Archive for September 4th, 2013

Something Else! Interview: Trumpeter Etienne Charles

Etienne Charles’ spicy new album Creole Soul is a perfectly named blend of jazz-inflected island music — from calypso to reggae, from rock steady to Haitian chants.

Levin Minnemann Rudess – Levin Minnemann Rudess (2013)

There are certain parameters expected from any new supergroup, certain expectations based on what you know coming in. Levin Minnemann Rudress depth charges those early and often.

Charles Evans, with David Liebman, Tony Marino and Ron Stabinksky – Subliminal Leaps (2013)

Baritone sax savant Charles Evans is really good at taming this brash, acerbic horn and transforming it into a conduit of emotion and musical purpose.

On Second Thought: Crack The Sky – The Best Of The Rest [And Then Some] (1999)

As proven by Crack The Sky, rave reactions from the press don’t always guarantee healthy record sales.

WTF?! Wednesdays: John Zorn, “Igneous Ejaculation” (1989)

WTF?! Wednesdays: John Zorn, “Igneous Ejaculation” (1989)

“Sitting on the beach for a week is my idea of hell.”