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 >>
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 >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In concert news, Phish is closing out its tour at Dick's on Labor Day weekend, Roger Daltrey is performing the Who's Tommy at 1STBANK in October, Return to Forever is returning the Paramount and Sugarland is stopping by Comfort Dental with Sara B ... More >>
Saturday, March 12, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030.
After playing shows at the Bluebird Theater, Oriental Theater and Quixote's in the last few years, Akron/Family returns to Denver again. This time around, the outfit is playing at the Marquis Theater with Delicate Steve on Tuesday, March 29. Tickets ($15) are on sale now.
Matthew Ballantine-PattonAdam Edwards, Ian O'Dougherty and Sean Merrell are Eolian In this week's issue, the Rough Mixes entry focusing on Eolian, the progressive rock project led by Ian O'Dougherty (Uphollow, Ian Cooke, TaunTaun) and featuring occasional Backbeat contributor Sean Merrell (T ... More >>
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George Porter, Jr. The heartbeat of the New Orleans All-Star Jam-Balaya event on August 24 -- reviewed in detail here -- was George Porter, Jr., one of the great bassists in modern musical history. Westword recently conducted an extended chat with Porter in the context of his current band, Porter ... More >>
Slide show by Jon Solomon Return to Forever Tuesday, June 3, 2008 Paramount Theatre Better Than: Going back to the future. When it comes to chops, Lenny White, Chick Corea, Al Di Meola and Stanley Clarke are heavyweights. Just seeing one of these guys on his own would be a treat, but to see all fo ... More >>
Chick Coreas breakthrough act is back after nearly three decades.
George Porter is the bassist for Porter Batiste Stoltz, a three-piece whose mammoth grooves have made the players favorites among jam-band aficionados – but he's also a whole lot more. As a founding member of the Meters, a classic New Orleans combo, he helped establish a Big Easy sound that’s de ... More >>
'Tis the season to rate another avalanche of holiday discs.
A new development in Five Points could help the city sell the old Rossonian Hotel.
Jazz makes a comeback in Five Points while the venerable Rossonian Hotel sits and waits.
THIS YEAR'S CHRISTMAS DISCS PROVIDE SOME ROUGH SLEDDING.