Smooth Jazz

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    June 5, 2014

    Five Badass Things You Didn't Know About Kenny G

    Today is the 58th birthday of one Kenneth Gorelick, better known to the world as Kenny G. Now, when I say the name Kenny G you probably picture a man whose smooth jazz saxophoning is perfect for the uptight squares of the world, but who simply cannot hang with the truly badass musicians that you lik ... More >>

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    October 4, 2012

    Top 5 Weirdest & Worst Musical Collaborations

    In the history of music, there have been many meetings of the mind between people with similar attitudes, styles, and ideas. Some of these just felt right from the very beginning and you knew they were destined to produce greatness. That's what happened when Brian Eno met David Bowie and later when ... More >>

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    June 20, 2012

    Return to Forever... Returns!

    Return to Forever The Mothership Returns Eagle Rock (2-CD/1-DVD), $24.98. Combining the wordless instrumental dexterity of jazz and the loud, hi-energy performance of rock, jazz fusion bridged that musical gap during the genre's '70s heyday. And three groups led the way: Weather Report, the Mahavis ... More >>

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    January 4, 2012

    Cover Story: The Killing of KTSU

    ​Critics say that KTSU has a soul that's empty, its "Jazz In All Its Colors" now a potent hue of smooth-jazz wallpaper. In this week's cover story (and accompanying sidebar by John Nova Lomax), current and former DJs of KTSU, as well as the station's lost listeners, talk about the so-called ... More >>

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    April 23, 2010

    Aftermath: Never Mind The Hipsters, Kenny G Blows Us Away

    Photos by Craig HlavatyEd. Note: This is merch from the show and not a poster from Craig's room... we think.​ Aftermath shook hands Thursday night with Kenny G, a man who has arguably been one of the most reviled men in pop music now nearly 30 years. Why are we bringing this up? It's not to name-d ... More >>

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    April 21, 2010

    Yes, We're Going To Kenny G. Got A Problem With That?

    ​Yes, tomorrow night Craig's Hlist will be at Kenny G with your mother and your weird aunt who likes to buy you fertility crystals for the summer solstice. Kenny G intrigues us to the no end. Along with Michael Bolton, he was a part of a tag-team duo of pop culture musical dregs in the '90s. But t ... More >>

  • Music

    December 13, 2007

    From Discreet to Discrimination

    Relaxing at the modish Ibiza Lounge, addressing claims of racism at Bond Lounge

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    February 8, 2007

    Boney James

    Boney James performs Sunday, February 11, at Verizon Wireless Theater, 520 Texas Avenue, 713-230-1600.

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    June 1, 2006

    Various Artists

    Tropicália: A Brazilian Revolution in Sound

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    March 2, 2006
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    November 13, 2003

    Andy Caldwell

    Saturday, November 15

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    December 5, 2002

    Kenny G.'s Revenge

    Smooth-jazz fans blast Racket

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    November 14, 2002


    A redneck institution drowns in a flood of syrupy smooth jazz

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    February 22, 2001

    Kenny Garrett

    No one told him jazz is dead

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    August 3, 2000

    Don't Hate Me Because I'm Popular

    Spyro Gyra keeps making the best friendly jazz