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Butcher Brown - Jam in the Van

Ben Gray
Staff Writer
bengray417@gmail.com

It’s no secret that Butcher Brown gets some love around here, and some newly released videos aren’t going to change that. The band gets down on "Fiat", "Lysol", and "AfroKuti #3", really digging into these tunes and stretching them out significantly (check out DJ Harrison on the keys on "Fiat", pushing that tune into some new territory). Check out the videos after the jump for some mid-week funk.

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Rotem Sivan Kicks Off Texas Tour at Aptly Named Jazz, TX

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

As a guy who mostly covers jazz music in the recorded form, much of my attention doesn't tend toward the local scene. When introducing myself to other San Antonians and telling them about what it is I do, I'm often asked if I ever checked out Jazz, TX, the relatively new jazz club that at the famed Pearl Brewery. Up until last night's Rotem Sivan trio set, I hadn't. It would take something like the Israeli-born, New York guitarist making another run through Texas in support of his new album, Antidote for me to finally make the effort to see the glitzy underground spot.

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The Line-Up for 21 July 2017

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

I arrived with little idea and little time to figure something out but nevertheless a show came together. I feel pretty good about it.

The Line-Up for 21 July 2017

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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