Dave King

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    May 21, 2014

    Trumpeter Joshua Trinidad on writing music for his own funeral

    While trumpeter Joshua Trinidad is a deft jazz player and performs with his own quintet and quartet, he also plays with Wheelchair Sports Camp and Poets Row. As evidenced with some of his previous efforts, Trinidad, who sometimes runs his trumpet through guitar effects, is well versed in electronic ... More >>

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    April 2, 2014

    The six best jazz shows in April

    BRAD MEHDLAU TRIO @ BOULDER THEATER, SUN, 4/6 Over the last two decades pianists Brad Mehldau has recorded and performed in various formats (his latest effort, Mehliana: Taming the Dragon, is a duo recording with drummer Mark Guiliana), but he seems most at home with his trio, which includes long-ti ... More >>

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    October 21, 2013

    The Bad Plus at the Oriental Theater, 10/19/13

    THE BAD PLUS at THE ORIENTAL THEATER | 10/19/13 After the Bad Plus opened its set with "Pound for Pound" and "Wolf Out," bassist Reid Anderson told a packed Oriental Theater, "We have to roll out the brand tunes because it's that time of year," he said. "The season changes. We have to change up. We ... More >>

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    October 17, 2013
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    October 12, 2012

    The weekend's five best concerts: October 12-14

    Hola, muchachos! Welcome to the weekend! While the Great American Beer Fest and Sonic Blossom are probably the biggest draws this weekend in the Mile High City and the pickings are slightly slimmer than usual, there's still a great deal of music to choose from. As always, we have all of it listed in ... More >>

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    October 2, 2012

    The five best jazz shows in Colorado this month

    While September was a stellar month for nationally known jazz talent coming through town, October has some equally compelling acts, including legendary bassists Ron Carter, forward-thinking trio the Bad Plus, acclaimed pianist Vijay Iyer and guitarist Lionel Loueke. Keep reading for a full rundown o ... More >>

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    September 14, 2012

    David Torn on his textural guitar approach and the need to orchestrate and fill in spaces

    Known for his innovative, textural approach to guitar playing, David Torn has released a number of albums under his own name and under the Splattercell moniker. He's also used his talents for film scoring and collaborated with a diverse set of artists including David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, Sting an ... More >>

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    March 16, 2012

    Five worst American bands playing Irish music

    Much has been made of the politically incorrect sin of appropriating a culture that is not your own. From the blackface minstrel shows of the 19th Century to the hippies finding sacred Native American beads and headbands to be some pretty groovy threads, Americans have been tripping over the cultura ... More >>

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    December 13, 2010

    The Bad Plus at Dazzle, 12/12/10

    ​ THE BAD PLUS 12/12/10 | Dazzle Over the last ten years, the Bad Plus has established itself as one of the most daring jazz trios in the world. And in the decade that pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid Anderson and drummer Dave King have been together, they've proved they can easily maneuv ... More >>

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    December 10, 2010

    Ethan Iverson of the Bad Plus talks about the trio's new album and its ten-year history

    ​ In the decade since the Bad Plus has been together, the adventurous jazz trio has included cover songs on each of its recordings. Bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson and drummer David King have deconstructed and reimagined cuts by everyone from the Pixies and Nirvana to Bowie and Bl ... More >>

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    July 20, 2008

    Mile High Music Fest Live Blog, Day Two

    Photo: Dave Herrera Rose Hill Drive bringing the rock. It's shaping up to be another banner day at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. Today's lineup at the Mile High Music Fest is considerably stronger than yesterday's, with anticipated performances from Flobots, the Roots, the Black Crowes, Pinback and ... More >>

  • Music

    December 27, 2007

    Critics' Picks for 2007

    Backbeat scribes sound off on their favorite releases of the past year.

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    May 24, 2007

    The Bad Plus

    These jazzbos may cover Rush, but they’re no prog rock band.

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    April 19, 2007

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

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    June 16, 2005

    Meat Beat Manifesto

    Friday, June 17, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.

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    March 10, 2005

    Stirring the Eire

    Flogging Molly resurfaces with its most politically charged album.

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    October 7, 2004

    Flogging Molly

    Wednesday, October 13, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-837-0360.