Archive for September 26th, 2012

Something Else! Interview: Steve Gadd on his passion for both rock and jazz

Something Else! Interview: Steve Gadd on his passion for both rock and jazz

Famous for his work with Paul Simon and Steely Dan, Steve Gadd has an interest in a vast array of styles.

Katherine Young's Pretty Monsters – Katherine Young's Pretty Monsters (2012)

Just about every other symphony orchestral instrument has been drafted into service for the diabolically opposed world of improvised music, so why not the bassoon?

On Second Thought: Stevie Wonder – Where I'm Coming From (1971)

Where I’m Coming From is the big turning point in Stevie Wonder’s career. Released in 1971, shortly before his 21st birthday and around the time his original Motown contract expired, it was the first album under Wonder’s new deal

Iggy Pop, John Wetton, Nektar, Sweet, Todd Rundgren – Who Are You: An All Star Tribute to the Who (2012)

The intrigue of compilations like this is when seemingly incongruent artists successfully combine, or when somebody turns a familiar tune inside out.