Don Heckman visits a mentoring session at UCLA
Jazz's most cooperative band is reinventing timeless songs
01/09/12 Before & After
Singer, songwriter, actor, jazzer
09/05/11 Overdue Ovation
An Overdue Ovation for a West Coast legend, by Don Heckman
Don Heckman profiles noted bassist and bandleader
03/21/11 Before & After
Marcus Miller appraises fellow bassists in a listening session hosted by Don Heckman
03/09/11 Overdue Ovation
Don Heckman catches up with trumpeter, vocalist and bon vivant
Return to Forever drummer releases Anomaly, his first solo album of original music in over a decade.
January/February 2010 Overdue Ovation
Despite a shift in priorities, drummer Ed Shaughnessy keeps his chops sharp
May 2009 Features
“I guess my karma was right.”
April 2009 Features
A transgendered bassist finds that talent trumps prejudice in the jazz world
Neither Return to Forever nor Mahavishnu, but something else all together
January/February 2009 News
The future of sax proves secure
January/February 2009 Features
At 90, the last of the Jones brothers has no plans to retire.
“Bipolar” was the word that came to mind during the Monk Institute’s International Jazz Saxophone Competition in Los Angeles the weekend of Oct. 25-26. Not in the clinical sense, but in the frequent mood swings—and swinging moods—that took place over the...
August 2008 Features
Last February, on an unseasonably warm winter night in Los Angeles, something special took place in a large building at the fringe area between Hollywood and Los Feliz. On the second floor, in a studio big enough to house a 60-piece orchestra, four musicians...