Although banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck and legendary jazz pianist Chick Corea teamed up most recently for The Enchantment, an album of duets, in 2007, the two have played on each other's projects going back to Fleck's 1995 album, Tales From the Acoustic Planet, and Fleck appeared on Corea's Rendezvous i ... More >>
With the exception of players like Thelonius Monk or Art Tatum, piano players don't quite have the name recognition of their horn playing counterparts. All the same, these ivory ticklers play an equally integral role in jazz. As such just like our lists of the ten best sax players and ten best trump ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Dinosaur Jr was the product of three guys from Massachusetts who had played in the hardcore bands Deep Wound and All White Jury. But when J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph got together, the music they produced sounded like it had all but shed that background in favor of melody, and the outfit made the ... More >>
From a Bright Clearing
Saturday, March 12, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030.
Jon Solomon Chick Corea's Freedom Band 06.15.10 | Denver Botanic Gardens It was fitting Chick Corea's Freedom Band, which features Kenny Garrett, Christian McBride and Roy Haynes, opened Monday night's Botanic Gardens show with a tune from Corea's Remembering Bud Powell album, as all four m ... More >>
The Pretenders visit the Paramount Theater Feb. 24. The Paramount Theatre announced some stellar shows this week, including the Pretenders show on February 24 and jazz heavyweights Chick Corea and John McLaughlin teaming up with Kenny Garrett, Christian McBride and Vinny Colaiuta on March 25. ... More >>
Chick Coreas breakthrough act is back after nearly three decades.
Friday, January 12, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030.
Jack DeJohnette promotes drumming diversity.
Friday, March 17, Quixote's True Blue, 303-297-1772; Saturday, March 18, Dulcinea's 100th Monkey, 303-832-3601; Sunday, March 19, D-Note, Arvada, 303-463-6683.
Friday, December 9, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399; Saturday, December 10, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.
Everything Ecstatic (Domino)
Stick Man (Self-released)
End of the World Party (Just in Case) (Blue Note)
Charting the territory explored by John McLaughlin's guitar.
The Gil Evans Orchestra Plays the Music of Jimi Hendrix (Bluebird)
Buckner Funken Jazz
Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.
Almost ten years after his death, jazz fans remain fascinated by the man who gave birth to cool.
The acid jazz of United Dope Front keeps 'em dancing in the trenches.
Givin' Away the Store 2
February 25 - March 3, 1999
Six new releases paint an intriguing picture of jazz chameleon Herbie Hancock.
Hank Crawford and Jimmy McGriff haven't changed a lick since the Sixties. And why should they?