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John Coltrane

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    The five best concerts in Denver this week

    Welcome back, Americans. We ardently hope you return to us full of leftover barbecue and slightly sunburned. There are a few good shows this week, starting with legendary jazz drummer Tootie Heath with his new backing band (two-thirds of the Bad Plus). They'll play Dazzle a couple nights this week. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    The best shows in Denver this weekend

    SAT | ARTOPIA at SOCO CLUBS | 2/22/14 Artopia is always a blast, and this year's lineup includes a cornucopia of producers and bands handpicked from the local scene, including Shady Elders, Confluence, FaceMan, Colfax Speed Queen, the Outfit, the Royal, Pruitt, Mikey Thunder, Decadon, Lotus Drops, P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    The ten best shows in Denver this week

    TUES | THE NATIONAL/LOCAL NATIVES at RED ROCKS | 9/17/13 After finishing their tour in support of 2010's High Violet, the members of the National didn't have any immediate plans to record again. But guitarist Aaron Dessner, whose daughter had just been born, ended up with a lot of time on his hands. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    The best rap in Denver in September

    KID CUDI & TYLER, THE CREATOR @ RED ROCKS | MON, 9/16/13 Kid Cudi headlines this all-star lineup fresh off the release of his most recent, polarizing release, Indicud. Though his decision to self-produce has rubbed some the wrong way, he remains one of the premier hookmen in the rap game. Tyler, the ... More >>

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    February 18, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    ELECTRIC SIX @ LARIMER LOUNGE | TUES, 2/19/13 Electric Six has been bringing the party to the unwary for a decade. The group's songs combine '80s rock, disco and New Wave into a cranked-up, ultra-catchy sound all its own, with lyrics that mix a David Lee Roth-esque bravado with surreal barrages of i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    Backbeat's top five spins: This is what we're listening to this week. What's on your playlist?

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off we go, on and on about t ... More >>

  • Music

    December 13, 2012

    Fred Hess Big Band

    Speak
    Alison Records

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    The ten best concerts this week: 10/29-11/2

    Happy Monday, amigos. Hope you didn't go too hard this past weekend -- though, judging from the pics from Rockbar's last call, some of you apparently did -- because there's at least four truckloads of shows (including Ryan Adams acoustic set at Boulder Theater tonight) going down this week, which me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Karl Denson on musical roots, moving on after Lenny Kravitz and creating Beastie Boys tribute

    Karl Denson (due on the main stage at this weekend's Westword Music Showcase) is hard to pin down. The saxophonist and bandleader may have strong roots in the traditional jazz of giants like John Coltrane and Wayne Shorter, but that hasn't stopped the musician from exploring funk, R&B, hip-hop and m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Curtis Fuller to headline Five Points Jazz Fest

    ​While this year's line-up for the the 8th Annual Five Points Jazz Festival is still being solidified and won't be announced until April, we do know legendary trombonist Curtis Fuller will headlines this year's fest, which is Saturday, May 21 at venues along Welton Street in historic Five Poin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    The National, Bassnectar, Sleigh Bells, the Slits filled our playlists this past week

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Of Montreal, Kayne West and Air Dubai fill our playlists this week

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    B.o.B., Bop Skizzum, Tommy Metz and The Pirate Signal top our weekly playlists

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Hank Williams wins Pulitzer Prize and helps redefine the award

    The above clip probably offers a better introduction to this article than we ever could: "(Hank Williams) is a feller that writes just as many songs as most anybody in the country, and sings them just as well, when it comes to the country style on singing." Oh, right, and all that country singing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of October 26, 2009

    ‚ÄčAs music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of August 10, 2009

    ‚ÄčAs music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 4, 2009

    Sounding Off on Zionism

    Whether he’s speaking or playing the sax, Gilad Atzmon is a powerhouse.

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    Beyond Playlist: Eminem and more

    Eminem Relapse (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) The haters have been laying for this one, and there's no denying that Eminem has provided them with plenty of ammunition. Devoting an entire album to his drug problems and rehab struggles invites accusations of solipsism (yeah, yeah, it's a hip-hop trad ... More >>

  • Music

    April 23, 2009

    McCoy Tyner Trio

    Tuesday, April 28, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030.

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    January 29, 2009
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    December 4, 2008

    Four Christmases

    The Turtle Island String Quartet plays an unusual blend of holiday music.

  • Music

    July 10, 2008

    Nels Cline Has the Best Gig in America

    From Wilco to fronting his own band, this forward-thinking guitarist is happy about the shape he's in.

  • Music

    April 10, 2008
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    March 31, 2008
  • Music

    March 13, 2008

    Kurt Rosenwinkel Visits the Vanguard

    Hear all about it in an amazing new two-disc set.

  • Music

    November 22, 2007

    Marcus Strickland

    This jazzman was born with sax appeal.

  • Music

    November 8, 2007

    Rakim

    This revered hip-hop framer isn't crazy about the state of the game.

  • Music

    November 1, 2007

    Waterloo Ice House

    An Austin institution opens a new location in Louisville.

  • Music

    August 23, 2007

    Terell Stafford

    Friday, August 24, Dazzle, 303-839-5100.

  • Music

    March 8, 2007

    Kurt Elling

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

  • Music

    March 8, 2007

    Ralph Alessi

    This trumpeter breathes knows a thing or two about improvisation.

  • Music

    May 27, 2004

    John Hines and Colin Stranahan Quintet

    John Hines In the Pocket (Capri)
    Colin Stranahan Quintet Dreams Untold (Capri)

  • Music

    March 21, 2002

    Vital Organs

    Pat Bianchi prepares to meet his master, Joey DeFrancesco, for a night of dueling B-3 beauty.

  • Music

    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

    March 22, 2001

    Cultural Stew

    Danilo Perez rocks the Boulder Theater, while a local girl makes good at the Grammys.

  • Music

    February 22, 2001

    Get Into the Groove

    The seven members of Groove Collective are of one mind in their pursuit of a new kind of jazz.

  • Music

    February 15, 2001

    The Cat Came Back

    Fifty years plus a dozen styles equals one Gato Barbieri.

  • Music

    October 19, 2000

    Broun Fellinis

    Out Through The N Door
    Dipstick
    Transistor Rodeo
    (Weed Records)

  • Music

    July 20, 2000

    Bill Barron

    Modern Windows Suite
    (Atlantic/Savoy Jazz)

  • Music

    June 3, 1999

    In the Guralnick of Time

    A New Mexico jazz trio makes smart music -- but you'll probably like it anyway.

  • Calendar

    August 27, 1998

    Night & Day

    August 27 - September 2, 1998

  • Music

    July 2, 1998

    Getting Better With Age

    Two decades does the music of Yusef Lateef and Rahsaan Roland Kirk a world of good.

  • Music

    April 16, 1998

    Toning Up

    Guitarist Neil Haverstick makes music with plenty of options.

  • Music

    March 5, 1998

    Say What?

    The Very Reverend Dr. D. Wayne Love of A3 preaches the American gospel in a rather foreign tongue.

  • Music

    September 11, 1997

    Shorter Over the Long Haul

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

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    August 21, 1997
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    January 16, 1997
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    November 28, 1996
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    January 24, 1996
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    May 17, 1995
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