Post Tagged with: "Chicago Illinois"

Jaimie Branch – Fly or Die (2017)

Jaimie Branch – Fly or Die (2017)

In thirty-five short minutes, Jamie Branch said a lot about what she’s offering to the realm of outward-bound jazz. If ‘Fly or Die’ is only her Chapter One, I can hardly wait to hear the rest of this book.

Chris Greene, jazz saxophonist and composer: Something Else! Interview

Chris Greene, jazz saxophonist and composer: Something Else! Interview

Chris Greene joined Preston Frazier to discuss his genre-defying new album ‘Boundary Issues,’ and an unlikely origin story in jazz.

Chicago Edge Ensemble, “Decaying Orbit,” from Decaying Orbit (2017): One Track Mind

Chicago Edge Ensemble, “Decaying Orbit,” from Decaying Orbit (2017): One Track Mind

‘Decaying Orbit’ — the song and the album — fulfills the promise of its members’ respective legacies and furthers the legacy of its worldly leader, guitarist Dan Phillips.

Adam Steffeck, fingerstyle guitarist: Something Else! Interview

Adam Steffeck, fingerstyle guitarist: Something Else! Interview

Fingerstyle guitarist Adam Steffeck discusses his new album, and how a family legacy in science influences his future plans.

Adam Steffeck – Aviator (2017)

Adam Steffeck – Aviator (2017)

Chicago-based finger-style guitarist Adam Steffeck’s ‘Aviator’ is cinematic in scale, bold in concept and brilliant in execution.

Nate Lepine, “Hennies” from Quartet: Vortices (2016): Something Else! exclusive stream

Nate Lepine, “Hennies” from Quartet: Vortices (2016): Something Else! exclusive stream

Another exclusive stream from Chicago-based tenor sax master Nate Lepine’s debut album.

Jason Stein, Paul Giallorenzo and Frank Rosaly – Hearts and Minds (2016)

Jason Stein, Paul Giallorenzo and Frank Rosaly – Hearts and Minds (2016)

Not always tuneful but unfailingly engaging and playful, ‘Hearts and Minds’ exemplifies the best qualities of adventurous Chicago jazz.

Greg Ward – Touch My Beloved’s Thought (2016)

Greg Ward – Touch My Beloved’s Thought (2016)

Paying homage to a Charles Mingus masterpiece with inspired original material is just what you’d expect from the ever-curious, ever-expansive alto saxophonist Greg Ward.

Nate Lepine, “Youngblood” from Quartet: Vortices (2016): Something Else! exclusive stream

Nate Lepine, “Youngblood” from Quartet: Vortices (2016): Something Else! exclusive stream

This exclusive stream from tenor sax master Nate Lepine’s debut album is a nice day’s work in the span of less than three minutes.

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.