Because there are multiple decades of jazz, it's almost impossible to pick the top 10 albums of all time; the hip cats with their canes and cool shades will throw their used saxophone reeds in my direction and call me a young whippersnapper. The debate is so polemic that I might as well write about ... More >>
Along with Weather Report and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Chick Corea's Return to Forever brought jazz music to a rock audience. And though the "jazz fusion" label seemed to piss off the purists, Corea and the other talented musicians didn't mind the increased profile and accompanying profits. Nearly ... More >>
Jesse HugheyChicken-fried chicken with chipotle gravy and grits was great. But the real stars at the Strong Ale Festival were the beers, like this sample of Ommegang Triple Perfection.Good news if you missed the Strong Ale Festival at the Meddlesome Moth on Saturday -- you weren't alone. Which wa ... More >>
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YeahdefLong-hailed as one of the region's Meccas for live music, Denton is a fine place to become well-known. And popularity is just what DJ Yeahdef, née Joey Lietchy, has achieved in t ... More >>
At 68, legendary guitarist John McLaughlin has nothing left to prove. He's played with everyone from Miles Davis to Jimi Hendrix. And, as leader of the Mahavishnu Orchestra in the '70s, McLaughlin created a bold new fusion of jazz, rock and Indian influences that remains some of the most challenging ... More >>