Unconventional fits Sy Smith’s music and style

LOS ANGELES-Sy Smith doesn’t want her creative juices to ever get stale. That’s probably the chief reason why her  musical sound defies conventionality. Smith’s music is anchored in futuristic soul. She can do the neo-soul thing. Throw in a dash of jazz, grab a pinch of R&B, find room for some […]


Clippers Can’t Hold On, Lose to Jazz 96-94

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The Los Angeles Clippers couldn’t get it in gear in their second home preseason game and lost to the Utah Jazz 94-96 Monday night at Staples Center.  The Clippers started the game with what may be their regular season starting lineup of Chris Paul, J.J. Redick, Alan Anderson, Blake Griffin […]


Duke Ellington’s ‘Legacy’ Honor

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2014 Marks 100th Anniversary of Duke Ellington’s First Composition (“Soda Fountain Rag”) Ellington’s Immortal “Jeep’s Blues” A Key Musical Component in “American Hustle” Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, celebrates the life and music of Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, honoring the American composer as Artist of the […]


Ramsey Lewis Delivers All That Jazz

There is nothing new or different that jazz great Ramsey Lewis hasn’t seen throughout his brilliant and legendary career. When you have recorded music 80 albums as Lewis has it would be a stretch to think that there might be a thing or two to slip by the jazz maestro. […]