Something Else! Interviews

Paul Jolly, free jazz musician, club owner and producer: Something Else! Interview

Paul Jolly, free jazz musician, club owner and producer: Something Else! Interview

Paul Jolly, a free jazz musician, producer and advocate, has made good on his own personal mantra: “Wake up every day, and do something positive and with love.”

Mick Abrahams, of Jethro Tull: Something Else! Interview

Mick Abrahams, of Jethro Tull: Something Else! Interview

Mick Abrahams rose to instant fame as a member of Jethro Tull, helping craft a debut album in ‘This Was’ that memorably melded blues with progressive rock.

Don Breithaupt, of Monkey House: Something Else! Interview

Don Breithaupt, of Monkey House: Something Else! Interview

If Steely Dan seems like an obvious inspiration for Don Breithaupt’s Monkey House, there’s a reason. He joins Preston Frazier to discuss.

Steve Porcaro, of Toto: Something Else! Interview

Steve Porcaro, of Toto: Something Else! Interview

Steve Porcaro has always been considered an ace songwriter, a trusted sideman, the ultimate team player. Now, he’s ready to step out.

Ben Craven on streaming’s impact, working with Captain Kirk, and his terrific new album

Ben Craven on streaming’s impact, working with Captain Kirk, and his terrific new album

Australia-based progressive rocker Ben Craven joins Preston Frazier for a Something Else! interview.

Marco Marconi, jazz pianist: Something Else! Interview

Marco Marconi, jazz pianist: Something Else! Interview

The busy, affable Marco Marconi, fresh off the release of his terrific trio recording ‘Nordik,’ paused briefly for a Something Else! Sitdown with Sammy Stein.

George Walker Petit, jazz guitarist and producer: Something Else! Interview

George Walker Petit, jazz guitarist and producer: Something Else! Interview

George Walker Petit joined Preston Frazier for a Something Else! Sitdown to discuss his journey to ‘Emergence.’

Nick Finzer, jazz trombonist: Something Else! Interview

Nick Finzer, jazz trombonist: Something Else! Interview

Nick Finzer joins Preston Frazier to discuss highlights from his musical journey, the sweeping influence of Duke Ellington, and what’s next.

Remembering Paul Kantner’s Flight, from Jefferson Airplane to Jefferson Starship

Remembering Paul Kantner’s Flight, from Jefferson Airplane to Jefferson Starship

Science fiction helped Paul Kantner escape the drudgery of his childhood existence, then it fired his imagination as Jefferson Airplane transformed into Jefferson Starship.

Jeff Young, keyboardist with Jackson Browne, Steely Dan + others: Something Else! Interview

Jeff Young, keyboardist with Jackson Browne, Steely Dan + others: Something Else! Interview

Jeff Young, a regular collaborator with Jackson Browne, Donald Fagen and Steely Dan, joins Preston Frazier ahead of a solo album release party to be held in Los Angeles.