Showing posts from May, 2012

The Line-Up for 5-25-2012

Another week, another show. I had originally inteded for things to go a little crazy in song selection but it ended up to be a rather normal show. Although, I'm perfectly fine with that. You don't mess with what works and what works is a little of everything. Jeremy Pelt - Tonight... Soul is still hitting me since I heard it a couple weeks ago. That's certainly a good thing. Jonti - Saturday Night Songs Menahan Street Band - The Crossing I've been in a bit of a Menahan Street Band mood lately and was likely going to figure out how I was going to shoehorn a song of theirs into this week's show, but upon my arrival to the studio, the computer already had a track here waiting (in the 1 spot). After a bit of tinkering, "The Crossing" found its home. Takuya Kuroda - Skyrocket I haven't said much about it but I really do like Kuroda's Edge . It's a clear advancement from his previous album, Bitter and High . He sounds like he's having mo

The Line-Up for 5-18-2012

I said I would seek out new music and I did. Oddly enough, a lot of it is sort of straight ahead stuff, which I don't typically do for a whole hour, but I like where this ended up. Scott Tixier - Roach Dance I felt oddly compelled to play Scott Tixier this week. Then I felt compelled to play a not so obvious track. This is what happened. Rel   - Six in the Morning Linda Oh - Deeper Than Happy This is undoubtedly my favorite track from Initial Here . Find out your own favorite track from Nextbop's album stream, or buy it on Tuesday. Orrin Evans - Clean House I finally got around to listening to this album, Flip the Script , and I'm liking it. It's not your usual straight-ahead jazz album. Todd Bishop's Pop Art 4 - New York, U.S.A. This was a computer selection that I decided to run with. In retrospect, this felt like a risky choice, but isn't jazz all about risky choices? Toro y Moi - Sweet Jeremy Pelt - The Tempest I really did latch onto this trac

The Line-Up for 5-12-2012

It's been a bit of an exhausting week at Nextbop but hopefully things should get to some level of normalcy soon. Because of that, this week has me revisiting some stuff from the past and combing through the library a bit. However, I hope to have a lot more new music next week. Promise. Wayne Escoffery - World of the Bardo This album is still very much on my mind. Mo Kolours - Temi Gerald Clayton - Bootleg Bruise Happy birthday to Gerald Clayton whose birthday is today. Adam Kromelow Trio - Upgrade Every time I hear this guy on the radio, I'm immediately impressed. I'm sort of surprised I haven't copped his album, Young Blood , yet. Vijay Iyer Trio - Little Pocket Size Demons I'm playing this to make up for last week and also to remind folks that the piece we did on Iyer this week was pretty insightful. Freddie Joachim - Morena John Scofield - Born in Troubled Times A computer selection I stuck with, you know the deal. Gilad Hekselman - Hazelnut Eyes

The Line-Up for 5-4-2012

I still haven't had a lot of ideas lately but the news on the scene has pushed things along. Bill Goodwin and John Scofield - Ida Lupino This song from Solar Energy  is a computer selected song that I have a soft spot for. I made sure to keep it so it nestles quite nicely in the 1 spot. Radiohead - Meeting in the Aisle E.S.T. - Letter from the Leviathan Seriously, why don't I have 301  yet? Romain Collin - The Calling This album is now available everywhere so you have no excuse not to cop it. The Stuyvesants - Roosevelt Projects Jam Session Chick Corea and Stefano Bollani - Jitterbug Waltz This is probably the best version of this song I've ever heard. I've probably said this before and I likely meant it just as much then, too. Miguel Atwood-Fergusson - Hoc 'N Pucky I'll never not like this song. Vijay Iyer Trio - Human Nature Everything on Accelerando  is pure gold. Toro y Moi - Sweet Robert Glasper Experiment - Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.) fe