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Ron Carter

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2013

    The best concerts to see in Denver this weekend

    FRI | NATHANIEL RATELIFF at GOTHIC THEATRE | 11/29/13 From his recent stint making music backed by the Night Sweats, to the incredibly moving songs he's crafted on his own, to his cinematic work with Born in the Flood, Nathaniel Rateliff is a man who requires absolutely no preamble -- his reputation ... More >>

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    October 30, 2013

    The five best jazz shows in Denver in November

    SAT & SUN | HOUSTON PERSON at DAZZLE | 11/30-12/1 While tenor saxophonist Houston Person, who turns 78 on November 10, has recorded a number of soul jazz albums under his own name since the mid '60s, he's also played on platters by Horace Silver, Eddie Harris, Cedar Walton, Charles Brown and Lena Ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 16, 2013

    The ten best jazz guitarists of all time

    In jazz discussions, the saxophonists and the trumpeters generally dominate the conversation, and rightly so. Equally as integral to the music, is the rest of the band. While we've already listed the pianists and we'll soon be taking a look bassists and drummers, today we focus on the six-stringers. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    The five best jazz shows in Denver this month

    Like fans of pretty much every other genre in this town, the jazz connoisseurs here are spoiled with a steady stream of great shows. In the past few months, we've been treated to shows from the likes of Esperanza Spalding, Ron Carter, the Bad Plus, the Vijay Iyer Trio, Keith Oxman and David Torn, am ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 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 shouldn't be surprising to find that the most common (and mutually 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 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 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 shouldn't be surprising to find that the most common (and mutually 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 ... 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 >>

  • 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

    June 5, 2012

    Jane's Addiction, Swans, Aaron Freeman lead this week's shows

    Things might be slowing down a bit with the bigger concert announcements, but there was still a fair amount of activity over the last week, including Jane's Addiction at the Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs, Swans and Xiu Xiu at the Gothic Theatre, and Aaron Freeman (aka Gene Ween) at both the ... More >>

  • Music

    April 5, 2007

    John Scofield

    This chameleonic guitarist is still shredding after all these years.

  • Music

    February 8, 2007

    Jonathan Kreisberg

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

  • News

    October 30, 2003

    Skin City

    Is Vicki Johnson an enemy of free speech -- or the last person speaking freely in the fight over who runs Sheridan?

  • Music

    September 11, 2003

    The Evolutionary

    Charting the territory explored by John McLaughlin's guitar.

  • Music

    March 14, 2002

    Exploring the Future

    Veteran jazz player Herbie Hancock searches for new frontiers.

  • Music

    December 13, 2001

    The Latest Noels

    'Tis the season to rate another avalanche of holiday discs.

  • 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.

  • Calendar

    February 4, 1999

    Night & Day

    February 4 - 10, 1999

  • 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.

  • Music

    February 26, 1998

    In the Name of the Father

    T.S. Monk is making music that's all in the family.

  • Music

    February 12, 1998

    Not Standing Pat

    The Smithereens' Pat DiNizio goes where he's never gone before.

  • News

    January 29, 1998

    Phil Bender

    Art for Art's Sake

  • Music

    September 25, 1997
  • Music

    September 11, 1997

    Shorter Over the Long Haul

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

  • Film

    August 15, 1996
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    April 25, 1996
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    April 25, 1996
  • Music

    December 27, 1995

    THE GOODS

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

  • Calendar

    August 9, 1995
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    March 16, 1994
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    March 2, 1994
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