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Herbie Hancock

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2014

    Usher, Chrissie Hynde, Little Big Town Announce Denver Shows

    Usher brings his UR Experience to the 1STBANK Center on Tuesday, December 2 with August Alsina and DJ Cassidy opening. Tickets ($39-$154) go on sale on Monday, September 15 at 10 a.m. Chrissie Hynde visits the Paramount Theatre as part of her 25-city North American tour in support of her solo albu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    The ten best jazz pianists of all time

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    The best jazz shows in Denver this month

    GLENN TAYLOR ORCHESTRA @ DAZZLE | TUE., 7/23/13 Rarely is the pedal steel used outside of country music, but Glenn Taylor is one of the few who takes the instrument to completely different places, especially when he's playing with folks like Ron Miles or Matt Skellenger. While Taylor explores jazz, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    PRINCE @ OGDEN THEATRE | SUN & MON, 5/12-5/13 Prince became a household name after the release of his third album, 1982's 1999. Over the years, his perfectly realized blend of rock, pop, funk and jazz has proved equally popular with audiences and critics. Throughout the '80s, Prince released hit rec ... More >>

  • Music

    May 9, 2013

    Mobb Deep

    Friday, May 10, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    The ten best concerts to see in Denver this week

    SHABAZZ PALACES @ LARIMER LOUNGE | MON, 5/6/13 In the first half of the '90s, Ishmael Butler went by the moniker "Butterfly" as part of the rap trio Digable Planets. After the outfit's 1995 split, the group performed one-off shows here and there, but since 2009, Butler has released music with Tendai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Vijay Iyer on improvisation and the science of music: It's the rhythm we respond to

    One of the more exciting pianists in jazz today, Vijay Iyer has won a slew of awards over the past few years, including five different nods in the DownBeat International Critics' Poll. Awards notwithstanding, if you need proof of what amazing chops this Grammy-nominated composer-pianist has, look no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    The six most memorable dancing robots from pop culture

    If there's one thing that pop culture has taught us, it's that robots fight. From Terminator to Transformers, robots are duking it out everywhere. But maybe it doesn't have to be that way. Maybe some robots just want to dance.

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    Denver native Colin Stranahan on his roots, his hometown mentors and the new album

    Colin Stranahan (due with Stranahan/Zaleski/Rosato at Dazzle for the Westword Music Showcase tomorrow and on Sunday, June 24) isn't comfortable with labels. Since launching his professional career as a jazz musician at the age of seventeen, Stranahan has earned critical acclaim and professional kudo ... More >>

  • Music

    March 8, 2012

    Raincheck

    Raincheck
    Dazzle Recordings

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    FoCoMX to host DIY recording workshop

    ​If you've been itching to learn how to record your music yourself or you just want to hone your skills a bit, here's your chance. Next month, as part of FoCoMX, music producer John Alagia (Herbie Hancock, Paul Simon, Ben Folds) will be hosting a free workshop for budding engineers. To attend ... More >>

  • Music

    February 17, 2011

    Supercollider

    Supercollider
    Self-released

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Q&A with Robert Glasper

    ​Robert Glasper's latest Blue Note effort, Double Booked, shows just how well the pianist straddles the jazz and hip-hop worlds. While he flexes his jazz chops within the confines of an acoustic trio setting during the first half of the disc, he delves into more forward thinking hip-hop territ ... More >>

  • Music

    January 15, 2009

    Blue Note 70th Anniversary Tour

    Saturday, January 17, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030.

  • Music

    October 9, 2008
  • Music

    July 31, 2008

    RooBar

    A Cherry Creek mainstay reappears near RiNo.

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2008

    Grammy Suckfest Celebrates Half Century of Lameness

    On February 10, the Grammy Awards marked their fiftieth anniversary with a program so misguided and wrongheaded that it perfectly encapsulated all of the music industry's current woes. Following a suitably embalmed duet with the thoroughly dead Frank Sinatra, appearing in stock footage, Alicia Keys ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 31, 2007
  • Blogs

    May 24, 2007
  • Blogs

    May 24, 2007

    Bad Plus...Plus

    Ethan Iverson, keyboardist for the Bad Plus, had a lot more to say than could be squeezed into the profile that appears in the May 24 edition of Westword. But the web has plenty of room -- so here's the full Q&A. The topics discussed include the reasons behind the title of the combo's new CD, Prog; ... More >>

  • Music

    May 17, 2007

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • Music

    March 8, 2007

    Kurt Elling

    Wednesday, March 14, Soiled Dove, 303-366-0007.

  • Music

    February 8, 2007

    Jonathan Kreisberg

    This guitarist’s playing creates a New York state of mind.

  • Music

    October 5, 2006

    Beck

    The Information (Interscope Records)

  • Music

    May 18, 2006

    Thomas Dolby

    Tuesday, May 23, Bluebird Theater, 1-866-468-7621.

  • Home Entertainment

    April 20, 2006
  • Music

    September 11, 2003

    The Evolutionary

    Charting the territory explored by John McLaughlin's guitar.

  • Music

    June 19, 2003

    Space Suite

    From inner space to the intergalactic, Wayne Shorter explores the deepest reaches of jazz.

  • Music

    March 13, 2003

    Grachan Moncur III

    Mosaic Select: Grachan Moncur III (Mosaic)

  • Music

    February 20, 2003

    The Brad Upton Quartet

    Dragon (Black Orchid)

  • Music

    March 14, 2002

    Exploring the Future

    Veteran jazz player Herbie Hancock searches for new frontiers.

  • Music

    August 2, 2001

    The Voyage Out

    Jazz singer Nnenna Freelon has touched the “devil's music” with her own world-class style.

  • Music

    March 8, 2001

    The RH Factor

    Death comes calling jazz's legendary players.

  • Music

    May 25, 2000

    Backwash

    Jello does a shot on the latest local-music compilation.

  • Music

    March 23, 2000

    Master of the Universe

    Mix Master Mike wants you to know how the tables turn.

  • Music

    February 10, 2000

    Sounds Like Fun!

    '80s Retro Dance Party at the Boulder Theater

  • Music

    January 27, 2000

    Material

    Material
    Intonarumori
    (Axiom)

  • Music

    August 19, 1999

    Local Yokels

    Keep those CDs a-coming.

  • Music

    January 21, 1999

    The World According to Herbie

    Six new releases paint an intriguing picture of jazz chameleon Herbie Hancock.

  • Music

    December 24, 1998

    Year-End Close-Out

    We've got 1998's best albums in stock, but they're going fast.

  • Calendar

    September 17, 1998

    Night & Day

    September 17 - 23, 1998

  • Music

    March 19, 1998

    Jazz in Synergy

    Michael Fitts wants Colorado jazz musicians to have a label of their own.

  • Music

    September 11, 1997

    Shorter Over the Long Haul

    Faced with the tragic death of his wife, saxophone titan Wayne Shorter chooses life.

  • Calendar

    September 11, 1997
  • Calendar

    May 8, 1997
  • Dining

    April 12, 1995
  • Music

    December 28, 1994

    SO FINE

    THE MOST MEMORABLE ALBUMS OF 1994.

  • Calendar

    November 30, 1994
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