Jazz

Grace Marino, “Coz Of You” (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Grace Marino, “Coz Of You” (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Grace Marino’s grand vocals radiate with feeling on the forthcoming “Coz of You,” which glows with elegance to a jazz-pop pitch.

Jose James – Yesterday I Had the Blues: The Music of Billie Holiday (2015)

Jose James – Yesterday I Had the Blues: The Music of Billie Holiday (2015)

Jose James’ new collection of classic Billie Holiday covers makes for a stellar, if somber, album. Yesterday I had the blues, indeed.

Petros Klampanis, “Luiza” from Minor Dispute (2015): Something Else! video premiere

The talented bassist Petros Klampanis utilizes both classical and jazz backgrounds to add even more finesse to Antonio Carlos Jobim’s beautiful ballad.

Dave Douglas and High Risk + Shigeto, “Molten Sunset” (2015): One Track Mind

Dave Douglas and High Risk + Shigeto, “Molten Sunset” (2015): One Track Mind

A new collaboration with DJ Shigeto represents the lastest musical twist in an intriguing journey filled with them for trumpeter Dave Douglas.

Ernestine Anderson, “Just In Time” from Swing the Penthouse (2015): One Track Mind

Ernestine Anderson, “Just In Time” from Swing the Penthouse (2015): One Track Mind

In February 1962, as Ernestine Anderson took the stage at a Seattle jazz club, the then-34 year old should have been consolidating her early successes.

Glenn Zaleski Trio – My Ideal (2015)

Glenn Zaleski’s debut album ‘My Ideal’ is ideal those who crave well-performed piano trio jazz.

Wild Card – Organic Riot (2015)

Wild Card – Organic Riot (2015)

I was expecting funk. What I was not expecting was the improvisation that Wild Card introduces into every number on ‘Organic Root.’

Bjørn Solli – Aglow: The Lyngør Project Volume 1 (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Watch out for Bjørn Solli’s ‘Aglow: The Lyngør Project Volume 1′ (out May 4, 2015), conceived on a small island in South Norway and birthed with a crackerjack band in NYC.

The Thing – Garage (2004; 2015 vinyl reissue)

The Thing – Garage (2004; 2015 vinyl reissue)

These sessions may have been recorded more than a decade ago, but the Thing’s ‘Garage’ is still one of the best albums I have heard this year.

Leslie Johnson, bassist and producer: Something Else! Interview

Leslie Johnson, bassist and producer: Something Else! Interview

Preston Frazier has a Something Else! Sitdown with producer, bass player, composer and multi-instrumentalist Leslie Johnson.