When I moved, for some reason, I can't even recall why anymore, I figured it would be a good idea to throw a housewarming party. This also meant right when I was sort of getting used to the process of going live, here I was again early in the studio putting together a playlist that I could possibly play instead of whatever I had playing at the 9 o'clock hour at my house. This hour is what my weird head would think would be good to play at a jazz party. Maybe you agree, too, that this is an hour of bangers new and newish enough.
Oh, also, shout out to the new intro finally including Art of Cool on top of Nextbop!
The Line-Up for 20 February 2015
Here’s a one hour DJ set featuring nothing but some of my favorite piano trios. Do note that my selection was limited to what is made available on Soundcloud which explains why some of your favorites are missing. Nonetheless check out tracks by Brad Mehldau, Yaron Herman, Vijay Iyer, Dan Tepfer, Shai Maestro, Stranahan/Zaleski/Rosato, Phronesis, The Bad Plus, BADBADNOTGOOD, Marco Benevento and Tigran Hamasyan. Hope you enjoy!
I was just absentmindedly going through my Facebook timeline when I stumbled on this extraordinary gem. Check out Kevin "K.O." Olusola on cello, loop pedal, beatboxing and vocals cover Sam Smith’s Grammy-winning song “Stay With Me”. Make sure you’re seated for this one or you might just fall over.
I was perusing my Twitter feed looking for content when this caught my eye. Check out a truly dope version of Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” covered brilliantly by Canadian jazz vocalist Kellylee Evans. We knew she had chops… but who knew she could spit verses!!
Gilad Hekselman's 2013 album, This Just In, still kills. It's one of those kinds of albums with sharp compositions and even sharper playing. Though we at Nextbop are constantly in search of the new, something about this release keeps find its way back into our rotations. So seeing a performance of Hekselman alongside bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Ferenc Nemeth play "March of the Sad Ones" live from last year's Django Reinhardt Festival in Samois, France, is yet another welcome return to one of our favorite albums of 2013. Watch the performance after the jump.