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Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes for April 23

Jazz Notes 4-23-2015  By Norman Provizer The week in music begins with a visit by saxophonist Dick Oatts to Dazzle, 930 Lincoln, on Thursday at 7 and 9 p.m. (303-839-5100).…

“In Other Words" aka "Fly Me to the Moon” | Listener Picks, April 23

Bart Howard composed “In Other Words” - which later become popular as “Fly Me to the Moon” - in 1954. Tune in today as we celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with some of…

Cinco de Mayo | May 2-3

Denver’s Cinco de Mayo "Celebrate Culture" Festival promises a weekend filled with food, fun and culture May 2-3 at Civic Center Park. Featuring The Mile High City's vibrant Latino population,…

"Take Five" | Listener Picks, April 22

Composed by Paul Desmond, “Take Five” was first recorded by the Dave Brubeck Quartet for their 1959 album Time Out. The original recording band included Brubeck on piano, Desmond on…

"Song for My Father" | Listener Picks, April 21

"Song for My Father" is the title track in Horace Silver's 1965 album, inspired by Silver's Brazilian travels. Silver dedicated the song to his father,John Tavares Silva, whose photograph is…

“Manteca” | Listener Picks, April 20

Composed in 1947 by Chano Pozo, Dizzy Gillespie and Gil Fuller, “Manteca” is one of the earliest Afro-Cuban jazz tunes and Gillespie’s most popular recordings. Tune in today as we…

New Music Monday for April 19-Jazz Appreciation Month

Cuban drummer and 2011 McArthur Fellow awardee Dafnis Prieto releases a provocative straight-ahead project on his own Dafnison Music label, Dafnis Prieto Sextet's Triangles and Circles has many musical twists and turns, oh yeah,…

"Lush Life" | Listener Picks, April 18

Billy Strayhorn began to compose “Lush Life” when he was 16 years old, and continued to perfect the song over the course of five years. Tune in today as we…

Colorado jazz festival season kicks off in Greeley

interview with Dana Landry Colorado's jazz festival season kicks off this weekend in Greeley.   Dana Landry, area head for Jazz Studies at the University of Colorado visited First Take…

"Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" | Listener Picks, April 17

Joe Zawinul wrote “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” for Julian “Cannonball” Adderley’s 1966 album Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! Live at “The Club.”  The tune quickly became Zawinul’s first hit, reaching #2 on the…

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