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Something Cool - Celebrating the Sounds of the Cool School of Jazz


October 30-November 2, 2014
– PREVIEW CONCERT OCTOBER 29
AT WARNER BROTHERS STUDIOS –

Sheraton Gateway Hotel Los Angeles
6101 West Century Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045

26 Concerts, rare films, panel discussions, and special presentations

Special Guest: Jazz legend Lee Konitz


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Featuring:
Ken Peplowski, Alan Broadbent, David Sills, Larry Koonse, Bobby Shew, Putter Smith, The Frank Capp Juggernaut Big Band, Jeff Clayton, Rickey Woodard, Keith Fiddmont, Harry Allen, Pete Christlieb, Kurt Reichenbach, Mark Winkler, The John Proulx Trio, Gary Foster, Stephanie Nakasian, Ted Brown, The Bill Mays Trio, Joe Labarbara, the Jeff Denson Trio, Bill Smith, Bill Mathieu, and more

The Story of "Cool Jazz"
Something Cool is a unique five day musical excursion through the many facets of "Cool Jazz" The festival has been carefully designed to pay tribute to the music and musicians who were the architects of the style through concert performances, rare films, panel discussions and special presentations.

The festival covers the four major strains of Cool Jazz. Woody Herman and the Four Brothers Sound, The Music of Lennie Tristano and His Disciples, The Birth of the Cool and it's participants and West Coast Cool.


We are especially proud to welcome our very special guest of honor Lee Konitz, one of the great jazz innovators and an integral part of much of the music that will be featured throughout the festival.

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Jammin' the Blues
70th Anniversary Film Screening and Concert
Dave Pell's Prez Conference
Special Guests: Ken Peplowski and Harry Allen

Warner Brothers Studios, Burbank California

Concerts

LESTER LEAPS IN - THE FRANK CAPP JUGGERNAUT BIG BAND
A special concert featuring the original Basie charts that introduced Lester Young to the world.

EARLY AUTUMN - WOODY HERMAN ALUMNI BAND
WITH SPECIAL GUEST KEN PEPLOWSKI

Features classics from the 2nd and 3rd Herds including some rarely heard arrangements.

SHORTY ROGERS COURTS THE COUNT - SHORTY ROGERS BIG BAND
In 1954 Shorty recorded an album of music associated with Count Basie that uses a "Four Brothers" type saxophone section bringing all the elements together.

THE CHASE - CELEBRATING DEXTER GORDON WARDELL GRAY
with special guests Rickey Woodard & Keith Fiddmont

DON MENZA?S TRIBUTE TO STAN GETZ

REMEMBERING AL COHN AND ZOOT SIMS
featuring Ken Peplowski and Harry Allen

OUT ON A LIMB - THE ALAN BROADBENT TRIO
Alan Broadbent, who studied with Tristano in the 1960s presents new explorations into the music of Lennie Tristano.

WOW: MUSIC OF THE LENNIE TRISTANO SEXTET
Gary Foster All Stars featuring Alan Broadbent, David Sills, Larry Koonse, & Putter Smith
A concert of the Lennie Tristano Sextet music that was originally recorded in 1949, just a A rare opportunity to hear this important music in a live concert setting.

FREE WHEELING - TED BROWN SEXTET
In 1957 Ted recorded a classic album called Free Wheeling for the Vanguard Label which we are pleased to present, in concert, for the first time.

THE MUSIC OF WARNE MARSH - THE PETE CHRISTLIEB-GARY FOSTER QUINTET
A Tribute to the music of Warne Marsh presented by two of his closest musical companions.

VERY COOL - LEE KONITZ & THE JEFF DENSON TRIO

SUBCONSCIOUS-LEE - ALL STAR TRIBUTE TO LEE KONITZ
Gary Foster, Ted Brown, Alan Broadbent, and more

THE REAL BIRTH OF THE COOL - MUSIC OF THE CLAUDE THORNHILL ORCHESTRA
featuring the arrangements of Gil Evans and Gerry Mulligan

THE BIRTH OF THE COOL - THE BOBBY SHEW NONET
This concert features the original Birth of the Cool arrangements in their entirety.

MORPO - THE RCA SESSIONS - SHORTY ROGERS NONET
This Shorty Nonet concert features music from the RCA sessions including west coast classics: Bunny, Morpo. Pirouette, Diablo?s Dance, Powder Puff, Indian Club and more.

MARTY PAICH DEK-TETTE
featuring music from Art Pepper + Eleven and Mel Torme with special guests Jeff Clayton and Kurt Reichenbach

A STUDY IN DAMERONIA - MUSIC OF THE TADD DAMERON BIG TEN
Tadd Dameron created his Big Ten in 1948 which was an important ensemble that also has cool jazz elements. This concert is a rare opportunity to hear this music live and in concert

THE MUSIC OF THE DAVE BRUBECK OCTET
Directed by Bill Smith

LESTORIAN MODE - MUSIC FROM THE JAZZ WORKSHOP OF JOHNNY CARISI

GIL EVANS & TEN
Music from Gil Evans classic Prestige album of 1956

GERRY MULLIGAN TENTET - FEATURING PETE CHRISTLIEB
Music from Gerry Mulligan?s West Coast Tentet of 1953

STAN KENTON'S IN LIGHTER VEIN - DIRECTED BY BILL MATHIEU
featuring the arrangements of Bill Russo, Bill Holman and Gerry Mulligan
The New Concepts of Artistry in Rhythm Orchestra of the early 50s was loaded with cool styled players and Lestorian inspired tenors including Lee Konitz, Richie Kamuca, Zoot Sims and Bill Holman. It was one of Kenton?s greatest eras.

SHORTY ROGER'S COOL AND CRAZY
Cool and Crazy is one of the greatest big band recordings of all time.

THE BOBBY TROUP SONGBOOK
featuring Kurt Reichenbach, Mark Winkler and the John Proulx Trio Three outstanding jazz singers interpreting classics from the pen and piano of Bobby Troup.

SOMETHING COOL - STEPHANIE NAKASIAN SINGS JUNE CHRISTY
All Star Big Band featuring Stephanie Nakasian singing the original Pete Rugolo arrangements from the classic album Something Cool

THE GENIUS OF BILL EVANS
featuring the Bill Mays Trio with Joe Labarbara

NEW INTERPRETATIONS OF KIND OF BLUE
Bobby Shew All Stars featuring Jeff Clayton, Bill Mays, and more
The Bobby Shew All Stars explore the music from Kind of Blue which is considered by many to be the greatest jazz album of all time.


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Los Angeles Jazz Institute Membership

In addition to producing a number of live jazz events throughout the year, The Los Angeles Jazz Institute is the largest jazz archive and research center on the west coast and one of the largest and most comprehensive in the world.

The Los Angeles Jazz Institute is a 501c3, tax exempt, public benefit corporation. All donations are tax-deductible.

Basic membership is $50 per year

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ALL MEMBERS RECEIVE:
*The special "Members Only-Limited Edition" CD
*Advance notice and discounts to all events

We also encourage monetary donations beyond the $50 membership level. All contributions go directly to the maintenance and operation of the Jazz Institute Archive. We also welcome donations of all types of jazz materials including recordings in all formats, books, magazines, paper items, artwork

Members Only CD
Currently there are 4 "members only" CDs to choose from. Quanities are extremely limited.

  1. HOWARD RUMSEY'S LIGHTHOUSE ALL STARS ON THE AIR - LAJI 0010
    features unissued radio broadcasts of the 1957 All Stars live from the Lighthouse. These broadcasts come from a short lived Los Angeles radio program called Nightlife that aired on KMLA on Wednesday nights at 11:30. This edition of the All-Stars featured Conte Candoli, Bob Cooper, Frank Rosolino, Victor Feldman, Howard Rumsey and Stan Levey.

  2. ASCENT OF THE COOL
    Rare and Unissued Chet Baker from the 1950s
    LAJI 009

    Chet Baker, Ascent of the Cool features rare and unissued recordings that document Chet's early years on the west coast. These recordings come from a variety of sources all of which are part of the Los Angeles Jazz Institute archive. The recording quality varies from track to track but the historical importance makes up for whatever flaws may exist. The sessions range from Chet's first known recording in 1949 to an appearance on the Stars of Jazz Television program in 1956. We've programmed the disc in chronological order which creates a fascinating listening experience. We hear Chet grow from a 19 year old trumpet player who is just beginning to find his way around the horn, to a full fledged jazz giant fully in command of his instrument.

  3. SHORTY ROGERS AND HIS ALL STAR GIANTS
    LIVE AT THE RENDEZVOUS BALLROOM 1952 VOLUME 1
    LAJI 007
    Shorty Rogers, Art Pepper, Wardell Gray, Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, Bob Enevoldsen, Hampton Hawes, Joe Mondragon, Lawrence Marable and June Christy. An unprecended gathering jazz stars captured live at the beginning of the west coast jazz movement.

  4. SHORTY ROGERS AND HIS ALL STAR GIANTS
    LIVE AT THE RENDEZVOUS BALLROOM 1952 VOLUME 2
    LAJI006
    Shorty Rogers, Art Pepper, Wardell Gray, Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, Bob Enevoldsen, Hampton Hawes, Joe Mondragon, Lawrence Marable and June Christy.

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Our mission is to collect and preserve jazz materials and make them accessible to scholars, students, researchers and the jazz community. To accomplish this, we actively acquire new materials and continue to seek out important private collections. We also provide a setting where musicians and their estates can donate or loan their materials with the assurance that they will be preserved for future generations.


One of the things that makes the LAJI unique is that we actively use the materials in the Archive by maintaining a busy schedule of outreach activities including concerts, festivals, broadcasts, publications and the release of important recordings on compact disc. Member support along with private and corporate gifts play a vital role in keeping the Jazz Institute alive. Please consider becoming a member today.

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