There is no shortage of vinyl -- and places to get it -- in The Valley of the Sun. Jazz, blues, rock, psych, soul, oldies, Latin, children's, soundtracks, surf, drag, indie, metal, punk ... it's all here somewhere. The key is finding who has what you want. More often than not, each record store has ... More >>
Prince and his backing band, 3rd Eye Girl performed a once-in-a-lifetime show at Marquee Theatre last night. Er, twice--I guess they'll be coming back tonight. It was pretty fantastic, but don't take my word for it. Here's the Twittersphere's review of Prince's first night in Tempe: @seerock1023 ... More >>
What draws better these days than older, more beloved musicians from bands such as The Beach Boys and Pink Floyd? Not much, outside of an act like Lady Gaga or Justin Beiber -- that is why both Brian Wilson and Roger Waters lead the pack for an impressively fruitful week of show announcements.Let ... More >>
Shannon WallacePrecious cargo: A crew delivers John Lennon's "Imagine" piano to the Musical Instrument Museum. Now this is cool. This week, the soon-to-be-open Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in north Phoenix took delivery of the piano in which John Lennon of The Beatles composed "Imagine," ... More >>
While he doesn't dress in monk-like robes (like Qui-Gon Jinn) or offer advice in backwards fashion (à la Yoda), Rob Wegner is most definitely served as a Jedi Master to DJs across the PHX for most of the last decade. He's taught many a Padawan how to spin up a song in that time, including MCB and J ... More >>
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Gumbo rewrites the tax code with the latest batch of jazz, blues and heritage releases
The kiddies should be lining up as we slap a parental advisory on the latest batch of jazz, blues and heritage releases
Drawing insight from the month's best in jazz, blues and heritage, Gumbo answers readers' nagging queries
Will the mysterious John Wright emerge like the Great Bumpkin this Halloween?
Gumbo celebrates Independence Day and Satchmo's birth with the latest in jazz, blues and heritage
Titan A.E., made in Phoenix, brings new blood to movie animation
Haikus and lows abound in this month's jazz and heritage releases
Long hailed by his peers, Ahmad Jamal at last has the critics firmly in his corner
After half a century of percussive brilliance, Tito Puente still wants the moon and stars
IT'S SWEET, IT'S SIMLE AND IT SELLS. BUT IT AIN'T JAZZ.
BORN IN NAGALES, BASSIST CHARLES MINGUS SPENT HIS LIFE EXTENDING THE FRONTIERS OF JAZZ. NOW HIS HOMETOWN IS THROWING HIM A 71ST BIRTHDAY PARTY.