Entries by Jazz and Blues Director

End of 2013: Hot Jazz

I’d like to personally congratulate Northern California for surviving the Third Ice Age. Big cold front just passed through Santa Cruz, which made for ideal conditions to sit inside and listen to records all day. Here’s what’s happening in jazz during the end of a frozen December at KZSC: OUTER BRIDGE ENSEMBLE Determined (OBM) PINK MARTINI […]

KZSC JAZZ – First of December

The new year is fast approaching! I can’t believe that it’s already December. Here’s the adds and charts for this week at KZSC: CHARTS: 1    ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT    Black Radio 2    Blue Note 2    AHMAD JAMAL    Saturday Morning    JazzVillage 3    DERRICK HODGE    Live Today    Blue Note 4    GEORGE COLLIGAN    The Endless Mysteries    Origin 5    LISA […]

KZSC Jazz, the Charts and Adds – End of November

Whether you’re eating tofu or turkey this year, its normally a time when people from most any background can reflect upon what they’re thankful for. As for me, I’m thankful for having Coltrane’s A Love Supreme to enjoy on vinyl, but also all of the wonderful new and recent releases in KZSC’s Jazz department. Dig […]

Mid-November New Jazz Releases

What’s happenin’ in jazz?  Here it is: Top New Jazz Releases: 1    BEATA PATER    Golden Lady    Self-Released 2    ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT    Black Radio 2    Blue Note 3    BILL MAYS AND THE INVENTIONS TRIO    Life’s A Movie    Chiaroscuro 4    DAVID SILLS    Blue’s The New Green    Gut String 5    HARRIS EISENSTADT    Golden State    Songlines 6    JOSHUA SHNEIDER   […]

KZSC Jazz Charts First Week of Spetember

I hope you had a good long labor day weekend! Unless you’re like some of us who face the irony of working on labor day, the long weekend is an indicator that summer is on it’s way out. As the gears begin to turn a little more at KZSC, here’s what’s happening with Jazz last […]

New Jazz for September

Our jazz department at The Great 88 has received some great new music, especially the latest release from Derrick Hodge. Here’s what’s happening in early September: DERRICK HODGE Live Today (Blue Note) APERTURISTIC TRIO Truth And Actuality (Inner Circle) CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE TRIO Out Here (Mack Avenue) CHICK COREA The Vigil (Concord Music Group) JAMES ZOLLAR It’s All Good People (JZAZ) […]