Jazz

Joni Mitchell’s intriguing jazz period began 41 years ago: ‘An incredible legacy in music’

Joni Mitchell’s intriguing jazz period began 41 years ago: ‘An incredible legacy in music’

Robben Ford discusses Joni Mitchell’s jazz period in the 1970s. He performed on some of her most closely dissected, if not always best loved, albums.

Jeff Golub (1955-2015): An Appreciation

Jeff Golub (1955-2015): An Appreciation

Something Else! remembers multi-faceted guitarist Jeff Golub, who succumbed to progressive supranuclear palsy today at just 59 years old.

Joe Sample + NDR Bigband Orchestra – Children Of The Sun (2015)

Joe Sample + NDR Bigband Orchestra – Children Of The Sun (2015)

Here’s a review of Joe Sample’s last album completed before his September 2014 death, the big band encounter ‘Children of the Sun.’

The Matthew Yeakley Group, “Happy F*ckin’ New Year” (2014): One Track Mind

The Matthew Yeakley Group, “Happy F*ckin’ New Year” (2014): One Track Mind

Here’s a stream of Matthew Yeakley’s polished funk-jazz number “Happy F*ckin’ New Year.”

The Official™ Something Else! Top 10 for 2014: Lucinda Williams, D’Angelo, David Crosby

The Official™ Something Else! Top 10 for 2014: Lucinda Williams, D’Angelo, David Crosby

The concensus Something Else! Top 10 for 2014 features Lucinda Williams, D’Angelo, David Crosby, Brian Blade, Seth Walker, Matthew Shipp and others.

Nancy Wilson, “What Are You Doing New Year’s?” (1963): One Track Mind

Nancy Wilson, “What Are You Doing New Year’s?” (1963): One Track Mind

Nancy Wilson nails the sense of hopeful anxiety that surrounds Dec. 31 every year, like a more contemplative Dinah Washington.

Wayne Shorter’s masterpiece album Speak No Evil turns 50

Wayne Shorter’s masterpiece album Speak No Evil turns 50

More than any other album, ‘Speak No Evil’ is the reason why we often put that word ‘legend’ in front of Wayne Shorter’s name.

Dylan Howe – Subterranean (2014)

Dylan Howe – Subterranean (2014)

Focusing on the instrumental elements of David Bowie’s Berlin era allows Dylan Howe to brilliantly elaborate on those familiar themes.

Charles McPherson, “The Journey” from The Journey (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Charles McPherson, “The Journey” from The Journey (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

All hail the advance title track from Charles McPherson’s ‘The Journey,’ which doesn’t attempt any sleight of hand, doesn’t get cute.

S. Victor Aaron’s Top Unreviewed Records of 2014: Markus James, Deerhoof, Don Pullen

S. Victor Aaron’s Top Unreviewed Records of 2014: Markus James, Deerhoof, Don Pullen

Markus James, Deerhoof, Dave Liebman, Don Pullen and Arild Anderson are included in S. Victor Aaron’s Top Unreviewed Records of 2014.