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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:

  1. OUTER BRIDGE ENSEMBLE Determined (OBM)
  2. PINK MARTINI Get Happy (Heinz)
  3. COREY CHRISTIANSEN Lone Prairie (Origin)
  4. GEORGE COLLIGAN The Endless Mysteries (Origin)
  5. BOBBY WATSON Check Cashing Day (Lafiya)
  6. CRAIG YAREMKO Organ Trio  
  7. DAVID BECKER TRIBUNE Distance Travel (Acoustic Music)
  8. SERGIO GALVAO Phantom Fish (Pimenta)
  9. KENNY GARRETT Pushing The World Away (Mack Avenue)
  10. GEORGE COTSIRILOS TRIO Variations (oa2

Last minute…new releases worth sticking in your ears: JOHN CLAYTON Parlor Series; HOWARD ALDEN/ANDY BROWN QUARTET Heavy Artillery; ELEC TET Shiny Metal Objects; JASON LEE BRUNS JAZZ COLLECTIVE Live At Catalina Jazz Club.

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Rock Charts – LAST OF THE YEAR!!!!!! WOO!

Top 10:

La-Luz-Its-Alive-77644_250x2501. LA LUZ – It’s Alive
2. SWEARIN’ – Surfing Strange
3. BLOOD ORANGE – Cupid Deluxe
4. WHITE FENCE – Live In San Francisco
5. ARCADE FIRE – Reflektor
6. FUZZ – Fuzz
7. NIGHT BEATS – Sonic Bloom
8. GAP DREAM – Shine Your Light
9. TENNIS – Small Sound [EP]
10. AUDACITY – Butter Knife

 

 

Top Adds:

imgres-11. FLUME AND CHET FAKER – Lockjaw
2. JESUS SONS – “Who’s Around” [Single]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swearin’ is awesome. Their new album Surfing Strange did really well with us this week. Here’s the video for the album’s opening track, Dust In The Gold Sack:

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RPM Charts – Mid-December

Before KZSC leaves our spot on the FM dial until January, here’s a quick look at the most popular Electronic/RPM New Releases featured mid-December on The Great 88:

1 GESAFFELSTEIN Aleph Bromance
2 MACHINEDRUM Vapor City Ninja Tune
3 IMAMI Madhouse [EP] Apothecary
4 JACKSON AND HIS COMPUTER BAND Glow Warp
5 813 Espoir Voyage [EP] Apothecary
6 CASHMERE CAT “With Me” [Single] Luckyme
7 BATHS Obsidian Anticon
8 MAT ZO Damage Control Astralwerks
9 LORD ECHO Curiosities Bastard Jazz
10 JOEL COMPASS Astronaut [EP] Black Butter

News Flash: Here are 5 new releases worthy of your ears:

1 AARON AND THE SEA Cloak And Dagger [EP] Self-Released
2 EGYPTRIXX A/B Til Infinity Night Slugs
3 JOEL COMPASS Astronaut [EP] Black Butter
4 BEN PEARCE “What I Might Do” [Single] Astralwerks
5 THOMAS BLONDET AND LEYLA CHATTI Tu Va Partir Rhythm and Culture

December Loud Rock Charts

Hello everyone, here are the top charts and adds for December.  Here’s looking forward to a new year of loud rock!  Have a wonderful holiday.

ADDS

1    AFTER THE BURIAL    Wolves Within    Sumerian

CHARTS

1    PROTEST THE HERO    Volition    Razor and Tie
2    SKELETONWITCH    Serpents Unleashed    Prosthetic
3    IMPENDING DOOM    Death Will Reign    eOne
4    HAIL OF BULLETS    III The Rommel Chronicles    Metal Blade
5    DAGOBA    Post Mortem Nihil Est    eOne
6    MOTORHEAD    Aftershock    UDR
7    ARTILLERY    Legions    Metal Blade
8    NORTHLANE    Singularity    UNFD
9    APOCALYPTICA    Wagner Reloaded    BMG
10  DISSECTION    The Somberlain: Special Edition    The End
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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 ENGELKEN    Little Warrior    little angel
6    AUTUMN IN AUGUSTA    Songs My Mama Would Like [EP]    Lucy Smith
7    HARRIS EISENSTADT    Golden State    Songlines
8    JOSHUA SHNEIDER    Joshua Shneider Love Speaks Orchestra    Brooklyn Jazz Underground
9    DAVID BECKER TRIBUNE    Distance Travel    Acoustic Music
10    NICHOLAS PAYTON    Sketches Of Spain    BMF

ADDS:
1    MR. HO’S ORCHESTROTICA QUARTET    Where Here Meets There    Self-Released
2    SERGIO GALVAO    Phantom Fish    Pimenta
3    IRA SULLIVAN PRESENTS THE JIM HOLMAN TRIO    Blue Skies    Delmark
4    ARIEL POCOCK    Touchstone

Have a great week!

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Rock Charts – Early December

Top 10:

images1. WHITE FENCE – Live In San Francisco
2. ARCADE FIRE – Reflektor
3. LA LUZ – It’s Alive
4. NIGHT BEATS – Sonic Bloom
5. DUCKTAILS – Wish Hotel [EP]
6. TENNIS – Small Sound [EP]
7. AUDACITY – Butter Knife
8. GROWLERS – Gilded Pleasures
9. CRYSTAL ANTLERS – Nothing Is Real
10. BLOOD ORANGE – Cupid Deluxe

 

Top Adds:

images-11. THEE OH SEES – Singles Collection, Volume 3
2. BRAD LANER – Nearest Suns
3. BIGTREE BONSAI Awoken

 

 

 

 

 

I really love the new Ducktails EP. Here’s the opening track, Tie-Dye: