| Feb 14, 2012
| 2:43 AM
A couple of years ago, the Daily Press' own music buffs Sam McDonald and Mike Holtzclaw shared some favorite tunes for setting that very romantic mood on Valentine's Day. Here are the songs they chose - as well as a few clunkers to avoid:
| Jun 3, 2011
| 1:11 PM
When it comes to improvisation, “free” is a thorny word.
In the context of avant-garde jazz, pioneered in the 1960s by Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Albert Ayler, John Coltrane, Archie Shepp, Sun Ra and others, it means free-form group...
| Nov 27, 2010
Glendale is not exactly known as a jazz mecca. We do have Jax Bar & Grill and the occasional special event at local theaters. But now, if it's in the cards, we have one more option — Thursday nights at Notte Luna Italian and Mediterranean...
| Jan 8, 2011
Music, in addition to just sounding pleasant, has the ability to enhance everyday experiences. It can often bring you to tears in the wake of some tragedy, or help you celebrate the joys and triumphs of life. Sometimes, though, music is at its most...
| Jan 12, 2011
| 4:21 PM
Over the last half-century, pop musicians have come up with all kinds of stylistic fusions – country-blues, folk-rock and so on.
Still, no musical stew may be more unlikely than the one whipped up by Hellride, the three-man supergroup coming to...
| May 23, 2012
| 5:35 AM
May 26 – 31, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org
In Denis Johnson's 1985 post-apocalyptic novel Fiskadoro, the world has experienced a catastrophic nuclear event, and pockets of civilization fashion a...
| Nov 27, 2011
5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Bill Leff for Jonathon Brandmeier
6:39 a.m. A Chicago Public School teacher joins Bill Leff (in for Jonathon Brandmeier) to talk about a 'Curriculum-Based Rock Album For Teachers & Students' he's recording.
7:09 a.m. Hall of...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 10:16 AM
There’s more to the story of Jaimoe, the drummer formerly known as Jai Johanny Johanson (or “Johnie,” as his parents called him), than his long-standing affiliation with the Allman Brothers Band. Years before his fateful run-in with...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 7:42 AM
Afro-Cuban music enjoys an evolutionary advantage over the rest of the jazz world. Like other points on the spectrum, it changes and grows over time, gaining in harmonic and formal complexity as it expands to incorporate a wide range of contemporary...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 8:16 AM
Having a couple of monster hits early in your career can certainly pigeonhole you as a recording artist. But it can also pay for a lot of future evil.
Take '70s rock icon Edgar Winter, for example. In 1973, the Beaumont, Texas-based multi-instrumentalist...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 12:04 PM
Flea Markets: The 9 Best Shopping Strategies (Source: FOXNews.com)
Flea marketing looks so easy in magazine spreads and TV shows: You see a host waft around an organized array of tables overflowing with conveniently bargain-priced antiques. It's always a...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 1:49 PM
Even in a windowless room on the set of CBS' "Unforgettable," Dylan Walsh waxes poetic about New York.
After years in Los Angeles, Walsh moved to Manhattan for this show.
"I love being back here," he says. "I love it like I loved somebody."