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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Eddie Griffin shows the world how he wrings laughs from his DysFunKtional kin.
From Moroccan-flavored psycho-trance to furious superfunk, Critters Buggin cross space and time zones with their music.
Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.
Live at the Village Vanguard
Backbeat contributors offer up their favorite recordings of 1999.
Pianist Marc Sabatella has no interest in making one-dimensional music.
HOW MUSIC RESCUED SAXOPHONIST DAVID S. WARE FROM A TAXICAB.