Miles Davis

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    September 4, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Tim Ruiz, La Mafia's Master of Technics

    Who? Member of Grammy-winning Tejano band La Mafia, bassist Tim Ruiz has been creating music in this city for the better part of two decades. A top advocate for the local live-music scene with an emphasis on live jazz, Ruiz is the the creative mind behind the new Jazz Scene Houston page on Facebook ... More >>

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    June 5, 2014
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    April 28, 2014

    The Five Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Alice In Chains, Tycho, Chaka Khan, etc.

    Alice In Chains Bayou Music Center, April 29 After reappearing from a solid decade in the wilderness on 2009's Black Gives Way to Blue, Alice In Chains is rolling in 2014. William DuVall, who came up through Atlanta's hardcore scene, is now fully installed as front man; he shares the tormented howl ... More >>

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    February 26, 2014

    Don't Know Who Michael Bloomfield Was? You Totally Should.

    "He was the greatest guitar player I ever heard" -- Bob Dylan "[He] is music on two legs" -- Eric Clapton "You could put [him] with James Brown, and he'd be a motherfucker." -- Miles Davis Wow. What other unknown axe-slinger could garner such praise from such music heavyweights? But this is only a ... More >>

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    September 3, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Mr. Castillo, Song-Sniping DJ

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Dan Castillo, Mr. Castillo to you, is ... More >>

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    February 19, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Kristine Mills, Houston's Brassiest Voice

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Nobody puts Baby into a corner, and no ... More >>

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    January 24, 2013

    Frank Zappa and Other Quicksand Artists

    Tonight House of Blues will be graced by Zappa Plays Zappa, led by the late Papa Frank's oldest son Dweezil, who inherited some of his father's guitar skills. Zappa Plays Zappa is the preeminent traveling Zappa tribute show going, and Dweezil's love letter to his father's body of work, which has onl ... More >>

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    June 22, 2012

    Bob Dorough: The Story Behind "Schoolhouse Rock"

    By the late '60s, despite a long and varied career that included the albums Devil May Care and Yardbird Suite, associations with Miles Davis and Allen Ginsberg, and perfecting the art of "vocalese" - assigning lyrics to the melodies of instrumental jazz solos - Bob Dorough could see the writing on t ... More >>

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    April 20, 2012

    30 Seconds With The Boxing Lesson

    Progressive psychedelia is an acquired taste... acquired by being awesome that is. Austin's own Boxing Lesson may be one of the best modern practitioners around. If the Legendary Pink Dots teamed with the Cult you might get somewhere near the throbbing frontal lobe fuck of their work. Seriously, "He ... More >>

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    February 20, 2012

    Support Staff: 10 Of Pop History's Greatest Backing Bands

    Being behind the scenes is what most musicians who don't write songs or sing expect of their lives once they start seriously playing. A career backing someone up can be extremely rewarding, particularly if you are part of a transcendent group of musicians that goes from simply backing up an artist i ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    KMAG, These Are Our Favorite Four-Letter Bands

    AC/DC: The Only Four-Letter Band That Matters​The other day while we were tooling around with a collection of music we had inherited from some family members that had passed away, we realized that of all the compact discs that we had in the box, the Miles Davis, the Ravi Shankar box set, the T ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011

    Facebook v. Leaky Boob

    Houston mom in a FB face-off.

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    November 19, 2010

    Top 10 Double Albums That Should Have Stayed Single

    ​Not all double albums should have been double albums, just as some albums had to be double albums in order for their point to be made. Each case is different with each band or artist. The Who's Tommy and Quadrophenia had to be double albums to tell their stories of teenage wastelands and po ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010

    Queen Bee

    Upper Kirby's got a brand-new bag.

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    October 15, 2010

    "Rape Gaze": Worst Genre Name Ever? Not Quite...​Let's take a moment to think about labels and what they mean to us. Why do people feel the need to label things? The obvious answer is: It's the only way we know what stuff is. To anyone who automatically dismisses the very idea of labeling, just imagine what it would b ... More >>

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    October 9, 2010

    Live From The Austin City Limits Festival, Day 2

    Brittanie Shey: When you go to a festival lit this, you're always looking for the discovery. The one band that either blows you away or causes you to alter all your expectations. Today it was Dan Black, a performer we caught only because there was nothing else going on. As soon as we get home, we' ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010

    The Top 10 Music-Video Riots

    From Agnostic Front's "Riot, Riot Upstart"​Just like the Stones said, "Summer's here and the time is right for fighting in the street, boy." Only the best social insurrections and riots happen in the heat of the summer. It makes us wonder why Houston hasn't had more angry, heat-stoked street ... More >>

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    April 23, 2010

    Mother Earth Says, "Ha!"

    Photo by Yuri Shkoda Want proof of the butterfly effect? Okay, a volcano in Iceland erupts and half-way around the world, Houston arts organizations have to scramble.   Two highly anticipated concerts were forced to change their line-ups and one theatrical piece was rescheduled - tw ... More >>

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    January 28, 2010

    "Birth of the Cool"

    Who knew being cool would be so hot?

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    October 20, 2009

    Get Lit: Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life By Wynton Marsalis with Geoffrey Ward

    ​In addition to his long career as one of modern jazz's finest trumpet blowers and composers, Wynton Marsalis has waged a sort of one-man PR campaign for jazz education. He extols the virtues of the music as a current and lively art with a rich history - as opposed to a genre whose best days and p ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009
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    May 7, 2009

    Blue Notes: Return to Forever's Return to Forever Returns

    Return to Forever Return to Forever Returns www.return2forever.comAh, jazz fusion, what a conundrum of musical styles. Too heavily instrumental and dexterous for rock fans, too spacey and electric guitar-based for jazzbos, it has a small but dedicated following all weaned on Miles Davis' Bitches Bre ... More >>

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    October 7, 2008

    Seven Jazz Icons Hit the Screen

    Compared to Deadheads, Beatles fans and the KISS Army, fans of classic '50s and '60s jazz are, admittedly, a small but extremely dedicated bunch. Somewhere out there is a middle-aged man (possibly with a beard) creaming his corduroys to discover tape of Miles Davis sneezing into the mike during a lo ... More >>

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    September 11, 2008

    Quincy Troupe

    Miles Davis’s co-autobiographer is also a renowned poet

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    March 12, 2008
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    January 17, 2008
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    November 29, 2007

    The Cool School

    Documentary film looks at the beginnings of L.A.’s art scene

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    August 16, 2007

    “Women in Jazz”

    Houston pays homage to “The Divine One”

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    June 28, 2007

    Betty Davis

    Once too hot to handle, Betty Davis's freaky funk is ripe for rediscovery

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    June 14, 2007

    Lost Albums

    CDs that deserve another listen

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    November 17, 2006

    Getting the Slip

    The Slip Eisenhower Bar/None The Slip's new album is available from Bar/None Records. Longtime fans of The Slip will find the band almost unrecognizable on Eisenhower. But that's not necessarily a bad thing. Over the last decade, the New England trio has evolved from psychedelic jazz improv ... More >>

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    October 26, 2006

    A Whole Other Magic

    Dianne Reeves's good luck story

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    August 3, 2006

    Gil Evans

    The Complete Pacific Jazz Sessions

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    June 8, 2006
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    February 23, 2006

    Maynard Ferguson and His Big Bop Nouveau Band

    Saturday, February 25, Conroe High School, 3200 West Davis, 936-538-7613

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    January 5, 2006

    Ennio Morricone

    Crime and Dissonance

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    December 23, 2004
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    October 14, 2004

    Village Voices

    Irving Penn's iconic, never-before-seen photos of Africa make an exclusive stop at the MFAH

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    April 8, 2004

    A Century of Progress

    Guitarist Huey Long is from all the eras

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    April 8, 2004

    Salad Barre

    A buffet of dance troupes comes to town

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    December 13, 2001


    Saturday, December 15

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    December 24, 1998

    Herbie's World

    What does Herbie Hancock think of his own work? His take may surprise you.

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    November 26, 1998
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    November 19, 1998
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    February 12, 1998
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    January 16, 1997
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    January 12, 1995
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    December 1, 1994
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    May 26, 1994
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    March 24, 1994
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