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Jazz Charts & Adds – End of April

Jazz is funky and sweet and thriving here at KZSC! Jeff Richman’s latest album,​ an awesome, sometimes dissonant exploration into stadium-rock influenced jazz, with funky, grooving bass lines, stands out as one that does not feature heavy Hammond organ. French guitarist Michael Valeanu and Frankye Kelly give flavors of the past with so much Hammond organ Jimmy Smith would be proud.
Top Ten:​
1 BRIAN BLADE FELLOWSHIP   Season of Changes    Verve
2ANAT COHEN    Claroscuro    Anzic
3 BORN TO WANDER    Born To Wander     BTW
4 JOHN ZORN   The Song Project (Live)    Tzadik
5 LE BOUEF BROTHERS A House Without A Door     LBM
6 TAKUYA KURODA   Rising Son     Blue Note
7 ADA ROVATTI   Disguise     Piloo
8 ART BLAKEY & THE JAZZ MESSENGERS   Thermo
9 AKUA DIXON    Akua Dixon    Akua’s Music
10BENNY GOODMAN   Benny Goodman: 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert  Hallmark
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Adds:
1 MICHAEL VALEANU    Hard To Cook   Self-Released
2 FRANKYE KELLY    Swingin’ Blue
3 DAWAN MUHAMMAD   Consider The Source Lifeforce Jazz
4 AIMEE ALLEN    Matter Of Time    Azuline
5  JEFF RICHMAN   Hotwire   Nefer
Fort Romeau - Insides

RPM Charts – Beginning of May

Top 10:

1. LAPALUX – Lustmore / Brainfeeder
2. SHLOHMO – Dark Red True / Panther Sounds/WeDidIt
3. KODAK TO GRAPH – ISA / Family
4. HOT SUGAR – God’s Hand / Break World
5. MURA MASA – Someday Somewhere / Anchor Point
6. GARDEN CITY MOVEMENT – Modern West / BLDG5
7. ALISON WONDERLAND – Run / Astralwerks
8. HUMANS – Noontide / Hybridity
9. PRODIGY – The Day Is My Enemy / Warner
10. FORT ROMEAU – Insides / Ghostly

Top 5 Adds:

1. DISCLOSURE – “Bang That” [Single] / PMR
2. NOSAJ THING – Fated / Innovative Leisure
3. ROISIN MURPHY – “Exploitation” [Single] / Play It Again Sam
4. ALTERED TAPES – Savant Garde [EP] / Self-Released
5. ROOTS MANUVA – “Facety 2:12″ [Single] / Big Dada

Disclosure is back! Their debut LP, Settle, made quite a splash in 2013, with the release of a new single, “Bang That,” it looks as though they are moving steadily towards a second album. Check it out below!

 

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RPM Charts – End of April

Top 10:

1. LAPALUX – Lustmore / Brainfeeder
2. SHLOHMO – Dark Red / True Panther Sounds / WeDidIt
3. DORIAN CONCEPT – Joined Ends Remix [EP] / Ninja Tune
4. HOT SUGAR – God’s Hand / Break World
5. KODAK TO GRAPH – ISA / Family
6. GARDEN CITY MOVEMENT – Modern West / BLDG5
7. VESSELS – Dilate / Bias
8. SQUAREPUSHER – Damogen Furies / Warp
9. TUXEDO – Tuxedo / Stones Throw
10. CUUSHE – Night Lines [EP] / Cascine

Top 5 Adds:

1. MG – MG / Mute
2. GEORGE FITZGERALD – Fading Love / Domino
3. MURA MASA – Someday Somewhere – EP / Anchor Point
4. BOB MOSES – All In All / Domino
5. BRAIDS – Deep In The Iris / Arbutus

Have a listen to the first track of Mura Masa’s new EP below, as well as track from Falcon de Chasse, a producer and student here at UCSC (he was interviewed recently on our show DJs South of the Bay)!

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New World Charts-mid April

Will April showers bring us May flowers? Well in the meantime lets check out this shower of new world music here at KZSC!

In out top 10 this week we have Salt Petal’s Sea Monster. This tropicál group from L.A graced our station a few weeks ago as they stopped in Santa Cruz on their tour. Painted caves have also come out with their debut album (check out the review of the album by David Anton Savage on our website). We also have new music by Taraf de Haïdouks who are celebrating 25 years with Romanian ballads and dance tunes!

1    SALT PETAL    Sea Monster
2    PAINTED CAVES    Painted Caves
3    SHTETL SUPERSTARS    A Day In The Life
4    TARAF DE HAIDOUKS    Of Lovers, Gamblers And Parachute Skirts
5    WAYNE WALLACE LATIN JAZZ QUINTET    Latin Jazz-Jazz Latin
6    DOM LA NENA    Soyo
7    VERY BEST    Makes A King
8    NIYAZ    The Fourth Light
9    ALEX CUBA    Healer
10    OPA    Russian Festive

KZSC adds this week feature Québecois folk group Têtu, who’ll be at Don Quixote’s next Tuesday, April 28th and also New Kingston, who comes to The Catalyst May 28th.

1    LE VENT DU NORD    Tetu    Borealis
2   ALTAN    The Widening Gyre    Compass
3  NEW KINGSTON    Kingston University

Hugh Masekela! Legendary South African trumpeteer. His music is great.

Jazz Charts and Adds – 2nd Week of April

Hello humans!
We have a top ten for jazz here at the station and some freshly added albums! Here they are.
Top Ten:
1 ANNIE LENNOX Nostalgia Blue Note

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She definitely has something to smile about.

2 GABOR SZABO Magical Connection Blue Thumb Records
3 HUGH MASEKELA Home Is Where The Music Is Blue Thumb Records
4 JONI MITCHELL Shine Hear Music
5 JOSH NELSON Discoveries Steel Bird
6 MARC CARY Rhodes Ahead, Vol. 2 Motema
7 NAT KING COLE TRIO The Trio Recordings Vol. 2
8 OMAR SOSA ILE
9 REBIRTH BRASS BAND Move Your Body Basin Street
10 NEW BIRTH BRASS BAND New Orleans Second Line Basin Street Records
​Adds:
1 GLORIA REUBEN Perchance To Dream MCG Jazz
2 HAROLD MABERN Afro Blue Smoke Sessions
3 BARNEY MCCLURE Show Me! oa2
4 HEIDI BREYER Letters From Far Away self-released
5 HUGO FERNANDEZ, ANTONIO SANCHEZ, ANTONIO MIGUEL, AND ARIEL BRINGUEZ Cosmogram Origin Records
Avan Lava - Make It Real

RPM Charts – Beginning of April

Top 10:

1. PURITY RING – Another Eternity / 4AD
2. HOT SUGAR – God’s Hand / Break World
3. TUXEDO – Tuxedo / Stones Throw
4. FUTURE BROWN – Future Brown / Warp
5. HOODBOI – Palm Reader EP / Fool’s Gold
6. GREAT DANE – Great Dane / Alpha Pup
7. KODAK TO GRAPH – ISA / Family
8. DJ PAYPAL – Buy Now EP / LuckyMe
9. BONOBO – Flashlight EP / Ninja Tune
10. LIDO & CANBLASTER – Superspeed EP / Pelican Fly

Top 5 Adds:

1. PRODIGY – The Day Is My Enemy / Warner
2. DORIAN CONCEPT – Joined Ends Remix EP / Ninja Tune
3. AVAN LAVA – Make It Real / Atlas Chair
4. ALISON WONDERLAND – Run / Astralwerks
5. CLARK – Flame Rave EP / Warp

Stream a new track from the Superspeed EP by Lido & Canblaster below, out now on Pelican Fly Records. It’s an extra-sensory experience to be sure!

Also, DJ Paypal comes through with a batch of juked-out, hyper-disco tracks guaranteed to get your feet moving with the Buy Now EP from LuckyMe Records and Mall Music. Have a listen!