I once again had to hurriedly make a show this week in advance since I was in Austin last weekend for the Austin City Limits Festival. Thus, once again the show is full of hurriedly assembled newness that’s still pretty damn good.
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The Line-Up for 9 October 2015
Sullivan Fortner – Parade
Aria had been making the rounds lately and I figured I’d give it some play myself in the 1 spot.
Teebs – Yellow More New
Brad Allen Williams – Euclid and Lamar
I wanted to note the niceness of this album.
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah – Of A New Cool
I’m still writing about New York but I had to acknowledge the trip one more time.
Tycho – A Walk
BADBADNOTGOOD – Confessions feat. Leland Whitty
I always look forward to Fun Fun Fun Fest and I’m particularly looking forward to these guys playing it. BBNG at FFF sounds like the perfect match.
D’Angelo and the Vanguard – Betray My Heart
I’m also really looking forward to D’Angelo (and running into Kenneth Whalum III) at FFF.
Makaya – Late
Gilad Hekselman – Verona
I’m taken with Homes and you can be, too.
ACT – Bass Song
I’m really taken with ACT II. Like, we’re about to head into Season of Lists time and this merits consideration taken with it.
Sun Ra Arkestra Under the Direction of Marshall Allen – Saturn
I like that this album exists. I thought I would have had some purist notions about it but that just wasn’t the case. Live at the Babylon is a very good Arkestra album.
Jonti – Pássarros
Jesse Fischer – Day Dreamer
I also wanted to note the newness and greatness of Jesse Fischer’s new album.
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.