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Thelonious Monk

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    The eleven best shows in Denver this weekend

    Red Rocks' season is in full swing, with Global Dub Festival tonight and country star Brantley Gilbert on Sunday. In between, you can catch Will Hoge at Grizzly Rose, Chris Robinson Brotherhood at Cervantes' and, of course, the dude who wrote "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes." He's playing the Boulder Theater ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    The six best jazz shows in April

    BRAD MEHDLAU TRIO @ BOULDER THEATER, SUN, 4/6 Over the last two decades pianists Brad Mehldau has recorded and performed in various formats (his latest effort, Mehliana: Taming the Dragon, is a duo recording with drummer Mark Guiliana), but he seems most at home with his trio, which includes long-ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2014

    John Sinclair on the Beats, poetry and weed

    Before John Sinclair founded the White Panthers, managed the MC5 and did time for giving an undercover cop two joints as a Christmas present, he read Jack Kerouac's On the Road as a junior in high school -- and he says his life started. Sinclair will be at the Mercury Cafe on Friday, February 7 as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    What we're all listening to right now

    Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon, now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    What we're all listening to right now

    Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon, now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    What we're all listening to right now

    Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon, now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    May 9, 2013
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    May 1, 2013

    Yoshitomo Saito's Bemsha Swing in Denver: A Monk dance in bronze at Ironton Gallery

    Yoshi Saito's sculpture is a little bit wacky, but in the most delightful and natural way. His new show at Ironton Gallery -- currently on view through May 18, with a reception on Friday, May 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. -- offers new insight into what's in Saito's mind as he creates his bronze pieces, all w ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 21, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now. What's rocking your world this week?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Molly Ringwald on writing and advice she got from Bret Easton Ellis

    Molly Ringwald, who comes from a family of voracious readers, started writing as a child -- before she became an '80s teen icon who starred in such John Hughes films as Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club -- but says she never really thought she'd publish anything. Last year, thou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    My Morning Jacket's Jim James on the idea of letting fans tweet the songs they want to hear

    See Also: My Morning Jacket at Red Rocks, 8/3/12 - 8/4/12 Having formed in the late '90s, Louisville, Kentucky's My Morning Jacket has continued to evolve over the course of six studio albums. At the same time, the band has managed to hang on to that reverb-drenched magnetism that fueled its first ... More >>

  • Music

    January 20, 2011

    Jacky Terrasson Trio

    Thursday and Friday, January 20 and 21, Dazzle, 303-839-5100.

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Jacky Terrasson on his latest album and Bud Powell, Monk and Bill Evans

    Devin DeHaven​Early on in jazz pianist Jacky Terrasson's career, he listened to a lot of Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk and Bill Evans. While Terrasson says he doesn't listen to the three pianists as much as he did two decades ago when he was starting out, he's taken what they've given him and mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Ethan Iverson of the Bad Plus talks about the trio's new album and its ten-year history

    ​ In the decade since the Bad Plus has been together, the adventurous jazz trio has included cover songs on each of its recordings. Bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson and drummer David King have deconstructed and reimagined cuts by everyone from the Pixies and Nirvana to Bowie and Bl ... More >>

  • Music

    July 29, 2010

    Chie Imaizumi

    A Time of New Beginnings
    Capri

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Ghostand Observatory, Jonathan Tyler on 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

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of March 8, 2010

    ​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

    December 2, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of December 1, 2009

    ​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. For t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of November 23, 2009

    ​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. For t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of November 9, 2009

    ​As 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. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of all the things we'r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Beyond Playlist: Doves and more

    Doves Kingdom of Rust Astralwerks It's not exactly a mystery why Doves remain more popular in the U.K. than on these shores. After all, the band's music tends toward denseness, not instant accessibility -- and Jimi Goodwin and the brothers Williams, Jez and Andy, feel that brevity is highly overr ... More >>

  • Music

    March 12, 2009

    Marc Sabatella Quartet

    Determination
    Outside Shore Music

  • Music

    January 15, 2009

    Blue Note 70th Anniversary Tour

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

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    March 31, 2008
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    March 19, 2008

    Q&A with Carbon/Silicon's Tony James

    Having once played together in a short-lived punk band called London SS, Mick Jones and Tony James have been friends for thirty years. After embarking on successful careers with the Clash, as well as Generation X and Sigue Sigue Sputnik, respectively, pair reconvened in 2002 to form a new project ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2007

    Super Dave

    Doing three hours of stand-up is one thing. But for a comic to be funny for that entire time... well, that's another thing entirely. While Dave Chappelle offered some truly gut-busting moments of hilarity during his marathon session at Comedy Works last night, there were also some bizarre instances, ... More >>

  • Music

    October 27, 2005

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • Music

    January 8, 2004

    Critic's Choice

    Stanley Jordan

  • Music

    April 10, 2003

    Jessica Williams/Bruce Barth

    All Alone (MAXJAZZ)
    Live at the Village Vanguard (MAXJAZZ)

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2003

    Best Cinematic Save

    The Denver Jazz on Film Series

  • Film

    February 13, 2003

    Flick Pick

    Denver Jazz on Film Series

  • Music

    July 12, 2001

    Various Artists

    New Prohibition: A Musical History of Hemp (Viper)

  • Best of Denver

    June 29, 2000

    Best jazz club

    El Chapultepec

  • Music

    April 20, 2000

    Chucho Valdes

    Live at the Village Vanguard
    (Blue Note)

  • Music

    April 6, 2000

    Hit Pick

    Spring Impressions in Jazz

  • Music

    March 18, 1999

    Jazz for the Ages

    Sonny Rollins has more than fifty years of jazz under his belt. But he's thinking about tomorrow.

  • Calendar

    July 30, 1998

    Night & Day

    July 30 - August 5, 1998

  • Music

    February 26, 1998

    In the Name of the Father

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

  • Calendar

    February 26, 1998

    Calendar

    Feb. 26 - Mar. 4, 1998

  • Music

    January 1, 1998

    The Three Weissman

    Learning jazz from the ground up with the Perry Weissman 3.

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    September 20, 1995
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    May 17, 1995
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    November 16, 1994
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