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    September 25, 2013

    Matt Slocum's Five Favorite Jazz Drummers

    Drummer/composer Matt Slocum isn't from Los Angeles, but he has certainly made a mark here. Arriving from Minnesota in the early aughts, Slocum attended USC, studying jazz and playing with musicians like Walter Smith III and Gerald Clayton along the way. He is now one of America's pre-eminent young ... More >>

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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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    September 28, 2012

    John Coltrane's 'A Love Supreme': The Story Behind the Album

    Last Sunday, Sept. 23, was John Coltrane's birthday.  He would have been 86 years-old. Whenever I think of Coltrane, I hear the opening bars of his masterpiece, A Love Supreme.  The album was recorded in December 1964, and it was released in early '65, flooring the critics.  It w ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011

    Non Projects Take Over Geekdown at the Crosby; We Talk to Anenon and a.d.l.r.

    My Hollow DrumNon Projects take over My Hollow Drum's Geekdown tonight!‚ÄčOn the last Thursday of every month, our favorite local DJ collective My Hollow Drum hosts their Geekdown residency at the Crosby in Santa Ana. This month, they've invited likeminded LA label Non Projects to join in--and take ... More >>

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    June 9, 2005
  • Music

    November 6, 2003

    Reconstructing Zappa

    Don Preston and Project/Object raise Frank from the grave

  • Music

    April 6, 2000

    Jiveless Jazzbo

    Forgive Joshua Redman for being popular

  • Music

    April 6, 2000

    Hell Booglarize You

    John Lee Hookers spooky tone poetry

  • Music

    October 7, 1999

    Train in Vain

    Wayne Hancock still a genius, the Damned getting damned old