Jazz

Kosi – Pictures of Us (2014)

Kosi – Pictures of Us (2014)

This is an album of beauty – authentic, and from the heart.

One Track Mind: Henry Butler + Steven Bernstein, “Gimme a Pigfoot” from Viper’s Drag (2014)

One Track Mind: Henry Butler + Steven Bernstein, “Gimme a Pigfoot” from Viper’s Drag (2014)

This is music that builds on the past – rather than fetishizing it.

Novox – Over The Honeymoon (2014)

Novox – Over The Honeymoon (2014)

‘Over The Honeymoon’ glows as much as it grooves.

‘What I’m doing now is far better’: Ginger Baker on Cream and his new band, Jazz Confusion

‘What I’m doing now is far better’: Ginger Baker on Cream and his new band, Jazz Confusion

“Cream,” Baker says dismissively, “was nearly 50 years ago.”

Something Else! exclusive stream: Matthew Shipp, “I’ve Been To Many Places” from I’ve Been To Many Places (2014)

Something Else! exclusive stream: Matthew Shipp, “I’ve Been To Many Places” from I’ve Been To Many Places (2014)

The consummation of many years of study, practice, talent and a wide-open mind.

Something Else! sneak peek: Dan White Sextet, “Your Song” from Your Song (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Dan White Sextet, “Your Song” from Your Song (2014)

“Your Song” is as dynamic and full of nifty little turns as life itself.

Dr. John – Ske-Dat-De-Dat: Spirit of Satch (2014)

Dr. John – Ske-Dat-De-Dat: Spirit of Satch (2014)

He never stops experimenting, never stops surprising, and never stops entertaining.

Kenny Lavender – Conscious Journey, Part 1 & 2 (2014)

Kenny Lavender – Conscious Journey, Part 1 & 2 (2014)

Daring but not self indulgent, this double album would be a risk in lesser hands.

Fire! Orchestra directed by Mats Gustafsson – Enter (2014)

Fire! Orchestra directed by Mats Gustafsson – Enter (2014)

A prog-leaning album that is noisy, experimental and brave.

Something Else! sneak peek: Wadada Leo Smith, “Lake Superior” from The Great Lakes Suites (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Wadada Leo Smith, “Lake Superior” from The Great Lakes Suites (2014)

Wadada Leo Smith and his band of free jazz icons show the young guys how it’s done.