Entries by Jazz and Blues Director

The Jazz Charts: End of April

As we barrel towards summer, don’t let the heat get to your head, hepcats. Stay cool and enjoy what’s swinging high this week in KZSC’s Jazz Department. TOP TEN CHARTS: 1    ALFREDO RODRIGUEZ    The Invasion Parade    Mack Avenue 2    LISA HILTON    Kaleidoscope    Self-Released 3    KRIS BOWERS    Heroes + Misfits    Concord Jazz 4    BAD PLUS    The […]

The Jazz Charts: 3rd Week of April

CHARTS: 1 LISA HILTON Kaleidoscope Self-Released 2 AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint Blue Note 3 BRAD MEHLDAU AND MARK GUILIANA Mehliana: Taming The Dragon Nonesuch 4 CATHERINE RUSSELL Bring It Back Jazz Village 5 BOSSA ZUZU Under Leaves Under Sky 6 NIR FELDER Golden Age OKeh 7 MONTY ALEXANDER Harlem […]

The Jazz Charts: 2nd week of April

It is my understanding that springtime is the best time to hear good jazz- and boy, is there plenty of it. Here’s just a few of the fine musical fruits that you can pick this Spring, and what’s been hot so far. How do you like them apples? Top Ten Charts: 1    AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE    The […]

Ambrose Akinmusire Does it Again

 Ambrose Akinmusire (ah-kin-moo-sir-ee)  and his new album The Imagined Savior is Far Easier to Paint really cooks! His second release on Blue Note records since his debut in 2011, Ambrose truly takes you on a auditory exhibition for over an hour with his emotionally-packed new compositions. Featuring collaborations with artists such as Becca Stevens, Theo […]

Jazz Charts – 2nd Week of March

I hope your week is going well! Is spring in the air, or is it just me? Oh well, Here’s what’s happening with Jazz @ KZSC: Top Ten Charts: 1 KRIS BOWERS Heroes + Misfits Concord Jazz 2 ANTON SCHWARTZ Flash Mob Antonjazz 3 PETE MILLS Sweet Shadow Cellar Live 4 TAKUYA KURODA Rising Son […]

The Jazz Charts: First Week of March

CHARTS:1    BRAD MEHLDAU AND MARK GUILIANA    Mehliana: Taming The Dragon    Nonesuch 2    TAKUYA KURODA    Rising Son    Blue Note 3    BEN FLOCKS    Battle Mountain    West Cliff 4    DANILO PEREZ    Panama 500    Mack Ave. 5    ALFREDO RODRIGUEZ    The Invasion Parade    Mack Avenue 6    JACQUES SCHWARZ-BART    Jazz Racine Haiti 7    KING WILLIAM JAZZ COLLECTIVE    King William Jazz Collective    […]