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Kendrick Scott Oracle - "We Are The Drum" (Stream)

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @i_ADH

Drummer Kendrick Scott is a modern marvel as a performer and as a composer. Every one of his releases with his band, Oracle, have been extremely impressive, and his latest, We Are The Drum continues in that same trend. The album featuring the always impressive saxophonist John Ellis, keyboardist Taylor Eigsti, guitarist Mike Moreno, and bassist Joe Sanders keeps the same ebulliently contemplative vibe that Scott's songs have always held and are expressed just as well with such great musicianship. The title track which opens the album contains all the promise one could fathom for this release, though it's certainly a hell of an hour (and the cover of Flying Lotus' "Never Catch Me" takes the song to a whole new level). Check out a stream of "We Are The Drum" after the jump before the whole album drops September 25 on Blue Note Records.

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Josh Evans - "Chronic Mistakes" (Stream)

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @i_ADH

Trumpeter Josh Evans is set to release a new album on Oliver Lake's Passin' Thru imprint, Hope and Despair, on September 18th. It's a quite decent straight-ahead affair with Evans as a vibrant voice working alongside and equally respectable band. To get ready for the imminent release, Evans' has just released the song "Chronic Mistakes". Check out the stream after the jump.

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The Line-Up for 28 August 2015

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @i_ADH

It's the usual bringing of newness and freshness in these parts.

The Line-Up for 28 August 2015

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Mystery Box Challenge: Mark Guiliana & Jonathan Maron (Video)

Sebastien Helary
Co-Founder
s.helary@nextbop.com / @helaryous

What happens when you give Mark Guiliana and Jonathan Maron a box of random gear and ask them to play a song? Awesomeness happens. See for yourself.

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Nextbop's Throwback Thursday Podcast for August 27th

Sebastien Helary
Co-Founder
s.helary@nextbop.com / @helaryous

New 1 hour #ThrowbackThursday podcast featuring cuts by Ibrahim Maalouf, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, Marco Benevento, Jacky Terrasson, Taylor Eigsti, Tigran Hamasyan, Jason Lindner and Stefano Bollani. Hope you dig it!