Jazz

Chris Greene, jazz saxophonist and composer: Something Else! Interview

Chris Greene, jazz saxophonist and composer: Something Else! Interview

Chris Greene joined Preston Frazier to discuss his genre-defying new album ‘Boundary Issues,’ and an unlikely origin story in jazz.

Lara Bello, “Sola” from Sikame (2017):  One Track Mind

Lara Bello, “Sola” from Sikame (2017): One Track Mind

“Sola” is a perfect example of Lara Bello’s songwriting heft, lyrical gravitas and her engaging voice.

Chris Potter – The Dreamer Is The Dream (2017)

Chris Potter – The Dreamer Is The Dream (2017)

The opening notes on “Heart In Hand” from Chris Potter’s tenor sax traces Wayne Shorter’s opening remark on “Dance Cadaverous” but Potter’s own deeply expressive character quickly surfaces on his own spare but symphonic poem. In what begins as a

Ella Fitzgerald, “Perdido” (1949): Appreciations

Ella Fitzgerald, “Perdido” (1949): Appreciations

“Perdido” was supposed to be a live showcase for Charlie Parker. Then Ella Fitzgerald – who would have been 100 today – stepped up to the mic.

The Great Harry Hillman, “How To Dice An Onion” from Tilt (2017): Something Else! 360º video premiere

The Great Harry Hillman, “How To Dice An Onion” from Tilt (2017): Something Else! 360º video premiere

As the 360º video makes clear, the gumption of the Great Harry Hillman knows no bounds.

Jimmy Greene – Flowers: Beautiful Life, Volume 2 (2017)

Jimmy Greene – Flowers: Beautiful Life, Volume 2 (2017)

Jimmy Greene’s biggest help comes from within – inside his heart, where Ana Grace Greene lives and thrives.

Bryan and the Aardvarks, “Tiny Skull Sized Kingdom” from Sounds From The Deep Field (2017): Something Else! exclusive stream

Bryan and the Aardvarks, “Tiny Skull Sized Kingdom” from Sounds From The Deep Field (2017): Something Else! exclusive stream

Here is the premiere stream of “Tiny Skull Sized Kingdom” from Bryan and the Aardvarks’ 2017 release ‘Sounds From The Deep Field.’

Jonathan Rowden Group – Skyward Eye (2017)

Jonathan Rowden Group – Skyward Eye (2017)

‘Skyward Eye’ represents a great expansion of scope for the saxophonist, composer and bandleader Jonathan Rowden and his Jonathan Rowden Group quartet.

Fabian Almazan, jazz pianist with Terence Blanchard: Something Else! Interview

Fabian Almazan, jazz pianist with Terence Blanchard: Something Else! Interview

Fabian Almazan joined Preston Frazier for a Something Else! Sitdown to discuss a chance first meeting with Terence Blanchard, his musical roots, a new solo album and what’s next.

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Sexmob – Cultural Capital (2017)

Long known as jazz’s most mischevious covers band, Sexmob now takes deadly aim at its own material on new release ‘Cultural Capital.’