Melissa Aldana and Crash Trio performing

Jazz Adds & Charts, Second Week of August

Greetings Jazz fans and aficionados alike. A lot has changed since I last checked in, in the great big bad world that is jazz here at the Great 88.

Emerging young artist Melissa Aldana and Crash Trio have notably climbed to the number one spot on our Chart with her debut album.  The young fusion group, Snarky Puppy, (who recently played in the Cruz) remain crowd pleasers for the last month. New and noteworthy is our number three, Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra from Paris, proving once more the popularity of that Latin Tinge that has mesmerized so many music fans before.

Charts:

1 MELISSA ALDANA AND CRASH TRIO Melissa Aldana And Crash Trio Concord
2 PETER LERNER Continuation Origin
3 AFRO LATIN VINTAGE ORCHESTRA Pulsion
4 SNARKY PUPPY We Like It Here Ropeadope
5 BOBBY SELVAGGIO Short Stories Origin
6 STUDIO RIO Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection Sony Legacy-Sony
7 BRIA SKONBERG Into Your Own Random Act
8 FRANK CATALANO Love Supreme Collective [EP] Ropeadope
9 PHILIP LASSITER DreamZzz
10 JEREMY FOX With Love Jazzbill

Adds:

1 DR. JOHN Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit Of Satch Concord
2 MACK AVENUE SUPERBAND Live At DJF 2013 Mack Avenue
3 ANN REYNOLDS AND CLAVE GRINGA Para Cuba Con Amor Self-Released
4 ED STONE King Of Hearts Sapphire
5 NOVOX Over The Honeymoon ZProduction

 

Reggae on the river

Reggae on the River! what a joy and a blessing to share,Singer/songwriter/activist Janine ‘Jah9′.

She has been credited as the creator of the Jazz on Dub genre. Her vocals blend the Jazz melodies of Billie Holiday and Nina Simone with the Dancehall attack of Sizzla Kalongi above the heavy Dub rhythm akin to Augustus Pablo.

Jah9 developed her sound in the underground poetry/live music scene, but now intends to take her word sounds to the world. Her signature sound has led to collaborations with platinum producer Donovan Bennett of Don Corleon Records, dancehall pioneer Rory Gilligan of Stone Love International, Sheldon Bernard and living legend Beres Hammond of Harmony House Music.search

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Rock Charts – 2nd Week of August!

Top 10:

homepage_large.7c1372c11. WHITE FENCE – For The Recently Found Innocent
2. OBN IIIS – Live In San Francisco
3. SHABAZZ PALACES – Lese Majesty
4. NAOMI SHELTON AND THE GOSPEL QUEENS – Cold World
5. HOW TO DRESS WELL – What Is This Heart?
6. SPIDER BAGS – Frozen Letter
7. TWIN PEAKS – Wild Onion
8. ANTLERS – Familiars
9. SPOON – They Want My Soul
10. SKYGREEN LEOPARDS – Family Crimes

 

Top 5 Adds:

Television-Man1. NAOMI PUNK Television Man
2. RUBBLEBUCKET Survival Sounds
3. MIREL WAGNER When The Cellar Children See The Light Of Day
4. ALISON MAY Loved/Dark
5. BISHOP ALLEN Lights Out

 

 

 

We’re loving the White Fence album, produced by Ty Segall. It came out a couple weeks ago and it has been getting great play at KZSC ever since!

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RPM Charts – 2nd Week of August

Top 10:

1. JIM-E STACK – Tell Me I Belong / Innovative Leisure
2. LONE – Reality Testing / R&S
3. FLUME – Flume Deluxe Mixtape / Mom And Pop
4. MARTYN – The Air Between Words / Ninja Tune
5. CHROMEO – White Women / Atlantic
6. LIDO – I Love You [EP] / Pelican Fly
7. FHLOSTON PARADIGM – The Phoenix / Hyperdub
8. DEON CUSTOM – Bliss [EP] / Terrorhythm
9. SPAZZKID – Promise / Magical Properties
10. DEADMAU5 – While(1<2) / mau5trap-Astralwerks

Top 5 Adds:

1. DORIAN CONCEPT – “Draft Culture” [Single] / Ninja Tune
2. AMP LIVE – Headphone Concerto / Plug Research
3. LUSINE – Arterial / Ghostly International
4. LEMAITRE – Singularity [EP] / Astralwerks
5. KODOMO – Patterns And Light/ Self-Released

Here’s a beautiful slow-burner  from Jim-E Stack’s debut album, “Tell Me I Belong”, out now on Innovative Leisure:

Reggae Hot

Easy To Love is a fine representation of lovers’ rock, an effortless blend of reggae, R&B and dancehall with universal appeal. The sophistication he brings to these tracks is the mark of true quality. His delivery and phrasing are impeccable, and his choice of material and collaborators are strategic and brilliant.

The title track was a No. 1 hit on reggae charts last summer, evidence that Maxi Priest has a gift for staying fresh. The song features the legendary Jamaican drum and bass duo Sly & Robbie, who’ve played on some of Maxi’s biggest hits, including “Wild World,” “Some Guys Have All The Luck,” “Close To You,” and “Housecall” (featuring Shabba Ranks) as well as the new album track “Every Little Thing.

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Snarky Puppy

Jazz Charts & Adds: Third Week of July

Hey there cool cats. Summer is sure heating up and as to be expected so is our jazz department. So without further ado here are the charts and adds for the third week of July. KZSC, fearless college radio.

Adds:

1 STOCKTON HELBING QUARTET Handprints Armored
2 JOSHUA REDMAN Trios Live Nonesuch
3 TONI LINCOLN Toni Lincoln Nuwrinkle
4 BOBBY HUTCHERSON Enjoy The View BlueNote
5 PROJECT TRIO Project Trio
 
Charts:
1 BRIA SKONBERG Into Your Own Random Act
2 DONNA SINGER Destiny, Moment Of Jazz Emerald Bay
3 JACKIE ALLEN My Favorite Color Self-Released
4 LISA CASALINO I’m Old Fashioned Self-Released
5 MO’FONE Fonology Evander
6 PAUL SHAPIRO Shofarot Verses Tzadik
7 TY CITERMAN Bop Kabbalah Tzadik
8 BOBBY BROOM My Shining Hour
9 STEVE KHAN Subtext
10 SNARKY PUPPY We Like It Here Ropeadope