This week on Talkabout it Elen Perie on local politics followed by Peter & Donna Thomas on California hiking expeditions.
Here’s just a quick snapshot of some of the new Hip Hop that is getting played on KZSC in the new year:
1 ROC MARCIANO – Reloaded
2 DJ VADIM – Don’t Be Scared
3 E-DUBBLE – Reset
4 PAT MAINE – Doomsday Charades
5 PLAN B – Ill Manors
6 MAIN ATTRAKIONZ – Bossalinis And Fooliyones
7 PROF Kaiser – Von Powderhorn 3
8 BENNFRANK – BFK
9 P.O.S. – We Don’t Even Live Here
10 KLASSIK – In The Making
Be sure to check the Hip Hop charts on cmj.com to stay updated on the weekly Hip Hop playlists!
Bruce has on the show Marcus Cato & Brian Spencer to talk about the current play series at Center Stage Theater. Also, Ian Coulson on bee keeping and selecting honey.
Here is this week’s edition of the KZSC Jazz Charts. Topping them this week comes an independent/self release from vocalist Lauren Desberg with her EP “Sideways.” This album features many up and coming young jazz stars on the scene today including bassist Joshua Crumbly (Terence Blanchard, Taylor Eigsti), drummer Corey Fonville (Nicholas Payton, Christian Scott), and arrangements by recent Thelonious Monk competition winner in piano, Kris Bowers. The album is produced by all-star vocalist Gretchen Parlato and also features the unique musical expressions of Dayna Stephens and his tenor saxophone. More information and tunes can be heard at her website www.laurendesberg.com.
Other than that I got a TON of jazz incoming this week, thanks for the support!
KZSC Top 10 Charts
1 LAUREN DESBERG Sideways Self Released
2 BRANFORD MARSALIS QUARTET Four MFs Playin Tunes
3 AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE When The Heart Emerges Glistening Blue Note
4 DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER Live At Yoshi’s Verve
5 AMIKAEYLA Being In Love RootsJazz
6 MARC JOHNSON AND ELIANE ELIAS Swept Away ECM
7 PAUL HEMMINGS UKETET Introducing – The Paul Hemmings Uketet Leading Tone
8 ALFREDO RODRIGUEZ Sounds Of Space QWEST
9 ANDREA BRACHFELD Lady Of The Island Zoho
10 BRAD MEHLDAU TRIO Where Do You Start Nonesuch
KZSC Jazz Adds
Jackie Ryan Listen Here Open Art
Organissimo Dedicated MFA Jazz
Patricia Barber Smash Concord
Erik Deutsch Demonio Leclado Kuumbwa
Davina and the Vagabonds Black Cloud Kuumbwa
Wasabi Wide Open Kuumbwa
Daniel Lantz Trio Daniel Lantz Trio Plays Bond Kari-On
The Summarily Dismissed To Each Kari-On
Didi Favreau Vague Recollections Pt. 1 Self
Shake it Like a Caveman Digital Football Self
Hashem Assadullahi Pieces Origin Records
Mimi Fox Standards Old and New Origin Records
Inbar Fridman Time Quartet Project Origin Records
Lary Barilleau & The Latin Jazz Collective Carmen’s Mambo Origin Records
Rob Ryndak A Wonderful Thing New World n Jazz
James Sanders Blue Violin MFA Jazz
Nate Najar Blues for Night People Lisa Reedy
Jerry Leake Cubist Prominence Self Released
Pamela Hines 3. 2. 1. Kari-On
Lisa Forkish Bridges Kari-On
After 4 long years, Voivod is finally back with their newest full length, Target Earth. It’s the first record to feature their new guitarist, Daniel Mongrain, and the first since 1991 to feature their original bassist.
Also, Incite, who is releasing an exciting album soon, is touring with Soulfly in the coming months in support of All Out War. So much exciting stuff coming out, and it’s only the first month of the year!
1 VOIVOD Target Earth Century Media
2 INCITE All Out War Minus Head
3 NIGHTFALL Cassiopeia Metal Blade
4 BLACK EXPLOSION Servitors Of The Outer Gods Metalville
5 WHILE LINE TIGER Just Let It Happen AKASHIC
1 DEFTONES Koi No Yokan Warner Brothers
2 ALL THAT REMAINS A War You Cannot Win Razor and Tie
3 CORSAIR Corsair Shadow Kingdom
4 GAMMA RAY Skeletons And Majesties Eagle Rock
5 RAMMSTEIN Mein Herz Brennt [EP] Universal
6 SLAM ONE DOWN Who Really Wants To Live Forever Pour One Out
7 LEAVING EDEN Between Heaven And Hell Nova-Right-UNI
8 CULT OF LUNA “I: The Weapon” [Single] Density
9 RECOVERY COUNCIL Plan-Do-Check-Act Dot Ultra
10 MESTIS Basal Ganglia
Though not for the reasons being bandied about, I did not like this movie. But, since this is a blog for KZSC, let’s keep to issues musically related…… I am a huge fan of QT, and have found his use of music in film amazing! Especially, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction & Jackie Brown. Oh lordy lordy, I do have many a fond memory. But, alas, as far as this latest film from him, the soundtrack, it gets a big “F” for FAIL! To be fair, I can think of couple of times when a tune worked with the film. However, for the rest, instead of enhancing the movie, the music detracted and distracted from it. You get pulled out of a scene, rather than being drawn in. If you are sitting in a theatre, thinking about how crappy and inapropriate the soundtrack is, that can’t be a good sign. For all the talk about how graphic and authentic the depictions of slavery were, how about a couple of hyms or spirituals drawn from the abolitionist movements of the time period? By the way, the “N” word was not overused in the movie, but I do have an “N” word to use for the music offerred in Django Unchained… NO, NO, NO, NO & NO !!!