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LIVE REVIEW

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe at Levitt Pavilion

Read "Karl Denson's Tiny Universe at Levitt Pavilion" reviewed by Geoff Anderson

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe Levitt Pavilion Denver, CO August 26, 2017 You don't hear much talk of “The Energy Crisis" anymore. That's because Karl Denson's Tiny Universe has been on the scene, lighting things up and generating gigawatts of energy with its frequent funk fusillades. Over the course of their two hour set Saturday night, the Tiny Universe brought the funk, brought the energy and brought the fun. The Tiny Universe is all ...

ALBUM REVIEW

The Karl Denson Trio: Lunar Orbit

Read "Lunar Orbit" reviewed by Doug Collette

The Karl Denson Trio's Lunar Orbit is the perfect title because it conjures visions of space and time in an apt musical metaphor. The sound of the album spans eras of style, these musicians revivifying what is all- too-often merely flat or formulaic

There's a great atmosphere to this CD right from the start, and it only deepens as the tracks progress. Textures abound in the contrast of horns, percussion and organ on “Plain Truth, and warmth permeates even the ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Karl Denson: Dance Lesson #2

Read "Dance Lesson #2" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

While some of the jazz cognoscenti may suggest that the acid jazz scene has played out its welcome, the fact remains that artists such as Medeski, Martin & Wood and others of their ilk seem to be finding new things to say within the borders of improvisation and dance rhythms. Now add to the list saxophonist/flutist Karl Denson, a decidedly groove-based player who has been straddling the lines of jazz and more popular forms since 1992. A former sideman with ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Karl Denson: Dance Lesson #2

Read "Dance Lesson #2" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

While some of the jazz cognoscenti may suggest that the acid jazz scene has played out its welcome, the fact remains that artists such as Medeski, Martin & Wood and others of their ilk seem to be finding new things to say within the borders of improvisation and dance rhythms. Now add to the list saxophonist/flutist Karl Denson, a decidedly groove-based player who has been straddling the lines of jazz and more popular forms since 1992. A former sideman with ...


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