Of course, no four-disc set can be all-inclusive (where are Art Pepper and Gerry Mulligan, for example?), but Rhino comes close, presenting LA jazz in all its mutations and permutations. It's a glorious listen and an important history lesson from beginning to end.
Barry White and Earth, Wind & Fire play at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, (714) 704-2400. Tues., 7:30 p.m. $20-$60; Greg Piccolo performs at the Blue Cafe, 210 The Promenade, Long Beach, (562) 983-7111. Thurs., Sept. 30, 10 p.m. $6; Tex Beneke and the Modernaires play at the Robert B. Moore Theatre, Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Rd., Costa Mesa, (714) 432-5880. Sun., 4 p.m. $24-$31.