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Thelonious Monk – Mønk (2018)

Thelonious Monk – Mønk (2018)

The thought that this Thelonious Monk recording could have been lost is too much. ‘Mønk’ is amazing.

Big Heart Machine, “Dipsea Steps” from Big Heart Machine (2018): Something Else! premiere

Big Heart Machine, “Dipsea Steps” from Big Heart Machine (2018): Something Else! premiere

Here is the streaming premiere of “Dipsea Steps” from Brian Krock’s exciting new big band, Big Heart Machine.

John Mellencamp’s Dark, Down-Home Life, Death, Love and Freedom Still Resonates

John Mellencamp’s Dark, Down-Home Life, Death, Love and Freedom Still Resonates

Ten years ago, John Mellencamp confirmed a late-career renaissance with the T Bone Burnett-produced ‘Life, Death, Love and Freedom.’

Connie Han, “Crime Zone” from Crime Zone (2018): Something Else! premiere

Connie Han, “Crime Zone” from Crime Zone (2018): Something Else! premiere

Here is the premiere of “Crime Zone,” the title song from pianist and composer Connie Han’s Mack Avenue Records debut album.

The Beatles, “Helter Skelter” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Helter Skelter” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

“Helter Skelter” shatters previous stereotypes of the Beatles and, in turn, reveals the future of rock music.

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.

Gideon King and City Blog, “Upscale Madhouse” (2018): Exclusive Song Premiere

Gideon King and City Blog, “Upscale Madhouse” (2018): Exclusive Song Premiere

Gideon King & City Blog are exclusively premiering their new song “Upscale Madhouse” here at Something Else!

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.

Preston Frazier’s Best Albums of 2018 (So Far): Neal Morse, Parliament, Take 6 + Others

Preston Frazier’s Best Albums of 2018 (So Far): Neal Morse, Parliament, Take 6 + Others

Preston Frazier offers his take on the best albums of 2018 (so far), with tips of the hat to Neal Morse, Parliament, Take 6 and others.

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