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Gilad Hekselman's ZuperOctave - "V-Blues" (Video)

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @i_ADH

Guitarist Gilad Hekselman has a trio with pianist (or really keyboardist) Aaron Parks and drummer Kendrick Scott called ZuperOctave. They're playful. With Parks on keyboards, there's a different vibe to things being electric. Musig Im Pflegidach caught some video of a set they played in Switzerland that you should really see. Check out "V-Blues" after the jump.

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KRTU's South Texas Jazz Project - 16 the Olympus & Slow Cooked

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @i_ADH

We talked a lot about our Jazz for the Masses event in the lead up to South By SouthWest music festival back in March. Of course, not all of you had the chance to experience the fun day of jazz shows, but KRTU was on the scene recording it all and put some of the sets together for their show, The South Texas Jazz Project. This past week's episode featured selections from San Antonio's 16 the Olympus and Austin's Slow Cooked. Give it a listen after the jump.

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The Line-Up for 18 May 2018

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @i_ADH

It's a show full of newness with eyes toward the future, specifically albums and shows next month. There's a loose sense of a plan in this hour, I tell ya'.

The Line-Up for 18 May 2018

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Andre 3000 - 'Look Ma No Hands' EP (Stream)

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @i_ADH

This one almost got away from us, but over this past Mother's Day, Andre 3000 (y'know, of OutKast) dropped a two song EP dedicated to his late parents. Yet the surprise of these songs aren't only in their existence but also in their direction. The centerpiece title track is a 17-minute somber free jazz duet between 3000 on bass clarinet and James Blake on piano. It's quite the tune. Give it some play after the jump.

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Kneebody Cover Rihanna's "Work" (Video)

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @i_ADH

I wasn't really asking for this, but I also make it a habit to sleep on Rihanna (hell, I still like Sia's earlier work), but "Work" is a catchy song and it certainly has its place in the culture. It certainly reached the guys of Kneebody who just dropped their take on the song which is certainly still Rihanna's hit but also very much a Kneebody tune, with its production, Shane Endsley's cool trumpet solo, and Nate Wood's always mind-blowing drumming. Check out the video after the jump.