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Dan Tepfer - 'Acoustic Informatics'

Ben Gray
Staff Writer
bengray417@gmail.com

Pianist Dan Tepfer seems to be about bridging gaps - see his mind-blowing improvisations based on Bach’s Goldberg Variations that bridge the gap between the jazz and classical worlds. His most recent project is called ‘Acoustic Informatics’, and features his melodic piano playing along with programs written by Tepfer that respond in real-time to his playing. The result of this is a bridging of the gap between human improvisation and programmed, computer-generated music, and it looks like Tepfer playing along with an intelligent player-piano. Watching this video will mess your head up:

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Rhythm Heads for 6 February 2016

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

Jeff Ballard is the featured drummer this week on Rhythm Heads as I fill in for Kory.

Rhythm Heads for 6 February 2015

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The Line-Up for 5 February 2016

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

This week's Line-Up is bookeneded by Joe Sample, pays tribute to the late Maurice White, notes Charles Lloyd coming to San Antonio this Friday, and brings the newness as usual.

The Line-Up for 5 February 2016

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The Line-Up for 29 January 2016

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

I had a full Friday that I'll talk about very soon but I otherwise have a very full hour.

The Line-Up for 29 January 2016

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Glenn White - 'Quirk' EP

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

Saxophonist Glenn White does everything right in his new EP, Quirk. It's an album with a modernist slant, with twists and turns aplenty that gather and hold attention. It does a lot in a half hour.