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Watch Trombonist Nick Finzer's Hear & Now Perform Herbie Hancock's "Riot"

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

Herbie Hancock’s iconic album Speak Like a Child was released fifty years ago in 1968 and the anniversary hasn’t gone unnoticed by rising Star NYC trombonist Nick Finzer. In order to pay homage to the Hancock masterpiece, Finzer, with his band Hear & Now, are revisiting six tracks from Speak Like a Child with new arrangements to be released exclusively via Finzer’s YouTube channel.

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Broken Shadows - The North Door - June 20, 2018

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

Paper burns at 451°F. At what temperature do master musicians start burning? When everything is going just right on stage? Broken Shadows -- the quartet of Tim Berne on alto saxophone, Chris Speed on tenor saxophone, Reid Anderson on base, and Dave King on drums -- concluded their tour in Austin, Texas, last Wednesday, an appropriate location for a band united to celebrate music of Texas composers-- Ornette Coleman, Dewey Redman, and Julius Hemphill. There aren't many instances in which jazz today celebrates the works of Coleman, Redman, and Hemphill. Yes, they come up every now and again but in such a concentrated, celebrated form, this isn't so much the case. A group like this looking at work like this is special. Coleman, Hemphill, and Redman were all from Fort Worth, Texas; it only made sense that the store would conclude in Texas, as Berne noted early on stage.

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The Line-Up for 22 June 2018

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

I came to the station with just a few ideas and the sense of dread of what to play, like just about every week. Some fifteen minutes later, the whole show seemed to have come together.

The Line-Up for 22 June 2018

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Jungsu Choi Tiny Orkester - 'Tschuss Jazz Era'

Brian Kiwanuka
Contributing Writer
bkiwanuka91@gmail.com

As someone who has written for theater, musicals and film, Jungsu Choi is no stranger to the grand. The South Korean composer has brought together a band of twelve top class musicians - with the power of at least twice that number. Throughout Tschüss Jazz Era, his Tiny Orkester plays through five pieces that are all arranged by Choi, including two Choi originals, "Stolen Yellow" and "Nach Wien 224".

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The Line-Up for 15 June 2018

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

I accidentally played a different intro this week to go with some ideas that I had over the last week, because this hodgepodge of a show had to come together somehow and I'm still pretty happy about it.

The Line-Up for 15 June 2018