Articles by: Sammy Stein

Colin Webster + Mark Holub – Viscera (2014)

Colin Webster + Mark Holub – Viscera (2014)

This is what free playing is all about.

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Kitty La Roar and Nick Shankland, July 7, 2014

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Kitty La Roar and Nick Shankland, July 7, 2014

Playing regularly at Scarfe’s Bar in London, they take ownership of the music.

Something Else! Interview: Jazz guitarist John Russell

Something Else! Interview: Jazz guitarist John Russell

“I’m not too much of a fan,” the free-form legend admits, “of the ‘jazz’ label.”

Peter Brotzmann + Sonny Sharrock – Whatthef*ckdoyouwant? (2014)

More than an album, these archival 1987 recordings unfold like a conversation.

Tomas Doncker Band – Moanin’ At Midnight: The Howlin’ Wolf Project (2014)

They pay tribute to a blues great, yet create an album that is very much their own.

Something Else! Interview: Free jazz titan Peter Brotzmann

Something Else! Interview: Free jazz titan Peter Brotzmann

One of the most influential players in the free jazz scene, Brotzmann remains a force.

Pixies – Indie Cindy (2014)

Don’t let the name fool you: These Pixies are raucous, loud and sometimes vulgar.

Peter Brotzmann, John Edwards, Jason Adasiewicz, Steve Noble – Mental Shake (2014)

Peter Brotzmann, John Edwards, Jason Adasiewicz, Steve Noble – Mental Shake (2014)

This is what free jazz is all about. Period.

Wilko Johnson + Roger Daltrey – Going Back Home (2014)

On Boxing Day 2012, I sat in my friend’s lounge enjoying a post-Christmas get together and the company of other friends. One of them was a music producer, and inevitably we got talking about music, groups he had managed and personalities. He told me that Wilko Johnson was doing very poorly

Something Else! Interview: Jazz singer Barb Jungr

Singer Barb Jungr is enjoying herself lately. With trips, tours and events, she is kept very busy. One important reason is she is in possession of something a lot of people want: her voice.

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