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Jungsu Choi Tiny Orkester - 'Tschuss Jazz Era'

Brian Kiwanuka
Contributing Writer
bkiwanuka91@gmail.com

As someone who has written for theater, musicals and film, Jungsu Choi is no stranger to the grand. The South Korean composer has brought together a band of twelve top class musicians - with the power of at least twice that number. Throughout Tschüss Jazz Era, his Tiny Orkester plays through five pieces that are all arranged by Choi, including two Choi originals, "Stolen Yellow" and "Nach Wien 224".

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The Line-Up for 15 June 2018

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

I accidentally played a different intro this week to go with some ideas that I had over the last week, because this hodgepodge of a show had to come together somehow and I'm still pretty happy about it.

The Line-Up for 15 June 2018

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Jesse Fischer - "Creepin'" feat. Jaime Woods (Stream)

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

Keyboardist/producer Jesse Fischer is ramping up the intrigue around his upcoming Flipped II album, release date to be determined. Perhaps the mystery behind an album of remixes and covers of Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter songs and more with an easygoing sensibility that makes this impending release so attention grabbing for us here. It certainly helps with singles like Fischer's take on Stevie Wonder's "Creepin'" featuring Jaime Woods' sweet vocals. Give it some play and cop the song from Jesse Fischer's Bandcamp page after the jump.

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Kneebody Covers Beck's "Dear Life" (Video)

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

Kneebody is continuing their cover series with a new song this week-- their take on Beck's "Dear Life" off his latest album, Colors. Comparing the two songs, Kneebody is definitely taking Beck's tune and sprinting with it. If this is the pace the group is taking all their recent pop covers, this will stay a series to stay up on. Give the video some play after the jump.

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Watch Pianists Baptiste Trotignon and Frank Woeste Perform "The Stargazer" (Video)

Sébastien Hélary
Co-Founder
s.helary@nextbop.com / @helaryous

Pianist Frank Woeste has been helming a project, which to our chagrin we are only now learning about, called “The Libretto Dialogues”, in which he duets with other key figures of the jazz cognoscenti including Mark Turner, Tigran Hamasyan, and Larry Grenadier, akin to saxophonist Ben Wendel’s "The Seasons" Project. It goes to show that great minds think alike or maybe that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. It all depends on where you stand... In any case, you can watch the latest iteration of “The Libretto Dialogues” below, featuring Woeste on Rhodes and pianist Baptiste Trotignon performing "The Stargazer" off Woeste’s 2016 ACT album Pocket Rhapsody. The other twenty videos from the series can be found on YouTube and are sure to amount to a worthwhile binge-watching session.