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Chet Baker

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    January 16, 2014

    Backbeat's 2014 Colorado bucket list: #15-6

    What are the hundred things everyone should do in Colorado before they die? We posed this question to our writers and editors, and over the next week, we'll be rolling out the answers across our blogs. Check back on tomorrow for the full list -- and in the meantime, feel free to post your own sugges ... More >>

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    September 16, 2013

    The ten best jazz guitarists of all time

    In jazz discussions, the saxophonists and the trumpeters generally dominate the conversation, and rightly so. Equally as integral to the music, is the rest of the band. While we've already listed the pianists and we'll soon be taking a look bassists and drummers, today we focus on the six-stringers. ... 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 24, 2013

    El Chapultepec kicks off week-long 80th anniversary celebration next month

    While there are rumors that El Chapultepec was operating as a speakeasy during prohibition, it legally opened in at the end of prohibition in 1933. Over the last eight decades, the infamous jazz and blues club has hosted a number of jazz greats like Ella Fitzgerald, Chet Baker and Eddie Harris, a ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • 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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    December 5, 2012

    R.I.P. jazz pianist Dave Brubeck

    According to his producer, conductor and manager Russell Gloyd, pianist Dave Brubeck, whose Time Out recording was one of the best selling jazz albums of all time, died of heart failure this morning, a day before his 92nd birthday, en route to a regular treatment with his cardiologist.

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    October 4, 2012

    Backbeat's top five spins, week of October 1-7

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be too surprising to find that the most common (and our mutually favorite) topic of conversation among all of us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Ten essential jazz albums if you know squat about jazz but want to become more versed

    About two decades ago, I heard Kind of Blue by Miles Davis, and it floored me. It's the best selling jazz of all time, and if there's one album that truly started an obsession with jazz, it was that one. As a kid, I'd gotten to see cats like Red Rodney, Zoot Sims and Slide Hampton at Dick Gibson's j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    R.I.P. Jerry Krantz, owner of El Chapultepec

    Update (6/1/12): We've received word that services for Jerry Krantz will be held next week on Thursday, June 7 at 10 a.m. at St Catherine of Siena Catholic Church at 4200 Federal Boulevard, followed by an interment at Ft. Logan National Cemetery at 12:30 p.m. in area "B." Jerry Krantz's full obituar ... 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

    June 22, 2011

    Gretchen Parlato on being a jazz singer and her thoughts on Esperanza Spalding's Grammy win

    ​Gretchen Parlato (due at Dazzle Jazz for a series of shows tonight and tomorrow night) is often accused of restraint. Ironically, though, she holds absolutely nothing back. Her unmistakable vocal style evokes Chet Baker and Miles Davis's famously muted performances, and like those giants of s ... More >>

  • Music

    September 23, 2010

    Nate Birkey

    Saturday, September 25, Dazzle, 303-839-5100.

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    August 28, 2008
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    April 21, 2008
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    February 28, 2008

    The Band's Visit

    Egyptians and Israelis forge an unlikely, and unsappy, bond in the desert.

  • Music

    January 17, 2008

    Pro Choice

    What does your jukebox selection say about you?

  • Film

    February 1, 2007

    Because I Said So

    Diane Keaton subjects herself to more indignities in Michael Lehmann's latest vapid comedy.

  • Music

    June 15, 2006

    Westword Music Showcase 2006

    Be there or be square!

  • Music

    January 26, 2006

    Screaming for Vengeance

    She Wants Revenge is best served hot.

  • Music

    December 12, 2002

    Xmas Marks the Spot

    A guide to new holiday discs, from surprise presents to Tannen-bombs.

  • Music

    June 10, 1999

    A LaFave Rave

    Jimmy LaFave upholds American musical tradition one song at a time.

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    December 24, 1998
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    July 17, 1997
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    May 22, 1997
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    December 21, 1994

    YULE'S GOLD

    THE GOOD, THE BAND AND THE UGLY CHRISTMAS ALBUMS FOR 1994.

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