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Nicole Mitchell and Haki R. Madhubuti - 'Liberation Narratives'

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

While jazz and poetry are two artistic media that frequently gravitate around one another (hell, they even share an appreciation month in the United States), there aren't so many instances where they meld into a work that feels Capital-I Important. Certainly not like the utterly exquisite Liberation Narratives, the collection of songs commissioned by the Art Institute of Chicago for Mitchell to compose to accompany the work of her friend and colleague Haki R. Madhubuti.

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Gregory Porter - "L-O-V-E" feat. Terence Blanchard

Sebastien Helary
Co-Founder
s.helary@nextbop.com / @helaryous

Gregory Porter has released the second single off his upcoming Nat King Cole tribute Nat King Cole & Me due out October 27 on Blue Note Records. Check out “L-O-V-E” featuring Terence Blanchard on trumpet and Porter acolytes pianist Christian Sands, bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Ulysses Owens in the rhythm section.

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Exit Zero Jazz Festival Autumn Edition Preview

Sebastien Helary
Co-Founder
s.helary@nextbop.com / @helaryous

The 6th Autumn Edition of the Exit Zero Jazz Festival kicks off in Cape May, NJ, November 9-12, 2017. As with every jazz festival there’s something to please everyone. Here are some acts that caught Nextbop’s attention. You can purchase tickets for the festival here. Should be a fun couple of days.

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The Line-Up for 22 September 2017

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

After missing last week's show due to a Jazz'SAlive live broadcast, I'm back and relishing in new music once more.

The Line-Up for 22 September 2017

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Teri Parker Quartet - "Chromo" (Video)

Sebastien Helary
Co-Founder
s.helary@nextbop.com / @helaryous

Pianist Teri Parker hails from Toronto, Canada, yet has spent some time in the Big Apple honing her chops under the tutelage of Aaron Goldberg, Guillermo Klein, Fred Hersch and Sophia Rosoff. With three trio albums under her belt, Parker is now set to debut her quartet featuring Allison Au on saxophone, Mark Godfrey on bass and Mack Longpre on drums. The Teri Parker Quartet will be releasing In The Past, which you can purchase on Bandcamp, on October 20th. You can check out “Chromo” one of their singles below.