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Mort Weiss – Mort Weiss Is a Jazz Reality Show (2015)

Mort Weiss – Mort Weiss Is a Jazz Reality Show (2015)

Delightful, lifting and energetic, ‘Mort Weiss Is a Jazz Reality Show’ recalls the best vintage straight-ahead jazz – but done the Mort Weiss way.

Best of the Best: The Official™ Something Else! Top 10 for 2013: Steven Wilson, Black Sabbath, The Band

Best of the Best: The Official™ Something Else! Top 10 for 2013: Steven Wilson, Black Sabbath, The Band

Every one has had their individual say, made their choices, argued the point. Now, it’s time for consensus ruling from the bench: Here is The Official™ Top 10 for 2013 from Something Else!

Mark Saleski’s Best of 2013 (Jazz): Bill Frisell, Mary Halvorson, Mort Weiss, John Zorn, Pat Metheny

Mark Saleski’s Best of 2013 (Jazz): Bill Frisell, Mary Halvorson, Mort Weiss, John Zorn, Pat Metheny

People like to make that joke about jazz not being dead — no, it just smells funny; har, har … oh, so clever — or they cling to the belief that nothing new has happened

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2013  (Part 2 of 4, Modern & Mainstream Jazz): Chris Potter, Rudresh Mahanthappa

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2013 (Part 2 of 4, Modern & Mainstream Jazz): Chris Potter, Rudresh Mahanthappa

There’s been a ton of great modern and mainstream jazz albums released this year, coming from stalwarts and newcomers alike. It’s not just tradition being upheld with grace and passion, there were loads of creative spurts by newcomers and stalwarts alike

Assaf Kehati – Naked (2013)

Some thoughts of mine re: Assaf Kehati’s new recording Naked yet to be released. To me the essence of any jazz performance is to have your audience pat their feet and smile.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Mort Weiss, “Talkin’ About It” (2013)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Mort Weiss, “Talkin’ About It” (2013)

We like to write about this stuff like we know what we’re talking about — the history of the artist, the process involved, the relationship between the two. Well, there are times when we don’t know what the hell is going on.

Mort Weiss – A Giant Step Out And Back (2013)

Mort Weiss – A Giant Step Out And Back (2013)

The statement on the front CD cover announces what this music is about: “A Free Jazz Recording By The Undisputed Master Of The Jazz Clarinet.”

Jazz Flautist Sam Most (1930-2013): An Appreciation

Sam Most, bebop’s pre-eminent flute player as well as one of the first ones, died Thursday morning. He was 82 years old.

Mark Saleski’s Top Albums for 2012: Jazz and Improvised Music

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLMme9ItKCw?rel=0&w=420&h=236] Well, of course I don’t think jazz is stupid. I love jazz. But that didn’t stop me from laughing out loud when this scene showed up out of nowhere in a recent episode of The Office.

Mort Weiss – I’ll Be Seeing You (2012)

Mort Weiss – I’ll Be Seeing You (2012)

Mort Weiss’ tenth album in eleven years continues the torrid pace of activity that this accomplished clarinetist has been on since beginning his long-delayed recording career in 2001.

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