arrow
bar_big image

Gregory Porter Drops New Single "Smile"

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

The details of Gregory Porter’s latest album have just been announced. The GRAMMY-winning vocalist will be tackling the Nat King Cole songbook on Nat King Cole & Me, set to drop October 27th on Blue Note Records. With the help of 6-time GRAMMY-winning arranger Vince Mendoza, the London Studio Orchestra, a core band featuring pianist Christian Sands, bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Ulysses Owens, and special guest trumpeter Terence Blanchard on two tracks, Porter revisits some of Cole’s standbys such as “Mona Lisa,” “L-O-V-E,” “Nature Boy,” “The Christmas Song,” and the lead track “Smile” which you can stream below.

bar_big image

BADBADNOTGOOD - "Confessions, Pt. III" feat. Colin Stetson (Stream)

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

One of the best qualities of our friends from up north, BADBADNOTGOOD, is their can't stop, won't stop nature. They seem to always have something cooking. This new song, fresh out the kitchen, is the latest extension of their song "Confessions", once again pitting Leland Whitty's saxophone against a guesting Colin Stetson while the subdued nature of the track altogether is super easy to get caught up in its vibe. The guys drop the song as they embark on their fall & winter tour through the US (which will include their first ever run through my hometown San Antonio!) and Europe. Get hip to the newness and check out their tour dates after the jump.

bar_big image

Mike Lebrun - "Going Through the Emotions" feat. Amber Navran (Stream)

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

You may remember saxophonist Mike Lebrun from his work with pianist Josh Moshier. The two made a great pair, but when Moshier left Chicago to head to Los Angeles, Lebrun kept plugging along in his scene until he, too, departed for Los Angeles, started a label, Beakerbox Records, and is set to drop his solo album, Shades, on September 18th. To kick it all off, Lebrun just dropped the first single from Shades, the very cool "Going Through the Emotions" featuring Moonchild's Amber Navran on vocals. Check out the chill track that incorporates all the best elements of jazz with R&B after the jump.

bar_big image

The Line-Up for 8 September 2017

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

I got even more opportunities to play some music I had wanted to add to the library for a little while now.

The Line-Up for 8 September 2017

bar_big image

Nextbop Interviews Fabian Almazan Founder of Biophilia Records

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

You all know pianist Fabian Almazan as an accomplished musician, but what you may not know is that he also runs a environmentally-conscious music label named Biophilia. I caught up with Almazan to discuss the venture. You can read our exchange below. We’d also like to take this opportunity to announce that everyone who pledges $10 or more to our Patreon this month will be receiving a Biopholio™ (see below) valued at $20 courtesy of Biophilia and Nextbop. Unfortunately we have to limit this offer to residents of North America due to shipping costs. Thank you for your support.