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The Line-Up for 17 November 2017

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

I had to put the show to put the show together on the fly some twenty minutes before arriving at the studio. I think it worked, despite my slight flailing but that's radio, y'all.

The Line-Up for 17 November 2017

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Danny Janklow's Elevation Band - "Creep" (Radiohead Cover)

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

Sometimes less is more as demonstrated by LA saxophonist Danny Janklow’s superb rendering of Radiohead’s cult hit “Creep”. Without the zig-zagging and the effervescence of habitual frontmen, Janklow has the wisdom of relinquishing the lead role to his sidemen who outshine the spotlight in an effort that is communal and self-less. Bravo to Janklow but more importantly bravo to Ben Williams and John Beasley. Sometimes the supporting cast is more important than the leader. Case in point.

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Tomas Fujiwara - 'Triple Double' (Album Review)

Brian Kiwanuka
Contributing Writer
bkiwanuka91@gmail.com

Tomas Fujiwara has been active for well over a decade now, with his first recorded date as a sideman being on Matana Robert’s The Calling back in 2006. Just a quick look at his discography shows that Fujiwara has established himself as a respected musician - specifically in the more avant-garde portion of the New York City jazz scene. The drummer has frequently collaborated with fellow adventurers guitarist Mary Halvorson, cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum and bassist Michael Formanek. In the past year, he has shown up on Ho Bynum’s expansive, at times Mingus-esque Enter the Plus-Tet, Formanek’s dark, big-band experiments in The Distance and Halvorson’s inventive interpretations of John Zorn’s Klezmer-influenced compositions on Paimon: Book of Angels Volume 32. Throughout the years, in addition to his releases as leader of Tomas Fujiwara & The Hook Up, Fujiwara, Halvorson and Formanek have toured and recorded together as a trio under the name of Thumbscrew. Although the next Thumbscrew records will not be released until 2018, on Triple Double, Fujiwara has brought Halvorson, Ho Bynum and other talented musicians along for the ride of his latest interesting take on the trio format.

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The Line-Up for 10 November 2017

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

This week's show has a lower vibe than usual. I'm not downtrodden or anything, that's just sort of the direction this show went. I think it works pretty well.

The Line-Up for 10 November 2017

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NOW VS NOW live at the office (Video)

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

Jason Lindner, Panagiotis Andreou and Justin Tyson collectively known as NOW VS NOW were in Rotterdam and stopped by the Good Music Company headquarters for an impromptu jam session. In the segment, Lindner refers to, drumroll please, a new NOW VS NOW album! Let’s just say we just absolutely can’t wait to find out more and when we do you will be the first to know. In the meantime, check out NOW VS NOW live at the office below.