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Art Blakey

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    April 25, 2014

    Why jazz legend Wayne Shorter fills his home with books and toys

    Wayne Shorter, who headlines the UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival on Friday, April 25, doesn't have typical days. The 80-year-old saxophone legend, who was a member of the Miles Davis Quintet and Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, says it's all an adventure. The day we speak with him, Shorter tells us he is "ju ... More >>

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    February 24, 2014

    The best concerts in Denver this week

    FRI | PENTAGRAM at SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | 2/28/14 If you've seen Last Days Here, you're familiar with the frustrating tale of Pentagram. Formed in Virginia in the early '70s, the pioneering psychedelic metal band should have, by all accounts, realized massive worldwide fame. Instead, success evaded the ... More >>

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    October 14, 2013

    The ten best jazz drummers of all time

    An integral part of jazz is the swing feel, and drummers are often the ones stoking that fire, helping to propel the song, as well as the other players involved. While the saxophonists, trumpeters, pianists and guitarists all get their fair share of attention, the importance of a great drummer can't ... More >>

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    August 12, 2013

    The ten best trumpeters of all time

    Like sax players, any discussion of the best trumpeters is likely to involve some of the same names. And that's not happenstance. It's because the playing of those greats is so distinctive, prodigious and influential that it truly stands out among countless other horn players. Keep reading for a run ... More >>

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    August 9, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND @ RED ROCKS | SAT, 8/10/13 If any band typifies the Colorado approach to contemporary bluegrass, it's Yonder Mountain String Band. The quartet built up its chops playing in venues in Boulder, Nederland and beyond in the late 1990s, and its fusion of traditional instrument ... More >>

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    July 31, 2013

    The five best jazz shows in Denver in August

    JOHN SCOFIELD'S UBERJAM BAND @ BOULDER THEATER | THU, 8/1/13 John Scofield's never been one to settle in any particular musical style. Deft in a number of different styles, he always seems to find ways to reinvent himself. With 1998's A Go Go, guitarist John Scofield tapped into a whole new audience ... More >>

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    July 26, 2013

    The ten best shows in Denver this weekend

    BLKHRTS (MIXTAPE RELEASE) @ MARQUIS | SAT, 7/27/13 BLKHRTS have crafted an utterly riveting hybrid sound that centers on retro-futuristic production that is both unique and progressive. Live, the crew brings an unbridled energy that's as ferocious as Onyx, as primal as Body Count and as frenzied and ... More >>

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    July 25, 2013
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    July 25, 2013

    Terence Blanchard on the state of jazz today

    In this week's Rough Mix with trumpeter Terence Blanchard, who is due at Dazzle this Saturday and Sunday, we spoke with him about recruiting younger players and how composing for film has rubbed off on his jazz playing. In this extended Q&A, he talks about new Blue Note effort, Magnetic, more about ... More >>

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    July 2, 2013

    The best jazz shows in Denver this month

    GLENN TAYLOR ORCHESTRA @ DAZZLE | TUE., 7/23/13 Rarely is the pedal steel used outside of country music, but Glenn Taylor is one of the few who takes the instrument to completely different places, especially when he's playing with folks like Ron Miles or Matt Skellenger. While Taylor explores jazz, ... More >>

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    June 13, 2013

    Jon Spencer on how working with R.L. Burnside felt like being in the presence of an eternal god

    A few years ago, Jon Spencer was getting the Blues Explosion's Matador albums ready for expanded reissues when he thought about getting the band back together after an extended hiatus began taking root. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion subsequently regrouped and spent the intervening years touring, w ... More >>

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    May 31, 2013

    The five best jazz shows in Denver this June

    TRIBUTE TO CHET BAKER @ DAZZLE | WED, 6/5 Last month marked the 25th anniversary of legendary trumpeter Chet Baker's death after falling out of a hotel room window in Amsterdam. So in honor of Baker's life, local trumpeter Justin Peterson is presenting a new concert series, "I Miss You, Chet," in wh ... More >>

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    September 11, 2012

    The ten best jazz shows in Colorado this month

    Denver gets its share of national jazz talent, but September proves to be an exceptionally good month, with some legendary folks like Esperanza Spalding, John Ambercrombie, David Torn, Brian Blade and Allison Miller coming to town, as well as a fine selection of estimable local talent. Keep reading ... More >>

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    June 28, 2012
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    February 10, 2012

    Weekend's best live bets: Lenny Kravitz, Widespread Panic and more

    Ah, yes, we've reached the end of another glorious week in the Rockies, which can only mean another dope weekend of music in the Mile High City. Lenny Kravitz kicks things off tonight with a show at the Buell Theatre, Widespread Panic pulls into the Fillmore for a three-night stand, TaunTaun returns ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011

    Bobby Watson with Convergence

    Thursday and Friday, March 3 and 4, Dazzle, 303-839-5100.

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    August 14, 2008

    Jeremy Jones Xtet

    Saturday, August 16, Dazzle, 303-839-5100.

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    July 24, 2008

    Spontaneity Is the Spice of Life for Kenny Garrett

    Like the masters he learned from, this alto-saxman likes to fly by the seat of his pants.

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    July 18, 2008

    Live Review: Curtis Fuller at Dazzle

    Curtis Fuller Thursday, July 17, 2008 (second set) Dazzle Better Than: Fishing with some really good bait. John Coltrane’s Blue Train was one of the most celebrated albums Curtis Fuller played on, so it seemed fitting for the trombonist to open up the set with “Maze,” a song he wrote with ... More >>

  • Music

    July 17, 2008

    Meet Curtis Fuller, Living Jazz Legend

    He's played with the best, and now he's one of the best.

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    February 18, 2008

    Over the Weekend ... Ari Hoenig Punk Bop Trio @ Dazzle

    Ari Hoenig Punk Bop Trio Saturday, February 16 Dazzle Better than: Most jazz shows I’ve seen in the last six months. Ari Hoenig is intense. In his own right the drummer is a force to be reckoned with; so it's no small compliment to acknowledge that the other two parts of the trio that took the ... More >>

  • Music

    January 17, 2008

    Donald Harrison Quartet

    Like his mentor Art Blakey, this saxman is helping jump-start the careers of younger players.

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    August 20, 2007
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    August 31, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

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    June 15, 2006

    Westword Music Showcase 2006

    Be there or be square!

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    November 10, 2005

    Day-by-Day Picks

    From the week of November 10, 2005

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    September 8, 2005

    Michael Thomas Quintet

    Friday, September 9, Dazzle Restaurant and Lounge, 303-839-5100.

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    April 8, 2004
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    June 19, 2003
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    June 19, 2003

    Space Suite

    From inner space to the intergalactic, Wayne Shorter explores the deepest reaches of jazz.

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    April 10, 2003
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    January 23, 2003

    Keith Oxman

    Brain Storm (Capri)

  • Music

    June 20, 2002

    Solo Trip

    Nat Yarbrough is battling for his health, but his playing remains as vibrant as ever.

  • Music

    June 20, 2002

    Bridge to the Future

    A generation of Denver jazz stars has one thing in common: Neil Bridge.

  • Music

    January 17, 2002

    Taking Flight

    Legendary drummer Roy Haynes sings Bird's praises while creating his own legend.

  • Music

    May 11, 2000

    Combination Platter

    Amon Tobin mixes hip-hop and drum and bass with all that future jazz.

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    March 18, 1999

    Jazz for the Ages

    Sonny Rollins has more than fifty years of jazz under his belt. But he's thinking about tomorrow.

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    September 3, 1998
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    May 28, 1998

    Shell Game

    Tortoise and Isotope 217 bring out two different sides of guitarist Jeff Parker.

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    February 26, 1998

    In the Name of the Father

    T.S. Monk is making music that's all in the family.

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    September 11, 1997

    Shorter Over the Long Haul

    Faced with the tragic death of his wife, saxophone titan Wayne Shorter chooses life.

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    July 10, 1997

    Blood Sport

    Wynton Marsalis set out to make a masterpiece. Fatal mistake.

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    January 16, 1997
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    August 9, 1995
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    August 9, 1995
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    May 17, 1995
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    April 26, 1995
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    August 10, 1994

    3'S A CROWD

    UNMASKING THE TWO BRITISH MASTERMINDS BEHIND THE JAZZ-RAP SENSATION US3.

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    March 23, 1994
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