John Coltrane

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2014

    5 Best Concerts in Phoenix This Weekend

    Darkness falls across the desert. Costumed peeps with orange drinks flirt. Phoenicians crawl in search of bands, providing entertainment for all the land. And whosoever shall be seeking musical help, should our list of parties and concerts consult. Well, there's only so much co-opting of Vincent Pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Top 10 Record Stores in Metro Phoenix

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    Ginger Baker's Jazz Confusion - Musical Instrument Museum - October 18, 2013

    Ginger Baker's Jazz ConfusionMusical Instrument MuseumOctober 18, 2013 The first thing you notice about Ginger Baker is that, for a jazz drummer, he holds his sticks wrong. Of course, despite all his flirtations with African rhythms and jazz in many forms, Baker--a founding member of psychedelic ro ... More >>

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    October 3, 2013
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    December 10, 2012

    Top 5 Must-See Shows in Phoenix This Week

    Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.

  • Music

    December 6, 2012
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    October 23, 2012

    Anat Cohen: From Israel With Swing

    By Mark Keresman Quickly: How many female jazz instrumentalists can you name? Not singers, of which there are aplenty, but ace players of instruments of the female gender? There are more prominent ones on the scene than there were, say, 30 years ago--composer/bandleaders Carla Bley and Maria Schnei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Five Great Lost Albums

    By Mark Keresman Brian Eno was quoted as saying, "The first Velvet Underground album only sold 10,000 copies, but everyone who bought it formed a band." Rock history is filled with bands and albums that were somewhat unappreciated in their time yet occupy an enviable (by some people, at any rate) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Steve Conrad on KJZZ's Record Stash, Nina Simone, Collecting Soundies, and How Shane Kennedy Inspired His Crescent Ballroom Gig

    Although it's been more than five years since Steve Conrad pulled a regular air shift on local public radio station KJZZ, the 38-year-old disc jockey still gets many chances to share his love of jazz, blues, and soul songs on vinyl. From time to time, Conrad says he helps out fellow KJZZ jock Blais ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend

    Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Steve Weiss, What Are You Listening To?

    Anthony SandovalSteve Weiss​Steve Weiss Weiss is a fine art photographer with Candid Landscapes and executive director of No Festival Required Independent Cinema, a four-time Best Of Phoenix winner. Weiss will be doing film programming for Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art's new SMoCA Lounge i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Marilyn McLeod of The Nu Page on Motown, MoWest, Alice Coltrane, and Flying Lotus,

    Motown's Mowest Story: Our Lives Are Shaped By What We Love​If you haven't picked up the new Mowest compilation, Our Lives Are Shaped By What We Love: Motown's Mowest Story 1971-1973, you are missing out. The anthology features music from Motown's short lived West Coast venture, MoWest, and the tu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2011

    Twilight Singers at The Clubhouse Music Venue

    Shawn Anderson​Twilight Singers Clubhouse Music VenueSaturday, May 28Earlier this year, Sub Pop released Dynamite Steps, the latest album from Greg Dulli and The Twilight Singers. The record is typically Dulli; dark, funky, with soul inflections wedged between big rock guitars, electronic ambiance ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2008

    Tom Waits slays 'em on opening night in Phoenix

    By Paul Rubin The best shows are the ones where you go through some unexpected things in your head as you’re watching and listening. It’s really about the magic — the sound and sights of surprise — that transcendent music and performance can be. It happened to me last night at the Orpheu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2007
  • Dining

    December 15, 2005

    Pig Pickin'

    Right on 'cue

  • Music

    November 24, 2005

    Good As Gold

    Pavement, Repurposed

  • Calendar

    November 3, 2005

    The Wicked Kids Are Alright

    Repurposing Radiohead

  • Calendar

    May 19, 2005

    Digital Underground

    Redefining "keyboard player"

  • Calendar

    April 29, 2004

    Legends of the Fall

    Cirque du Soleil tumbles toward ecstasy

  • Music

    July 3, 2003

    Lee Konitz

    Motion (Verve)

  • Music

    October 3, 2002

    Morbid Angels

    Cephalic Carnage finds redemption in the sewers of the death metal underground

  • Music

    June 27, 2002

    Mystic Pizza

    Candiria's genre-bending urban fusion of ambient, hard-core, rap and jazz makes for a tasty organic pie

  • Music

    February 21, 2002

    Blowing Rufus' Mind

    A roundup of the latest batch of eclectica that fell through the cracks

  • Film

    December 13, 2001

    Eyes Half Open

    Cameron Crowe takes Jerry Maguire on a dizzy trip through dreamland

  • Music

    May 31, 2001


    13-year-old Scottsdale saxophone prodigy Alex Han prepares for takeoff

  • Music

    April 26, 2001

    Brooklyn Knights

    Medeski Martin and Wood's hip-hop jazz finds the audience it deserves

  • Music

    April 12, 2001

    Miles Davis

    'Round About Midnight, Milestones, At Newport 1958, Jazz at the Plaza, The Essential Miles Davis, Live at the Fillmore East -- March 7, 1970: It's About That Time (Columbia/Legacy)

  • Music

    February 22, 2001
  • Culture

    February 1, 2001

    Lipstick Traces

    Eddie Izzard just wants to be loved, and is that so wrong?

  • Music

    November 30, 2000
  • Music

    October 26, 2000

    Robbie Williams

    Sing When You're Winning (Capitol)

  • Music

    September 14, 2000

    Kind of Blue

    The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece (Da Capo Press)

  • Music

    August 17, 2000

    Divine Styler

    Wordpower 2: Directrix (Mo' Wax)

  • Music

    June 29, 2000

    Fourth Coming

    Gumbo celebrates Independence Day and Satchmo's birth with the latest in jazz, blues and heritage

  • News

    May 4, 2000

    The Lore of the Luhrs

    Adam Diaz remembers 50 years of work and play in Phoenix's first skyscraper

  • News

    April 27, 2000

    From Mohawks To Mullets

    Images from 25 years of Phoenix music

  • Music

    April 13, 2000


    A load of the latest in heritage as Smokin' Joe gets nasty, Bill Frisell goes to Ghost Town, Greg Osby returns to form and everyone else gets the Gumbo once-over

  • Music

    March 30, 2000

    Master of the Universe

    Mix Master Mike wants you to know how the tables turn

  • Music

    December 23, 1999

    Searching for Your Inner Redneck

    A pair of new releases from Gov't Mule find meaning in being a Southern man, anyhow

  • Music

    July 1, 1999

    Trout Mask Original

    New Captain Beefheart boxed set documents 17 stormy years of brilliant eccentricity

  • Music

    February 25, 1999

    Talent Show

    Paul Westerberg gives up on the charts, and rediscovers his muse

  • Music

    December 24, 1998
  • Music

    September 4, 1997

    Masked Marvels

    Nashville's Los Straitjackets wrestle with the limitations of instrumental rock

  • News

    June 19, 1997
  • Music

    November 21, 1996


    Pulling influence from Cobain as well as Coltrane, Charlie Hunter leads the charge for alt. generation jazz

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    June 30, 1993



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    December 16, 1992
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