Articles by: S. Victor Aaron

Peter Erskine and the Dr. Um Band – Second Opinion (2017)

Peter Erskine and the Dr. Um Band – Second Opinion (2017)

Peter Erskine and the Dr. Um Band’s ‘Second Opinion’ is every bit as good of a fusion jazz record as the first one.

Julian & Roman Wasserfuhr – Landed In Brooklyn (2017)

Julian & Roman Wasserfuhr – Landed In Brooklyn (2017)

German trumpet/piano brother act Julian & Roman Wasserfuhr rise to the high level of their much-ballyhooed supporting cast.

Arto Lindsay, “Ilha Dos Prazeres” from Cuidado Madame (2017): Something Else! sneak peak

Arto Lindsay, “Ilha Dos Prazeres” from Cuidado Madame (2017): Something Else! sneak peak

Here is a sneak peek stream of “Ilha Dos Prazeres” from Arto Lindsay’s upcoming album ‘Cuidado Madame.’

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Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures – Glare Of The Tiger (2017)

Hand percussionist, ethno-musicologist, composer and bandleader Adam Rudolph is one of those under-noticed but crucial guys in jazz who has dedicated his

Jeff Lorber Fusion, “Hyperdrive” from Prototype (2017): Something Else! sneak peek

Jeff Lorber Fusion, “Hyperdrive” from Prototype (2017): Something Else! sneak peek

A godfather of original funky fusion has lately made it a point to demonstrate that there’s still no one who can make this kind of music better than him. Since reviving the

Flowtilla – Just Passing Through (2017)

Flowtilla – Just Passing Through (2017)

‘Just Passing Through’ embraces more styles (especially rock) but in the final analysis it’s still the feel-good grooves of Flowtilla.

Peter Van Huffel’s Gorilla Mask – Iron Lung (2017)

Peter Van Huffel’s Gorilla Mask – Iron Lung (2017)

The mission on Gorilla Mask’s third long player ‘Iron Lung’ is much the same as before: direct, confrontational thrash-jazz that’s more purposeful, unpredictable and just plain fun.

Robert Randolph & the Family Band – Got Soul (2017)

Robert Randolph & the Family Band – Got Soul (2017)

Never has anyone made spunky roots rock go down so easy like Robert Randolph and his Family Band. All that’s needed is a heapin’ helping of soul and, of course, maximal pedal steel guitar. There’s plenty of both on ‘Got Soul.’

Kneebody – Anti-Hero (2017)

Kneebody – Anti-Hero (2017)

From their first, self-titled album of 2005, Kneebody has been bringing a fresh conception to fusion or electric jazz.

AMP Trio, “N.T. Bag” from Three (2017): Something Else! exclusive premiere

AMP Trio, “N.T. Bag” from Three (2017): Something Else! exclusive premiere

“N.T. Bag” isn’t played by a trio where one player dominates over the others. With the AMP Trio, everyone dominates.