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‘I think it’s really deep’: Danny Seraphine on CTA, getting over Chicago, and carrying the jazz-rock torch

‘I think it’s really deep’: Danny Seraphine on CTA, getting over Chicago, and carrying the jazz-rock torch

In adding muscular horns to California Transit Authority, Danny Seraphine has fulfilled the promise of one of the best songs on CTA’s hard-grooving new release Sacred Ground: He’s come full circle.

‘I don’t have time in my life to do that’: Steven Wilson on his departures from Blackfield, Porcupine Tree

‘I don’t have time in my life to do that’: Steven Wilson on his departures from Blackfield, Porcupine Tree

As Steven Wilson begins a 17-date North American tour, one that will feature a half-dozen in-store appearances, it’s increasingly clear where his passion lies: On solo projects like the recently released The Raven That Refused To Sing.

Something Else! Interview: Nik Turner, co-founder of Hawkwind

Something Else! Interview: Nik Turner, co-founder of Hawkwind

Nik Turner, the sax-playing space-rock pioneer with Hawkwind, may be as busy as he’s ever been. Fresh off a carnival-like series of appearances at South by Southwest, Turner’s working on a new album, and will make several guest appearances

Something Else! Interview: Outlaw country artist Bob Wayne

Something Else! Interview: Outlaw country artist Bob Wayne

Though his music is very much set in the world of traditional country, filled with banjos, fiddles and, for the most part, nary a distorted guitar to be found, Bob Wayne is not what you’d call a traditional country musician.

Something Else! Interview: Billy Martin of Wicked Knee, and Medeski Martin and Wood

Something Else! Interview: Billy Martin of Wicked Knee, and Medeski Martin and Wood

Accomplished musical alchemist Billy Martin has taken an opportunity away from Medeski Martin and Wood to rekindle an idea he had years ago — combining ragtime and funk with trumpeter Steven Bernstein.

‘Play with one Beatle, and it really f*cks up your jazz career’: Denny Seiwell on Wings, and other things

‘Play with one Beatle, and it really f*cks up your jazz career’: Denny Seiwell on Wings, and other things

Denny Seiwell had played with Zoot Sims and J.J. Johnson before joining Paul McCartney and Wings. His work on 1971′s Ram, in fact, arrived even as he played dates with Billy Joel and James Brown, among others.

Something Else! Interview: Barry Melton of Country Joe and the Fish

Hailing from Berkeley, California, Country Joe and the Fish were one of many acts to emerge from the San Francisco area’s influential folk/rock ‘n’ roll/psychedelic scene of the mid- to late-1960s.

Something Else! Interview: Boz Scaggs on Memphis, the Dukes of September, and singing vs. playing

Something Else! Interview: Boz Scaggs on Memphis, the Dukes of September, and singing vs. playing

Since his career went supernova with Silk Degrees, Boz Scaggs has continued to hone his craft, digging deeper into the blues, employing broader jazz brushstrokes — and nowhere is that fine tuning more obvious than on his terrific new album.

Something Else! Interview: Mike Oldfield, of Tubular Bells fame

Credit, or blame, Mike Oldfield for the new age movement that followed his groundbreaking 1973 effort Tubular Bells. If anything, though, his dance-oriented new sequel Tubular Beats blows that old notion to bits.

Something Else! Interview: Bob Gonzalez and Don Baskin of the Syndicate of Sound

The Syndicate of Sound, a garage-rock band from San Jose, California, was best known for their No. 8 1966 hit “Little Girl.” They also charted with “Rumors” (No. 55 in 1966) and with “Brown Paper Bag” (No. 73 in 1970) before initially breaking up.