Blog Posts - Fusion Jazz



Jack DeJohnette, with Ravi Coltrane and Matthew Garrison – In Movement (2016)

What you get when DeJohnette combines with guys named Coltrane and Garrison doesn't exactly square up with the mental picture (or rather, mental music) most jazzbos might imagine when those three names are put together. Nonetheless, 'In Movement' is...
by Something Else Reviews on Aug 6, 2016

Jeff Oster – Jeff Oster Live! (2016)

With the funky-tight 'Jeff Oster Live!', Oster and his band replicate the sophistication of the studio as well as the immediacy of the stage.
by Something Else Reviews on Aug 1, 2016

Allan Holdsworth – Tales From The Vault (2016)

Mostly an alternative presentation of 'Road Games', Allan Holdsworth's chaff is superior to most guitarists' wheat and after fifteen years of no studio material cut loose, it's good to see any production from him.
by Something Else Reviews on Jul 30, 2016

Galactic, “Right On” from Into The Deep (2015): Something Else! sneek peak

Here is an advance stream of "Right On," a track from Galactic's upcoming album 'Into The Deep' due out July 17, 2015.
by Something Else Reviews on Jun 4, 2015

John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet – Brooklyn (2015)

Here is a review of John Patitucci's guitar-dominant quartet's debut, 'Brooklyn', a freshly-cast reconnect back to the bass extraordinaire roots.
by Something Else Reviews on May 15, 2015

Rob Mazurek / Exploding Star Orchestra, “The Arc of Slavery #72″ (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Here is an advance stream from Rob Mazurek / Exploding Star Orchestra's upcoming 'Galactic Parables: Volume 1,' an early '70s-styled rock/jazz orgy.
by Something Else Reviews on May 14, 2015

Guapo, “Obscure Knowledge I [Radio edit]” (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Here is an advance stream from Guapo's upcoming 'Obscure Knowledge' a heavy, groove-minded edit from the first movement.
by Something Else Reviews on May 14, 2015

Guapo, “Obscure Knowledge I” [Radio edit] from Obscure Knowledge (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Here is an advance stream from Guapo's upcoming 'Obscure Knowledge' a heavy, groove-minded edit from the first movement.
by Something Else Reviews on May 14, 2015

Rob Mazurek / Exploding Star Orchestra, “The Arc Of Slavery #72,” from Galactic Parables: Vol. 1 (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Here is an advance stream from Rob Mazurek / Exploding Star Orchestra's upcoming 'Galactic Parables: Volume 1,' an early '70s-styled rock/jazz orgy.
by Something Else Reviews on May 14, 2015

Lina Allemano’s Titanium Riot – Kiss The Brain (2015)

Here is a review of Canadian trumpeter Lina Allemano's Titanium Riot album 'Kiss The Brain', their imaginative, freeform electro-acoustic jazz debut.
by Something Else Reviews on May 9, 2015

Charlie Hunter Trio, “Those People” from Let The Bells Ring On (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Here is an advance listen from the Charlie Hunter Trio's upcoming 'Let The Bells Ring On' album, the tough Memphis groove of "Those People."...
by Something Else Reviews on May 6, 2015

Andree / Doble D + Hedras Ramos, “Revolucion” (2015): One Track Mind

Andree / Doble D featuring Hedras Ramos preview their new album with "Revolucion," a hard-hitting track with biting lyrics and screaming guitar.
by Something Else Reviews on May 6, 2015

Andree / Doble D + Hedras Ramos, “Revolucion” from To the Happy Few (2015): One Track Mind

Andree / Doble D featuring Hedras Ramos preview their new album with "Revolucion," a hard-hitting track with biting lyrics and screaming guitar.
by Something Else Reviews on May 6, 2015

Colin Webster, jazz saxophonist: Something Else! Interview

Sammy Stein sits down with saxophonist Colin Webster to discuss those unlikely situations where you find the greatest musical connections.
by Something Else Reviews on May 5, 2015

Deadly Orgone Radiation – Power Trips (2015)

Deadly Orgone Radiation shows what happens when musicians come together who listen, cooperate and interact on a level unattainable for many.
by Something Else Reviews on May 2, 2015

Bluey, “Saints and Sinners” from Life Between The Notes (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Bluey's new tune "Saints and Sinners" doesn't get the point across from the lyrics alone: the music delivers, too.
by Something Else Reviews on Apr 16, 2015

Jeff Oster, featuring Nile Rodgers, Chuck Rainey + Bernard Purdie – next (2015)

Here is a review of trumpeter Jeff Oster's new groove-laden new age release 'next', featuring Nile Rodgers, Chuck Rainey and Bernard Purdie.
by Something Else Reviews on Apr 15, 2015

Terry Day, of the Continuous Music Ensemble and the People Band: Something Else! Interview

Terry Day, who rose to fame with the Continuous Music Ensemble and the People Band, inspires those around him to seek a little further.
by Something Else Reviews on Apr 11, 2015

Gaps and Spaces [Greg Ward + Caleb Willitz] – Synoptic Optiks (2015)

Here is a review of the Greg Ward/Caleb Willitz experimental Gaps & Space project 'Synoptic Optiks.' Once again, Greg Ward finds another way to defy not only expectations but discourage the very notion of setting expectations on him in the first...
by Something Else Reviews on Apr 8, 2015

Vahagn Stepanyan – Moonlight (2015)

'Moonlight' covers a lot ground musically, yet Armenian-born keyboardist Vahagn Stepanyan manages to hit the mark with each song.
by Something Else Reviews on Apr 7, 2015


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