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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.

Satoko Fujii and Joe Fonda – Mizu (2018)

Satoko Fujii and Joe Fonda – Mizu (2018)

Satoko Fujii’s and Joe Fonda’s ‘Mizu’ shows the deepening musical communion between pianist and bassist, as this disc captures three of their co-composed pieces performed over two nights in Europe.

Redeye, “Games” from Redeye (1970): One Track Mind

Redeye, “Games” from Redeye (1970): One Track Mind

“Games” may sound too close to Crosby Stills Nash and Young to give Redeye a unique identity, but there’s still no denying its appeal.

Joe Mandica, “Unexpectedly” (2018): One Track Mind

Joe Mandica, “Unexpectedly” (2018): One Track Mind

Until the new album from the Initiative arrives later this year, we are fortunate to be treated to songs like Joe Mandica’s heart-tugging “Unexpectedly.”

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!

This Is It! (Satoko Fujii) – 1538 (2018)

This Is It! (Satoko Fujii) – 1538 (2018)

Satoko Fujii’s newest combo is This Is It! and their debut album ‘1538’ can’t get much closer to improvisational music perfection.

Rod Harris Jr., “I Can’t Tell You Why” from Exits and Options EP (2018): One Track Mind

Rod Harris Jr., “I Can’t Tell You Why” from Exits and Options EP (2018): One Track Mind

Atlanta-based guitarist Rod Harris Jr. has released a worthy follow up to ‘The Counsel of Elders,’ his debut album.

Jan Hammer – Seasons Pt. 1 (2018)

Jan Hammer – Seasons Pt. 1 (2018)

Jan Hammer’s, ‘Seasons Pt. 1’ picks up right where Drive left off, continuing with his unique brand of wholly keyboard-based instrumental music that sits in a space between prog-pop, fusion jazz and New Age.

The Countdown 5 – Complete Recordings 1965-1969 (2018)

The Countdown 5 – Complete Recordings 1965-1969 (2018)

Complete Recordings 1965-1969′ finds the Countdown 5 reveling in the creative freedom of the era – and obviously having fun doing so.

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