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Omer Klein Trio Releases 'Fearless Friday' (EPK + Video Clip)

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

We haven’t received this album yet but we’ve enjoyed Omer Klein’s work in the past so we figured this would be worth mentioning. The Omer Klein trio released its newest album, entitled Fearless Friday, today featuring bassist Haggai Cohen-Milo and drummer Amir Bresler. After four years with Ziv Ravitz in the drum chair, the young Bresler replaced him to become the fixed drummer in the trio. Check out the EPK as well as a video clip for the single “Yemen” below the jump.

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Robert Glasper Tours the Steinway Factory (Video)

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

You’ve certainly heard the expression “like a kid in a candy store”. But what about “like Robert Glasper at the Steinway factory”? Glasper recently earned his golden ticket to the promised land of piano makers having been named an official Steinway Artist, a slightly better deal than the one he got from Willy Wonka which he had to turn down. As a Steinway Artist, Glasper joins a roster of some of the most dynamic names in piano, including Lang Lang, Diana Krall, Jason Moran, and Harry Connick, Jr. Check out Glasper as he tours the Steinway factory, in preparation for the 2015 NYC Winter Jazzfest, below the jump.

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Becca Stevens Band Covers Frank Ocean's "Thinking About You" (Video)

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

The Becca Stevens Band’s newest album Perfect Animal is now slated for an April 7th release on Universal Music Classics. We did cover the album back when we thought it was coming out in November (cick here for orininal post and EPK), but apparently good things come to those who wait. But wait no more because BSB has just released the first single off the album on VEVO, a beautiful cover of Frank Ocean’s “Thinking About You”. The Becca Stevens Band is Becca Stevens (vocals, guitars, ukulele, charango), Liam Robinson (keyboards, accordion, vocals), Chris Tordini (upright and electric bass, vocals) and Jordan Perlson (drums and percussion). Check out the cover and the original below the jump below the jump as well as tour dates.

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Jason Moran & Robert Glasper Duo At The Blue Note Festival (Full Concert Video)

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

What happens when a MacArthur Fellow and a two-time Grammy winner cross paths to perform a piano duo? You guessed it, earth-shattering artistry and mind-bending fireworks!! Check out Jason Moran and Robert Glasper perform a one hour set to celebrate Blue Note Records 75th anniversary. Filmed last November at the Blue Note Festival in Paris, the video, courtesy of Arte, expires May 20th, 2015.

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Kenosha Kid Set To Self-Release 'Inside Voices'

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

In Thomas Pynchon’s novel Gravity’s Rainbow, the Kenosha Kid is a maddeningly ambiguous figure: it might be a cowboy, or a dance, or a Sodium Amytal-induced hallucination (or all of the above). Guitarist and composer Dan Nettles conceived his namesake band with similarly uncategorizable intentions. This Kenosha Kid might be an indie rock band, could be a modernist jazz ensemble, can probably be considered a jam band, and most definitely is all of the above. All of those different identities emerge at different times (and, very often, several at once) on Kenosha Kid’s new album, Inside Voices, to be self-released March 3rd. Check out three videoclips from the album at the bottom of the post.