Entries by Jazz and Blues Director

John Hanrahan Quartet & Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme”

The hosts of “Stirrin’ the Soup” had the pleasure of hosting two members from the Chicago-based group known as the John Hanrahan Quartet last week. John (the leader/drummer, now based in Santa Cruz) and his longtime bandmate/tenor saxophonist Brian Kephart, joined us for an exciting discussion about their show at Kuumbwa Jazz. When I heard […]

Mid-Jazzuary Music Charts

Greetings! I hope your new year is off to a good roll, and I know we’re all looking forward to the good things ahead! Speaking of, here’s whats happening in the Jazz department at KZSC: CHARTS: 1    CECILE MCLORIN SALVANT    WomanChild    Mack Ave. 2    DAVID BECKER TRIBUNE    Distance Travel    Acoustic Music 3    DAVE SLONAKER BIG […]

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 […]

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   […]