Sonny Rollins

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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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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    August 18, 2011

    John Vanderslice's Brave, Wild World

    The studio veteran tackles his fears via a fresh way of making music on his latest album

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    April 30, 2009
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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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    April 6, 2006

    Emotional Resonance

    Sonny Rollins

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    August 12, 2004
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    March 14, 2002

    Aural Anarchy!

    Herbie Hancock praises jazz eclecticism, disses Wynton

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    January 27, 2000

    This Means War!

    In search of some really good acid jazz