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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 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Sure Fire Soul Ensemble: Out On The Coast

Read "Out On The Coast" reviewed by Joe Gatto

Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, from jny: San Diego, is one of the most talented new bands on the West Coast. Mixing funk, soul, jazz, and Latin & African influences to create unique, exciting music... their “cinematic soul" is like a cross between the music from Jim Jarmusch movies & Blacksploitation films of the 1970s.

Gary Bartz: "Students are learning but they are learning backwards!"

Read "Gary Bartz: "Students are learning but they are learning backwards!"" reviewed by Joan Gaylord

"This is folk music. It is good that we have it in the schools, but we need to get it back more into the street--that's where it came from."

When saxophonist Gary Bartz is not headlining his own band or touring with McCoy Tyner, he is a professor in the Jazz Studies department of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Greyboy Allstars: What Happened to Television?

Read "What Happened to Television?" reviewed by Matt Leskovic

Flip through albums in the bargain Funk/Soul/R&B bin at your local record store and you'll find a mix of classic Meters, Mayfield, and James Brown LPs. If a copy of the Greyboy Allstars' What Happened To Television? winds up in your stack, you probably wouldn't guess it was recorded in 2007.

While many contemporary ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Greyboy AllStars: What Happened to Television?

Read "What Happened to Television?" reviewed by Doug Collette

Having formed almost fifteen years ago in 1993, The Greyboy AllStars are an urban myth of sorts. Their early forays into funk flowed throughout the jamband scene that coalesced in the mid-to-late 1990s, which is where the principals of the quintet found a name for themselves. Now hornman Karl Denson (leader of Tiny Universe) and keyboardist ...