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Omar Sosa: Tribute to Miles

Omar Sosa and his group have released a new CD entitled Eggun- a tribute to Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue. Melodies are constructed by taking bits and pieces of Miles’ various solos throughout the album and, in the process, a new tune is created. It stretches the boundaries of what the music on Kind of Blue previously held while at the same time it takes the sound forward, paying perfect homage to the original. When played live with his sextet at Kuumbwa Jazz in Santa Cruz last April, it brought down the house. The show was sold out, however it was one of those rare nights when the standing room people didn’t grump while they were grooving. Hear tracks from Eggun on the Stirrin’ The Soup Jazz Collective Wednesday afternoons from 2-4pm on KZSC.

-Jared Frazier, KZSC Jazz Director

P.S.
Enjoy this little shoutout from Omar’s show that you might be hearing over the airwaves in the near future:

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New World Music

On the way to Memorial Day weekend, our world music “repeat plays” go to electronic group Thievery Corporation with their fantastic twist on classic bossa nova, Tuareg musicians Tinariwen’s newest album and the latest psychedelic tropicália from Caetano Veloso. Here’s the Top Ten:

1 THIEVERY CORPORATION-Saudade
2 TINARIWEN – Emmaar
3 CAETANO VELOSO –  Abracaco
4 LA MISA NEGRA – Misa De Medianoche
5 ALSARAH AND THE NUBATONES- Silt
6 HAFEZ NAZERI- Rumi Symphony Project Untold
7 OMAR SOULEYMAN- Wenu Wenu
8 SAN LAZARO- Serendipity
9 ANA TIJOUX- Vengo
10 FAREED HAQUE- Trance Hypothesis

imageIf you’re shopping for new world music, keep an eye out for KALI MUTSA- Souvenace, ILHAN ERSAHIN’S WONDERLAND- The Other Side and BADI ASSAD-Between Love And Luck.

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Rock Charts – Second Week of May

Top 10:

1095281. LES BIG BYRD – They Worshipped Cats
2. MYSTIC BRAVES – Desert Island Self-Released
3. THEE OH SEES – Drop Castleface
4. CLOUD NOTHINGS – Here And Nowhere Else Carpark-Mom And Pop
5. CHAD VANGAALEN – Shrink Dust SUB POP
6. DYLAN SHEARER – Garagearray Castleface-Empty Cellar
7. WYE OAK – Shriek Merge
8. SYLVAN ESSO – Sylvan Esso Partisan
9. AFGHAN WHIGS – Do To The Beast SUB POP
10. THIEVERY CORPORATION – Saudade ESL

 

 

 

 

Top 5 Adds:

000717791. AMEN DUNES – Love
2. GUIDED BY VOICES – Cool Planet
3. PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART – Days Of Abandon
4. GERONIMO – Cheap Trick
5. SWANS – To Be Kind

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am really excited about this new Amen Dunes record. It’s another great release from Sacred Bones Records.

 

 

 

 

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Early May New RPM

Lots of new electronic dance/RPM music coming through the door at KZSC. Here’s ten for starters:

1. CONRAD CLIFTON – Picture In Picture / Self-Released
2. HETEROTIC – Weird Drift / Planet Mu
3. RYAN HEMSWORTH – Guilt Trips / Last Gang
4. CHROME SPARKS – Goddess / Future Classic
5. EVIAN CHRIST – Waterfall [EP] / Tri Angle
6. 813 – XOXO [EP] / Jeffree’s
7. PANTHER GOD – Golden Changes / Outside
8. MACHINEDRUM – Fenris District [EP] / Ninja Tune
9. BURIAL – Rival Dealer / Hyperdub
10. SAINT TIIMBRE – Power / Little Friend

Also new & worth a listen: BADBADNOTGOOD – III / Innovative Leisure, FTSE – Love Un LTD / Lucky Number, MR. SCRUFF – Friendly Bacteria, Ninja Tune “DJ Sampler”, MOVEMENT – Movement [EP] / Modular and ENO-HYDE – Someday World / Warp. Here’s one of my favorite cuts from Heterotic’s Weird Drift:  https://soundcloud.com/selftitledmag/sultana

While BBNG’s new album, III, isn’t strictly electronic, the trio definitely knows how to get down with this TNGHT-esque instrumental: https://soundcloud.com/innovativeleisure/badbadnotgood-cant-leave-the

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RPM Charts – April 29th

Top 10:

1. CONRAD CLIFTON – Picture In Picture / Self-Released
2. TENSNAKE – Glow / Astralwerks
3. PANTHER GOD – Golden Changes / Outside
4. EVIAN CHRIST – Waterfall [EP] / Tri Angle
5. SUPER DUPER – Diamonds And Doubt [EP] / Apothecary
6. 813 – XOXO [EP] / Jeffree’s (Mad Decent)
7. RYAN HEMSWORTH – Guilt Trips / Last Gang
8. SAINT TIIMBRE – Power / Little Friend
9. DISCLOSURE – Settle / Cherrytree-Interscope
10. TYCHO – Awake / Ghostly

Top 5 Adds:

1. TOURIST – Patterns / Monday
2. FM BELFAST – Brighter Days / Self-Released
3. JEF BARBARA – Soft To The Touch / Club Roll
4. MARK E – Product Of Industry / Spectral Sound
5. ANTHONY VALADEZ – In Search Of / Plug Research

Check out the title track from 813′s explosive new EP “XOXO” below:

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Rock Charts – 3rd Week of April

Top 10:

SaladDays_zps35431c2b1. MAC DEMARCO – Salad Days
2. BIG SCARY – Not Art
3. FUTURE ISLANDS – Singles
4. DENNEY AND THE JETS – Mexican Coke
5. PINS – Girls Like Us
6. BLACK ANGELS – Clear Lake Forest
7. CLOUD NOTHINGS – Here And Nowhere Else
8. TWEENS – Tweens
9. PERFECT PUSSY – Say Yes To Love
10. NATURAL CHILD – Dancin’ With Wolves

 

 

 

Top 5 Adds:

CVG_ShrinkDustLPJacket_Working1. CHAD VANGAALEN – Shrink Dust
2. DYLAN SHEARER – Garagearray
3. WOODS – With Light And With Love
4. PINK MOUNTAINTOPS – Get Back
5. CHET FAKER – Built On Glass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a ridiculous Mac DeMarco promo video for his new album Salad Days. It’s #1 at KZSC!