arrow
bar_big image

Adam O'Farrill - "Siiva Moiiva" (Stream)

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

You should be a fan of trumpeter Adam O'Farrill. He's an impressive young talent and a proven bandleader. Oh, sure, he's good, particularly good for 23 years old, at that. He's already wowed folks playing in Stephan Crump's Rhombal and on his 2016 debut album, Stranger Days. Now he's back with a new album dropping this week on the Biophilia Record label called El Maquech. He's back with the same band -- O'Farrill on trumpet, Chad Lefkowitz-Brown on tenor sax, Walter Stinson on bass, and Adam's brother Zack O'Farrill on drums -- and with the same sensibility, putting structure and whimsy together to make something beautifully unique. Check out the first single, "Siiva Moiiva", after the jump.

bar_big image

Dafnis Prieto Big Band - "Out of the Bone" (Video)

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

The Dafnis Prieto Big Band's new album, Back to the Sunset, is quite the grand accomplishment. Prieto's largest ensemble yet is filled with movement after movement of his signature rhythms and vibes sure to please. The album dropped just last month but there's still so much more to uncover, like in the new video for "Out of the Bone" featuring the group putting this all together in the studio. Check it out after the jump.

bar_big image

The Line-Up for 25 May 2018

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

I waffled for much of Friday to determine whether or not I'd make the show live this week or pre-record it. I did, indeed, go live this week and I'm glad with my decision.

The Line-Up for 25 May 2018

bar_big image

R+R=NOW - "Resting Warrior" (Stream)

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

"Resting Warrior", the new single from the supergroup R+R=NOW, has that certain Glasperian, balanced sense of sprawl where everyone gets a solo and plays that solo at the top of his game, tapping into a quality in the arranging reminiscent of the sharpest jams on Lionel Loueke's Heritage album which Robert Glasper also produced. It was he who put this spectacular band together -- Glasper on keys, Terrace Martin on synthesizer and vocoder, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah on trumpet, Derrick Hodge on bass, Taylor McFerrin on synth and beatbox, and Justin Tyson on drums -- and on their upcoming album, Collagically Speaking, out June 15 on Blue Note, this brilliant sense of ebullient balance comes out once again in spades. Check out "Resting Warrior" after the jump.

bar_big image

Gilad Hekselman's ZuperOctave - "V-Blues" (Video)

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

Guitarist Gilad Hekselman has a trio with pianist (or really keyboardist) Aaron Parks and drummer Kendrick Scott called ZuperOctave. They're playful. With Parks on keyboards, there's a different vibe to things being electric. Musig Im Pflegidach caught some video of a set they played in Switzerland that you should really see. Check out "V-Blues" after the jump.