Jazz

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.

Help to get jazz percussion legend Warren Smith’s residency recordings released

Help jazz percussion great Warren Smith get some memorable material from a recent residency at NYC’s The Stone club released and keep his legacy intact.

Marc Cary – Rhodes Ahead Vol. 2 (2015)

Marc Cary – Rhodes Ahead Vol. 2 (2015)

Here’s a review of Marc Cary’s next album, the eclectic/electric ‘Rhodes Ahead Vol. 2,’ a multi-ethnic fusion affair that reveals the Fender Rhodes’ possibilities.

Catch a Syberen van Munster show streamed live!

Catch a Syberen van Munster show streamed live!

Up and coming jazz guitarist and composer Syberen van Munster and his band will be performing the evening of March 3. Catch a live stream of it on LIVAMP or a replay later on. Details inside this article!

Nick Hempton, “Nordberg Suite [Catch and Release #6]” (2015): One Track Mind

Here is a review of the sixth song from Nick Hempton’s ‘Catch and Release’ series. “Nordberg Suite” features Bruce Harris on trumpet — and no drums.

Cassandra Wilson, “Strange Fruit” (2015): One Track Mind

Cassandra Wilson, “Strange Fruit” (2015): One Track Mind

This brave song, written about the horror of racism long before the Civil Rights movement, is given a different complexity by Cassandra Wilson.

Syberen van Munster – Plunge For Distance (2015)

Syberen van Munster – Plunge For Distance (2015)

Here’s a review of Syberen van Munster’s debut album ‘Plunge For Distance,’ a sophisticated work that gently combines Old and New Worlds.

Steve Wilson, “Spheresophically” (2015): Exclusive Something Else! stream

Steve Wilson, “Spheresophically” (2015): Exclusive Something Else! stream

Steve Wilson puts himself on an unusual situation here, and not just because this is his first new album release in 12 years.