Jazz

Nels Cline + Julian Lage – Room (2014)

Nels Cline + Julian Lage – Room (2014)

Just two elite guitar players having fun with their immense talents, and it’s hard not to share in that fun as listeners.

Wilco’s Nels Cline on Room, his new Julian Lage collaboration: Something Else! Interview

Wilco’s Nels Cline on Room, his new Julian Lage collaboration: Something Else! Interview

We interview Nels Cline, who is set to release a guitar summit meeting with Julian Lage called ‘Room.’

Andrew Barker, Paul Dunmall + Tim Dahl – Luddite (2014)

Andrew Barker, Paul Dunmall + Tim Dahl – Luddite (2014)

The impromptu nature of this collaboration among free-jazz aces Andrew Barker, Paul Dunmall and Tim Dahl makes ‘Luddite’ great.

Delfeayo Marsalis, “The Secret Love Affair” (2014): One Track Mind

Delfeayo Marsalis, “The Secret Love Affair” (2014): One Track Mind

Delfeayo Marsalis undertakes his first full-length collaboration with father Ellis, but the star may just be drummer Marvin “Smitty” Smith.

Jimmy Greene – Beautiful Life (2014)

Jimmy Greene – Beautiful Life (2014)

Here is a review of Jimmy Greene’s ‘Beautiful Life,’ a hopeful and very personal message sprung from the unspeakable tragedy of Sandy Hook.

Kait Dunton announces exciting new trio, album: Something Else! sneak peek

Kait Dunton announces exciting new trio, album: Something Else! sneak peek

Here’s an exclusive advance preview of the upcoming album from Kait Dunton’s newly formed trioKAIT.

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble – Sketches of Spain Revisited (2014)

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble – Sketches of Spain Revisited (2014)

Obert Davis and the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic manage to be faithful to Miles Davis’ original ‘Sketches of Spain,’ yet take it to new heights.

Kenny Garrett, jazz saxophonist: Something Else! Interview

Kenny Garrett, jazz saxophonist: Something Else! Interview

Kenny Garrett on carrying the spirit of John Coltrane, and taking his audience on a journey.

Rik Wright’s Fundamental Forces – Red (2014)

Rik Wright’s Fundamental Forces – Red (2014)

‘Red’ establishes Rik Wright’s Fundamental Forces as a hard-to-categorize jazz force to be reckoned with.

Oliver Lake Organ Quartet – What I Heard (2014)

Oliver Lake Organ Quartet – What I Heard (2014)

‘What I Heard’ is a fresh and original approach to organ jazz that only the alto sax avant-garde legend Oliver Lake can conceive.