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Alfredo Rodriguez Trio, “Chan Chan” from Tocororo: Something Else! Exclusive Stream

Alfredo Rodriguez Trio, “Chan Chan” from Tocororo: Something Else! Exclusive Stream

Rodriguez wrings a compelling, simple charm from a broken down piano that’s as undeniable as the weathered ’55 Bel Airs lumbering around downtown Havana.

Justin Kauflin, “For Clark” from Dedication (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Here is a stream of “For Clark,” pianist Justin Kauflin’s touching tribute to his friend and mentor, Clark Terry.

Books: Quincy Jones: His Life in Music, by Clarence Bernard Henry (2013)

Books: Quincy Jones: His Life in Music, by Clarence Bernard Henry (2013)

Quincy Jones, one of the most prolific musical composers, arrangers and producers of the 20th Century, is best known as arranger and producer for Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

Something Else! sneak peek: Geri Allen, “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'” (2013)

Lots of notable jazz pianists have been making solo piano records lately, and Geri Allen joins the fray Tuesday when she releases her own such album.

Something Else! sneak peek: Emily Bear, “Blue Note” from Diversity (2013)

Emily Bear plays her piano with a finely nuanced touch, with both her comping left hand and a right hand that can cascade notes like sand pouring out of your hands. The song, her own, is a circular figure to which she discreetly adds graceful touches

Miles Davis, with Quincy Jones and the Gil Evans Orchestra – Live at Montreux (2013)

You see Miles Davis’ age, you sense it, in his fingers. Otherwise remarkably well preserved on this date, just months before his death, the legendary trumpeter certainly looks the part — from the technicolor jacket to the red horn

Phil Collins – Live at Montreux (2012)

If somebody told me, before a 1996 concert, that Phil Collins was going to be performing “Los Endos” — the closing track from 1976’s A Trick of the Tail, Genesis’ first project after Peter Gabriel’s departure — I would have been thrilled.

Half Notes: Jared Gold – Golden Child (2012)

Coming off the magnificent All Wrapped Up, Jared Gold is back just under a year later with Golden Child. A program that alternates standards with his originals, Golden Child is another parade of Gold’s advanced B3 articulations. Whereas on Wrapped he delved more into knotty arrangements and modalisms atypical of organ jazz, he returns to the organ/guitar/drums attack used onRead More

One Track Mind: Frank Sinatra and Count Basie, "The Best Is Yet To Come" (1964)

The crashing brilliance of “The Best Is Yet To Come,” courtesy of Frank Sinatra and the Count Basie band, came to mind on this, the fifth anniversary of Something Else! Reviews.

Plans set for Gil Evans' 100th birthday celebration – and you can join in

Plans set for Gil Evans' 100th birthday celebration – and you can join in

by Something Else Reviews Composer/producer Ryan Truesdell on Wednesday launched the Gil Evans Centennial Project at GilEvansProject.com. There’s news: Truesdell, the first person outside of the Evans family to have full access to his musical archives, has uncovered a series of rare compositions, from before and after Evans’ celebrated collaborations with Miles Davis. “Gil was an amazingly prolific composer andRead More

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