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    February 13, 2014
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    October 14, 2013

    The ten best jazz drummers of all time

    An integral part of jazz is the swing feel, and drummers are often the ones stoking that fire, helping to propel the song, as well as the other players involved. While the saxophonists, trumpeters, pianists and guitarists all get their fair share of attention, the importance of a great drummer can't ... 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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    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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    May 7, 2013

    New Denver shows on sale this week: Megadeth, Tricky, Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky and more

    Megadeth's Gigantour, which features HellYeah, Newstead, Black Label Society and is making a stop at 1STBANK Center in August, goes on sale this Friday, May 10, while Tricky at the Gothic, and Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky at Fiddler's go on sale on Saturday, May 11. Keep reading for the full rundown t ... More >>

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    May 3, 2013

    Ten best hip-hop shows in Denver this month

    FLOBOTS @ AGGIE THEATRE | FRI, 5/3/13 Half a decade after releasing the platinum single "Handlebars," which made rounds on radios across the country, the Flobots have grown significantly, both as a musical group and as a philanthropic force within the Denver community. Since parting ways with Univer ... More >>

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    April 23, 2013

    The fifty greatest rap groups of all time

    There's something great about a hip-hop group. From the beginning, it was never intended to be a solo endeavor; rap began in cyphers at block parties, and the first established rappers were components of a collective centered around the more important DJ. Even now that the rapper is the star, it's n ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013

    The fifty greatest rap groups of all time: 50-26

    There's something great about a hip-hop group. From the beginning, it was never intended to be a solo endeavor; rap began in cyphers at block parties, and the first established rappers were components of a collective centered around the more important DJ. Even now that the rapper is the star, it's n ... More >>

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    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    The five best jail-inspired musician memoirs

    Pop culture incrementally improved the chances that books would outlive CDs when news spread that Lil Wayne had inked a deal to write a memoir about the eight months he spent locked up on gun charges. Titled Gone 'Til November, the book is scheduled to be released in May. While the hip-hop blogosphe ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    The five best jazz shows in Denver this month

    5. IMPROVISED ROOTS #4 @ DAZZLE | FRI & SAT, 3/15-3/16 While Greg Garrison plays bass for local bluegrass act Leftover Salmon, he also knows his way around jazz changes. With his Improvised Roots series, he brings the two worlds together with roots music. The previous two shows in his Improvised Roo ... More >>

  • Music

    December 27, 2012
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    November 7, 2012

    Ten essential gangsta rap albums

    Many hip-hop fans, those who love rap -- hell, even some rappers -- have an aversion to gangsta rap for its objectionable content. Common named the rise of gangsta rap as one of the many steps in hip-hop's downfall in "I Used to Love H.E.R.," a sentiment that, of course, began a contentious relation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Ron Carter on the evolution of jazz bass and how "guys are writing more difficult parts" these days

    Ron Carter has been on over 2,500 albums and secured a spot as one of the world's finest bassists in the history of jazz. Doing much more than merely helping anchor the rhythm, Carter is a quite the melodic master. In his five-decade-long career, he's played with countless jazz legends, including a ... More >>

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    June 28, 2012
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    June 22, 2012

    The weekend's best live bets: The eighteenth annual Westword Music Showcase 2012

    Welcome to the weekend! You made it. And of course, this is not just any weekend. It's the Westword Music Showcase weekend! Whoo freaking hoo! So with that in mind, here's a rundown of what you have in store tomorrow afternoon/evening on the main stage. Be sure to check out this page for a full rund ... More >>

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    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

    April 6, 2012

    Weekend's best live music bets: Fun., Gotye, Slim Cessna's Auto Club, SP Double and more

    Welcome to the end of the work week! Unsurprisingly, your musical options are plentiful this weekend: Gotye packs the Ogden tonight for a sold-out show with Kimbra, Fun. is at the Fox Theatre, John Scofield returns to Colorado after the successful three night stand with Phil Lesh not too long ago, B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Ryan Leinonen on "Mr. Wizard," Velveeta, pig's nipples and the raw vegan

    Ryan Leinonen Trillium 2134 Larimer Street 303-379-9759 www.trilliumdenver.com Hey!" hollers Ryan Leinonen to one of his cooks. "How's that cauliflower soup doing? Make sure you keep an eye on it." And for the next two hours, Leinonen, the chef-owner of the month-old Trillium, watches from afar at ... More >>

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    April 8, 2011

    Kurt Elling on his new album and working with Don Was

    ​With a number of Grammys under his belt, and being named "Male Singer of the Year" by the Jazz Journalists Association six times in the last decade, Kurt Elling is one of the world's top jazz vocalists. On his latest effort, The Gate, released in February on Concord, Elling teamed up with leg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Girl Talk's Greg Gillis on whether or not his new album "broke the Internet" as alleged

    ​Girl Talk is a phenomenon. Who knew this one time biomedical engineer would breathe fresh life into the mash-up movement? Although pioneers such as Z-Trip and Kraftwerk were blending samples long before Greg Gillis - who performs under the Girl Talk moniker -- stepped on the scene, for some r ... More >>

  • Music

    March 18, 2010

    The Robert Glasper Experiment

    Thursday, March 18, and Friday, March 19, Dazzle, 303-839-5100.

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    January 21, 2010
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    January 5, 2010

    Motet to reopen Cervantes' with Halloween greatest hits show

    ​January 22 and 23, the Motet will be reopening the newly refurbished Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom with a couple of shows highlighting the best moments from past Halloween shows. In case you aren't familiar, the group's Halloween tradition is to "dress up" as some of their favorite bands ... More >>

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    November 13, 2009

    Q&A w/ Isaiah Owens of Free Moral Agents

    ​Isaiah "Ikey" Owens is better know these days as the keyboardist of the Mars Volta. His versatile and creative musicianship, though, was honed in the '90s when he played with Sublime and later Long Beach Dub Allstars. Ikey first played with Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala in the ... More >>

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    October 30, 2009

    Hey, DJ! Q&A with Ivy

    ​Every Friday we spotlight the hottest cats behind the decks in the MHC, grilling them to gain some insight on what it takes, exactly, to get the party rocking, to find out about their most treasured crate digging experiences and what they really think when we stumble up to them half cocked and as ... More >>

  • Music

    April 23, 2009

    John Scofield's Piety Street Band

    Wednesday, April 29, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030.

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    March 19, 2009

    Kurt Elling, Eliane Elias headline JazzFest Denver this weekend

    Kurt Elling and Eliane Elias, both Grammy-nominated vocalists, headline this year's JazzFest Denver at Dazzle this weekend. Elling's warm baritone can stretch over four octaves and he honed his chops by listening to Mark Murphy, Jon Hendricks and other crooners before him. The guy's a mad scatter, a ... More >>

  • Music

    July 24, 2008

    Spontaneity Is the Spice of Life for Kenny Garrett

    Like the masters he learned from, this alto-saxman likes to fly by the seat of his pants.

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    September 5, 2007

    Q&A: David Murphy of Sound Tribe Sector 9

    Bassist David Murphy, who helped launch Sound Tribe Sector 9 (the focus of this piece in the September 6 Westword), is among the group’s funniest and most voluble members. He paints vivid portraits of the times, places and personalities at the heart of the STS9 story. Murphy introduces readers to ... More >>

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    September 9, 2004

    Funky Symmetry

    The Charlie Hunter Trio strikes a jazzy balance between brains and heart.

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    July 29, 2004

    The Beatdown

    A long day's journey into the Wild Divine.

  • Music

    November 27, 2003

    Lab Dance

    George & Caplin's mutant electronica is the sound of science.

  • Music

    July 24, 2003

    The Beatdown

    Four elements make one movement.

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    December 20, 2001
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    July 5, 2001

    The Musings of Miles

    Almost ten years after his death, jazz fans remain fascinated by the man who gave birth to cool.

  • Music

    December 14, 2000

    Hank Mobley

    No Room for Squares(Blue Note)
    The Turnaround(Blue Note)

  • Music

    January 13, 2000

    Like a Record, Baby

    QBert and the Invisibl Skratch Piklz put a new spin on the DJ craft.

  • Music

    November 25, 1999

    Chemistry Set

    Chicago outfit Isotope 217 approaches jazz through the scientific method.

  • Music

    April 8, 1999

    Spread the Jam

    Medeski, Martin and Wood branch out beyond jazz.

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    May 1, 1997
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    December 27, 1995

    THE GOODS

    THERE WEREN'T THOUSANDS OF FIRST-RATE RECORDS RELEASED IN 1995. BUT THERE WERE NINETY.

  • Music

    December 13, 1995

    JUST SAY NOEL

    THIS YEAR'S CHRISTMAS DISCS PROVIDE SOME ROUGH SLEDDING.

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    August 9, 1995
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    July 19, 1995
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    June 21, 1995

    THE CASSANDRA CROSSOVER

    CASSANDRA WILSON MAKES JAZZ MEANT FOR THE MASSES--AND SHE KNOWS IT.

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    June 21, 1995
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    April 19, 1995
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    August 10, 1994

    3'S A CROWD

    UNMASKING THE TWO BRITISH MASTERMINDS BEHIND THE JAZZ-RAP SENSATION US3.

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    March 2, 1994
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