Showing posts from December, 2012

The Line-Up for 12-28-2012

I'm still sort of taking things easy for the holiday season, so I decided to play from a wider range than just bringing constant newness. NEXT Collective - Africa Nujabes - Aururian Dance D'Angelo - Spanish Joint Milt Jackon - People Make the World Go Round MF DOOM - Camphor Donny McCaslin - Casting for Gravity Ben Allison - Some Day We'll All Be Free Teebs - While You Dooo Miles Okazaki - Figurations The Nels Cline Singers - Devining Teebs - Why Like Erykah Badu -Time's A Wastin'

The Line-Up for 12-21-2012

I'm still sort of coming down from lists and I've really gotten into being on vacation, so this week's show has a vibe where I felt like I took it easy with longer tracks. I think it worked out. The Line-Up for 21 December 2012 Medeski Martin & Wood - End of the World Party Obvious joke is obvious. James Pants - I Told You Man, I Carry a Gun José James - Trouble Did you catch James on Conan the other night? Those dudes got too cool. Takuya Kuroda Sextet - Six Aces I swear every Takuya Kuroda album is better than the last. You should really check out Six Aces . Neneh Cherry and The Thing - Cashback One of the highlights of this year was being doorman for a The Thing show back in May when they swung through San Antonio and then hanging out with them all throughout that night. Those dudes ruckus. They're pretty awesome. Gonjasufi - Blaksuit The Cookers - Ebony Moonbeams A couple weeks ago, Josh Jackson's The Checkout Live at WBGO put on a double

The Line-Up for 12-14-2012

Finally, we have reached the Nextbop's Best Jazz of 2012 episode of The Line-Up. It's a pinnacle. It's an event. It's the radio version of reading a list. It's like the jazz version of Casey Kasim. It's like another simile in a list. Lionel Loueke - African Ship I tried as hard as I could to squeeze this into the show. It's a rare event when I can manage to get ten jazz songs into an hour on this show but I just loved Loueke's Heritage that much. Christian Scott - Van Gogh Marcus Miller - Gorée This band has had a fascinating year. They've been culled together through Miller's continuing a legacy. They put out a really great album. They've traveled the world and they have the battle scars to prove it. Miller's Renaissance band are just an awesome group of folks. Brad Mehldau Trio - Got Me Wrong Brad Mehldau gave us not just one, but two great albums this year. He's just filled with gifts. Kurt Rosenwinkel - Something, Someti

The Line-Up for 12-7-2012

I've been looking forward to this show for a little while now. We all know how giddy I get about year-end lists. This week's show are from my personal favorite jazz albums of 2012. Next week's show will come from the Nextbop overall staff list. It's a steady build. Gregory Porter - Bling Bling Flying Lotus - All the Secrets feat. Austin Peralta Menahan Street Band - Lights Out Christian Scott - Jihad Joe Teebs - Bleep Donny McCaslin - Says Who Robert Glasper Experiment - Cherish the Day (feat. Lalah Hathaway) ERIMAJ - This Night, This Song Space Ghost - Starship 2091 Lionel Loueke - Ouidah The Bad Plus - Wolf Out Hiatus Kaiyote - Nakamarra (Bendaur's Double Rainbow Mix) Vijay Iyer - Actions Speak