Fusion Jazz

Dr. MiNT, “Down To One” from Voice In The Void (2016): Something Else! exclusive stream

Dr. MiNT, “Down To One” from Voice In The Void (2016): Something Else! exclusive stream

If songs like Dr. MiNT’s “Down To One” isn’t where jazz is headed, then it’s probably going in the wrong direction.

Ryan Blotnick – Kush (2016)

Ryan Blotnick – Kush (2016)

Guitarist Ryan Blotnick moves back to Maine and an album of eight, spacious Blotnick compositions gently swayed by African-derived rhythms happens.

Kait Dunton and trioKAIT, “The Lady In My Life” from Casual (2016): One Track Mind

Kait Dunton and trioKAIT, “The Lady In My Life” from Casual (2016): One Track Mind

“The Lady In My Life” is a tribute to the late Rod Temperton’s pop songcrafting genius and the flair Kait Dunton has for surprising, smart arrangements.

Amendola vs. Blades – Greatest Hits (2016)

Amendola vs. Blades – Greatest Hits (2016)

Freakishly funky and soul satisfying, this dynamic duo push the limits on their ‘Greatest Hits,’ while having too much fun doing it.

James Brandon Lewis Trio – No Filter (2016)

James Brandon Lewis Trio – No Filter (2016)

True to its name, James Brandon Lewis’ classic hip hop/jazz hybrid ‘No Filter’ puts seemingly nothing between what he hears in his head and what you hear on this record.

Burnt Belief, “Ghosts Aquatic” from Emergent (2016): Something Else! video premiere

Burnt Belief, “Ghosts Aquatic” from Emergent (2016): Something Else! video premiere

There is a display of chops going on with Burnt Belief’s “Ghosts Aquatic.” It’s all there in the guise of subtle sublimity.

Ian East – Inner Paths (2016)

Ian East – Inner Paths (2016)

Ian East’s ‘Inner Paths’ is an ethnic fusion album that’s fun to listen to now and will be fun to listen to a hundred plays from now. Getting a world music education can hardly be more enjoyable than listening to this.

Carl Weingarten – An Endless Premonition (2016)

Carl Weingarten – An Endless Premonition (2016)

When Carl Weingarten decides to create his soundscapes with little or no augmentation from others, it’s a flair that can be appreciated and enjoyed at its maximum potential.

Huntertones, “Circles” from Live (2016): Something Else! sneak peek

Huntertones, “Circles” from Live (2016): Something Else! sneak peek

It’s hard to imagine Ohio’s funky jazz-rock sextet Huntertones sounding any better than this. And that’s saying something.

Amendola vs. Blades Greatest Hits  crowdfunding drive in final hours, make a pledge now!

Amendola vs. Blades Greatest Hits crowdfunding drive in final hours, make a pledge now!

San Francisco Bay Area drums/organ sensation Amendola vs Blades quest to finally putting out a record is near the end; please pledge to their crowdfunding project to put them over the top!