Tag: jazz music

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Lake Street Dive | First City Festival | 8/24/14 [PHOTOS]

To Check Out Other Acts that I Caught At First City Festival, CLICK HERE. THE ACT: Lake Street Dive | Facebook | Twitter | Website INSTAGRAM VIDEOS: CLICK HERE SOUNDS LIKE:  SETLIST (UNCONFIRMED): THOUGHTS:  Love, love, love the sound of this band! Knew absolutely nothing about them before stepping into the photo pit, but decided stay for their entire set and forego trying to photograph another band because I was loving … Read More Lake Street Dive | First City Festival | 8/24/14 [PHOTOS]

Snarky Puppy | The Troubadour | 8/2/14 [PHOTOS]

Ever since Snarky Puppy beat my favorite neo-soul band of 2013, Hiatus Kaiyote for the Best R&B Performance Grammy this year, I had to look them up and figure out who they were. I’ll admit … the first video clip  supporting their release of “Family Dinner- Volume 1”. It was Lalah Hathaway singing a song titled “Something” … and she harmonized with herself… let me … Read More Snarky Puppy | The Troubadour | 8/2/14 [PHOTOS]

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Terrace Martin | The Troubadour | 8/2/14 [PHOTOS]

When Terrace Martin invited me to his gig at The Troubadour opening for Snarky Puppy, lord knows that I couldn’t turn that down, especially when he mentioned that Robert Glasper would be joining him. Terrace Martin, Snarky Puppy AND Robert Glasper in one night at a legendary performance venue? Hell, yeah, I was going. I arrived at the venue relatively early. Knowing that it … Read More Terrace Martin | The Troubadour | 8/2/14 [PHOTOS]

Terrace Martin’s “3ChordFold Pulse” [REVIEW]

It feels just like yesterday that Terrace Martin released his last album, the sublime “3ChordFold”. But ever the relentless, working musician, you knew that he had more up his sleeve, ready to share with the world. His latest release, “3ChordFold Pulse” is a follow up worthy of some serious attention. Not only does he once again call upon the help of some of the highest caliber musicians … Read More Terrace Martin’s “3ChordFold Pulse” [REVIEW]

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Laura Mvula | Coachella | 4/12/14 (PHOTOS)

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT BLOG ENTRIES OF OTHER BANDS I SAW AT COACHELLA! There aren’t many recording artists that’ll get me up early on a Saturday morning the weekend of Coachella … but Laura Mvula is definitely one of them. This Coachella performance marks the 3 time I’ve seen in this phenomenal singer/musician from the United Kingdom perform live. Having written about her when she … Read More Laura Mvula | Coachella | 4/12/14 (PHOTOS)

Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper & Friends | Del Monte Speakeasy | 2/16/14

Earlier this month, I read a great article on LA Weekly’s website about the resurgence of jazz music in Los Angeles. It was a terrific article that opened my eyes to new venues and music to keep an eye on in the Los Angeles area (I’m definitely going to check out The Piano Bar when the West Coast Get Down are playing and pick up a copy of Kamasi … Read More Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper & Friends | Del Monte Speakeasy | 2/16/14

Atomic Ape | El Cid | 1/31/14

What do you get when you combine progressive rock, Balkan folk, Klezmer jazz and surf rock? Atomic Ape. Formerly known as Orange Tulip Conspiracy, the 5 piece band led by Jason Schimmel performed a gig at El Cid on January 31, 2014 to celebrate the release of their latest album, “Swarm”. The intimate venue was packed (capacity 104), and those that were in attendance were treated to a … Read More Atomic Ape | El Cid | 1/31/14

Robert Glasper Experiment | The Troubadour | 1/24/14

If you are visiting Los Angeles, and music is your thing, hitting up a show at the Troubadour  (or another iconic performance venue) should be on your list of things to do. If you are a Los Angeles resident, and you haven’t been to the Troubadour … shame on you. I kid … kind of. With a maximum capacity of 400,  the Troubadour has … Read More Robert Glasper Experiment | The Troubadour | 1/24/14

Terrace Martin | The Virgil | 1/22/14

A tip for any avid concert goer living in Los Angeles: ALWAYS  find a concert or two to go to during Grammy Week. During the week immediately preceding the awards ceremony, amazing musical talent from all over the world flocks to Los Angeles to join in the celebration of music, whether to attend the ceremony as a nominee, to perform in the city of … Read More Terrace Martin | The Virgil | 1/22/14

Music Splurge: Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Humble Pie

This past weekend I stopped by record store to do a little “research” on two band’s whose music I don’t own:  Humble Pie and Emerson Lake and Palmer. Humble Pie I recently blogged about Steve Marriott, and I was particularly drawn to his work with Humble Pie, specifically his live performance of an Ike and Tina song called “Black Coffee” [Click here to read the … Read More Music Splurge: Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Humble Pie

Music That Means Something

  Today, January 15th, is Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.  He was an prominent leader in the Civil Rights Movement and is probably “best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience” (quoted from Wikipedia’s entry on Dr. King).  But even before the activism in the 50s and 60s, there were other forms of non-violent civil rights activism … Read More Music That Means Something