Brick’s Picks: Jazzapino Sounds
By Brick Wahl Thursday, Aug 26 2010
Alas, this year’s Hollywood & Highland series comes to an abrupt end Tuesday, with Oscar Hernández & the L.A.-N.Y. Connection. This venue’s a blast, there are tourists everywhere, the men in Bermuda shorts, the women in whatever it is the world thinks women are wearing out here but never are, and we dig those crazy concrete elephants. There can’t be another venue in the world like it. Nor like California Plaza, where Grand Performances comes to an end early this season. You can catch the Turtle Island Quartet there Saturday night — apparently they’ll do a night of Jimi Hendrix. It’s doubtful any cellos will be set ablaze or violins smashed, but then you never know with this bunch. And that crazy fountain-and-waterfall backdrop is plenty psychedelic.