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Basher - '100% Humidity' (Album Review)

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

We've remarked on the neat brilliance of saxophonist Byron Asher's music before. The Louisiana artist has been a solid staple in a number of groups who have hit our radar (supporting percussionist Zach Rhea in live settings and in the trio Nutria, for instance). Now, Asher has released his own trio album alongside alto saxophonist Reagan Mitchell and drummer Brad Webb (another Louisiana player whose praises we have sung) called 100% Humidity, out now on Breakfast 4 Dinner Records.

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The Line-Up for 20 July 2018

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

It's another week of newness, and that's always fun.

The Line-Up for 20 July 2018

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Phronesis - "One For Us" (Video)

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

Anyone who has followed Nextbop for a while may possibly know our strong feelings about Phronesis-- one of our favorite piano/bass/drums trio on the planet. We mean it. Jasper Høiby, Ivo Neame, and Anton Eger are among the most explosive, inventive, rambunctious, precise, and astounding musicians in this medium and they show no signs of stopping. Case in point-- they're about to release their first new album of new material in two years (last year, they were changing the game by playing big band arrangements of their compositions, so this year, they go back to basics) with the new album, We Are All, out September 14th on Edition Records. They just dropped the first single, "One For Us", which opens up the album. Check out video of the trio playing the tune in the studio after the jump and get hype for We Are All this September.

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Brandon Coleman - "Giant Feelings (feat. Patrice Quinn & Techdizzle)" (Video)

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

Keyboardist/vocalist Brandon Coleman is an LA-based musician who is in cahoots with a bunch of the all stars of that scene-- Kamasi Washington, Flying Lotus, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, (Ciara, Babyface, others on the list of varying genres), etc. On September 14th, Coleman is set to release his new album, Resistance, which based on the first single, "Giant Feelings", looks to be in a soulful, funky vein of music. Of course, when saxophonist Kamasi Washington is in league on the tune, things do tend to go in that direction, so get ready to hear more of those steady rising singalongs and watch the video for "Giant Feelings" featuring Patrice Quinn & Techdizzle after the jump.

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Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet - 'Polka - Worldwide Deluxe Edition' (Album Review)

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

Polish bassist/composer Wojtek Mazolewski has a great understanding of groove. There's an easy sensibility to his music, just coasting along. Even in its heights, the music seems to have arrived there not through ostentatious backflips but by gentle rises. It all makes sense together, which could be why Mazolewski is presenting his work remastered for the rest of the world as Polka - Worldwide Deluxe Edition, out August 3rd on Whirlwind Recordings.