bar & Grill in Los Angeles, California on December 17th, 2000 for The ...

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Al Di Meola Delivers A Blazing Set At The Knitting Factory (Los Angeles)

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" reviewed by Paula Edelstein

Al DiMeola and a new World Sinfonia group brought their intriguing fusion of rhythmic and electronic flair to the Knitting Factory October 8th. Their strong Latin jazz and buoyant world melodies were blended extremely well with a heavier electronic jazz/rock feeling which brought standing ovations from the audience several times during both well-attended shows. Di Meola’s ...

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Elvin Jones' Jazz Machine Powers Up At The Jazz Bakery

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Elvin Jones’ Jazz Machine powered up at The Jazz Bakery in what had to be one of the best sets of the year. Fresh from a rousing performance to commemorate his 75th Anniversary at the San Francisco Jazz Festival, the patriarch of jazz drumming ignited the L.A. audience with an amazing repertoire of originals that ranged ...

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George Duke Quintet

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Catalina’s Bar & Grill
Los Angeles, CA
January 17, 2001

COOL, George Duke's foray on Warner Brothers Jazz that has led him back onto the jazz scene, seems to be paying off with jazz audiences in Los Angeles. His 6 night gig at Catalina's Bar & Grill in Los Angeles, CA on ...

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That Night At Catalina's: The Kenny Burrell Quintet

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Catalina’s Bar & Grill
Los Angeles, CA

I just wanted to freeze this moment in jazz history. The physical, the emotional, the complete impact that the Kenny Burrell Quintet had on his audience at Catalina’s Bar & Grill the week of January 30th through February 4th, 2001 in Los Angeles, California was priceless. Accompanying ...

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That Night At Catalina's: The Ray Brown Trio

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The Ray Brown Trio
Catalina Bar & Grill

The Ray Brown Trio received very high marks for their performance at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Los Angeles Friday night the 16th of February. The trio presented a compelling set complete with material ranging from an original piece composed by Ray for Phineas Newborn ...

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Maceo Parker: Blowin' the Roof Off the House of Blues!

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“If Maceo is not on the groove, then the groove is not on.” – Stevie Wonder
Maceo Parker has been on the groove all over the world and has played all of the House of Blues’ club venues except his hometown of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. His extraordinary body of work stretches from the 60s to ...

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Nicholas Payton's Louis Armstrong Centennial Celebration At U.C.L.A.

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The Grammy-winning trumpeter, Nicholas Payton presented an exciting performance of Tin Pan Alley standards associated with Louis Armstrong, Thursday February 15, 2001 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. The celebration is Payton’s tribute to one of the world's most important jazz masters and has been extended into the 21st Century by popular demand! This concert, part of a ...

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The Power of Jazz Happens At Big Sur JazzFest

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Nestled high in the redwoods along the edge of the Pacific Ocean is a 17-mile stretch of romantic, natural charm called Big Sur. Among the annual highlights here is the annual Big Sur JazzFest that spans the course of three days. This year, May 4, 5, and 6th were the event-filled days that attracted those with ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Richard Bona: Scenes From My Life

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Bassist/multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Richard Bona has debuted SCENES FROM MY LIFE for Columbia Jazz. The Cameroon, Africa native who is widely considered to be one of the world’s top bass players, and rightly so, has performed with such great musicians as Harry Belafonte, Joe Zawinul, Manu Dibango, Billy Cobham, The Brecker Brothers and Salif Keita. Singing in his ...