We love organ jazz around here, so it’s impossible for us to avoid the boss Hammond B3 of Joey DeFrancesco, widely regarded as being at or near the top of the heap amongst jazz organists. Who are we to argue?
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Like Stevie Wonder, soul singer Bill Withers spans genres and challenges conventional definitions of R&B. Since his debut album, 1971’s Just as I Am, Withers has written an astonishing amount of highly personal songs
‘I think he’d be down': Adam Lambert contemplates Freddie Mercury’s reaction to his tenure with Queen
It is, of course, impossible to know what the late Freddie Mercury might have thought about Adam Lambert’s performances in his stead with Queen. But the American Idol finalist suspects it would have been positive.
Sao Paulo, Brazil guitarist Jorge Shy opens Crossing Path with a contemplative flourish, hinting at a thoughtful quietude. Then, Caio Milan and Marcos Flo leap to the fore on drums and bass, sending “Campo dos Sonhos” – and Crossing Path – into previously unimagined places
Etienne Charles’ spicy new album Creole Soul is a perfectly named blend of jazz-inflected island music — from calypso to reggae, from rock steady to Haitian chants.
New subscribers to Something Else! will be entered into a drawing for not one, not two but three copies of Privateering, a celebrated Mark Knopfler solo effort seeing U.S. release this month.
There are certain parameters expected from any new supergroup, certain expectations based on what you know coming in. Levin Minnemann Rudress depth charges those early and often.
Baritone sax savant Charles Evans is really good at taming this brash, acerbic horn and transforming it into a conduit of emotion and musical purpose.
As proven by Crack The Sky, rave reactions from the press don’t always guarantee healthy record sales.
“Sitting on the beach for a week is my idea of hell.”