Archive for February, 2017

La Original Banda el Limon + Banda Maguey, Feb. 11, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

La Original Banda el Limon + Banda Maguey, Feb. 11, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

La Original Banda el Limon, Banda Maguey and others performed at the gorgeous Eagles Club Ballroom – a space built for the likes of Glenn Miller.

Eivind Opsvik,  “Brraps!” from Overseas V (2017): Something Else! exclusive stream

Eivind Opsvik, “Brraps!” from Overseas V (2017): Something Else! exclusive stream

In the exclusive premiere of Eivind Opsvik’s “Brraps!”, the guy making those deft moves on the double bass is the same one wearing a raincoat making deft dance moves in his living room.

A Hard Day’s Night … with Jimmy Page?

A Hard Day’s Night … with Jimmy Page?

Mike Tiano explores the often-overlooked role that future Led Zeppelin star Jimmy Page played in the Beatles’ 1964 film ‘A Hard Day’s Night.’

Yes, “On the Silent Wings of Freedom” from Tormato (1978): YESterdays

Yes, “On the Silent Wings of Freedom” from Tormato (1978): YESterdays

I know a lot of fans will disagree with me but I believe “On the Silent Wings of Freedom” is a Yes classic. Re-live it, if you dare.

Harriet Tubman, with Wadada Leo Smith – Araminta (2017)

Harriet Tubman, with Wadada Leo Smith – Araminta (2017)

In what will likely go down as one of the best uncategorizable releases of the year, Harriet Tubman’s ‘Araminta’ is a swaggering statement from four musicians who thrive on taking chances.

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, “The Reckoning” from Ruler Rebel (2017): Something Else! sneak peek

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, “The Reckoning” from Ruler Rebel (2017): Something Else! sneak peek

“The Reckoning” track has just been released as a stream and is the opening salvo in this latest campaign by Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, from the upcoming first leg of the trilogy ‘Ruler Rebel’.

Al Jarreau (1940-2017): Our Essential Playlist

Al Jarreau (1940-2017): Our Essential Playlist

Al Jarreau’s distinctive singing style crossed boundaries, encompassing jazz, pop, R&B, funk, gospel, and even world music.

Mostly Other People Do The Killing – Loafer’s Hollow (2017)

Mostly Other People Do The Killing – Loafer’s Hollow (2017)

Blurring the lines between art and wit for fourteen years running, Mostly Other People Do The Killing are still making absurdity in jazz fun.

Glenn Zaleski – Fellowship (2017)

Glenn Zaleski – Fellowship (2017)

With only two albums to his name alone, Glenn Zaleski is a fully realized talent as a pianist, composer and bandleader. Fellowship is going to delight anybody who relishes Fred Hersch and Keith Jarrett trio records.

Gerry Gibbs & Thrasher People – Weather Or Not (2017)

Gerry Gibbs & Thrasher People – Weather Or Not (2017)

Wayne Shorter himself sees the “graphically arranged material of Weather Report” on ‘Weather Or Not’ as Gerry Gibbs keeping up with his “creative mission.”

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