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Aaron Parks - 'Find the Way'

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

Aaron Parks has never left us. It's been a while since he has released a major album as a leader, but he's been around. Upon his return to the for in his 2013 ECM debut, Arborescence, he improvised solo, feeling as passionately through his fingertips as always, but it's his new release with the fantastic trio of bassist Ben Street and the powerful force that is drummer Billy Hart that we can really be glad Aaron Parks is back with his new album, Find the Way.

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Evolve for 15 July 2017

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

Barry Goettl, host of evölve, asked me to fill in for his two hour show, Evölve, which is always fun. I run down the JazzWeek albums charts, feature Rotem Sivan's Antidote, and fill the rest of the time with newness. It was a fun afternoon.

Evölve for 15 July 2017

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The Line-Up for 14 July 2017

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

Wednesday was my 31st birthday. Monday was Chris Schlarb's 40th birthday. Psychic Temple IV and Rotem Sivan's Antidote dropped this week. I've got to say… good week. Then I capped it all off with a radio show.

The Line-Up for 14 July 2017

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Ambrose Akinmusire - 'A Rift in Decorum: Live at the Village Vanguard'

Daniel J. Palmer
Contributing Writer
caffeinatedjazz@gmail.com / @caffeinatedjazz

I'm writing this review 39,000 feet in the air, flying back home to Texas after spending the last week meandering through the streets of New York City. The more I see of NYC, so storied and important in the history of jazz, the more I see it as an entity and amalgam of influences rather than a city. NYC's importance in the development of the genre cannot be understated, and The Village Vanguard solidified its place in jazz history decades ago. The club has hosted thousands of principal players who have cut hundreds of extremely important albums within the club's claustrophobic walls.

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Dave King Rolls Out New Web Series, 'Lights, Cameron, Jackson'

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

Last year, comedian Louis CK produced a single-camera dramedy on his website with episodes of various lengths and, thusly, with each episode available for purchase at varying prices. Horace and Pete was a strange, challenging shifting of formatting for "television" programming and for an artist to release new work. It's hard not to think about this as odd ball drummer Dave King (The Bad Plus, Dave King Trucking Company, Happy Apple, other stuff where weirdos rock out with jazz sensibilities) as he releases the follow-up web series to his kooky Rational Funk. King's new series of videos, Lights, Cameron, Jackson, features the drummer, according to the press release, "as a wandering post-idealist with an ambitious vision for how to improve the world, or at least his own prospects in it" with improvised scenes and conversations edited into a mysterious narrative that expected fits with King's humorous sensibilities. Check out a preview of the Noah Hutton directed series after the jump.