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Gimme Five: Forgotten jazz gems from Duke Ellington, Gil Evans, Ron Carter/Jim Hall, Oliver Nelson and Nat Adderley

Gimme Five: Forgotten jazz gems from Duke Ellington, Gil Evans, Ron Carter/Jim Hall, Oliver Nelson and Nat Adderley

by Nick DeRiso Even a passing fan can purchase with some confidence the touchstone jazz recordings of the last century. But what next? How to explore deeper into the legacy? SomethingElse! is here to help, with an ongoing guide to what we like to call “if/then” jazz listening … IF YOU LIKE … Charles Mingus’ The Black Saint and theRead More

The Cannonball Adderley Sextet – In New York (1962)

The Cannonball Adderley Sextet – In New York (1962)

by Nick DeRiso Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, a spirited, bluesy and always fun performer, seemed to burst out from a series of early live recordings during a period when that was rare. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, there were just too many logistical nightmares, from getting good takes in the smoky, raucous atmosphere of a nightclub, to finding aRead More

George Shearing Quintet with Nancy Wilson – The Swingin's Mutual (1961)

George Shearing Quintet with Nancy Wilson – The Swingin's Mutual (1961)

George Shearing, the sightless bebop-influenced pianist best known for the 1952 jazz standard “Lullaby of Birdland,” died today of congestive heart failure at age 91. Here’s a look back at a favorite Shearing release, done alongside singer Nancy Wilson … by Nick DeRiso One of the smartest things Nancy Wilson ever did was start singing at the Blue Morocco inRead More

Alvin Batiste – Marsalis Music Honors Series (2007)

Alvin Batiste – Marsalis Music Honors Series (2007)

Photo by Jim Eigo by Nick DeRiso People think of clarinets as this sound from a different era, and the guys who play them as having done so in black and white. The late Alvin Batiste, who initially found his muse in Charlie Parker‘s “Now’s the Time,” was never that way. His isn’t a same-ole, same-ole southland sound so muchRead More

Jonathan Parker – Jonathan Parker Group (2010)

Jonathan Parker – Jonathan Parker Group (2010)

Photo from www.Jonathan-Parker.com by S. Victor Aaron Many up and coming jazz artists we’ve covered here typically come from just about every corner of the U.S.A., attend a prestigious music school and, perhaps after some intermediate stop at a regional jazz hub, eventually end up in the intensely competitive but vibrant environs of New York City. After all, “if youRead More

Rudresh Mahanthappa and Bunky Green – Apex (2010)

Rudresh Mahanthappa and Bunky Green – Apex (2010)

Michelle V. Agins/The New York Times by Pico Maybe it hasn’t been talked about that much, but in spite of all the advances in the mastery the instrument led by Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane, the development and evolution of the jazz saxophone didn’t end with those guys. Many of the sax players play a modern style that’s more intricatelyRead More

Incognito – Transatlantic RPM (2010)

Incognito – Transatlantic RPM (2010)

Last week, that venerable soul-jazz outfit out of London Incognito released a new disc Transatlantic RPM, an occasion we marked with a couple of streams to songs to tracks on that record (click here to listen to the streams of “Lowdown” and “Gotta”). Now, it’s time to delve into this platter, but first, a little background: Incognito has always beenRead More

Hank Jones (1918-2010): An Appreciation

Hank Jones (1918-2010): An Appreciation

By Nick DeRiso One of three jazz-legend siblings, Hank Jones was perhaps as unassuming as his brother Elvin (nine years younger, famously of the John Coltrane group) was the outsized extrovert. Feathery light, then concisely powerful at the piano, Hank concluded an intellectual, often overlooked eight-decade career on Sunday when he died at age 91. It wasn’t just because heRead More

Tineke Postma – The Traveller (2010)

Tineke Postma – The Traveller (2010)

by Pico If I were to tell you that I’m going to discuss the sax playing skills of a certain Dutch lady, you might think I’m talking about Candy Dulfer. Not hardly. Tineke Postma (pronounced TEE-na-ka POST-ma), from Heerenveen, The Netherlands, is an alto and soprano saxophonist who has a much deeper commitment to the straight jazz, and while goingRead More

Rick Germanson Trio – Off The Cuff (2009)

Rick Germanson Trio – Off The Cuff (2009)

by Pico The term “Milwaukee’s Best” probably doesn’t have the positive connotation that it should, thanks to that being the name of Miller Beer’s economy brand. But when it comes to musicians, there’s plenty from this fine Wisconsin city to be proud of, from Woody Herman and Al Jarreau to Daryl Stuermer and Hubert Sumlin. And that’s not even includingRead More