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Robert Glasper releases Double-Booked

US: iTunes, Amazon CD, Amazon MP3
Canada: iTunes, Amazon CD

[Robert Glasper]'s brand new album, Double-Booked, comes out today. We were fortunate enough to receive a copy a few weeks ago and it sounds amazing! Probably his best release to date. I know we say this about all the albums on Nextbop, but maybe we just have a talent for choosing amazing artists!

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Why Music Magazines Are Dying

Written by Patrick Jarenwattananon by way of [NPR's A Blog Supreme]

Earlier this week, a Slate essay on why music print mags are inordinately struggling in this recession made the Internet rounds. Author Jonah Weiner identified three reasons: fewer superstars in general, less exclusive content in an online age, and the rise of online social media are making the magazines obsolete, in addition to questionable business practices within individual publications. Which puts the recent struggles of JazzTimes into some perspective. One could point out the odd editorial and business decisions being made in the jazz press (why, for instance does Downbeat have no useful Web presence?). But as aging jazz legends are replaced with sorta-stars, more jazz bloggers are born every day and the jazz community is migrating to less hegemonic, more flexible online discussions. Very slowly, it seems often, but you can sort of notice it happening if you pay close enough attention.

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Medeski Martin & Wood releases Radiolarians III

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Canada: iTunes, Amazon CD


[Listen to MMW in the Nextplayer]

[Medeski Martin & Wood]'s newest album Radiolarians III comes out today. We've had a chance to listen to it and it's unquestionably one of the group's best recordings to date. You can listen to one song from the album on their Nextbop profile. We’re also in talks with their label Indirecto, so you should be able to stream more of the band’s music on our website very shortly. And if you’re already a MMW fan go [buy Radiolarians III]!

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Listen to Gerald Clayton!

US: Amazon CD
Canada: Amazon CD


[Listen to Gerald Clayton in the Nextplayer]

You can now listen to full tracks from [Gerald Clayton]'s debut album, Two-Shade, right here on Nextbop.com!

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Grand Pianoramax's 15 city tour!

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Canada: iTunes, Amazon CD


[Listen to Grand Pianoramax in the Nextplayer]

Written by [Grand Pianoramax]

Grand Pianoramax was recently on an epic 15-city tour in Europe and the USA. Here are a few notes and photos from the road.