Articles by: S. Victor Aaron

Henry Threadgill Zooid – In For a Penny, In For a Pound (2015)

Henry Threadgill Zooid – In For a Penny, In For a Pound (2015)

Working in mysterious ways with his Zooid quintet, Henry Threadgill offers another installment of ingenuity on ‘In For a Penny, In For a Pound.’

Close as You Get found Gary Moore at the top of his blues game

Close as You Get found Gary Moore at the top of his blues game

‘Close as You Get,’ released this week in May 2007, was your standard-issue Gary Moore blues record. Meaning, it was very, very good.

Incognito, “Send Your Love” (2015): One Track Mind

Incognito, “Send Your Love” (2015): One Track Mind

UK acid-jazz masters Incognito have quickly issued a soulful groover to help UNICEF provide aid for the children of earthquake-stricken Nepal.

Restlessly creative to the end, Bob Belden’s last Animation project was a fitting coda

Restlessly creative to the end, Bob Belden’s last Animation project was a fitting coda

As one of the final artistic statements by the multi-talented Bob Belden, Animation’s ‘Transparent Heart’ stands as a fitting coda to a rich career.

Royal Southern Brotherhood, “Don’t Look Back” (2015): Something Else! exclusive stream

Royal Southern Brotherhood, “Don’t Look Back” (2015): Something Else! exclusive stream

Here is the world premiere of the title track from the Royal Southern Brotherhood’s new album, ‘Don’t Look Back.’ The RSB train rolls on.

Steve Gadd – 70 Strong (2015)

Steve Gadd – 70 Strong (2015)

Here is a review of the Steve Gadd Band’s ’70 Strong’ – which, just as the title states, shows Gadd going as strong as ever at age 70.

John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet – Brooklyn (2015)

John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet – Brooklyn (2015)

Here is a review of John Patitucci’s guitar-dominant quartet’s debut, ‘Brooklyn,’ a freshly cast reconnect back to the bass extraordinaire’s roots.

Guapo, “Obscure Knowledge I [Radio edit]” (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Guapo, “Obscure Knowledge I [Radio edit]” (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Here is an advance stream from Guapo’s upcoming ‘Obscure Knowledge,’ a heavy, groove-minded edit from the first movement.

Rob Mazurek / Exploding Star Orchestra, “The Arc of Slavery #72″ (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Rob Mazurek / Exploding Star Orchestra, “The Arc of Slavery #72″ (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Here is an advance stream from Rob Mazurek / Exploding Star Orchestra’s upcoming ‘Galactic Parables: Volume 1,’ an early ’70s-styled rock/jazz orgy.

Many Arms + Toshimaru Nakamura – Many Arms and Toshimaru Nakamura (2015)

Many Arms + Toshimaru Nakamura – Many Arms and Toshimaru Nakamura (2015)

Inserting Toshimaru Nakamura into the mix doesn’t transform Many Arms, it amplifies their punk ethos/free jazz spirit instead.