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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Kenny Burrell: Unlimited 1, Live at Catalina's

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Guitarist Kenny Burrell, who isn't generally known for hanging out with big bands, now has one of his own: the Los Angeles-based Jazz Orchestra Unlimited, for which he serves as music director on its debut album, Unlimited 1, Live at Catalina's. While the ensemble is splendid, individually and collectively, there's no doubt that Burrell is the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

George Kahn: Jazz & Blues Revue

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Billed as the “Sass 'n' Soul World Tour," LA jazz pianist George Kahn presents the Jazz & Blues Revue, his eighth album as leader featuring three of LA's finest female jazz vocalist in his first all-vocal project and departure from previous recordings. On tap, fresh new arrangements of thirteen songs that obviously, not only touch on ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jazz Pianist George Kahn Releases 8th Album - "Jazz & Blues Revue” Featuring Singers Courtney Lemmon, Gina Saputo And Crystal Starr

Jazz Pianist George Kahn Releases 8th Album -   "Jazz & Blues Revue” Featuring Singers Courtney Lemmon, Gina Saputo And Crystal Starr

Jazz pianist George Kahn feels his fans are ready for a change, so he formed the Jazz & Blues Revue. More than just another jazz ensemble this time around, the Jazz & Blues Revue brings three of the best singers in Los Angeles together to perform unique arrangements of jazz standards along with other well-known songs, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

So Cal Jazz 2013: Highlights and a Serious Low

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Azar Lawrence Quartet
RG Club
Venice, CA
January-September 2013

2013, already slipping deep into the fog of forgetfulness, had its share of memorable jazz moments here in Southern California. And while, according to the Western, as well as the Chinese calender ( Happy Year of the Horse!), this review and these ...

George Kahn "Secrets" Band Returns To Hollywood, August 14

George Kahn "Secrets" Band Returns To Hollywood, August 14

What happens when the 2008 Winner of the “Chuck Niles Bebop Award" gets together with a top Contemporary Jazz saxophonist, a Star Latin Jazz trumpet player and a killer rhythm section featuring the drummer from Weather Report? Find out on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013, at 8 PM as this ‘secret’ is revealed with the GEORGE KAHN “SECRETS” QUINTET. Songs from George’s acclaimed ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

George Kahn - Secrets Quintet To Perform At Catalina Jazz Club Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

George Kahn - Secrets Quintet To Perform At Catalina Jazz Club Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

GEORGE KAHN ‘SECRETS’ QUINTET TO PERFORM AT CATALINA JAZZ CLUB WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30TH, 2013 What happens when the 2008 Winner of the Chuck Niles Bebop Award gets together with a top Contemporary Jazz saxophonist, a star Latin Jazz trumpet player and a rhythm section featuring the drummer who played on “Birdland” with Weather Report? Find out on Wednesday, January 30th, 2013, at 8 ...

NEWS: RADIO

Jazz it Up: New Webcast Debuts This Sunday June 26th

Jazz it Up: New Webcast Debuts This Sunday June 26th

In spite of its hallowed historical role as America's only original art form, jazz has often been criticized for "living in the past." For many contemporary listeners, jazz has been “trapped in amber," content to recycle the popular musical forms of a half-century ago. While there may be an element of truth in this observation, often times the “fresher" ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Our Latin Groove: Bringin’ It All On Back!

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Percussionist Gerardo Rosales' production resembles a piece of roughhewn North Carolina outdoor mountain cabin furniture: solid, durable, attractive, functional...and just plain charming. Under the moniker Our Latin Groove, paying homage to the heyday of the Fania label and the film production Our Latin Thing, the group courageously avails itself of neglected '60s Latin/New York musical styles ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

George Kahn: Secrets from the Jazz Ghetto

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West Coast jazz pianist George Kahn revisits past successes on Secrets From The Jazz Ghetto selecting some of his best compositions from five of his previous six albums for this compilation recording. This seventh outing contains 26 pieces covering a range of styles from contemporary to bebop, and from Bossa Nova to Latin and Cool jazz. ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND CARAVAN

Glenn Cashman / UAB SuperJazz / Elliot Deutsch Big Band / Russ Spiegel Jazz Orchestra

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Glenn Cashman
And the Southland Big Band!
Primrose Lane Music
2009

Even though Glenn Cashman's superlative Southland Big Band makes its home (technically) south of the Mason-Dixon Line, it is more than a few miles removed from cotton fields, mint juleps and the Mississippi River--to be more precise, in the ...