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Daniel Bennett, jazz saxophonist: Something Else! Interview

Daniel Bennett, jazz saxophonist: Something Else! Interview

The future looks good for the Daniel Bennett Group — and for Daniel, personally.

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Kenny Garrett Quintet, October 11, 2013

At Ronnie Scott’s in London: Perhaps for Kenny Garrett and his quintet, it was just another night … just another gig. But for me, and I suspect for others in the audience at Ronnie Scott’s that night, it wasn’t.

Something Else! Interview: Saxophonist Mats Gustafsson

Something Else! Interview: Saxophonist Mats Gustafsson

Mats Gustafsson is bonkers — and I mean that in the most flattering way possible.

John Coltrane – Afro Blue Impressions (1977; 2013 reissue)

John Coltrane – Afro Blue Impressions (1977; 2013 reissue)

I’d argue that these 1963 concerts with McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and and Elvin Jones are the first thing every emerging John Coltrane fan should experience, after buying all of the tried-and-true essentials.

JD Allen, Exploring the Symbolism in Grace: Something Else! Interview

JD Allen, Exploring the Symbolism in Grace: Something Else! Interview

In this final segment of a three-part Something Else! Sitdown with JD Allen, David Greenberg explores the saxophonist’s terrific new release, the dying concept of expressing emotion in song, and Allen’s need to keep progressing

Frank Wess – Magic 101 (2013)

Though somewhat less distinctive in his moment than Frank Foster, reedman Frank Wess has outlived his late long-time partner in the Count Basie Band — and that’s provided an opportunity to reassess his contributions, in particular on the flute.

JD Allen, Fightin’ to the Edge of the Grave: Something Else! Interview

We continue today with the second installment of David Greenberg’s three-part talk with JD Allen, as the saxophonist discusses developing confidence as a young player, participating in the good fight, and how music influences us

JD Allen, Preaching the Word through Music: Something Else! Interview

JD Allen is emerging as one of the most innovative saxophonists of our time. His music, through a masterful use of melody reveals a personal story and an inner quest.

Wayne Shorter – Without a Net (2013)

Wayne Shorter – Without a Net (2013)

Growing up in the age of Weather Report, I’ll admit that it was difficult to gauge the breadth of Wayne Shorter’s importance as a composer in the modern jazz tradition. The new live set Without A Net provides a stirring reminder

Joe Lovano and Us Five – Cross Culture (2013)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsNLlhogny0&w=500&h=305] I expected Joe Lovano, after an association dating back to 1981, to offer tribute to Paul Motian — the legend who died just two months before the saxist began Cross Culture. Instead, Lovano begins with a sun-drenched burst of joy.

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