Something Else! Interviews

Ben Craven, progressive rocker: Something Else! Interview

Ben Craven, progressive rocker: Something Else! Interview

Preston Frazier talks to Australian progger Ben Craven about his well-regarded career, his next album and his intriguing new music delivery system.

Colin Webster, jazz saxophonist: Something Else! Interview

Colin Webster, jazz saxophonist: Something Else! Interview

Sammy Stein sits down with saxophonist Colin Webster to discuss those unlikely situations where you find the greatest musical connections.

Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo: How the Flashback Scene Almost Vanished Forever

Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo: How the Flashback Scene Almost Vanished Forever

Mike Tiano on how one of the best movies ever made, Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo,’ nearly wasn’t.

Paul McCartney, “Take It Away” from Tug of War (1982): One Track Mind

Paul McCartney, “Take It Away” from Tug of War (1982): One Track Mind

Released as part of ‘Tug of War’ in April 1982, “Take It Away” is McCartney’s last best pop hit – but there was a darker undercurrent at work.

Miles Davis’ brilliant, misunderstood Bitches Brew broke every rule: ‘An art form unto itself’

Miles Davis’ brilliant, misunderstood Bitches Brew broke every rule: ‘An art form unto itself’

Miles Davis sideman Lenny White talks about recording the groundbreaking, genre-shattering ‘Bitches Brew,’ released in April of 1970.

David Bowie’s Let’s Dance illustrated the durability of Chic’s hitmaking sound

David Bowie’s Let’s Dance illustrated the durability of Chic’s hitmaking sound

Credit David Bowie for understanding how to cast his latest iteration. But also Chic for having the goods to make that nascent vision a reality.

Gary Burton in Nashville: 1960’s Tennessee Firebird was a fusion album like no other

Gary Burton in Nashville: 1960’s Tennessee Firebird was a fusion album like no other

Gary Burton’s country-jazz experiment ‘Tennessee Firebird’ broke every rule. He joins Tom Wilmeth to discuss a gutsy decision to record in Nashville.

Terry Day, of the Continuous Music Ensemble and the People Band: Something Else! Interview

Terry Day, of the Continuous Music Ensemble and the People Band: Something Else! Interview

Terry Day, who rose to fame with the Continuous Music Ensemble and the People Band, inspires those around him to seek a little further.

Michael Sherwood on Toto XIV, Michael Jackson + Steve Porcaro: Something Else! Interview

Michael Sherwood on Toto XIV, Michael Jackson + Steve Porcaro: Something Else! Interview

Michael Sherwood, a long-time collaborator with Steve Porcaro, discusses ‘Toto XIV,’ working with Michael Jackson and his old band Lodgic.

Toto IV found Toto at an early career crossroads: ‘We wanted to make something great’

Toto IV found Toto at an early career crossroads: ‘We wanted to make something great’

The story of Toto can be divided to before April 8, 1982, and after. That’s when they released ‘Toto IV,’ still the biggest album of their lengthy career.