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AMP Trio, “N.T. Bag”, from Three (2017): Something Else! exclusive premiere

AMP Trio, “N.T. Bag”, from Three (2017): Something Else! exclusive premiere

“N.T. Bag” isn’t played by a trio where one player dominates over the others. With the AMP Trio, everyone dominates.

Rich Halley and Carson Halley – The Wild (2017)

Rich Halley and Carson Halley – The Wild (2017)

In understanding the vital, father-son sax-drums core of Rich Halley’s ensembles, ‘The Wild’ is revelatory.

Victor Assis Brasil – Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim (1970, 2017 reissue)

Victor Assis Brasil – Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim (1970, 2017 reissue)

Victor Assis Brasil left behind several quality works to explore but his Jobim tribute ‘Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim’ now reissued is a fine place to start on that journey.

Al Jarreau (1940-2017): Our Essential Playlist

Al Jarreau (1940-2017): Our Essential Playlist

Al Jarreau’s distinctive singing style crossed boundaries, encompassing jazz, pop, R&B, funk, gospel, and even world music.

Mostly Other People Do The Killing – Loafer’s Hollow (2017)

Mostly Other People Do The Killing – Loafer’s Hollow (2017)

Blurring the lines between art and wit for fourteen years running, Mostly Other People Do The Killing are still making absurdity in jazz fun.

Glenn Zaleski – Fellowship (2017)

Glenn Zaleski – Fellowship (2017)

With only two albums to his name alone, Glenn Zaleski is a fully realized talent as a pianist, composer and bandleader. Fellowship is going to delight anybody who relishes Fred Hersch and Keith Jarrett trio records.

Thinking Plague – Hoping Against Hope (2017)

Thinking Plague – Hoping Against Hope (2017)

feature photo: Sal DeVincenzo, courtesy of Cuneiform Records The notion of progressive rock often suggests the melding of rock with some elements of jazz or jazz fusion, due to extended song forms and an emphasis on instrumental prowess. Thinking Plague sets

Nick Finzer – Hear and Now (2017)

Nick Finzer – Hear and Now (2017)

‘Hear and Now’ packs the instrumental prowess we’ve come to expect from Nick Finzer, paired with a finely honed compositional edge and stellar musicianship.

Sebastien Ammann, “One” from Color Wheel (2017): Something Else! sneak peek

Sebastien Ammann, “One” from Color Wheel (2017): Something Else! sneak peek

Sebastien Ammann and Color Wheel achieve their mission of stimulating, dynamic jazz in the span of a fairly concise four minutes. Nothing is wasted on “One.”

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.