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Nextbop Interviews Brian Blade

Sébastien Hélary
Co-Founder
s.helary@nextbop.com / @helaryous

Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band are celebrating their 20th anniversary as a unit with the release of their fifth studio album on Blue Note Records entitled Body and Shadow. The album albeit brief is an important one vowing to be a “meditation on lightness/darkness that arrives like a balm for the soul, ebbing and flowing with grace, subtlety and no shortness of beauty”. I caught up with the illustrious Mr. Blade and the following exchange ensued.

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Nextbop Radio Hour (Ep. 2)

Sébastien Hélary
Co-Founder
s.helary@nextbop.com / @helaryous

We are back this week with a brand new edition of THE Nextbop Radio Hour (Episode 2: Attack of the Clones) where we delve into the modern day Blue Note Records catalog with appearances by Trombone Shorty, THE Robert Glasper Experiment, Jose James, GoGo Penguin, Ben L'Oncle Soul, Derrick Hodge, Norah Jones, THE Blue Note All-Stars, Brian Blade & THE Fellowship Band, & Ambrose Akinmusire. Check it out below.

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The Line-Up for 1 December 2017

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

I never get to do the show live on the first Friday of the month because I help out at an art gallery and that day is always taken up with openings, but this month our opening is in the middle of the month so this week was a treat. Play this show extra loud; I certainly did.

The Line-Up for 1 December 2017

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Marquis Hill - 'Meditation Tape EP'

Sébastien Hélary
Co-Founder
s.helary@nextbop.com / @helaryous

Marquis Hill, who we recently interviewed, has finally dropped his Meditation Tape EP. You can check out the first track from the album, "Good Morning", below. The EP's also presently free to stream on YouTube so you should check it out while you can. And read the interview if you haven't! Have a good weekend y'all.

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Seven Music Documentaries You Should Watch ASAP

Sébastien Hélary
Co-Founder
s.helary@nextbop.com / @helaryous

There are some great music documentaries floating around the intarwebs, a lot of them on Netflix (in Canada at least). Here’s our short-list of stuff you should’ve seen by now, in other words, if you haven’t you might want to look into it. Think of it as homework. But fun homework!