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MJF 2010: Neil Cowley Interview

seb.
Co-Founder
s.helary@nextbop.com

Didn't post any content yesterday, but we've been busy as hell. So get ready for some cool stuff. To kick things off here's a great [Neil Cowley] interview conducted by the lovely Vy on June 30th, 2010, on the occasion of the Montreal Jazz Festival.

Peace,
seb.

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Les trois concerts du 27 juin

Justin Wee
Co-Founder
j.wee@nextbop.com

Au menu : le trio électrique Fresu/Molvaer/Katche, le légendaire Sonny Rollins et Herbie Hancock, le bien-pensant.

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Vysual Notes - Herbie Hancock 6/27 – The Imagine Project, A Disney Musical

Vy Drouin Le
Contributing Writer
info@nextbop.com

Herbie has become a true citizen of the world. Backstage, before the show, he recites Buddhist mantras. He comes on stage and addresses the crowd in French: “Bonjour Montréal!” He chose to hire a multiracial and multigenerational band. On the right, a young female bassist with very thick and very curly blond hair, and an older drummer, Caucasian as well. To the left, a guitarist and a keyboardist, both black men in their thirties, and Herbie in the middle. He’s wearing all black with a grey jacket, and seems very relaxed, walking around like he’s at home. He’s 70, but looks more like a 40-year-old in decent shape, maybe trying to lose a little bit of weight. He looks even younger when he grabs a white keytar and engages in a faceoff with his guitarist in a playful battle of higher and higher pitches in a decrescendo towards an almost inaudible note.

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MJF 2010: Marco Benevento Video + Vinyl Giveaway

seb.
Co-Founder
s.helary@nextbop.com

More goodies. 10 minute video of Marco Benevento's solo performance recorded June 28th, 2010, at the Montreal Jazz Festival.

Peace,
seb.

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Blue Note Records Signs Ambrose Akinmusire

Blue Note Records
Press Release

Jazz trumpeter & Monk competition winner "destined for much wider recognition" (New York Times)

EMI’s Blue Note Records has signed jazz trumpeter, composer, and bandleader Ambrose Akinmusire. The 28 year-old winner of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition will head into the studio this Fall to record his major label debut with labelmate Jason Moran as co-producer.