McCoy Tyner

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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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    September 30, 2013

    The best jazz shows to see in Denver in October

    SAT | DENVER JAZZFEST at NATIONAL WESTERN | 10/5/13 The inaugural Denver Jazz Fest includes contemporary jazz stars like keyboardist Brian Culbertson, Hiroshima, who formed almost three decades ago, Horns of Plenty (featuring saxophonist Darren Rahn and flutist Althea Rene) as well as R&B singer Ken ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    October 4, 2012

    Ten essential jazz albums if you know squat about jazz but want to become more versed

    About two decades ago, I heard Kind of Blue by Miles Davis, and it floored me. It's the best selling jazz of all time, and if there's one album that truly started an obsession with jazz, it was that one. As a kid, I'd gotten to see cats like Red Rodney, Zoot Sims and Slide Hampton at Dick Gibson's j ... More >>

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    June 15, 2010

    Chick Corea's Freedom Band at Botantic Gardens: Jazz legends unite for a powerful set

    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 >>

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    January 6, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of January 4, 2010

    ​As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. F ... More >>

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    April 23, 2009

    McCoy Tyner Trio

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

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    April 23, 2009
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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 >>

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    February 17, 2009

    Eric Clapton, the Faint, Pennywise shows announced

    After teaming up for a successful three-night run in New York City last year, Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood announced an exclusive fourteen-city U.S. tour that stops at the Pepsi Center on Sunday, June 21. They'll each play their own solo hits as well as perform tunes by Blind Faith, an outfit the ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009

    Blue Note 70th Anniversary Tour

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

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    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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    November 16, 2007

    Beyond Playlist: Joni Mitchell and More

    Joni Mitchell Shine (Hear Music) Mitchell is revered for her early work -- but the sad truth is, her last undeniably brilliant album was Hejira, which came out in 1976, and although her subsequent platters continued to display her intelligence and instrumental skill, they seemed to grow increasin ... More >>

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    October 4, 2007

    Sound Bites

    Brief reviews of recent releases

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    August 23, 2007

    Terell Stafford

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

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    April 5, 2007

    John Scofield

    This chameleonic guitarist is still shredding after all these years.

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    April 6, 2006
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    November 21, 2002

    Get Hustle

    Dream Eagle 1 (31G)

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    August 15, 2002


    In Between (JCR/Atlantic)

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    July 13, 2000

    A Room of Their Own

    Former Gladhand members construct artful sounds in Room 40.

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    April 20, 2000

    Chucho Valdes

    Live at the Village Vanguard
    (Blue Note)

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    April 13, 2000

    Woody Shaw

    Givin' Away the Store 2
    (32 Jazz)

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    November 18, 1999

    Keith Jarrett

    The Melody at Night, With You

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    December 24, 1998

    Year-End Close-Out

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

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    November 20, 1997
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    March 6, 1997
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    August 2, 1995