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Sarah Elizabeth Charles - "Zombie" (Stream)

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

As we gear up for the release of Sarah Elizabeth Charles' upcoming album, Free of Form, there are still more delights to discover. For example, as wide ranging the album is, no one could possibly see a cover of a Cranberries tune, but smack dab in the middle of thee album is Charles' take on "Zombie". She just dropped a video for the tune, but it's the video version, not the album version. We've got both of them after the jump, but you should definitely note that Free of Form is available for pre-order now before its release october 6th on Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah's Stretch Music label (with a Bandcamp embed of the pre-order link available below).

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Nicole Mitchell and Haki R. Madhubuti - 'Liberation Narratives'

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

While jazz and poetry are two artistic media that frequently gravitate around one another (hell, they even share an appreciation month in the United States), there aren't so many instances where they meld into a work that feels Capital-I Important. Certainly not like the utterly exquisite Liberation Narratives, the collection of songs commissioned by the Art Institute of Chicago for Mitchell to compose to accompany the work of her friend and colleague Haki R. Madhubuti.

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Gregory Porter - "L-O-V-E" feat. Terence Blanchard

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

Gregory Porter has released the second single off his upcoming Nat King Cole tribute Nat King Cole & Me due out October 27 on Blue Note Records. Check out “L-O-V-E” featuring Terence Blanchard on trumpet and Porter acolytes pianist Christian Sands, bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Ulysses Owens in the rhythm section.

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Exit Zero Jazz Festival Autumn Edition Preview

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

The 6th Autumn Edition of the Exit Zero Jazz Festival kicks off in Cape May, NJ, November 9-12, 2017. As with every jazz festival there’s something to please everyone. Here are some acts that caught Nextbop’s attention. You can purchase tickets for the festival here. Should be a fun couple of days.

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The Line-Up for 22 September 2017

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

After missing last week's show due to a Jazz'SAlive live broadcast, I'm back and relishing in new music once more.

The Line-Up for 22 September 2017