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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.

Gideon King and City Blog  – Upscale Madhouse (2018)

Gideon King and City Blog – Upscale Madhouse (2018)

With so many influences, Gideon King is always going to be compared to others. On ‘Upscale Madhouse,’ he is finally, definitively, coming into his own.

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.

Chris Carver – Wonderland (2018)

Chris Carver – Wonderland (2018)

A welcome return as band leader and principal composer, Chris Carver’s ‘Wonderland’ is compelling, excellent listening.

Claudio Scolari, Daniele Cavalca, Simone Scolari – Natural Impulse (2018)

Claudio Scolari, Daniele Cavalca, Simone Scolari – Natural Impulse (2018)

Like Claudio Scolari and Daniele Cavalca’s prior projects, you could call ‘Natural Impulse’ “jazz” for a number of reasons but in the end it just sounds like two (sometimes three) guys following their instincts to make music that’s both unpredictable and inviting. And they have only gotten better at doing that.

John Coltrane – Both Directions at Once, The Lost Album (2018)

John Coltrane – Both Directions at Once, The Lost Album (2018)

The long-forgotten ‘Both Directions at Once, The Lost Album’ is nonetheless as gratifying as many other John Coltrane albums from the Impulse! era; indeed, it holds its own against the entire, history-making discography.

Matthew Lux’s Communication Arts Quartet – Contra/Fact (2018)

Matthew Lux’s Communication Arts Quartet – Contra/Fact (2018)

Matthew Lux’s debut ‘Contra/Fact’ contains a good deal of delightful surprises but given his credentials, such surprises are to be expected.

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