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2007 Stories by Jon Solomon

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  • Richie Cole

    published August 2, 2007

    There's a live recording of alto saxophonists Richie Cole and Phil Woods playing Charlie Parker's "Scrapple From the Apple" at breakneck speed,... More >>

  • Twilight Falls Around Great Northern

    published August 2, 2007

    Solon Bixler and Rachel Stolte were driving to Mendocino, California, about three hours north of San Francisco, when they came up with the name... More >>

  • This Just In…

    published July 26, 2007

    In hopes of cooling down at a higher altitude, a friend and I headed up to Lyons, home of Oskar Blues Grill & Brew (at 303 Main... More >>

  • Femi Kuti Fights for Change

    published July 26, 2007

    For nearly three decades, legendary Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti used his highly energetic music — essentially a fusion of African rhythms and... More >>

  • Guru

    published July 19, 2007

    On his introduction to the first Jazzmatazz album, Guru talks about how he'd always wanted to do an experimental fusion of hip-hop and live jazz.... More >>

  • This Just In...

    published July 19, 2007

    Last Thursday, I pulled off Highway 36 at Pecos and headed over to Brewski's Pub & Grill, 1451 Cortez Street — where I was... More >>

  • Guru

    published July 19, 2007

    On his introduction to the first Jazzmatazz album, Guru talks about how he'd always wanted to do an experimental fusion of hip-hop and live... More >>

  • This Just In...

    published July 12, 2007

    Desperately in need of a nightcap, I pop in to the Satellite Bar (308 East Colfax Avenue), which has been open for about three weeks now.... More >>

  • Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey

    published July 12, 2007

    All right — let's just get this out of the way, right off the bat: There isn't anybody named Jacob Fred in the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey. But... More >>

  • Umphrey’s McGee Keeps Progressing

    published July 12, 2007

    Before Umphrey's McGee ever played a gig here, the Chicago-based act sent out 600 live CDs to be distributed throughout Denver, Boulder and... More >>

  • This Just In…

    published July 5, 2007

    This may seem a bit strange, but one of the fondest memories I have of my dad is the time we went to Shotgun Willie's (490 South Colorado... More >>

  • Gravy Train!!!!

    published July 5, 2007

    If Richard Simmons swallowed a fistful of hipster pills and started sweating to the indies, Gravy Train!!!! would likely be playing in the... More >>

  • This Just In…

    published June 28, 2007

    With so much happening in town, it's rare for me to get outside the Denver city limits these days, but on a recent Wednesday night, I happened to... More >>

  • This Just In...

    published June 21, 2007

    Stop by Lincoln's Roadhouse (1201 South Pearl Street) any Sunday afternoon, and there's a good chance you'll see a hell of a lot of Harleys... More >>

  • Moutin Reunion Quartet

    published June 21, 2007

    Before becoming full-time musicians, Paris-born twin brothers Louis and Francois Moutin were well on their way to getting "real" jobs: Francois... More >>

  • John Doe Rises Again

    published June 21, 2007

    John Doe has experienced a few scary things in his day. The former singer for seminal L.A. punk band X was once run off the road and went off a... More >>

  • This Just In...

    published June 14, 2007

    The 15th Street Tavern (623 15th Street) is an ideal spot for drinking on a weekday, as I was reminded last Thursday afternoon when I saw... More >>

  • George&Caplin

    published June 7, 2007

    In Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest, Cary Grant plays Roger Thornhill, an advertising executive who gets kidnapped by a bunch of spies... More >>

  • This Just In...

    published June 7, 2007

    Pull up to Le Rouge at 9 p.m. for the first round of the Miss LoDo Contest. These things never start on time, but I don't want to miss... More >>

  • Wayne Horvitz Is Jazzed!

    published June 7, 2007

    In the late '70s, when pianist/keyboardist Wayne Horvitz moved to New York City, he and his wife, Robin Holcomb, and three other musicians rented... More >>

  • This Just In…

    published May 31, 2007

    Peter Black, the man behind Rockstars Are Dead, has teamed up with Lipgloss's Michael Trundle to start a new weekly Wednesday residency at DC... More >>

  • ALO

    published May 31, 2007

    It makes sense that these guys have decided to go by ALO these days. Their full moniker, Animal Liberation Orchestra, conjures images of a large... More >>

  • This Just In…

    published May 24, 2007

    I've heard a ton of people rave about Guitar Hero II, the video game that can turn virtually anyone into a shredding rock star, but I'd... More >>

  • The Ohsees

    published May 24, 2007

    As the frontman for the gritty, visceral Coachwhips, John Dwyer whipped crowds into a frenzy. With the Ohsees, he's slowed the pace considerably,... More >>

  • This Just In…

    published May 17, 2007

    Most people's idea of doing karaoke involves standing alone on a stage in front of a mike, singing the words to a song that they vaguely know,... More >>

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