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Jamire's Words of Wisdom (VIII)

"Haiti hold your head"

Jamire Williams


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Concerts: Januray 16th to 30th

I'm a tiny bit late with this one. I know. But come on! It's the NFL playoffs! In case you hadn't noticed, concerts listings got moved to Saturday in order to give a proper place to [Anthony]'s column. Upside is you now get two weeks of listings so that you can plan ahead!

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EXCLUSIVE: Listen to a FULL TRACK off the NEW Dave King Album!!!

PRE-ORDER Dave King's Indelicate
US: Amazon CD
Canada: Amazon CD

[Listen to Dave King in the Nextplayer]

I had no clue [Dave King] was making an album. YES, THE Dave King, notorious drummer of [The Bad Plus]! But, get this, it's a SOLO album where he plays both drums and keys AT THE SAME TIME (to quote the amazing Rahzel). Justin and I had a listen and it's a very eclectic, heteroclite and, at times, abstract album (WHASSUP Y'ALL! You didn't think I knew that ish, did you!), but there's some really good tracks on there. Check out a FULL TRACK of the album, coming out on February 2nd, courtesy of Sunniside Records. And pre-order your copy RIGHT AWAY using the links at the top of the page!

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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! In the mean time, you can have a look at his [blog] and you can follow him on [Twitter]!