Miles Davis

  • Calendar

    November 6, 2014

    Flying Lotus


  • Film

    January 16, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    It's Canada Day! Here's Six Favorites From Our Neighbors Up North

    Pick up a hockey stick and pour maple syrup on something at your local Tim Horton's because today Canada turns 146 years young! Celebrating the enactment of their Constitution Act, Canadians coast to coast have the day off to reflect on their own Canadian-ness. Along with Wayne Gretzky, Cirque du So ... More >>

  • Food

    May 9, 2013

    For a Hot Time In Old Huntington, Go to the Black Trumpet Bistro

    Dino Ferraro's French/Italian/Spanish/Moroccan menu would be oddball anywhere but Beach Boulevard

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    Holychild Puts An Indie Spin On a Miles Davis Cover, And We're Not Even Offended

    Though East Coast transplants Holychild are relatively new to the SoCal music scene, the experimental pop outfit has been making strides in its new home. Aside from gearing up to release its debut EP, Tribes, next month, the quartet is currently headlining Santa Ana's Detroit Bar every Monday night ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Five of the Best Monterey Jazz Festival Performances of All Time

    This fall, the Monterey Jazz Festival will usher in its 56th annual performance along California's crystal coastline, 350 miles north of Orange County. Since 1958 the festival has hosted every major jazz musician conceivable. The first lineup alone included Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Milt Jack ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Slow Learner to Headline Plugged Into Local at Harvelle's, Dec. 19

    It's that time of year again, when presents are unwrapped, miracles seem to occur out of nowhere, and despite the mounds of shop-o-holic debt you're about to incur, the need to give away free shit has never been stronger. That's how we feel about it, anyway. That's why we wanted to throw an extra fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    10 Jazz Albums to Listen to Before You Die

    Because there are multiple decades of jazz, it's almost impossible to pick the top 10 albums of all time; the hip cats with their canes and cool shades will throw their used saxophone reeds in my direction and call me a young whippersnapper.  The debate is so polemic that I might as well write ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Top 15 Essential Black Friday Record Store Day Releases

    ​First, we told you what OC record stores are having Black Friday Record Store Day sales. Now, we're letting you know what RSD releases you should look out for. Here are 15 essential Black Friday Record Store Day releases you might be able to score this Friday. (No guarantees, though -- most of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2011

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

    ​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Happy Birthday Miles Davis: 5 Annihilating Insights From His Autobiography

    ​Today, jazz pioneer Miles Davis, who died in 1991, would have been 85. The year before his death, he published an autobiography detailing his truly amazing life story as well as wild accounts of his interactions with other iconic jazz greats. Between tales of Dizzy Gillespie's fondness of riling ... More >>

  • Music

    September 17, 2009
  • Calendar

    July 23, 2009

    Nino Moschella

    Continental Room

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Jimmy Fallon: Savior of Hip Hop?

      For some reason, when ?uestlove announced in November that The Roots would cease touring and become the house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, there was minor outrage. "Black Thought opening for Jimmy Fallon every night is the cultural equivalent of Miles Davis playing his horn on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2009

    The '59 Sound in the '09 Summer

    School's out. The sun poked through the "June gloom" yesterday. And most importantly, our 2009 Summer Guide was released this morning. It's official, summer has arrived... and while our guide has an abundance of information for making this summer the best one yet, we couldn't include everything. So ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 7, 2009
  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Music

    February 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 16, 2009

    Rainy Day Jams: What's in your iPod?

    In case you didn't realize how shitty the people in front of you were driving on your way to work this morning, or that the shoulders of your hoodie are exceptionally moist, I just though I'd inform you that it's raining. Now if your iPod is worth its weight, you should probably have a decent stack ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2008

    Teo Macero, 1925-2008

    Just one of Teo Macero's indispensable contributions to musical awesomeness. Teo Macero, the cunning producer/composer/saxophonist who helped to shape Miles Davis' recordings of the '50s through the '70s into some of the most important and sonically advanced albums ever, passed away Feb. 19 at age ... More >>

  • Features

    February 7, 2008

    In Sound We Thrust

    17 Songs to Make Bedsprings Sing

  • Calendar

    January 10, 2008

    Joey Jazz

    Joey DeFrancesco

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2007

    Deeper Into Miles Davis

    Paul Tingen, author of the thoroughly engaging and perceptive Miles Beyond: The Electric Explorations of Miles Davis 1967-1991, has graciously linked to my review of the late, great trumpeter's The Complete On The Corner Sessions boxed set on his website. I'm currently reading Miles Beyond (thanks ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 6, 2007

    In the Vanguard

    Bobby Hutcherson and Joey DeFrancesco

  • Culture

    November 1, 2007

    Goodbye, Cool World

    OCMA sees a future in the past

  • Music

    October 4, 2007

    Numbers by Paint

    Banyan Splatter the Aural Canvas with a Profusion of Surprising Hues

  • Music

    September 20, 2007

    Sprawl of Sound

    Miles Above: The Complete On the Corner Sessions Documents One of the Greatest, Most Controversial Albums Ever

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2007

    The 100 Most Important OC Musicians of All Time

    DJ Nobody: Twice as important as most OC musicians. Orange County has been a fertile breeding ground for musicians of many stripes since the beginning of electricity. We at Heard Mentality would like to ask you—the good-looking, intelligent readers of this blog—for your opinions on this import ... More >>

  • Music

    June 14, 2007

    Fierce Ruling Diva

    Once too hot to handle, Betty Davis freaky funk is ripe for rediscovery

  • Food

    October 13, 2005
  • Music

    March 31, 2005
  • Music

    January 20, 2005

    Better Than a Grammy

    Newports Ubiquity: Label of the Year!

  • Music

    July 15, 2004
  • Music

    June 24, 2004

    Jazz Destroyers

    A nod and a wink at the Days End

  • Music

    April 11, 2002

    Theres something about Maria

    Influenced by Gil Evans, Maria Schneider says her path lies elsewhere

  • Music

    March 14, 2002

    Aural Anarchy!

    Herbie Hancock praises jazz eclecticism, disses Wynton

  • Music

    February 28, 2002
  • Unknown

    January 24, 2002
  • Music

    January 24, 2002
  • Music

    October 4, 2001
  • News

    September 20, 2001

    Fair Deal

    Will the OC Fair finally stop blowing corn-dog chunks?

  • Culture

    May 3, 2001

    Creepy, Squirming Larvae

    The death of jazz

  • Music

    October 19, 2000

    James Valentine, Guitarist for Square

    What the hell are you listening to?

  • Music

    August 3, 2000
  • Music

    July 13, 2000

    Room to Groove

    Joey DeFrancesco pumps his organ

  • Music

    May 11, 2000

    No Sellout

    Rebel jazz flutist James Newton comes home

  • Music

    April 20, 2000

    An Inveterate Ass

    But genius trumpter Wynton Marsalis can still blow you away

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