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The Pitchfork of Jazz

Written by [Anthony Dean-Harris]

Some time ago, never mind when, I spent my usual time making my travels across the internet, hitting up my normal gamut of websites. As link leads on to link as the internet tends to do in some byzantine fashion, I eventually ran across [Ian C. Rogers’s blog post] challenging the jazz industry to step up its Internet game. His post essentially proposes jazz musicians finally run decent websites to promote themselves as any 21st Century musician should and to create a real network of jazz promotion over the internet. Rogers decried the aesthetic of [All About Jazz] and its waning ability to bring new fans into the fold. Rogers wrote a post about what I like to call a “noticeable absence.” It takes a gifted mind, specifically a trained mind, to see what doesn’t exist. Rogers in his post highlighted why jazz’s fan base is floundering where other niche genres are currently succeeding. The funny thing is Rogers made this claim in September of last year, sometime around the fledgling stages of this very website.

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This week on Facebook (VII)

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! For those of you who haven't heard the news, the Nextbop family just got a little larger. We're STOKED to bring in Anthony M. Dean-Harris to the website. He's kindly agreed to write an editorial for us once a week. Justin and I realize that there's only so many "That's SiCK!" or "It 'effing ROCKS!" that you guys can take, so we we've been looking for someone to bring more depth to Nextbop. Anthony sent me his first post yesterday and it 'effing ROCKS! (LOL!) So check him out every Thursday on Nextbop.com! In the mean time, you can have a look at his [blog] and you can follow him on [Twitter]!

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EXCLUSIVE: First look at Christian Scott's Yesterday You Said Tomorrow!!!

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[Listen to Christian Scott in the Nextplayer]

You're not getting a Music Monday today, but this is WAY BETTER!!! Here's a first look at the artwork for the NEW [Christian Scott] album: Yesterday You Said Tomorrow. The album comes out on March 30th, but you can already pre-order your copy on Amazon using the links at the top of the post. Come on! You know you want to! Rudy Van Gelder came out of retirement to record this thing! It's gonna be SiCK! It's even got a cover of Thom Yorke's The Eraser! I'm super stoked for this release!

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My Birthday Wish!

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GO SHORTY! ITS MY BIRTHDAY! WE GONNA PARTY LIKE ITS MY BIRTHDAY! WE GONNA SIP BACARDI LIKE ITS MY BIRTHDAY!

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Sufjan Stevens, meet Brad Mehldau

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Sufjan Stevens - Holland

[Brad Mehldau] - Holland