Articles by: S. Victor Aaron

Kenny Wheeler – Songs For Quintet (2015)

Kenny Wheeler – Songs For Quintet (2015)

Here is a review of flugelhorn titan Kenny Wheeler’s elegant posthumous release ‘Songs For Quintet.’

Kenosha Kid, “Mushmouth” from Inside Voices (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Kenosha Kid, “Mushmouth” from Inside Voices (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Here is the exclusive video premiere of “Mushmouth,” a track by Athens, Georgia’s own Kenosha Kid from their upcoming album ‘Inside Voices.’

Henry Kaiser + Ray Russell, “GuKTen LIMPo” from The Celestial Squid (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Henry Kaiser + Ray Russell, “GuKTen LIMPo” from The Celestial Squid (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

UK guitar session vet Ray Russell gets back in touch with his trash-jazz side in collaboration with Henry Kaiser for “GuKTen LIMPo,” an advance stream from their upcoming album ‘The Celestial Squid.’

Chris J. Connolly – Flying Lessons (2015)

Chris J. Connolly – Flying Lessons (2015)

UK-born New Yorker Chris J. Connolly has figured out on debut album ‘Flying Lessons’ that keeping it simple makes it great.

David Philips, “Angel” from If I Had Wings (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

David Philips, “Angel” from If I Had Wings (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Here is a review of David Philips’ pretty, ethereal number “Angel” from his upcoming album ‘If I Had Wings.’

Jon Lundbom + Big Five Chord, “The Bottle” from Jeremiah (2015)

Jon Lundbom + Big Five Chord, “The Bottle” from Jeremiah (2015)

Lundbom’s original tune “The Bottle” is a good indicator that there’s no let up from Big Five Chord in Jeremiah from their previous five records.

DRKWAV [Skerik, John Medeski + Adam Deitch], “Darkwave” from The Purge (2015)

DRKWAV [Skerik, John Medeski + Adam Deitch], “Darkwave” from The Purge (2015)

Here is an early listen to the new psychedelic fusion supergroup DRKWAV (John Medeski, Skerik, Adam Deitch), a stream of the track “Darkwave.”

Chris Lightcap’s Bigmouth, “Epicenter” from Epicenter (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Chris Lightcap’s Bigmouth, “Epicenter” from Epicenter (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Here is a review of Chris Lightcap’s Bigmouth’s “Epicenter,” the title track from the jazz supergroup’s upcoming new album.

Nick Hempton, “Target Practice [Catch and Release #5]” (2015): One Track Mind

Nick Hempton, “Target Practice [Catch and Release #5]” (2015): One Track Mind

Here’s Nick Hempton’s fifth song is his ‘Catch and Release’ series, “Target Practice,” featuring Hempton on tenor fronting a classic, jazz quartet.

Aaron Goldberg, “Yoyo” from The Now (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Aaron Goldberg, “Yoyo” from The Now (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

With laid-back, assured musicianship and a simpatico now over fifteen years running, the festive spirit of Port-Au-Prince gets channeled amiably through a jazz filter on the Aaron Goldberg Trio’s take on “Yoyo.”