Post Tagged with: "Sammy Stein"

Sam Leak and Dan Tepfer – ‘Adrift’ (2018)

Sam Leak and Dan Tepfer – ‘Adrift’ (2018)

‘Adrift,’ the new duo-piano album from Sam Leak and Dan Tepfer, is delightful, strong and vibrant.

Wayne Shorter – ‘Emanon’ (2018)

Wayne Shorter – ‘Emanon’ (2018)

Wayne Shorter has delivered a late-period masterpiece: The music on ‘Emanon’ is wonderful, the expectation delivered.

Pagliuca-Mena Sextet – El Templo de Las Ideas (2018)

Pagliuca-Mena Sextet – El Templo de Las Ideas (2018)

The Pagliuca-Mena Sextet’s debut album ‘El Templo de Las Ideas’ is incredible – and that is not a word I often use.

Daniel Bennett Group – We Are the Orchestra (2018)

Daniel Bennett Group – We Are the Orchestra (2018)

The album’s PR material describes ‘We Are the Orchestra’ as a “bold departure” for Daniel Bennett, but what strikes me actually is that it’s not.

New Orleans at 300: In Search of Jazz

New Orleans at 300: In Search of Jazz

New Orleans is a place where many cultures met in the past, and it continues to draw people from all over the world – including jazz lovers like me.

Thelonious Monk – Mønk (2018)

Thelonious Monk – Mønk (2018)

The thought that this Thelonious Monk recording could have been lost is too much. ‘Mønk’ is amazing.

Jimmie Smith – Live in Music City: Jimmie Smith Plays Jimmy Smith (2018)

Jimmie Smith – Live in Music City: Jimmie Smith Plays Jimmy Smith (2018)

Created as a tribute to one of jazz’s organ masters, ‘Live in Music City’ instead ends up showcasing the promise and potential of Jimmie Smith.

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!

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.

Wilko Johnson – Blow Your Mind (2018)

Wilko Johnson – Blow Your Mind (2018)

‘Blow Your Mind’ doesn’t sound anything like what you might expect from someone who did a farewell tour not so long ago. This, in fact, is Wilko Johnson near his best.

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