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Dafnis Prieto Big Band - "Danzonish Potpourri" (Video Premiere)

Sébastien Hélary
Co-Founder
s.helary@nextbop.com / @helaryous

Drummer, composer, and 2011 MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Dafnis Prieto recently released what may just be his most ambitious project to date, Back to the Sunset, the debut album of the Dafnis Prieto Big Band. In Prieto’s own words, “The undercurrent of this album is to pay tribute to some significant mentors/musicians that have influenced and inspired me one way or another, directly or indirectly. This is a journey in time, looking back and remembering the way up to now, with gratitude and joy. Back to the Sunset is a state of mind, a place for contemplation and love.”

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Nu Standards for 12 May 2018

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

I always look forward to the challenge of putting together a two hour show whenever presented. I'm so glad Chris Galvan asked me to fill in for him this week.

Nu Standards for 12 May 2018

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The Line-Up for 11 May 2018

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

I lost my wallet last week, and thusly my ID card to get me into the on air booth, so I had to record this show earlier in the day, but still brought it as I had really been teeming to do.

The Line-Up for 11 May 2018

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Stream Drummer Jonathan Barber's Debut Single "Crown"

Sébastien Hélary
Co-Founder
s.helary@nextbop.com / @helaryous

Drummer Jonathan Barber is quickly making a name for himself. Voted this year’s best “Up & Coming” drummer in the Modern Drummer Readers Poll, the young Barber is setting the bar high, but what do you expect from someone who’s already collaborated with Erykah Badu, Wallace Roney, Jeremy Pelt, Kenny Barron, Terrace Martin, Stefon Harris, and Marcus Strickland just to name a few. Hoping to live up to the hype, Barber is releasing his debut as a leader, Vision Ahead, on this very day.

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Paul Bedal - 'Mirrors'

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

Chicago-based pianist Paul Bedal has a crispness to his style of play. Not too ornate or flowery, expressive but direct, illustrative but pointed. This is his style on the keys and compositionally, as much as one can tell from his latest album, Mirrors, out now on BACE Records.