The Line-Up for 8-20-2010

Hey, everybody! The Line-Up is a cool, funky episode tonight. I go where the wind blows me, you know. It's totally not the reverential feel I was noting this week over at Nextbop. It's all about enjoying the music this week.

The Dominant 7 - An Ounce of Hope
This is a cool track from a band with a cool name. That's all I really have to say about that.
Esperanza Spalding - Winter Sun
It's pretty much impossible to escape this album lately and I still haven't yet heard it (though I'm about to fix that nigh immediately). This track is here largely because JJ Lopez said it was awesome.
Robert Glasper - No Worries
I'm pretty sure this is my favorite track off of Double Booked and I know I haven't played it in a while.
Brad Mehldau - When It Rains
Before I got Mehldau and Jon Brion's Largo, I used to go to the Apple Store in Atlanta's Lenox Mall and listen to it on any iPod they had on display. This song sounds really great but it sounds even better in a pair of $200 headphones.
Stanley Clarke & Marcus Miller - Milano
I still have Stanley Clarke on the brain from last week.
The Roots - Teen Town
I always loved this track but this is really here because I needed something quick. This song is most certainly quick but it really says something when Owen Biddle and ?uestlove can have you grooving in such a short span of time.
The Dixon-Rhyne Project - Repub Club
I love when the computer picks a really funky track that I just can't bear to let go. Without the computer, Lord knows what The Line-Up would be. Just as I hope you trust my judgment as a dj, I trust the judgment of my colleagues and this computer's algorithm.
David Kikoski - Blanket of Byrd
This song is a little fusiony but you know I just can't turn away from fusion. I love it so, contentious it may be.
Lionel Loueke - Skylark
Because sometimes you just need some crazy scatting and Al Jarreau and Rachelle Ferrel don't fit this show's format. And sometimes you need some George Benson-esque humming with your guitar plucking and this guy is just plain everywhere.
Seu Jorge & Almaz - Everybody Loves the Sunshine
I finally got this album today, so I decided to play this track again. It's too cool. Too cool.

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