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Deputy Music Editor and Jazz Critic — LA Times

Pop music editor / Robespierre @latimes and @pophiss (Held over!) as well as a jazz critic, pop culture writer and ginger. This space left blank.

Grammys 2015: Jazz sticks to the familiar as Chick Corea wins two

sacbee.com — Awards speeches are ideal forums for jokes, even during the Grammys' Internet-only pre-show broadcast. But there was a kernel of truth to what was said from the stage as Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band accepted honors in the big band category for the album "Life in the Bubble": "Once again we want to thank Chick Corea for not making a large ensemble album."

Grammys 2015: Jazz sticks to the familiar as Chick Corea wins two

latimes.com — Awards speeches are ideal forums for jokes, even during the Grammys' Internet-only pre-show broadcast. But there was a kernel of truth to what was said from the stage as Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band accepted honors in the big band category for the album "Life in the Bubble": "Once again we want to thank Chick Corea for not making a large ensemble album."

Chris Barton: A chilling privacy call from our Supreme Court

nzherald.co.nz — Our Supreme Court has handed down a chilling ruling about the state's right to invade individual privacy - particularly when it's contained, as it is so often these days, on computers or mobile phones.

Overrated/Underrated: Spider-Man, Brian Williams and more

timelines.latimes.com — There's a lot of pop culture to sort through week after week. Times staff writer Chris Barton offers his take on what's up and what's down in music, movies, television and just about anything else out there that is worth considering.

Chris Barton's best jazz albums of 2014

latimes.com — At the end of a year seemingly marked by more tragedy and loss than usual, here are 10 jazz albums from 2014 to raise spirits. The Steve Lehman Octet, "Mise en Abîme" (Pi Recordings): Saxophonist Steve Lehman calls the sound explored here "spectral harmony," an ephemeral-sounding concept that involves overtones and microtones but better translates as an intricate and adventurous whole.

Grammys 2015: Bold tributes among jazz nominees

latimes.com — Grammy voters have long shown a soft spot for tribute albums, and this year the jazz category features some inspired twists on the form. Honoring an acclaimed folk-pop singer-songwriter, pianist Billy Childs' lovingly drawn "Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro" was nominated in the jazz vocal album category.

Jazz picks: Vijay Iyer, Brad Mehldau with the Bad Plus and more

latimes.com — Vijay Iyer: 'Music of Transformation' at UCLA One of the most inventive and exciting jazz pianists working today, 2013 MacArthur Grant winner Vijay Iyer continues to redraw the boundaries of jazz while incorporating influences that stretch from Billy Strayhorn to L.A. beat alchemist Flying Lotus.

Vince Guaraldi's 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' score is a gift

latimes.com — The greatest of all holiday specials, " A Charlie Brown Christmas ," is on ABC at 8 tonight [Thursday]. (It's also available to stream free via Hulu .) Last year, I wrote about its music, which is some of my favorite music of all time.

Jazz picks: Marc Ribot, Austin Peralta remembered and more

latimes.com — A selection of jazz and jazz-adjacent shows this weekend. Marc Ribot @ Royce Hall A constantly exploring guitarist who has often been heard applying a flinty edge to recordings by Tom Waits, Marc Ribot paid tribute to giants of the jazz saxophone with this year's bracing trio recording, "Live at the Village Vanguard."

Jazz picks: Miguel Zenon, Pharoah Sanders and more

latimes.com — Ross Hammond and Jeff Parker at Battery Books Though guitarist Ross Hammond is based in Sacramento, he deserves honorary local status in his many collaborations with fixtures on the L.A. improvised music scene that include Vinnie Golia and Alex Cline.
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Feb 25, 2015

RT @danweissdrum: If I get one more family member telling me to see whiplash ........ {%*==+**^+=+ck

Feb 25, 2015

Yes, fine, Madonna fell among her minions but Kanye's new track is really worth hearing latimes.com/entertainment/…

Feb 25, 2015

The cruise is dubbed Poseidons [sic] Revenge, naturally. So very many Poseidons, so little time

Feb 25, 2015

Can't stop lingering on a band called The Winery Dogs on this Monsters of Rock cruise lineup #metaloenophileocalpyse

Feb 24, 2015

(And, honestly, kudos to whomever handles their location scouting, Homan Square is one stern, grim-looking place)

Feb 24, 2015

This Guardian story about Chicago's 'black site' for police interrogations is insane. msn.com/en-us/news/cri…

Feb 24, 2015

@LorraineAli 'Anemic Olive' was the Ralph Lauren paint tint we used on our kitchen.

Feb 24, 2015

RT @Joypress: Congrats to Windham Prize winners, incl Teju Cole, Geoff Dyer, Helon Habila, John Jeremiah Sullivan. Cool $150K. lat.ms/1DkVEGN

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