Archive for April, 2011

One Track Mind: Walt Weiskopf, “Love for Sale” (2011)

Saxophonist Walt Weiskopf’s first-ever in-concert recording Walt Weiskopf Quartet: Live, issued earlier in the month on Colorado-based Capri Records, is special in another personal way.

Joe Jackson – Volume 4 (2003)

Joe Jackson – Volume 4 (2003)

Warning: Listening to the Joe Jackson Band’s ‘Volume 4’ may give you a strong urge to dig out your skinny tie.

The Friday Morning Listen: Emmylou Harris – Hard Bargain (2011)

This week, Boston’s Berklee College of Music hosted the Rethink Music Convention. The official conference subtitle was “Creativity, Commerce, and Policy in the 21st Century.” An NPR segment on the conference featured a terrific quote

Marcin Wasilewski Trio – Faithful (2011)

One of ECM’s rising stars is back three years after knocking it out of the park with a sensational album the last time around. Marcin Wasilewski leads a trio from Poland

Joe Satriani – Is There Love In Space? (2004)

by Tom Johnson Joe Satriani has made an art of the rock instrumental. Why is it then that he keeps trying to sing? I think I speak for most people when I say that 1989’s Flying In A Blue Dream‘s instrumental tracks were the “real” album

Something Else! sneak peek: Buddy Guy, "First Time I Met The Blues" (2011)

Buddy Guy is a finger-licking wonder on the forthcoming 2-CD Chicago Blues: A Living History; The (R)evolution Continues, an old-blues-meets-new-blues set scheduled for a release on June 7 by Megaforce/RED.

Bobby Whitlock on "Layla," "Beware of Darkness," "Thorn in the Garden": Gimme Five

On this special edition of Something Else! Reviews’ One Track Mind, we hand the reins over to keyboardist Bobby Whitlock, who rose to fame as a composer and sideman alongside Eric Clapton and George Harrison.

Matthew Shipp – 4D (2010)

by Mark Saleski Over the years I have spent many pen scrawls, pencil swipes, and keystrokes trying to describe what it is about ‘out’ music that moves me so much. Sometimes it’s pretty easy

Bobby Whitlock, of Derek and the Dominos: Something Else! Interview

Bobby Whitlock reflects on Derek and the Dominos’ ‘Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs,’ and other career highlights.

Something Else! sneak peek: Sade, "I Never Would Have Guessed" (2011)

A new offering from Sade’s forthcoming 28-track two-disc hits package The Ultimate Collection, “I Would Never Have Guessed” turns every candle-lit romantic notion about Sade’s music on its ear.