Double M Jazz @ MCLM with Azar Lawrence

AZAR-jumboDouble M Jazz Salon continues its legacy at the Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum in Culver City. Jazz Baroness Mimi Melnick first began Double M Jazz Salon in 1996 in her Encino home on Strawberry Drive. Mimi loved jazz, she organized and hosted the Jazz Salons to support the jazz community in Los Angeles. Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum is proud and honored to carry the torch.

Double M Jazz will offer The Azar Lawrence Quartet is Azar Lawrence, saxophones; Theo Saunders, piano; Henry “The Skipper” Franklin, bass; and Tony Austin, drums. March 26, 2 PM.

From the New York Times ” “Mr. Lawrence sounded inspired at times by the Coltrane of 1961 and 1962: the fast, athletic, babbling patterns of “Chasin’ the Trane” and the moral-weight slowness of “Ballads.” He got into higher registers and freer shapes — tantalizingly so, sometimes. He seems in possession of a great, almost ecstatic power, but he cares about songs, and their shape and melody always pulled him back to earth. He controlled several mixtures of things that could seem like opposites: easy, melodic swing and bottom-line seriousness; short-line form and long-line expressiveness. All this resulted in a controlled energy that grew bigger than the group itself. It works well in a club, but this is a band you could imagine on bigger stages.”

12:30PM Doors open

1-1:30PM Azar Lawrence In Conversation with Jeffrey Winston

2-3PM FIRST SET – The Azar Lawrence Quartet

3-4PM Break

4-5PM SECOND SET – The Azar Lawrence Quartet

Tickets are $20
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Media Sponser: KPFK

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