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Phronesis - 'Parallax'

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

Phronesis albums seems to have a similar vibe to them. Bassist Jasper Høiby, pianist Ivo Neame, and drummer Anton Eger have been together for a decade now. They play with time, Eger slays on the kit, Høiby bounces around the melody like a rubber ball, Neame has turns eloquently understated and unabashedly dazzling. They're one of the great dynamic modern jazz trios. They come with this set of expectations. This is no different on their latest album, Parallax.

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The Line-Up for 25 March 2016

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

On this Good Friday show, I bring things back to normal, I think. As normal as things can be here.

The Line-Up for 25 March 2016

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Joe Tatton Trio - 'Bang Bang Boogaloo'

Ben Gray
Staff Writer
bengray417@gmail.com

In 2016, finding music on bandcamp is the new digging in the crates. All the more appropriate, then, to come across Joe Tatton’s new two-track single (available as a 45rpm record and digitally), sounding like something unearthed from 1960. It’s labeled as the Joe Tatton trio, but I checked the math and both tracks feature five musicians. The core trio of Tatton on piano, Neil Innes on bass, and Sam Hobbs on drums are supplemented by Pete Williams and Danny Templeman on percussion for "Bang Bang Boogaloo", and by Chris Dawkins on guitar and Steve Parry on brass for "Sunday Shade". Both tracks very much bring the heat, but as I’m replaying "Sunday Shade" for the third time in a row now, I’d say the B-side wins here. Check out both tracks after the jump.

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Joe Tatton Trio - 'Bang Bang Boogaloo'

Ben Gray
Staff Writer
bengray417@gmail.com

In 2016, finding music on bandcamp is the new digging in the crates. All the more appropriate, then, to come across Joe Tatton’s new two-track single (available as a 45rpm record and digitally), sounding like something unearthed from 1960. It’s labeled as the Joe Tatton trio, but I checked the math and both tracks feature five musicians. The core trio of Tatton on piano, Neil Innes on bass, and Sam Hobbs on drums are supplemented by Pete Williams and Danny Templeman on percussion for "Bang Bang Boogaloo", and by Chris Dawkins on guitar and Steve Parry on brass for "Sunday Shade". Both tracks very much bring the heat, but as I’m replaying "Sunday Shade" for the third time in a row now, I’d say the B-side wins here. Check out both tracks after the jump.

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Twin Talk - 'Twin Talk'

Alex Marianyi
Staff Writer
alex.marianyi[at]gmail.com / @alexmarianyi

Twin Talk’s eponymous release will be their second full-length album, the first released late in 2013. In those roughly two and a half years, they’ve changed their name from Laurenzi/Ernst/Green ("We didn’t want to be a jazz law-firm anymore"), played the Chicago Jazz Festival, and collaborated on a performance with a dance company. Their sound has also changed, evolved without getting away from their identity as a single flexible unit.