There are just three tracks on ‘Still Happy,’ but they capture the essence of the late Harry Beckett’s fluent jazz trumpet.
Articles by: Sammy Stein
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.
Mixing originals and choice covers, the Marco Marconi Trio’s ‘Nordik’ takes you to several different places – and at several different speeds.
Although very different, Peter Brotzmann and Heather Leigh blend together on ‘Ears Are Filled With Wonder’ in a wondrous and surprising manner.
Tomas Doncker’s genre-bending sound has always been impossible to define, and the bluesy, politically charged ‘Mess We Made’ is no different.
Audiences have finally caught up with the People Band, and ‘Live at Cafe Oto’ is the perfect road map to guide them forward.
If this gig at London’s Cafe Oto is anything to go by, we should be hearing the People Band for a long time to come.
David Bowie was a one-off, larger than life figure. Sammy Stein offers up thoughts on the immense impact of the Thin White Duke, who sadly and unexepctedly passed away Sunday.
David Bowie remains one of our key musicians, but his last releases began to sound just a tad retrospective. Not this one.
Mats Gustafsson joins Sammy Stein in a brutally honest discussion on the industry, travel these days and the resistance required to make good jazz.