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The Line-Up for 29 January 2016

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

I had a full Friday that I'll talk about very soon but I otherwise have a very full hour.

The Line-Up for 29 January 2016

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Glenn White - 'Quirk' EP

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

Saxophonist Glenn White does everything right in his new EP, Quirk. It's an album with a modernist slant, with twists and turns aplenty that gather and hold attention. It does a lot in a half hour.

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The Line-Up for 22 January 2016

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

I talk up the very good Monterey Jazz Fest on Tour show at the Carver this past Saturday, bring some extra new newness, and do the usual thing.

The Line-Up for 22 January 2016

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Ben Monder - 'Amorphae'

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

Ben Monder's Amorphae is an ECM release. It's contemplative, expansive, tumultuously beautiful and beautifully tumultuous. It sounds positively gorgeous. It's sparse in ways that never leave the listener wanting more because it's an album that makes one appreciate the pauses. Some folks out there are going to hate it, ECM albums can be like that sometimes. Some folks aren't going to care that much for its drone nature. However, guitarist Monder pulls this all off so well that maybe those people who don't care for this can just go off and chill for 45 minutes while minds are expanding elsewhere.

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The Line-Up for 15 January 2016

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

Sure, I talk about some upcoming San Antonio shows and bring newness as usual, but really I'm all about playing Ben Monder's "Oh, What A Beautiful Morning" as braincrushingly loud as possible again.

The Line-Up for 15 January 2016