The Angel City Jazz Festival continues on Friday October 6 at 7:30pm with a return to a favorite venue, REDCAT at the Disney Hall, for two exceptional presentations. Co-presented by Los Angeles’ legendary jazz promoter The Jazz Bakery, the evening will begin with a symposium on the 2012 Angel City Jazz Festival Theme, Artist & Legends and will be followed at 8:30pm by at set from current artists Anthony Wilson and Larry Goldings with legend Jim Keltner.
The panel will be moderated by longtime Los Angeles music scribe and Metaljazz.com blogger Greg Burk with panelists including singer and Jazz Bakery artistic director Ruth Price, musician and educator Bobby Bradford, and author, historian, and educator Steve Isoardi. They will discuss “Honoring and Breaking with Lineage” in jazz including the concept of mentorship among musicians and more.
Anthony Wilson, Larry Goldings, and Jim Keltner approach the familiar guitar-organ-drums trio format with a new spirit of play and possibility. Fitting naturally into the “Artists & Legends” theme of the 2012 Angel City Jazz Festival, legendary drummer Jim Keltner provided the soundtrack for both Wilson and Goldings as they grew up listening to Keltner’s unmistakable sound playing drums for artists like George Harrison, John Lennon, Steely Dan, Bob Dylan, and many others.
Guitarist Anthony Wilson and Organist Larry Goldings, both born in 1968, are two of the leading musicians of their generation, and each has recorded and performed extensively with a wide array of the finest artists in modern jazz and popular music.
In addition to notable recordings and performances with Bobby Hutcherson, Harold Land, Willie Nelson, Mose Allison, and Leon Russell, Anthony Wilson has been an indispensable member of Diana Krall’s quartet since 2002. His most recent solo projects include the acoustic guitar quartet recording Seasons: Live at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Campo Belo, a recording made in São Paulo, Brazil.
Larry Goldings has performed and recorded with Maceo Parker, John Scofield, Michael Brecker, Pat Metheny, and Jim Hall, and has had a long and fruitful association with James Taylor. Larry’s current projects include the CD Bernstein/Goldings/Stewart: Live at Smalls, When Larry Met Harry, a collaborative project with the tenor saxophonist Harry Allen, and the solo piano record, In My Room, released in May 2012.
Jim Keltner is one of the top drummers of all time, most noted for working on three of the four Beatles post-breakup projects among dozens of other notable concerts, tours and album sessions. A Tulsa, Oklahoma native, Keltner is known for his unmistakable sound, touch, and groove, and his drumming has been a defining factor on more recordings and live performances than is possible to mention in a short bio. He has been called “the leading session drummer in America.” Recordings such as John Lennon’s “Jealous Guy,” Steely Dan’s “Josie,” Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” Ry Cooder’s “Tattler,” and Bill Frisell’s “That Was Then,” are just a few examples of Keltner’s skill at taking a song to another level. Jim Keltner has had especially effective collaborations with John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ry Cooder. In addition, he has been the drummer for two of rock music’s most noted supergroups – Little Village with John Hiatt, Ry Cooder, and Nick Lowe, and the Traveling Wilburys with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison, and Jeff Lynne.