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The Line-Up for 24 November 2017

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

While this week's show has the latest music, I also have Nextbop's upcoming year-end lists coming up which I spent much of Friday starting to put together. There are traces of that mindset here.

The Line-Up for 24 November 2017

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It's Black Friday at Nextbop!

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

Nextbop is having a special promotion to celebrate Black Friday. We are offering everyone the opportunity to name their own price for the banner ads on our site. We would much rather work with real members of the jazz community and provide a service within their budget, no matter the budget, than constantly display banners from Google which are worth fractions of pennies at best.

Feel free to reach out to me for any additional information. My email is at the top of the post.

Sincerely,
Sébastien Hélary
Co-Founder
Nextbop.com

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Combsy - 's/t'

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

Chris Combs for some time had been a crucial element of Tulsa, Oklahoma's Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, adding not just angles to the group's sound but real curves. Playing the slide guitar will do that. So hearing his new solo project, aptly titled Combsy, will already provide some direction of the adventurous weirdness one would expect from a group of Combs' musical inclinations, for Combsy also has its fair share of curves.

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Nextbop Interviews Marquis Hill

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

Trumpeter and sensei Marquis Hill is set to drop a brand new EP, aka bomb, on us December 1st. Meditation Tape EP is a seven-track succinct endeavor rooted in jazz and hip hop but most importantly branching out, as hinted by the title, into spirituality. Each track of the instrumental beat tape is followed by an excerpt from an interview with Sun Ra drummer Marvin “Bugalu” Smith. I caught up with Hill to discuss music, life, and spirituality in the context of this low-key albeit very important opus of his. If you happen to be in Chi-Town on Friday, make sure to catch Hill at The Promontory for a very special post-Thanksgiving live performance.

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Kat & Ben - "The Life that Surrounds" (Single Release)

Miller Wrenn
Contributing Writer
millerwrenn@gmail.com / @MillerWrenn

Kat & Ben are something special. While unassuming in name, the sound world generated by these two musicians is really pretty magical. Kathryn Shuman and Ben Finley of Kat & Ben are an up-and-coming Los Angeles-based duo of voice and electric bass, respectively, both versatile musicians each known for a thoughtfully inventive approach to their instrument and a knack for finding that usually ungraspable middle-ground between musical models and traditions.