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The Line-Up for 31 March 2017

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

The 2017 KRTU Spring Membership Drive has begun and this week's show is still bringing the best newness it can to put this station's best face forward.

The Line-Up for 31 March 2017

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Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah - 'Ruler Rebel'

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

Since time perpetually moves forward, all movement is technically forward movement. Everything is a form of progression. Experience gives texture to signature, though the elements of signature -- those attributes that define the outward expression of persona -- remain fundamentally intact because the everlasting battle of nature versus nurture will always end up in some sort of tie. When hearing Ruler Rebel, the first of three albums trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah will release this year as part of his Centennial Trilogy, in the context of his body of work, it's apparent that this is the perfect example of the progression of his signature sound.

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SFJAZZ Collective - "111" (Stream)

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

The SFJAZZ Collective which currently features Miguel Zenon, Sean Jones, Dávid Sanchez, Robin Eubanks, Matt Penman, Edward Simon, Warren Wolf and Obed Calvaire are set to release their 2017 album, Music of Miles Davis & Original Compositions. One of those original compositions is from drummer Obed Calvaire-- the shifty, punchy "111". As he notes about the song, "In the process of writing this tune I would myself looking at the clock at 1:11pm, 1:11am and 5:55pm, 5:55am. I thought that was really unique, and I composed my tune with that in mind. 1+1+1=3. The tune is in 3, and the bridge section consists of groupings of 5 over 3. Hope you enjoy!" We hope you enjoy as well as you check out the song after the jump.

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The Line-Up for 24 March 2017

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

I had a few ideas this week for the very new and some of the forgotten.

The Line-Up for 24 March 2017

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Miles Okazaki - 'Trickster'

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

Miles Okazaki's compositions sound like he's creating an elaborate portrait from mosaic, octagon-shaped tiles. His style of play is dense, weaving around in his phrases with so many loops and curlicues, it's dizzying. There's a lot going on under the surface, and even the surface is still pretty busy. That his work isn't too top heavy, most particularly his latest album-- Trickster, out Friday on Pi Recordings, is quite notable. However, that such complex work can express a simple groove so compellingly, is the even larger accomplishment.