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The Line-Up for 29 April 2011

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris[at]nextbop[dot]com / @retronius

Once again, I have a week of really great new music. It's times like these that I feel like a legitimate DJ, although one would think after a year and a half of doing this and the good responses I get, that feeling would have sunk in by now. So goes my cycle of perpetual doubt. Anyway... music...

Ambrose Akinmusire - The Walls of Lechuguilla
Once again, I'm playing Akinmusire in the 1 spot. Also, pronouncing "Akinmusire" is much simpler than pronouncing "Lechuguilla". You have no idea how much practice I had to do with that. And even with that said, based on how I heard A Blog Supreme's Patrick Jarenwattananon pronounce it, I may still be wrong. You know what, just ignore how I pronounce anything in the 1 spot.
Becca Stevens Band - There is a Light That Never Goes Out
I honestly don't know enough about The Smiths, but I know I like this cover. That and I thought Zooey Deschannel was cute when she sang this in the elevator in 500 Days of Summer. That's enough for me to play this song this evening. Plus, Becca Stevens' Weightless is an awesome album.
James Farm - Polliwog
Joshua Redman, Aaron Parks, Matt Penman, Eric Harland. You can't go wrong with that combo. It's like Ocean's 4 or something.
Ben Allison - Some Day We'll All Be Free
I have been playing this song constantly for the last two weeks. I'd find any excuse to play it. It dictated many walks and bus commutes. Jason Lindner does no wrong on this track. Donny Hathaway would be glad.
Neil Cowley - Stereoface
Seb finally posted tracks from Cowley's latest album, Radio Silence, to Nextbop. As you know, when Seb gets something, I get something. So when I get something, you hear something. Here's that something.
Marco Benevento - Coffee Cold
Another new acquisition is a live album Benevento just released and we've posted to Nextbop. This is just a taste of that legit bootleg. Very nice stuff.
The Bad Plus - Gaston
This is actually one of the better tracks off Everybody Wants to Be a Cat, Disney Jazz Vol. 1.
Bonobo - We Could Forever
This is one of those line straddles in which it's not exactly jazz but I still feel like it contains enough jazz elements that it could fit in the show. Plus, the next track needed a pair so I figured the reach was necessary. Besides, it's not like I didn't think Bonobo's Black Sands isn't great, because it totally is.
Marlena Shaw - California Soul (Diplo/Mad Decent Remix)
I love when I'm fishing around the library to figure out what to play and stuff like this comes up.
Becca Stevens Band- My Girls
I figured an Animal Collective cover is the perfect way to end the show. Right?

Mic Breaks
Radiohead - Feral
Nujabes - Arurian Dance
Nujabes - Steadfast
MF DOOM - Spikenard