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Michael Wolff and Mike Clark – Wolff and Clark Expedition (2013)

Past associations with Cannonball Adderley and the Headhunters seemed to point toward a new melding of R&B and jazz here. Instead, Michael Wolff and Mike Clark have created a nimble, adventurous trio recording

Something Else! Interview: Mike Clark on Herbie Hancock, the Headhunters and Michael Wolff

Drummer Mike Clark, perhaps best known for his work with and without Herbie Hancock as a member of the Headhunters, is part of a new band now — the dazzlingly improvisational Wolff and Clark Expedition, with longtime friend Michael Wolff.

Exclusive stream: Michael Wolff and Mike Clark, “Hummin'” from Wolff and Clark Expedition (2013)

Here’s an exclusive preview stream from the exciting new collaboration between Michael Wolff (Cannonball Adderley, Nancy Wilson, Cal Tjader) and Mike Clark (Herbie Hancock, the Headhunters, Larry Coryell).

Gimme Five: Michael Wolff on songs with Cannonball Adderley, Warren Zevon, others

On this special edition of Something Else! Reviews’ One Track Mind, we hand the reins over to jazz pianist Michael Wolff.

Michael Wolff, jazz pianist: Something Else! Interview

Endlessly engaging, Michael Wolff was praised by the New York Times for “near impeccable good taste, technical facility and lyrical inventiveness.”

Quickies: Jake Hertzog, Rudder, Gene Ess, Jeff Albert Quartet

Quickies: Jake Hertzog, Rudder, Gene Ess, Jeff Albert Quartet

This installment of Quickies is aimed at introducing to you, Dear Reader, some amazing jazz musicians who may not have shown up on your radar screen yet: Jake Hertzog Chromatosphere Here’s a guitarist who is a 2007 graduate of Berklee, won the Montreaux Jazz Guitar Competition the prior year, came back to the festival the following year and performed withRead More

Something Else! Guide: Mardi Gras in New Orleans

NICK DERISO: As Mardi Gras dawns in a reborn New Orleans, we provide your cool-rocking road map to some recommended local hot spots. Now, most will say Preservation Hall, next to Pat O’s. But that’s overrated, and too crowded for our tastes. A sampling from elsewhere — though the list is by no means complete: 1: DONNA’S BAR AND GRILL.Read More

Lists: Underrated jazz pianists Michael Wolff, Hampton Hawes, Monty Alexander, Sonny Clark, Joe Sample

by S. Victor Aaron Piano records are tough to pick, because there’s always the temptation to include records by Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea and Bill Evans: 1) The Michael Wolff Trio; Jumpstart (1995)Before this guy was twenty, he was already good enough to be playing in Julian “Cannonball” Adderley’s band. For this session, he employs Christian McBride and Tony WilliamsRead More

Forgotten series: Soul jazz saxophonist Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley

by S. Victor Aaron If someone were to ask me who was the best alto sax player ever, I couldn’t at least not heavily consider Cannonball Adderley, the Miles Davis sideman. He had both technique and soul by the sackful. Adderley churned out some fine ones even without the Prince Of Darkness’ help.