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Overdue Ovation

Azar Lawrence: Enlightened in the New Age

When Azar Lawrence grabs you for a handshake, your fingers quickly know they’ve met their match. He may be past the mid-century mark, but the veteran Los Angeles tenor saxophonist still has the sturdy look and powerful presence of a first-string linebacker. His playing is no less vigorous, but far more emotionally multifaceted, a gripping … Read More “Azar Lawrence: Enlightened in the New Age”

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