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Ben Williams - "Black Villain Music" & "Half Steppin" (Stream)

Sebastien Helary
Co-Founder
s.helary@nextbop.com / @helaryous

We’ve already shared the EPK as well as the first single, a cover of Lianne La Havas' "Lost & Found" featuring Christian Scott, from Ben Williams Coming of Age set to release on Concord Records April 21st. Now two new singles from the album have dropped. Check out “Black Villain Music” and “Half Steppin” below the jump. You can preorder Coming of Age on Amazon (CD & Vinyl).

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Aron Ottignon & Rodi Kirk - "Renata" (Video)

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

Pianist Aron Ottignon has been working constantly gearing up for his new EP, Starfish, to drop next Monday, April 20th. The title track is pretty dope and Ottignon works the hell out of GoPro with his "Waterfalls in Tanzania" video. Now, he's released a video of him rehearsing a take on James Holden's "Renata" which has just the right mix of electronic and improvisational jazz that sounds exactly like the dopeness Aron Ottignon always delivers. Check out the video after the jump.

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Charles Evans - "Ending Beauty" (Stream)

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

Baritone saxophonist Charles Evans in his upcoming duo album with soprano saxophonist Dave Liebman has made tempestuous music. The new album, On Beauty, through its various movements has all the feeling of a storm rolling over hills. It's an adventurous release that takes turns and chances. The rest of the band on the album includes pianist Ron Stabinsky and bassist Tony Marino to round out this spare but subtly powerful sound. Check out album closer "Ending Beauty" after the jump.

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Hiatus Kaiyote - "Shaolin Monk Motherfunk" (Stream)

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

We're steadily, almost impatiently, waiting for the upcoming sophomore release from Perth, Australia's Hiatus Kaiyote. Choose Your Weapon drops May 4 on Flying Buddha/Sony Music Masterworks. They've already dropped "Breathing Underwater" on us. Now they've released another song, "Shaolin Monk Motherfunk" (which they've played live plenty of times, so it's super cool to finally get a studio version of this to wear the hell out). Give it some love after the jump.

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Sky Window - "Dream Controller" (Video)

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

The dudes from Denton who wowed us all as openers for this last year's Jazz for the Masses Party during SXSW, Sky Window, are pretty damn spectacular just as musicians. Yet they really pride themselves on being an all immersive experience. The visuals are a part of it to create these hip, atmospheric vibes. They just released the first of a series of videos the sextet made at The Abbey Underground in Denton, Texas, complete with all the trippiness that these guys can provide. Check out the video for "Dream Controller" after the jump.