Cocktail Revolution

Cocktail Revolution

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"Blending a heavy back beat and hip-hop swagger with straight-ahead horn lines and ridiculously impressive musicianship, the Cocktail Revolution is as good as any quartet in the country." -Yellow Scene Magazine

Biography

The Cocktail Revolution has been performing in Denver for five years. In that time, its unique blend of jazz and live trance rhythms has made the city sit up and take notice.

"Westword" Magazine recognized Cocktail Revolution as Denver's Best Jazz act in 2006 and Toronto's "Now" Magazine hailed CR a "Critic's Pick" in the 2004 North by Northeast Festival in Toronto, Canada.

CR has graced the stages of Red Rocks, Canada's NXNE Music Festival, Denver's LoDo Music Festival, Denver's People's Fair...to name a few.

Featured regularly on Denver's 89.3 KUVO and 99.5 The Mountain, the quartet performs frequently along Colorado's Front Range.

They have shared the stage with such greats as Karl Denson, Galatic, Soul Live, Tower of Power, among many others.

Their highly anticipated new album, "better reception" will be released September 20, 2008.
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“Cocktail Revolution can be viewed as one of the first from Denver thought of as a Jam Band with very strong Jazz roots and improvisation as their foundation. Think along the lines of Medeski Martin and Wood or Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe. Hard core Jazz-heads should not stay away, as most are very impressed with not only the outstanding musicianship and improvisational skills of every member, but also the new direction in which the band is taking Jazz. Cocktail Revolution is Denver’s best kept secret.” -Colorado Music Buzz

Discography

Cocktail Revolution (Self-Titled) - 2004.
Better Reception - 2008.

Set List

Cocktail Revolution performs from one to three 45 minute sets (or anything in between), of nearly all original Urban Improv. The covers CR currently perform include "Roll the Tape" by Soul Live, "Lively Up Yourself" by Bob Marley, "Red Baron" by Billy Cobham, "Closer" by Nine Inch Nails, and "Jean Pierre" by Miles Davis.

For special bookings Cocktail Revolution offers
"Cocktail Revolution does Zeppelin", a complete performance of classic Led Zeppelin songs bended "Revolution" style.