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The best jazz shows in Denver in February

FRI | TIM BERNE'S SNAKE OIL at CU OLD MAIN CHAPEL | 2/7/14 Over the last three decades, Tim Berne has proven to be one of the more adventurous saxophonists and composers in avant garde jazz. While he's performed with a number of different groups over the years, he's also released two brilliant discs on ECM with his Snakeoil group, which incudes clarinetist Oscar Noriega, pianist Matt Mitchell and drummer Ches Smith (Dan Weiss is filling in for Smith on this date). On last year's Shadow Man, the group delved into cerebral and angular material, on tracks like "Static" and "OC/DC," most notably, while "Psalm" is quite serene.

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Jon Solomon writes about music and nightlife for Westword, where he's been the Clubs Editor since 2006.
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