Monthly Archives: February 2004

Paul Schwartz: State of Grace II

Composer Paul Schwartz’s "State of Grace II" lies between the musical worlds of innovative concert and esoteric pop music. Schwartz is a classically trained composer who also mastered electronic grooves. He has taken two dramatic classic Christian texts, the Magnificat … Continue reading


Jay McShann: Goin’ to Kansas City

Kansas City blues and jazz legend Jay McShann is still making records, well into his 80s. On Grammy-nominated "Goin’ to Kansas City," McShann is joined by Duke Robillard, Maria Muldaur, Johnnie Johnson and others. These profiles, produced from interviews by … Continue reading


Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band: XXL

Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band has been called Los Angeles’ most exciting big band – and for good reason. Their second CD, "XXL," nominated for three 2004 Grammy Awards in various jazz categories, crackles with energy and is filled with … Continue reading