Fabian Almazan joined Preston Frazier for a Something Else! Sitdown to discuss a chance first meeting with Terence Blanchard, his musical roots, a new solo album and what’s next.
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He never stops experimenting, never stops surprising, and never stops entertaining.
If you’ve seen trumpeter Terence Blanchard live you are already well aware of pianist/composer Fabian Almazan.
Best of the Best: The Official™ Something Else! Top 10 for 2013: Steven Wilson, Black Sabbath, The Band
Every one has had their individual say, made their choices, argued the point. Now, it’s time for consensus ruling from the bench: Here is The Official™ Top 10 for 2013 from Something Else!
Old lions — namely Wayne Shorter, Boz Scaggs and James Cotton — certainly roared in 2013, putting out some of the most vital, present music of their careers.
We explore triumphs over time from legends like James Cotton and Wayne Shorter. Triumphs of conception like Billy Martin’s Wicked Knee, and Michael Wolff’s combining with Mike Clark. And triumphs of sheer artistry from Boz Scaggs.
In making Magnetic such a collaborative, free-flowing effort, Terence Blanchard has fashioned one of his most layered studio efforts ever.
If, during the opening strains of your DVD copy of “Malcolm X,” you stop eating popcorn mid-munch, that’s just fine with trumpeter Terence Blanchard. His original score for the 1991 Spike Lee film was designed to be anything but background music.
Art Blakey is spoken about a lot in our little ‘berg on the internet, and like most other admirers of his Jazz Messengers body of work, we tend to focus more on the late 50s-mid 60s era that included so many future jazz icons
Sam Newsome, who first came into wider notice as a tenor-playing member of the Terence Blanchard Quintet in the early 1990s, takes the soprano to places both familiar and new on “Blue Soliloquy.” Subtitled “Solo works for the soprano saxophone,” it’s Newsome’s tone-poem love letter to what makes his new instrument such a freeing experience. No longer having to “carryRead More