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In less than two decades Kneebody has established itself as reference band of forward-looking musicians. With a brand new EP out, By Fire, their first release entirely dedicated to covers, a new outlet (the British musician-run reference label Edition Records), and new line-up following the departure of bassist Kaveh Rastegar, there's a been a lot going on for this influential group. So this week we look back at their genre-bending work, and at the busy careers and eclectic collaborations of its members, Adam Benjamin, Shane Endsley, Kaveh Rastegar, Ben Wendel and Nate Wood
Ben Allison "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00
Kneebody "King Harvest (feat. Josh Dion)" By Fire (Edition) 0:17
Host talks 5:33
Kneebody "Uprising" Anti-Hero (Motéma) 7:33
Kneebody "The Blind" You Can Have Your Moment (Winter and Winter) 14:29
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