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The Line-Up for 1 April 2016
Vijay Iyer & Wadada Leo Smith – Passage
A Cosmic Rhythm with Every Stroke is yet another Iyer album that’s getting the appropriate amount of love. The same can be said of it being a Wadada Leo Smith album that’s getting the appropriate amount of love.
MF DOOM – High John
Melissa Aldana – En Otro Lugar
I’m remembering that Aldana has a new album out (though with it being in an admittedly unwieldy DVD size case, it’s hard to forget).
Ibrahim Maalouf – Overture – Alf Leila Wa Leila
Kalthoum is a large undertaking for Maalouf and it pays off.
Teebs – View Point
Jaimeo Brown Transcendence – 2113
I honestly love this album. Work Songs is incredible.
Axel Tosca – Afri/Asia
This song and a few others on Tosca’s self titled album shook me. They got me shook.
Mndsgn – Frugality
Julian Shore – Which Way Now?
This album is simply beautiful.
Phronesis – Ayu
I told you I’d finish this review eventually. Cop Parallax this Friday.
Nujabes – Tsurugi No Mai
Robert Glasper/Herbie Hancock/Gary Clark Jr. – What’s Wrong With That?
Miles Ahead is dope. This score is dope, of what I’ve heard. Someone should send me it.
Nextbop Editor-in-Chief Anthony Dean-Harris hosts the modern jazz radio show, The Line-Up, Fridays at 9pm CST on 91.7 FM KRTU San Antonio and is also a contributing writer to DownBeat Magazine and the San Antonio Current.