Something Else! Interviews

Nick Finzer’s Thoughtful ‘Hear and Now’ Also Honors Duke Ellington: Something Else! Interview

Nick Finzer’s Thoughtful ‘Hear and Now’ Also Honors Duke Ellington: Something Else! Interview

Trombonist Nick Finzer discusses the impetus for his new album ‘Hear and Now,’ a sweeping new tour and the importance of jazz education.

Ed Toth, drummer with the Doobie Brothers: Something Else! Interview

Ed Toth, drummer with the Doobie Brothers: Something Else! Interview

Ed Toth discusses his time in the Doobie Brothers, as well as earlier work as a former member of the platinum-selling Vertical Horizon.

Beto Martinez, of Brownout: Something Else! Interview

Beto Martinez, of Brownout: Something Else! Interview

Guitarist Beto Martinez joins Preston Frazier to discuss Brownout’s ‘Brown Sabbath Vol. II,’ his early musical experiences and his work with Grupo Fantasma.

Mike Casey, emerging jazz saxophonist: Something Else! Interview

Mike Casey, emerging jazz saxophonist: Something Else! Interview

Mike Casey is, not to put too fine a point on it, an extraordinary saxophone player.

David Dower, jazz pianist: Something Else! Interview

David Dower, jazz pianist: Something Else! Interview

Struck by David Dower’s maturity and musicality, Sammy Stein tracked down this emerging new talent to find out more.

Dan Ropek, author of Tragic Magic: The Life of Traffic’s Chris Wood: Something Else! Interview

Dan Ropek, author of Tragic Magic: The Life of Traffic’s Chris Wood: Something Else! Interview

Steve Elliott caught up with Dan Ropek, author of ‘Tragic Magic: The Life of Traffic’s Chris Wood,’ to discuss this often-overlooked figure in rock.

Sam Eastmond, jazz trumpeter: Something Else! Interview

Sam Eastmond, jazz trumpeter: Something Else! Interview

Sam Eastmond, a trumpet player with an eclectic musical taste, writes from his own particular sound world of sources and inspiration.

Mark Wade, jazz bassist: Something Else! Interview

Mark Wade, jazz bassist: Something Else! Interview

Mark Wade’s ‘Event Horizon’ is one of those albums you come back to time and again, because it has deep layers. One listen is never enough.

Armando Perez, of Esso Afrojam Funkbeat: Something Else! Interview

Armando Perez, of Esso Afrojam Funkbeat: Something Else! Interview

Armando Perez discusses the new project by the Chicago-based funk band Esso Afrojam Funkbeat, and how the issues facing immigrants shape their work.

Greg Gonzales of Grupo Fantasma on Money Chicha’s debut album, plans for Brownout

Greg Gonzales of Grupo Fantasma on Money Chicha’s debut album, plans for Brownout

Preston Frazier previews Money Chica, the next great thing from Greg Gonzales, as well as what’s ahead for Grupo Fantasma and Brownout.