Subject:

Cecil Taylor

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Uri Caine on playing jazz and classical music

    Early in his career, pianist Uri Caine got to play with jazz legends like Philly Joe Jones and Hank Mobley. While Caine is a deft improviser and can play the hell out of bop, he's incredibly multi-faceted and also quite equally at home playing avant-garde, classical (Caine's released a number albums ... More >>

  • Music

    July 14, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Updating the soundtrack to On the Beach

    ​If you haven't seen the 1959 film On The Beach, you might want to tune out now before we spoil anything. It's a post-apocalyptic emotion-drain that chronicles the last days of humanity in a painstakingly slow manner -- which is to say it's a bit slow in the hips but fast in the brain. Anyw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2008

    Wu Fei Bids Farewell to Denver

    Photo by David Quint Wu Fei's off to the Big Apple. Today's marks another bummer day for the Denver music scene. We were just informed that Wu Fei, a master of the guzheng (a traditional Chinese stringed instrument) that has worked with John Zorn and Cecil Taylor, is preparing to move to New York ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 9, 2004
  • Film

    April 3, 2003

    Everything's Relative

    Eddie Griffin shows the world how he wrings laughs from his DysFunKtional kin.

  • Music

    August 30, 2001

    Bumpa Crop

    From Moroccan-flavored psycho-trance to furious superfunk, Critters Buggin cross space and time zones with their music.

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    On the Records

    Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.

  • Music

    April 20, 2000

    Chucho Valdes

    Live at the Village Vanguard
    (Blue Note)

  • Music

    December 30, 1999

    Judgment Day

    Backbeat contributors offer up their favorite recordings of 1999.

  • Music

    January 28, 1999

    Inside Out There

    Pianist Marc Sabatella has no interest in making one-dimensional music.

  • Music

    January 22, 1998
  • Calendar

    March 13, 1997
  • Music

    October 11, 1995

    READY TO WARE

    HOW MUSIC RESCUED SAXOPHONIST DAVID S. WARE FROM A TAXICAB.

  • Calendar

    October 11, 1995
  • Music

    December 7, 1994
  • Music

    September 7, 1994
  • Music

    July 6, 1994
  • Calendar

    June 29, 1994
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