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The Line-Up for 27 October 2017

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

Friday rolls into Monday as usual and last week's Line-Up is this week's playlist of cool as it always does.

The Line-Up for 27 October 2017

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Brian Blade & the Fellowship Band's Brand New Single "Broken Leg Days"

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

Brian Blade & the Fellowship Band are set to drop their fifth album, Body and Shadow, November 10th marking their 20th anniversary as a unit. Formed in 1997, the Fellowship released their Blue Note debut in 1998, but the bond among the musicians goes back even further. Brian Blade, the band’s namesake and drummer, first met pianist Jon Cowherd in 1988 while attending Loyola University in New Orleans, and they met bassist Chris Thomas in the Crescent City a year later. With Myron Walden (alto saxophone and bass clarinet) and Melvin Butler (tenor saxophone), the Fellowship Band’s sturdy unified bond (“we think of the band as a collective instrument,” Cowherd says) has evolved with every album, and Body and Shadow, which also features Denver-based guitarist Dave Devine, is an extension of that evolution.

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Blue Note All-Stars - "Cycling Through Reality" (Video)

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

The Blue Note All-Stars released Our Point of View roughly a month ago. We interviewed Kendrick Scott at the time of the release. You can now check out the video for his original composition “Cycling Through Reality“ filmed during the recording session at Capitol Studios. And don’t forget to grab a copy of the album on Amazon (CD or MP3) or on iTunes.

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Gregory Sallet Quintet - 'Le Mouvement Cree la Matiere'

Daniel J. Palmer
Contributing Writer
caffeinatedjazz@gmail.com / @caffeinatedjazz

Of his new album, Gregory Sallet has said that Le Mouvement Crée la Matière is “an act of transformation”. Music can create a truly transformative experience, with the potential of eliciting a range of emotions and thought processes previously unrealized. Great jazz not only holds these characteristics but goes a step further and shatters preconceived notions of what the genre “should” sound like. Le Mouvement, by these standards, is a record that falls deeply into this category.

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Nextbop Interviews Sarah Elizabeth Charles

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

Vocalist Sarah Elizabeth Charles just released her newest album Free of Form at the beginning of the month. Co-produced by Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah and featuring her long-time band SCOPE (Jesse Elder [keys], Burniss Earl Travis II [bass], John Davis [drums]), Free of Form is a protest album stemming for the current social and political unrest in the United States. I caught up with Charles to discuss the release.