Thelonious Monk

  • Film

    September 18, 2014
  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Last Shot: Battling Cancer to Shoot the Red Hot Chili Peppers

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    Jazz Pianist Joshua White Picks Five Favorites

    Pianist Joshua White seeks the history of the music he loves and layers it into his own sound. His confident delivery and endlessly engaging approach have attracted a fair amount of attention including a second-place finish at the Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition in 2011 and constant ... 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

    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

    August 2, 2010

    Dahga Bloom at the House of Blues Anaheim Over the Weekend

    Lilledeshan Bose​Dahga BloomJuly 31, 2010House of BluesHere's the thing: I was so ready to write off Dahga Bloom as just another wanna-be exoticized lo-fi psychedelic band after their OC Weekly interview, where they said an African god came to them in their dreams and instructed the ... More >>

  • News

    March 18, 2010

    Orange Sunshine

    In his new book, the Weekly's Nick Schou tells the tale of the Brotherhood of Eternal Love, OC's notorious 'Hippie Mafia'

  • 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 >>

  • Calendar

    April 10, 2008

    Bowers Brothers

    Timeless Melodies: 
George and Ira Gershwin

  • 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 >>

  • Music

    June 21, 2007

    Locals Only

    Room for Improv Men: Jazz RX rejuvenate the legacy

  • Music

    May 3, 2007

    White Jam Band Plays World Beat, Doesn't Suck

    Delta Nove mash genres with panache

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2006

    R.I.P. H-Bomb Ferguson ("Midnight Ramble")

    Per LA Times: Riled blues pianist H-Bomb Ferguson passes away Sunday. Says Ponderosa Stomp, which hosted Ferguson in notable late performances: Born May 9, 1929 in Charleston, South Carolina, H-Bomb's father was a strict minister who nevertheless encouraged his sons' interest in music, even going s ... More >>

  • Music

    April 6, 2006

    Emotional Resonance

    Sonny Rollins

  • Culture

    February 26, 2004

    Fall of the Legend

    George Herms comes to Costa Mesa, tries to make rent

  • Culture

    November 20, 2003
  • Music

    June 26, 2003
  • Music

    March 13, 2003

    Locked and Loaded

    Jazzbo George Shearing disses funk!

  • Music

    January 30, 2003

    Holy Hip-Hop!

    Non-preachy Christianity with the Jupitersciples

  • Film

    January 16, 2003

    The Savage Breast

    UC Irvines latest film series is music to your eyes

  • Music

    May 17, 2001
  • Music

    June 8, 2000

    Stop or You'll go Blind!

    Just ask Ray Charles!

  • Culture

    May 25, 2000
  • Music

    January 13, 2000

    Blow by Blow

    The versatile virtues of Ernie Watts

  • Music

    October 7, 1999

    Jon Halperin

    Owner of Newport Beach-based Indie Label Vegas Records