Norman Provizer http://kuvo.org en Annual "DownBeat Critics Poll": Provizer's Jazz Notes http://kuvo.org/post/annual-downbeat-critics-poll-provizers-jazz-notes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:44:44 +0000 Norman Provizer 5306 at http://kuvo.org Annual "DownBeat Critics Poll": Provizer's Jazz Notes Musical Highlights from Dr. Provizer http://kuvo.org/post/musical-highlights-dr-provizer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;This year’s annual Metro State Jazz Celebration has percussionist <strong>Jos</strong></span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>e Madera</strong> as its special guest. For many years, the New York-born Madera helped propel the Tito </span>Puente<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Orchestra, along with serving as the band’s music director. After that long run, Madera spent the first decade of the </span>2000s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with the Latin Giants of Jazz. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:28:26 +0000 Norman Provizer 4769 at http://kuvo.org Musical Highlights from Dr. Provizer Spring's musical start: Provizer's Jazz Notes http://kuvo.org/post/springs-musical-start-provizers-jazz-notes <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">March has been a merry month for jazz trios. Before we even had a chance to recover from the ides of March, both bassist Christian McBride and pianist Bill </span>Charlap<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> brought their threesomes to Dazzle. And that’s going to continue in April when pianist Brad </span>Mehldau<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> brings his trio to the Boulder Theater on April 6 (303-786-7030) and the Bad Plus hits Dazzle on April 29-30.&nbsp;</span><br /> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:32:05 +0000 Norman Provizer 3955 at http://kuvo.org Spring's musical start: Provizer's Jazz Notes "the tastiest thing to emerge from Philadelphia since the cheese steak sandwich" http://kuvo.org/post/tastiest-thing-emerge-philadelphia-cheese-steak-sandwich <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bassist Christian McBride, who is at Dazzle with his trio on Friday and Saturday, just might be the tastiest thing to emerge from Philadelphia since the cheese steak sandwich. Before he even traveled to New York and </span>Julliard<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in 1989, the young bass master had lots of exposure to the music in his native Philadelphia. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:40:03 +0000 Norman Provizer 3402 at http://kuvo.org "the tastiest thing to emerge from Philadelphia since the cheese steak sandwich" XXX: "taking a gumbo approach to the music" http://kuvo.org/post/xxx-taking-gumbo-approach-music <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week in live music gets off to a very strong start when New Orleans trumpeter <strong>Nicholas Payton</strong> brings his <strong>XXX </strong>trio to Dazzle on Thursday and Friday. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 14:51:16 +0000 Norman Provizer 2911 at http://kuvo.org XXX: "taking a gumbo approach to the music"