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1996 Stories by Linda Gruno

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  • Soul-Jazz Power

    published December 12, 1996

    When veteran alto saxophonist Hank Crawford and Hammond B-3 wizard Jimmy McGriff formed a quartet in 1986, their record company, Milestone,... More >>

  • The Odd Couple

    published December 5, 1996

    "I made up this little story that kind of describes what I do," says Miguel Espinosa, the extraordinary flamenco guitarist who makes up half of... More >>

  • Chamber Music, Latin Style

    published November 14, 1996

    Cuarteto Latinoamericano is the classical world's only full-time string chamber ensemble made up exclusively of Latin American musicians--but... More >>

  • The Madness Is Spreading

    published October 17, 1996

    Ask Denver's Day Butler to describe hip-hop and you won't get a definition; you'll get a mini-course in sociology. "A lot of people say... More >>

  • Playlist

    published October 10, 1996

    Better Than Ezra Friction, Baby (Elektra) Dear friends, this CD represents everything that's wrong with alternative music in... More >>

  • The New Traditionalists

    published October 3, 1996

    The New York-based sextet called the Klezmatics is known for playing "in the tradition." But Klezmatics trumpeter/keyboardist/arranger Frank... More >>

  • Taylor Made

    published September 12, 1996

    'Eighteen years ago, bluesman Otis Taylor, a longtime fixture at the Denver Folklore Center, walked away from his career as a professional... More >>

  • Strings Attached

    published September 5, 1996

    To most of his friends and neighbors in Colorado Springs, the notoriously conservative town where he's lived for the past thirty years, Stephen... More >>

  • John Hammond's Blues

    published August 29, 1996

    Now in his mid-fifties, country blues guitarist/ vocalist John Hammond has held up well. His thick crop of hair shows no traces of male-pattern... More >>

  • Breaking Tabu

    published July 25, 1996

    Unlike those musicians who play up a variety of interests, perhaps to demonstrate that there is more to them than their tunes, Tabu Ley Rochereau,... More >>

  • Horning In

    published June 20, 1996

    Jazz pianist/vocalist Shirley Horn is a cult classic. A restrained and reticent woman, Horn loathes interviews and seldom appears anywhere... More >>

  • Strom Warning

    published June 13, 1996

    The message flashed at viewers during the introduction of The Last Klezmer--a 1994 documentary film made by Yale Strom, leader of the klezmer/jazz... More >>

  • The Cat's Meow

    published June 6, 1996

    "Have you noticed how a majority of the musicians around here are about a generation behind in the way that they play?" asks Sam Coffman, a... More >>

  • Playlist

    published May 30, 1996

    Howlin' Maggie Honeysuckle Strange (Columbia) Who'd a thunk that in 1996, one of the hottest sounds in the United States would... More >>

  • Playlist

    published May 2, 1996

    Manfred Hubler and Siegfried Schwab Vampyros Lesbos: Sexadelic Dance Party (Motel) If you haven't seen a film by director Jess... More >>

  • Beautiful McBride

    published April 25, 1996

    "Even as a little kid, I knew jazz was a great art form, but I didn't really like it," admits jazz bassist Christian McBride. "It's not that I... More >>

  • Gone Loco

    published April 11, 1996

    The members of Dr. Loco's Rockin' Jalapeno Band certainly know their stuff. Not only do they play distinctive música that celebrates th... More >>

  • Playlist

    published March 14, 1996

    Rudy Ray Moore Greatest Hits (The Right Stuff) Most white folks haven't heard of Moore and that's a shame, because he's... More >>

  • Many Happy Returns

    published March 7, 1996

    During the late Eighties, people interested in working at the Kansas City branch of the Internal Revenue Service probably spoke with Kevin... More >>

  • The Sun's Ray

    published February 22, 1996

    In 1990, Sun Ra--the jazz innovator and native (he claimed) of Saturn--spoke of being "a pioneer going through the forest, not really knowing who... More >>


    published February 14, 1996

    "People come to me when they need a certain type of spiritual help," says the Reverend Dr. Marjorie Williams-Cooper. "What I do is cast out... More >>


    published February 14, 1996

    Arlo Guthrie, Saturday, February 17, at the Boulder Theater, has accomplished far more in his career than writing "Alice's Restaurant" nearly... More >>


    published February 7, 1996

    Irene Farrera, Friday, February 9, at Swallow Hill Music Hall, is certainly ambitious; the singer/guitarist says her main musical objective is to... More >>


    published January 31, 1996

    La Musgana, 8 p.m. Friday, February 2, at Cameron Church, is a quartet from Leon, Spain, that specializes in European folk sounds rarely heard in... More >>


    published January 17, 1996

    Upon moving to the Denver area from Washington, D.C., two years ago, vocalist/ composer/keyboardist Rekha Ohal suffered the usual setbacks while... More >>

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