Blog Posts - Sammy Stein



Charlie Parker – Unheard Bird (2016)

Come on a journey with Charlie Parker. Hear the trials, the outtakes and the false starts of some of his most memorable tunes.
by Something Else Reviews on Aug 3, 2016

John ‘Papa’ Gros – River’s On Fire (2016)

John "Papa" Gros' 'River's On Fire' is one of those albums you "see," because the stories are so well told. Mentor Allen Toussaint would be proud.
by Something Else Reviews on Jul 24, 2016

Harry Beckett – Still Happy (2016)

There are just three tracks on 'Still Happy,' but they capture the essence of the late Harry Beckett's fluent jazz trumpet.
by Something Else Reviews on Jun 4, 2016

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

Albatre, Cactus Truck + Dead Neanderthals – The New Wave of Dutch Heavy Jazz (2015)

If this terrific collaboration between Dutch jazz heavies is 'The New Wave of Dutch Heavy Jazz,' then let the waves roll over us.
by Something Else Reviews on Apr 18, 2015

Albatre, Cactus Truck, Donne Et Desiree + Dead Neanderthals – The New Wave of Dutch Heavy Jazz (2015)

If this terrific collaboration between Dutch jazz heavies is 'The New Wave of Dutch Heavy Jazz,' then let the waves roll over us.
by Something Else Reviews on Apr 18, 2015

Colin Webster, Andrew Lisle + Alex Ward – Red Kite (2015)

'Red Kite,' the debut album by the London-based trio of Colin Webster, Andrew Lisle and Alex Ward, unfolds as an exercise in brilliant extremes.
by Something Else Reviews on Feb 13, 2015

Dead Neanderthals + Nick Millevoi – Dietary Restrictions (2015)

The Dead Neanderthals' thrillingly explorative new album with Nick Millevoi is one to start your heart -- to un-relax, un-settle and un-fetter.
by Something Else Reviews on Feb 11, 2015

Gilad Atzmon + the Orient House Ensemble – The Whistle Blower (2015)

Gilad Atzmon and his Orient House Ensemble have been busy in their musical kitchen, cooking up a delightful menu. Time to dig in!
by Something Else Reviews on Feb 5, 2015

Daniel Bennett Group – The Mystery at Clown Castle (2015)

'The Mystery at Clown Castle' feels a lot braver than the last album from this group, as Daniel Bennett begins to establish himself as a true bandleader.
by Something Else Reviews on Feb 4, 2015

Improvisi – Live at the Hope and Anchor (2015)

Improvisi's 'Live at the Hope and Anchor' features two sets of improvised and deliciously spontaneous music.
by Something Else Reviews on Jan 10, 2015

Peter Brotzmann, Jim O’Rourke + Keiji Haino – Two City Blues 2 (2015)

With 'Two City Blues 2,' Peter Brotzmann and friends prove that there is room for all kinds of music in this world.
by Something Else Reviews on Jan 9, 2015

Gilad Atzmon, of the Blockheads: Something Else! Interview

Gilad Atzmon discusses his long tenure with the Blockheads, performing on Pink Floyd's new album and the folly of so-called jazz education.
by Something Else Reviews on Jan 4, 2015

Jazz at the Movies, Ipswich Music Festival (2014): Shows I’ll Never Forget

The Ipswich Music Festival presentation of Jazz at the Movies gave us more than we bargained for. The post Jazz at the Movies, Ipswich Music Festival (2014): Shows I’ll Never Forget appeared first on Something Else!.
by Something Else Reviews on Oct 8, 2014

Peter Brotzmann: We Thought We Could Change The World, with Gerard Rouy (2014): Books

As Peter Brotzmann speaks through 'We Thought We Could Change The World,' this becomes the rare book that reveals the essence of a man. The post Peter Brotzmann: We Thought We Could Change The World, with Gerard Rouy (2014): Books appeared first on S...
by Something Else Reviews on Oct 4, 2014

John Kelly, actor, musician + activist: Something Else! Interview

A Something Else! interview with John Kelly, the busy actor, musician and UK activist for the disabled. The post John Kelly, actor, musician + activist: Something Else! Interview appeared first on Something Else!.
by Something Else Reviews on Sep 30, 2014

Tomas Doncker Band – Moaning At Midnight: The Howlin’ Wolf Project (2014)

They pay tribute to a blues great, yet create an album that is very much their own.
by Something Else Reviews on Jun 21, 2014

Wilko Johnson + Roger Daltrey – Going Back Home (2014)

On Boxing Day 2012, I sat in my friend’s lounge enjoying a post-Christmas get together and the company of other friends. One of them was a music producer, and inevitably we got talking about music, groups he had managed and personalities. He told m...
by Something Else Reviews on Apr 11, 2014

Something Else! Interview: Jazz singer Barb Jungr

Singer Barb Jungr is enjoying herself lately. With trips, tours and events, she is kept very busy. One important reason is she is in possession of something a lot of people want: her voice. Barb has a voice to melt even the hardest of souls. I am not...
by Something Else Reviews on Apr 8, 2014


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