Interviews

Lucas Lee Dives Deeper Into ‘Lowered Expectations’: ‘One Way of Maintaining Sanity’

Lucas Lee Dives Deeper Into ‘Lowered Expectations’: ‘One Way of Maintaining Sanity’

Lucas Lee discusses working with Marco Minnemann, his personal creative arc and stand-out album tracks from ‘Lowered Expectations.’

Toto bassist Shem von Schroeck: Something Else! Interview

Toto bassist Shem von Schroeck: Something Else! Interview

A stalwart with Kenny Loggins and Don Felder, Shem von Schroeck has one lasting goal: He hopes to be Toto’s “last bass player.”

Max Moran, jazz bassist: Something Else! Interview

Max Moran, jazz bassist: Something Else! Interview

Max Moran joins Preston Frazier to discuss his new studio project ‘Neospectric,’ the close-knit musical culture of New Orleans, and his favorite albums.

Conversation with Billy Cobham, Part 2: Brian Gruber and Ronnie Scott’s

Conversation with Billy Cobham, Part 2: Brian Gruber and Ronnie Scott’s

Billy Cobham is joined by Brian Gruber in a talk with Mike Tiano that delves into the output and impact of many of the drummer’s contemporaries.

Conversation with Billy Cobham, Part 1: The Art of Creation

Conversation with Billy Cobham, Part 1: The Art of Creation

Billy Cobham joins Mike Tiano to discuss career highlights and challenges that led to the Crosswinds Project.

Rod Harris Jr., jazz guitarist: Something Else! Interview

Rod Harris Jr., jazz guitarist: Something Else! Interview

Rod Harris Jr. joins Preston Frazier to discuss his new EP, working with Musiq Souldchild and Jagged Edge, and his plans for the future.

Steve Porcaro on Toto’s 2018 U.S. Tour, New Music and the ‘Horror’ of Singing

Steve Porcaro on Toto’s 2018 U.S. Tour, New Music and the ‘Horror’ of Singing

Steve Porcaro joins Preston Frazier for a preview of Toto’s next tour dates, and a frank discussion about the challenges of taking over vocals on stage.

Chris Carver, jazz composer and keyboardist: Something Else! Interview

Chris Carver, jazz composer and keyboardist: Something Else! Interview

Chris Carver joins us for an in-depth talk about his new album, how his musical vision has evolved and the benefits of having a second job.

Vinnie Zummo talks jazz, reviving the Zummos and Joe Jackson: Something Else! Interview

Vinnie Zummo talks jazz, reviving the Zummos and Joe Jackson: Something Else! Interview

Vinnie Zummo already had a fascinating career as a sideman, notably with Joe Jackson, before launching a well-respected solo career.

Tony De Meur, of the Fabulous Poodles: Something Else! Interview

Tony De Meur, of the Fabulous Poodles: Something Else! Interview

Tony De Meur discusses the struggles he had in compiling the Fabulous Poodles’ new ‘Mirror Stars’ box set, and the possibility of a long-hoped-for reunion.

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