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The Line-Up for 8 July 2016

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

I was off in Montreal for the jazz festival, some of which I've reported on and some writing still to come. However, I still left a radio show behind.

The Line-Up for 8 July 2016

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Festival International de Jazz de Montreal 2016: Erik Truffaz is Kind of a Big Deal

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

Erik Truffaz is 56 years old. He plays the trumpet. He's on Blue Note… France. He's not hyped in the United States much. I only knew of him from copping his 2000 album, The Mask, from fellow KRTU radio host J.C. Pagan after he found the album while shopping in Brazil (if memory serves). The guy is a big deal, but one of those big deals that literally doesn't in America. It should, because if his Friday, July 8th performance at the Monument National is any proof, Truffaz' quartet is one of the most forward thinking groups in jazz today.

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Festival International de Jazz de Montreal 2016: Nir Felder Has Some New Stuff

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

I learned long ago from my mother that if you can help it, don't work on your birthday. There are some who don't exactly hold that sentiment. Bassist Orlando le Flemming's birthday was yesterday, July 7, but he still put in work backing guitarist Nir Felder for his sets at l'Astral. Alongside drummer Jimmy Macbride, the three played two sets mostly of new material with a few selections from Felder's latest album, 2014's Golden Age.

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Festival International de Jazz de Montreal 2016: Bilal, the Sexy Survey Course

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

Bilal brings it, but he always had. His Wednesday, July 6th set at Club Soda as part of the Montreal International Jazz Festival didn't have the Patti Labelle-esque rolling on the ground like his recent BET Awards tribute performance to Prince, but he didn't need to, because Bilal always brings it.

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The Line-Up for 1 July 2016

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

I get out of town for a couple weeks and have a lot of running around to do but I'm still making radio.

The Line-Up for 1 July 2016