To Do Wednesday: ALOUD LA: Ratliff & Maupin @ Central Library

bitchesHead downtown for a great discussion: NYT critic Ben Ratliff will talk with sax player/clarinetist Bennie Maupin (of Bitches Brew fame) (pictured, over there to the right) (Bitches Brew, silly, not Bennie Maupin) at 7pm this evening. Did You Know? Maupin also played on Headhunters. He’s what you might consider a heavyweight. Buy your Losanjealous editors some choice suds at Library Bar one hour prior.

The Jazz Ear
Conversations Over Music
In conversation with jazz musician and composer Bennie Maupin

In his new book, New York Times music critic Ben Ratliff listens to music with jazz greats, drawing them out about what they’re listening for and why. Here he talks with an exceptional musician not in the book: L.A. -based saxophonist Maupin, famous for his role in Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew and for his own critically acclaimed albums.

TIME: 7pm
COST: Free (Probably too late to RSVP; should be a few seats left)

» ALOUD LA: The Jazz Ear (Library Foundation)
» Maupin on living in NYC during the sessions (great read!)