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The Jazz Charts: First Week of March

CHARTS:1    BRAD MEHLDAU AND MARK GUILIANA    Mehliana: Taming The Dragon    Nonesuch
2    TAKUYA KURODA    Rising Son    Blue Note
3    BEN FLOCKS    Battle Mountain    West Cliff
4    DANILO PEREZ    Panama 500    Mack Ave.
5    ALFREDO RODRIGUEZ    The Invasion Parade    Mack Avenue
6    JACQUES SCHWARZ-BART    Jazz Racine Haiti
7    KING WILLIAM JAZZ COLLECTIVE    King William Jazz Collective    Self-Released
8    GERALD CLAYTON    Life Forum    Conchord
9    ARIEL POCOCK    Touchstone    Self-Released
10    STACEY KENT    The Changing Lights    warner

ADDS:

1    KRIS BOWERS    Heroes + Misfits    Concord Jazz
2    RUDY ROYSTON    303    Greenleaf
3    NIR FELDER    Golden Age    OKeh
4    PETE MILLS    Sweet Shadow    Cellar Live
5    ARI BROWN    Groove Awakening    Delmark

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Bloomfield Box Set Revisits 60’s Icon

In the 1960’s there were few guitarists more prolific and higher profile than Michael Bloomfield. Cutting  his teeth with blues masters like Muddy Waters, session playing for Bob Dylan’s famed Highway 61 and backing him up at the legendary “electric” Newport Folk performance of 1965, then serving an essential role in the white rediscovery of the blues with the Paul Butterfield Band before playing at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival with his own band Electric Flag. What could be considered a career of legendary status for most, it was not a bad decade for Mike. In the 70’s he continued to do session work, collaborating frequently with fellow Dylan alum Al Kooper. Plagued by constant insomnia and personal demons, Bloomfield would die of an overdose in 1981. In an effort to elevate his old friend to the legend status he deserves, Al Kooper put together “From His Head to His Heart to His Hands”, a 3 CD box set showcasing some of his finest work. The DVD documentary, ” Sweet Blues” is included as well, profiling Bloomfield at work through all phases of his professional career. For anyone interested in blues, the San Francisco music scene in the late 60’s or the blues revival in America, this is as good a place as any to start. And when you hear his electric guitar, give a nod to Michael Bloomfield.

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Loud Rock Charts February 25th

Greetings Santa Cruz! Here are the CMJ loud rock charts for this week.
ADDS
1    BLACK EXPLOSION    Elements Of Doom    Metalville
2    VANDEN PLAS    Chronicles Of The Immortals: Netherworld (Path 1)    Frontiers
3    CHRYSALIS    Focus On The Center    Self-Released
4    COMEBACK KID    Die Knowing    Victory
5    SOCKS    The Socks    The End-Small Stone

CHARTS
1    CYNIC    Kindly Bent To Free Us    Season Of Mist
2    WITHIN TEMPTATION    Hydra    Nuclear Blast
3    BEHEMOTH    The Satanist    Metal Blade
4    ICED EARTH    Plagues Of Babylon    Century Media
5    FOR TODAY    Fight The Silence    Razor and Tie
6    SLOUGH FEG    Digital Resistance    Metal Blade
7    SKINDRED    Kill The Power    Cooking Vinyl-Red River
8    BODYFARM    The Coming Scourge    Cyclone Empire
9    LIONIZE    Jetpack Soundtrack    Weathermaker
10    ADRENALINE MOB    Men Of Honor    Century Media

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Rock Charts – Last Week of February!

Top 10:

imgres1. TOGETHER PANGEA – Badillac
2. DUM DUM GIRLS – Too True
3. HABIBI – Habibi
4. ILLUM SPHERE – Ghosts Of Then And Now
5. WARPAINT – Warpaint
6. HOSPITALITY – Trouble
7. SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS – Give The People What They Want
8. POW! – Hi-Tech Boom
9. MOZES AND THE FIRSTBORN – Mozes And The Firstborn
10. SPEEDY ORTIZ – Real Hair [EP]

 

Top 5 Adds:

imgres-11. NATURAL CHILD – Dancin’ With Wolves
2. TACOCAT – NVM
3. PHANTOGRAM – Voices
4. FALCON EDDY – Kill The Artist
5. ETERNAL SUMMERS – The Drop Beneath

 

 

 

 

Everybody’s freaking out about this new Natural Child album. I’m sure you’ll be hearing a lot of it on KZSC for the next few weeks! Here’s a track from it:

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The Jazz Charts: February 24th

Happy Monday!

We here at KZSC are absolutely overwhelmed with excitement about the new titles that have been coming in! There’s almost too much stuff to fit on a top ten chart, but we’ll do our best. Here’s what’s hot with Jazz at KZSC this week:

CHARTS:

1    TAKUYA KURODA    Rising Son    Blue Note
2    JEFF BALLARD TRIO    Time’s Tale    OKeh
3    PAT METHENY UNITY GROUP    Kin    Nonesuch
4    CATHERINE RUSSELL    Bring It Back    Jazz Village
5    ULYSSES OWENS    Onward And Upward    D-Clef
6    BOBBY WATSON    Check Cashing Day    Lafiya
7    JAMES BRANDON LEWIS    Divine Travels    OKeh
8    VINCENT HERRING    The Uptown Shuffle    Smoke Session
9    CORY WEEDS QUINTET    Let’s Go    Cellar Live
10    TIM HEGARTY    Tribute

ADDS:

1    BEN FLOCKS    Battle Mountain
2    TAKUYA KURODA    Rising Son    Blue Note
3    BRAD MEHLDAU & MARK GUILIANA    Taming the Dragon
4    SCOTT JEPPESEN    El Guapo
5    DHAFER YOUSSEF    Birds Requiem    OKeh

Concert Tickets for KZSC Spring Pledge Drive 2014

KZSC’s Spring Pledge Drive will be happening March 1st. Call in anytime and make a donation for the opportunity to snag one of these pairs of tickets!

 

The Catalyst 

Michael Mcdonald

Shpongle

Blue October

Terrravita/Robotic Pirate Monkey

A Tribe Called Red

CunninLynguists

Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zepplin

Rebecca & Fiona

Greensky Bluegrass

EOTO

A-1

 

The Warfield

Ledisi

Lisa Lampanelli

The Glitch Mob

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

 

The Regency

Schoolboy Q

Mogwai

Metal Alliance Tour 4

Charles Bradley

 

The Wailers
Collie Buddz

 Fox Theater: 

Flogging Molly

 

 

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