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Now Vs Now - "Motion Potion" (Stream)

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

That absolute weirdo Jason Lindner is back with his group Now Vs Now with a new album, The Buffering Cocoon, out September 14th on Jazzland Recordings. NvN's third album, with bassist Panagiotis Andreou and drummer Justin Tyson, is pretty great (I've been listening to a preview stream and can't wait to tell you all about it). Lindner has found even odder depths of sound to uncover and he's synthier than ever. Take for example the first single off the new album, "Motion Potion". It's a dirty little jam that you'll want to rock for a while until The Buffering Cocoon drops in a couple months. Give it some play after the jump.

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Jason Lindner's Breeding Ground to Release New Album Next Year

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

The trio of pianist/keyboardist Jason Lindner, bassist Panagiotis Andreou, and drummer Mark Guiliana are some of the most fascinating musicians in the jazz world. Now Vs. Now is a thumping force that's super fun to listen to. They're like a storm in the form of three people, but they can go even further as an eleven-piece ensemble. Jason Lindner's Breeding Ground is that ensemble, taking that same adventurous spirit and blowing it all up in a big band format and keeping the groove. It's been a group Lindner has been working with for twenty years now and they're set to release a debut album early next year, but not before they play a gig in New York (where else?) on December 3rd at Brooklyn's National Sawdust, their first gig in two years since 2013's Winter Jazz Fest. Since we all can't be in New York for that, Lindner posted two songs -- the somber and soothing "5am Again" and the pulsating "Sparkle Wolf" -- on the Now Vs. Now Soundcloud page. Give them a listen after the jump.

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Now Vs Now - "Big Pump" Live at ShapeShifter Lab NYC (Video)

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

Keyboardist Jason Lindner's group Now Vs Now just laid a new video on us. Watch the trio of Lindner on keys, Panagiotis Andreou on bass & vocals, and Mark Guiliana on drums play "Big Pump" live at New York's ShapeShifter Lab after the jump.

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Now Vs. Now Live in Muri, Switzerland (Video)

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

Jason Lindner just posted some videos on the Twitter and Facebook pages for Now Vs. Now. Like... a lot of videos. Like a full damn concert's worth of new and old material alike from this past May in Muri, Switzerland. This should hopefully hold us all over until the new album drops (yes, the world is still waiting). Check it all out, or maybe just one or two videos. They're in delectable little bites.

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Stream Jason Lindner's "They Came from the Land of Borinquen"

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

Under the cover of night, Jason Lindner uploaded a new track to his SoundCloud, a Latin jazz/spoken word collaboration with poet/rapper Chilo titled "They Came from the Land of Borinquen". The song, commissioned by and Arturo O'Farrill's Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra for the Musica Nueva 5: Big Band Poetry Jam and Beyond, will be performed by the orchestra on May 11 & 12 at Symphony Space in New York.