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    September 23, 2013

    Ten John Coltrane Tracks For People Who Don't Know Anything About John Coltrane

    Saxophonist John Coltrane would have been eighty-seven years old today, had he not passed away from liver cancer cancer in 1967. This untimely death means the icon is preserved at the peak of his artistic powers. As both a fiery tenorman and a sensitive balladeer, Coltrane inspired hundreds of thous ... More >>

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    October 19, 2012

    Top Five Best Jazz Concerts in Orange County This Weekend

    Often when people imagine jazz concerts, they think about a smokey room filled with clinking glasses, beatniks, and a time and generation distant from our own.  A galaxy far far away.  It's hard not to believe that our generation missed out on witnessing the icons of jazz, the iconoclasts, ... More >>

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    October 19, 2012

    Dale Fielder Quintet Honors Unsung Jazz Hero Pepper Adams

    It's hard keeping a jazz band together. Most bands only last a few years before better offers or more stability step into break them apart. Baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams, who appeared on over 600 albums, only worked with trumpeter Donald Byrd for three years. Those three years (1958-1961) happen ... More >>

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    August 2, 2012
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    October 22, 2011

    The Miles Davis Experience at Samueli Theater in Santa Ana Last Night

    ‚ÄčThe Miles Davis ExperienceOct. 21, 2011Samueli Theater, Santa AnaWriting about jazz, to me, is just about the dumbest thing anyone could do. I mean, in a literal sense, the genre says nothing because much of the music (including the Miles Davis Experience show that took place Friday night at the ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010


    Casa Romantica

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    April 29, 2009

    Tomorrow: Sonny Rollins at OCPAC

    Jazz has few living legends from its halycon days. Sure, there are some modern players (the Marsalis brothers come to mind) who picked up the torch when it was passed to them, but as far as 100 percent legit dudes from back in the day, the list is very short.Luckily for Orange County, Sonny Rollins, ... More >>

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    February 4, 2009

    Swingin' Fundraiser

    Just got this email from a guy named Rick Berry. Unless you are Dustin Hoffman in "Rain Man," you probably don't remember, but I wrote about him a while ago when he was playing trumpet in a group called the Jazz Rx.The band isn't performing anymore and with all this free time, Berry has decided to r ... More >>

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    January 10, 2008

    Joey Jazz

    Joey DeFrancesco

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    June 21, 2007

    Locals Only

    Room for Improv Men: Jazz RX rejuvenate the legacy

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    October 5, 2006

    Peaceful Visions

    Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter

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    April 6, 2006

    Emotional Resonance

    Sonny Rollins

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    February 21, 2002

    Funk Master General

    Houston Person wants to give you some

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    July 12, 2001

    Jazz Class

    Its Charlie Rose meets Actors Studio and Piano Jazz in Sessions

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    May 11, 2000

    No Sellout

    Rebel jazz flutist James Newton comes home

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    April 20, 2000

    Back From the Edge

    Jon Mayer, jazz survivor

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    March 5, 1998

    Steaming Jazz Jam

    Sunday night becomes eclectic