Jazz

The Bosman Twins, jazz duo: Something Else! Interview

The Bosman Twins, jazz duo: Something Else! Interview

Identical but not the same, the Bosman Twins talk to Sammy Stein about their deft combination of jazz, R&B, funk, gospel – and family.

Kait Dunton + trioKAIT, “Chrysocolla” (2015): Something Else! video premiere

Kait Dunton + trioKAIT, “Chrysocolla” (2015): Something Else! video premiere

Here is the video premiere of Kait Dunton’s percolating track from trioKAIT, “Chrysocolla.” Like the song itself, it’s full of adventure and intrigue.

Merzbow/Pandi/Gustafsson with Thurston Moore – Cuts of Guilt, Cuts Deeper (2015)

Merzbow/Pandi/Gustafsson with Thurston Moore – Cuts of Guilt, Cuts Deeper (2015)

This ain’t pop music, ladies and gentleman. It’s a party of noise.

Kait Dunton – trioKAIT (2015)

Kait Dunton – trioKAIT (2015)

Kait Dunton’s creative, embraceable, contemporary take on the ol’ acoustic jazz trio makes the jazz idiom fresh and exciting again.

Simon Phillips – Protocol III (2015)

Simon Phillips – Protocol III (2015)

Simon Phillips and his Protocol collaborators have nothing to prove, yet deliver another no-holds-barred jazz fusion album.

Peter Van Huffel, Andreas Willers + Oliver Steidle – The Scrambling Ex (2015)

Peter Van Huffel, Andreas Willers + Oliver Steidle – The Scrambling Ex (2015)

Saxophonist Peter Van Huffel again ventures into the wilder side of jazz, taking guitarist Andreas Willers and drummer Oliver Steidle along for the ride.

Nino Bisignano, “You Like Me” (2015): One Track Mind

Nino Bisignano, “You Like Me” (2015): One Track Mind

Radiating with bliss, Nino Bisignano’s “You Like Me” is proof in the pie that crooner pop will never die.

Steve Holtje, “Hunger Artist” from A Man Full of Days (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Steve Holtje, “Hunger Artist” from A Man Full of Days (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Steve Holtje’s dark, ambient “Hunger Artist” is from a soundtrack that actually sounds like backing music for a motion picture, and helps to tell a story.

Chris Carver, “Ghost in the Machine” (2015): One Track Mind

Chris Carver, “Ghost in the Machine” (2015): One Track Mind

Chris Carver displays his formidable chops as band leader, producer, songwriter and keyboardist on ‘Ghost in the Machine.’

Dr. John, “Jungle Strut” from Ramsey Lewis’ Taking Another Look: Deluxe Edition (2015)

Dr. John, “Jungle Strut” from Ramsey Lewis’ Taking Another Look: Deluxe Edition (2015)

The eminent Dr. John plays Ramsey Lewis’ “Jungle Strut,” a deep groove that originally graced Lewis’ classic 1974 funk-jazz album ‘Sun Goddess.’