Archive for March 2nd, 2013

You’re doing it wrong: Why do so many jazz educators teach us to think first — and listen second?

I recently came across an interview segment featuring the always innovative alto saxophonist, a true artist, Gary Bartz, in which he discussed the current state of jazz education.

‘Otherwise I’m a real miserable chap’: Mott the Hoople’s Ian Hunter isn’t about to start slowing down

Fresh off the release of a tough, politically charged album called When I’m President, Ian Hunter continues a fast-paced solo career in the wake of his early successes with Mott the Hoople.

Exclusive stream: Nektar, “Burn Out My Eyes” from Journey to the Centre of the Eye (1971; 2013 reissue)

Exclusive stream: Nektar, “Burn Out My Eyes” from Journey to the Centre of the Eye (1971; 2013 reissue)

Nektar’s 1971 prog-psych classic Journey to the Centre of the Eye is being reissued, and you can sample a key cut here through this exclusive stream from Cleopatra/Purple Pyramid Records.

Something Else! Interview: Jimmy Walker of the Knickerbockers and the Righteous Brothers

We caught up with Jimmy Walker to discuss his stints with both the Knickerbockers and the Righteous Brothers, and other favorite memories from the 1960s — from the old “Smothers Brothers” TV show to the Dick Clark tours.

Troy Roberts – Nu-Jive 5 (2013)

Like Linda Oh, Troy Roberts’ journey from Perth, Australia to New York City has left a trail of awards and accolades in his wake and one gets the sense he’s just getting started. And yet, Nu-Jive 5, due next week, will be his fifth album.

Something Else! sneak peek: Fifth on the Floor, “January in Louisiana” (2013)

Fifth on the Floor’s 2010 release Dark and Bloody Ground was a fantastic piece of Southern rock, and the first taste of their upcoming album Ashes and Angels picks up right where that album left off.