Phish is the greatest cover band on earth, hands down. While some songs have become staples -- so much so that we've come across fans, even well versed fans, who didn't realize songs like "Funky Bitch" was a cover -- while others are only busted out occasionally, sometimes only once. Of the myriad c ... More >>
While last month was quite good for jazz fans with the likes of Lee Konitz and Chris Potter, April brings plenty of great shows featuring Bill Frisell, the Monterrey Jazz Festival on tour, with Potter and some other steller players, trumpeter Dave Douglas, the UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival and Matt Skel ... More >>
He's played with the best, and now he's one of the best.
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Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.
The world of jazz as seen through the lens of Herman Leonard.
Freddy Rodriguez Sr. has spent decades in Denver's jazz scene. These days his favorite partner is his son.
The Creative Music Works Orchestra brings jazz out of the closet.
Roxy Music veteran Bryan Ferry sets the way-back machine for the 1930s.
Plumbing the depths of Ron Bucknam's solo subversion.
Redefining chamber music on Turtle Island.
We've got 1998's best albums in stock, but they're going fast.
Stew Jackson let one of Denver's oldest family-owned businesses slip away, but his bands play on.
Two decades does the music of Yusef Lateef and Rahsaan Roland Kirk a world of good.
Roy Hargrove is growing into one of jazz's best players.
T.S. Monk is making music that's all in the family.
Sparks are flying between sculptor Ed Dwight and a former employee.
Great musical moments in Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon history.
THE JOYS OF THE NEW JOHN COLTRANE RELEASE.
THE GOOD, THE BAND AND THE UGLY CHRISTMAS ALBUMS FOR 1994.