Jazz Charts 3rd week of February

Hello you lovely listeners and netizens,

Here are the top ten albums and adds for the jazz dept at KZSC!

Top Ten:

1 BILL FRISELL Guitar In The Space Age! OKeh
2 HOT CLUB OF THE AMERICAS Federico PrgoMd1.AuSt.79esents Hot Club of the Americas Hot Club of the Americas
3 MARIAN MCPARTLAND At The Hickory House Concord Jazz
4 TIGRAN HAMASYAN Mockroot Nonesuch
5 AHMED ABDUL-MALIK Spellbound Concord Jazz
6 AKIKO TSURUGA Sakura American Showplace
7 ALEX BELHAJ’S CRESCENT CITY QUARTET Sugar Blues
8 AMY CERVINI Lovefool Orange Grove
9 ARTURO SANDOVAL Arturo Sandoval And His Group Mvd Visual
10 AUTUMN IN AUGUSTA Songs My Mama Would Like [EP] Lucy Smith

Adds:

1 JACKY TERRASSON Take This
2 DIANA KRALL Wallflower Verve
3 OLD STYLE SEXTET Old Style Sextet Blujazz
4 CAROL SABOYA, ANTONIO ADOLFO, AND HENDRIK MEURKENS Copa Village self-released
5 DAVID GOPOIAN Sleeping In A Tree

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RPM Charts – Mid-February

Top 10:

1. SAM GELLAITRY – Short Stories [EP] / Soulection
2. LES SINS – Michael / Company
3. APHEX TWIN – Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments, Pt 2 [EP] / Warp
4. JAGA JAZZIST – ’94-’14 / Ninja Tune
5. DORIAN CONCEPT – Joined Ends / Ninja Tune
6. BAAUER – Beta / LuckyMe
7. AWE – Griffin / Triassic [Single] / Terrorhythm
8. STAGE HANDS – Stage Hands / My Idea Of Fun
9. HUDSON MOHAWKE – Chimes [EP] / Warp
10. MICHNA – Thousand Thursday / Ghostly International

Top 5 Adds:

1. HOT SUGAR – God’s Hand / Break World
2. JOSEPHINE ROBERTO – He Wants To Get It: The Remixes / Double Play
3. JOSE GONZALEZ – Vestiges And Claws / Mute
4. BEARDYMAN – Distractions / Tummy Touch
5. CORBU – Everything You Imagine Is Real [EP] / Big Picnic

Sam Gellaitry is one of the hottest new talents out there right now; have a listen to a cut from the new “Short Stories” EP out on Soulection:

Also, New York producer Hot Sugar’s new LP, God’s Hand, is out later this month on Break World Records; the beautifully spooky opening track “Trauma” is streamable below:

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Charts & Adds for Jazz – 1st week of February

Hell everyone. I’m sure you’re itching to see the charts and adds for the Jazz department at the Great 88. Since I’m such a nice guy, I’ll throw you a bone:

Top Ten:

1 BORN TO WANDER Born To Wander BTW
2 DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER Live At Yoshi’s Verve
3 DIANNE REEVES The Calling Blue Note Records
4 HAMPTON HAWES Northern Windows Fantasy Records
5 MELISSA ALDANA AND CRASH TRIO Melissa Aldana And Crash Trio Concord
6 PAMELA HINES TRIO Return Spice-Rack
7 RENE MARIE I Wanna Be Evil: With Love To Eartha Kitt Motema
8 AMY CERVINI Lovefool Orange Grove
9 ANA VELINOVA December Wishing Ward Street
10 ANN REYNOLDS & CLAVE GRINGA Para Cuba Mon Amor That Music Moves!

 

Adds:

1 BOB SHIMIZU Let’s Get Togehter Self-Released
2 OATMEAL JAZZ COMBO Whole Wheat Oats
3 OMER AVITAL New Song Motema
4 CHRIS CORTEZ Top Secret! Blue Bamboo
5 DAVE BASS New York City Sessions Whaling City Sound

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Review of Bare Lincoln by Bear Lincoln

The album, Bare Lincoln, by Bear Lincoln has an interesting blend of funk and rock songs. They are consistently upbeat, catchy, and have vocals that do not get repetitive. The tracks called “Sera Feliz” and “Smokey” are sung in Spanish and incorporate cultural elements using trumpets that are reminiscent of the Latin-pop genre. Bare Lincoln is addictive and uses passionate sounds that lift the mood. This reviewer gives this record an 8/10

 

Check out the album on Bear Lincoln’s bandcamp page here!

Bob Marley would’ve been 70-years old on February 6,2015

Jamaica’s first international superstar, Bob Marley is credited with bringing reggae, rasta and a powerful message of peace and reconciliation to people around the world at a time of great social crisis.Bob Marley was born in a small village called Nine Miles in Jamaica 06/1945. 70TH Birthday Celebration Kicks Off a global Call to love @ the Catalyst Feb.7/2015 Santa Cruz.

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Charts & Adds 3rd week of January

Hey everyone! Here are the recent adds and top ten of our jazz playlists at KZSC! The greatest radio station in the redwoods. Oh yeah.

This album cover looks so fun. I could not resist. Go George.

Adds:
1    CHARLES RUGGIERO    Boom Bang, Boom Bang!    Rondette Jazz
2    GEORGE GEE SWING ORCHESTRA    Swing Makes You Happy     Rondette Jazz

3    AKUA DIXON           Akua Dixon           Akua’s Music
4    PASCAL BOKAR    Guitar Balafonics        Savanna Jazz
5    JOSHUA BRUNEAU SEPTET    Bright Idea    Cellar Live

Top Ten:

1    BRIA SKONBERG    Into Your Own    Random Act
2    ADA ROVATTI    Disguise    Piloo
3    HELEN SUNG    Anthem For A New Day    Concord
4    MELISSA ALDANA AND CRASH TRIO    Melissa Aldana And Crash Trio    Concord
5    NICHOLAS PAYTON    Numbers    Paytone
6    AKIKO TSURUGA    Commencement    Self-Released
7    BEAT FUNKTION    Mandy’s Secret    Do
8    BORN TO WANDER    Born To Wander    BTW
9    CARMEN LUNDY    Soul To Soul    Afrasia
10    ERIC HARLAND    Vipassana    GSI Records

Here’s some live George Gee. Swing it!