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Charles Mingus

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    October 16, 2013

    What we're all listening to right now

    Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon, now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>

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    October 9, 2013

    What we're all listening to right now

    Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon, now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>

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    August 22, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now: What's on your playlist this week?

    Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>

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    June 13, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now: What's on your playlist this week?

    Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Denver's ten best jukeboxes

    More and more, you've probably noticed an influx of Internet jukeboxes, the kind that offer a seemingly endless assortment of songs, cropping up in bars. But there are still a handful of spots rocking old school CD jukeboxes that require a bit of taste-making. Here's the ten best, including this yea ... More >>

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    September 18, 2012

    Music legend David Amram on his creative process, why he loves the Colorado Symphony, and meeting Woody Guthrie

    From collaborating with jazz legends to hanging out with Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady, David Amram has accumulated quite an impressive resume. He's written multiple books as well as musical pieces, and he's in Denver this week performing at a variety of events to celebrate the hundredth birthday of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Denver's ten best jukeboxes

    Just as music collections say a lot about people, a jukebox can do the same for a bar; it often reflect the place's personality. A lot of times, variety is key to a well-stocked jukebox, and 3 Kings Tavern, this year's winner in the Best of Denver, had that with balls, to boot. Here's a look at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    David Amram: "Playing jazz reminds me all the time of how important every note is, every person is, every situation is"

    David Amram, who will perform at the Neal Cassady birthday tonight at the Mercury Cafe and tomorrow night at Dazzle, shared a close connection with Cassady, Jack Kerouac and other Beats, while also being a jazz musician who collaborated with Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus and Oscar Pettiford. Amra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Chris Combs on Race Riot Suite, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey's forthcoming new album

    ​Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey (due at Dazzle tomorrow and Thursday) has just made an important record. Just how important remains to be seen. But one thing is certain: When this quartet of proud Oklahomans turns its attention to one of its state's most shameful events, the musical results are elect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Anatomy of a hip-hop song: Local producers weigh in on what it takes to make a great track

    David Lang / Red Bull PhotofilesBoonie Mayfield (top) and Xperiment Beats​The term "producer" has very different connotations in the worlds of rock and hip-hop. Although they're both instrumental in shaping the sound, they serve very different functions. Generally speaking, in rock, a produc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    B.o.B., Bop Skizzum, Tommy Metz and The Pirate Signal top our weekly playlists

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

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    March 31, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of March 8, 2010

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of February 1, 2010

    ​As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. ... More >>

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    January 13, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of January 11, 2010

    ​As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. F ... More >>

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    December 9, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of December 7, 2009

    ​As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. For t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    Beyond Playlist: Green Day and more

    Green Day 21st Century Breakdown (Reprise Records) The five years since the release of American Idiot, an album so strong that most critics didn't believe the Green Day crew had it in them, have only added to the burden of expectations for 21st Century Breakdown, as Billie Joe Armstrong and pals ... More >>

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    February 25, 2009

    Van Morrison revisits perhaps his finest hour, forty years later

    "I believe I've transcended," Van Morrison repeatedly incanted toward the end of the title track from his 1968 album, Astral Weeks, during the second night of a brief November stint at the Hollywood Bowl. Indeed, frequently over the course of those two nights, the famously mercurial, 63-year-old Iri ... More >>

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    January 7, 2008

    On the Road in Search of Jack

    Monday, January 7 by David Amram Putnam Valley, New York | In 1956 Jack Kerouac and I first met at a bring-your-own-bottle party at a painter's loft and instantly began collaborating artistically. I backed him up musically while he read and from the earliest days of our working together I knew tha ... More >>

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    December 13, 2007
  • Music

    October 18, 2007

    Dead Kenny Gs

    Theres nothing smooth about the subversive jazzy punk funk these cats play.

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2007

    Beyond Playlist: Charles Mingus and More

    Charles Mingus Live in ‘64 (Reelin’ In the Years) In this country, at least, films and videotapes of classic jazz recordings turn up on television far too seldom. As a result, even fans of the genre -- at least those who haven’t spent hours trolling through YouTube posts -- often have seen on ... More >>

  • Music

    September 6, 2007

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • Music

    July 12, 2007

    Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey

    Wednesday, July 18, Quixote's True Blue, 303-297-1772.

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    April 19, 2007
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    April 19, 2007
  • Music

    April 5, 2007

    John Scofield

    This chameleonic guitarist is still shredding after all these years.

  • Music

    November 2, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • Calendar

    September 29, 2005

    Cirque du Something

    The Secret Circus brings in the (offbeat) clowns.

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    March 3, 2005

    Jazz Rejuvenation

    The Mingus Big Band follows in the legend's footsteps.

  • Music

    August 7, 2003

    Madlib

    Shades of Blue (Blue Note)

  • Music

    June 19, 2003

    Adrian Romero

    Shirts Against Skins

  • Music

    April 10, 2003

    Jessica Williams/Bruce Barth

    All Alone (MAXJAZZ)
    Live at the Village Vanguard (MAXJAZZ)

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    That's a Wrap-Up

    Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.

  • Music

    February 8, 2001

    Charles Mingus

    The Very Best of Charles Mingus(Rhino/Atlantic)

  • Music

    September 28, 2000

    Critic's Choice

    Mingus Big Band

  • Music

    March 9, 2000

    Orchestral Maneuvers in the Works

    The Creative Music Works Orchestra brings jazz out of the closet.

  • Music

    December 2, 1999

    Mingus Big Band

    Blues and Politics
    (Dreyfus Jazz)

  • Music

    September 23, 1999

    Playlist

    Ralph Carney, Charlie Haden Quartet West, Enemymine, Styx

  • Calendar

    March 18, 1999

    Night & Day

    March 18-24, 1999

  • Calendar

    March 11, 1999

    Night & Day

    March 11 - 17, 1999

  • Music

    July 2, 1998

    Getting Better With Age

    Two decades does the music of Yusef Lateef and Rahsaan Roland Kirk a world of good.

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    May 21, 1998
  • Music

    December 25, 1997

    And the Winners Are ...

    Handing out the trophies for 1997's best albums.

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    November 14, 1996
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    October 10, 1996
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    April 25, 1996
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    January 10, 1996
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    May 17, 1995
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    May 10, 1995
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