Articles by: Sammy Stein

Mark Wade, jazz bassist: Something Else! Interview

Mark Wade, jazz bassist: Something Else! Interview

Mark Wade’s ‘Event Horizon’ is one of those albums you come back to time and again, because it has deep layers. One listen is never enough.

Mats Gustafsson – MG 50: Peace and Fire (2016)

Mats Gustafsson – MG 50: Peace and Fire (2016)

Mats Gustafsson says it is vital to remain open, inquisitive and to explore music. With ‘MG 50: Peace and Fire,’ he does just that.

Forebrace – Steeped (2016)

Forebrace – Steeped (2016)

Forebrace’s ‘Steeped’ captures the essence of live performance with a sense of atmosphere, the odd tweak and squeak – everything which makes live music good.

Donny McCaslin – Beyond Now (2016)

Donny McCaslin – Beyond Now (2016)

Donny McCaslin’s ‘Beyond Now’ is an astonishing show of talent and indefinable music which crosses boundaries and merges them – yet retains his jazz influences.

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.

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