Articles by: Sammy Stein

John Edwards, Evan Parker, John Russell + others – Making Rooms (2016)

John Edwards, Evan Parker, John Russell + others – Making Rooms (2016)

‘Making Rooms’ has a connection, not only between the musicians but with the listener. It is real, emotive and altogether beautiful.

Charlie Parker – Unheard Bird (2016)

Charlie Parker – Unheard Bird (2016)

Come on a journey with Charlie Parker. Hear the trials, the outtakes and the false starts of some of his most memorable tunes.

John ‘Papa’ Gros – River’s On Fire (2016)

John ‘Papa’ Gros – River’s On Fire (2016)

John “Papa” Gros’ ‘River’s On Fire’ is one of those albums you “see,” because the stories are so well told. Mentor Allen Toussaint would be proud.

Paul Jolly, free jazz musician, club owner and producer: Something Else! Interview

Paul Jolly, free jazz musician, club owner and producer: Something Else! Interview

Paul Jolly, a free jazz musician, producer and advocate, has made good on his own personal mantra: “Wake up every day, and do something positive and with love.”

Milton Marsh – Monism (2016)

Milton Marsh – Monism (2016)

Incredibly interesting, Milton Marsh’s lost album ‘Monism’ is as relevant today as it was in 1975.

Jeff Beck – Loud Hailer (2016)

Jeff Beck – Loud Hailer (2016)

Jeff Beck’s confident, virtuoso ‘Loud Hailer’ showcases a veteran performer who’s lost not a jot of cutting edge, provocative style as time passes.

Harry Beckett – Still Happy (2016)

Harry Beckett – Still Happy (2016)

There are just three tracks on ‘Still Happy,’ but they capture the essence of the late Harry Beckett’s fluent jazz trumpet.

Marco Marconi, jazz pianist: Something Else! Interview

Marco Marconi, jazz pianist: Something Else! Interview

The busy, affable Marco Marconi, fresh off the release of his terrific trio recording ‘Nordik,’ paused briefly for a Something Else! Sitdown with Sammy Stein.

Marco Marconi Trio – Nordik (2016)

Marco Marconi Trio – Nordik (2016)

Mixing originals and choice covers, the Marco Marconi Trio’s ‘Nordik’ takes you to several different places – and at several different speeds.

Peter Brotzmann + Heather Leigh – Ears Are Filled With Wonder (2016)

Peter Brotzmann + Heather Leigh – Ears Are Filled With Wonder (2016)

Although very different, Peter Brotzmann and Heather Leigh blend together on ‘Ears Are Filled With Wonder’ in a wondrous and surprising manner.