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Charts and Adds: Second Week of October

Charts: 

1 CARMEN LUNDY Soul To Soul Afrasia
2 KIKI EBSEN Scarecrow Sessions Painted Pony
3 STANLEY CLARKE BAND Up Mack Avenue
4 JOSHUA REDMAN Trios Live Nonesuch
5 HIROMI Alive Telarc
6 JULIET GREEN Think About That Self-Released
7 JASON MORAN All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller Blue Note
8 OTIS BROWN III The Thought Of You Revive-Blue Note
9 MALIKA TIROLIEN Sur La Voie Ensoleillee
10 HELEN SUNG Anthem For A New Day Concord

Adds:

1 RAY CHARLES Genius Loves Company Concord
2 SALSA DE LA BAHIA Vol. 2, Hoy Y Ayer Patois
3 BOBBY BROOM My Shining Hour Origin
4 COOKERS Time And Time Again Motema
5 ANTHONY BRANKER AND WORD PLAY The Forward (Towards Equality) Suite

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Rock Charts – 1st Week of October

This week the much anticipated new Flying Lotus record came out and managed to get both a top add from us and a spot on our top 30.

Top 10:

url-21. GOAT – Commune
2. PURLING HISS – Weirdon
3. THIS WILL DESTROY YOU – Another Language
4. BUDOS BAND – Burnt Offering
5. NAOMI PUNK – Television Man
6. FKA TWIGS – LP1
7. LITERATURE – Chorus
8. MR. TWIN SISTER – MR. TWIN SISTER
9. BRONCHO – Just Enough Hip To Be Woman
10. KING TUFF – Black Moon Spell

 

 

Top 5 Adds:

e88953581. FLYING LOTUS – You’re Dead
2. SBTRKT – Wonder Where We Land
3. TOMORROW’S TULIPS – When
4. ICEAGE – Plowing Into The Field Of Love
5. PEAKING LIGHTS – Cosmic Logic

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s the single from Flying Lotus’ Your Dead:

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RPM Charts – Beginning of October

Top 10:

1. RUSTIE – Green Language / Warp
2. APHEX TWIN – Syro / Warp
3. GARDEN CITY MOVEMENT – Entertainment/Bengali Cinema / BLDG5
4. REDINHO – Redinho / Numbers
5. SLOW MAGIC – How To Run Away / Downtown
6. HIPPIE SABOTAGE – The Sunny Album (Deluxe Edition) / iH2D
7. GALTIER – Main10 [EP] / Apothecary Compositions
8. HUDSON MOHAWKE – Chimes [EP] / Warp
9. TOKIMONSTA – Desiderium / Young Art
10. ODESZA – In Return / Counter

Top 5 Adds:

1. CARIBOU – Our Love / Merge
2. ANNA LUNOE – All Out [EP] / Ultra
3. LES SINS – Why [Single] / Carpark
4. BLACK TAXI – Electroshock Death Grip / No Shame
5. FLYING LOTUS – You’re Dead / Warp

We’re starting off the fall quarter with some excellent tunes this year; first up we have the title track from Caribou’s new album Our Love, a dark synth-driven dance number sure to grab you:

Also, have a listen to this beautiful remix of Odesza’s “Say My Name” from the album In Return by Slow Magic:

Be sure to check out Slow Magic’s album How To Run Away too! Its well worth a listen.

Keep rockin’ y’all,  and be sure keep it tuned to 88.1FM!

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Charts and Adds for the Third Week of September

As always, our weekly adds and charts from the world of jazz here at KZSC.  Some new artists are infiltrating what has otherwise been a summer dominated by a few great artists. This week we have introduced Afro Bop Alliance, a compilation of upbeat Brazilian tunes, to the airwaves alongside Moon Hooch, a new New York experimental jazz group. And by experimental, I mean straight up placing traffic cones in their horns. All the same, we are lucky to have a fair mixture of jazz legends of new and old. New Blue Note artists include pianist and composer Jason Moran (All Rise); and drummer Otis Brown III (The Thought of You).  Brown has worked alongside acclaimed artists like Esperanza Spalding and Terence Blancahard. Chick Corea’s latest album Triology is nothing short of a trinity of modern jazz masters…. Bassist Christian McBride  and drummer Brian Blade accompany Corea on this live album, which contains three albums steeped in hard driving melodic lines.

1    MELISSA ALDANA AND CRASH TRIO    Melissa Aldana And Crash Trio    Concord
2    SERGIO MENDES    Magic    Sony
3    TRIOLOGY    Triology    Cellar Live
4    YELENA ECKEMOFF QUINTET    A Touch Of Radiance    L and H
5    AFRO BOP ALLIANCE    Angel Eyes    Zoho
6    AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE    The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint    Blue Note
7    ALEX MERCADO TRIO    Symbiosis    Fornarte Latino
8    BAD PLUS    Inevitable Western    SPEAKEASY
9    MOON HOOCH    This Is Cave Music    Hornblow-Palmetto
10    OTIS BROWN III    The Thought Of You    Revive-Blue Note

1    CHICK COREA TRIO    Trilogy    Concord
2    VERVE JAZZ ENSEMBLE    East End Sojourn    Self-Released
3    JASON MORAN    All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller    Blue Note
4    OTIS BROWN III    The Thought Of You    Revive-Blue Note
5    KIKI EBSEN    Scarecrow Sessions    Painted Pony

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One to Watch: Jazz: Jon Batiste & Stay Human

Social music. This is how up and coming artist, John Batiste refers to his music and jazz music in general as during a live set of Jon Batiste & Stay Human.* At first, this phrase may seem pretentiously effusive. After all, it does not take a professional music critic nor an intellectual to understand that music is meant to be enjoyed by others or shared. What the twenty seven year old Lousiana pianist means instead is that jazz likes to draw from all sorts of styles and inspiration in a way that allows for seriously progressive music. Jazz is everything you want it to be in many ways, and Jon Batiste & Stay Human  are creating some seriously enticing progressive jazz.

Batiste is backed by a talented group of young artists: Eddie Barbash (sax), Ibanda  Ruhumika (tuba), and Joe Saylor (percussion). I had a chance to see the group in performance at the 57th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival. The group’s carefree and fun loving vibes was most evident in in Batiste’s wardrobe choice for his big MJF debut: skinny mint green suit. The man has confidence and knows how to have a good time.

The group is surely eclectic in its inspiration and sound. It’s almost as if Andree 3000 successfully decided to dapple in jazz one day. Batiste has a soulful voice that is built for R&B and smooth jazz, yet his music touches upon numerous musical styles. One moment he crooned a classic and the next he is busting out some hardcore Dixieland jazz, whose rollicking vibes got the otherwise indifferent audience on its feet. Whatever he decides to draw from, what is certain is that Batiste is a virtuosic pianist who enjoys some serious foot stompin’ backed percussion. I look forward to seeing what is next for the man in the mint green suit.

* See video for Jon Batiste & Stay Human covering “Wrecking Ball” below

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RPM Charts – Mid-September

Top 10:

1. RUSTIE – Green Language / Warp
2. JIM-E STACK – Tell Me I Belong / Innovative Leisure
3. FALTYDL – In The Wild / Ninja Tune
4. MNDSGN – Yawn Zen / Stones Throw
5. BASEMENT JAXX – Junto / Pias-Atlantic Jaxx
6. SAINT PEPSI – Fiona Coyne/Fall Harder [Single] / Carpark
7. THE BUG – Angels And Devils / Ninja Tune
8. VARIOUS ARTISTS – Hyperdub 10.2 / Hyperdub
9. MOIRE – Shelter / Ninja Tune
10. MARCUTIO – Redline / Young Heavy Souls

Top 5 Adds:

1. GARDEN CITY MOVEMENT – Entertainment/Bengali Cinema / BLDG5
2. 2 BEARS – “Not This Time B/w Get Out And Angel (Touch Me)” [Single] / Southern Fried
3. KODAK TO GRAPH – “IAMANTHEM” [Single] / Self-Released
4. KASPER BJORKE – After Forever / HFN
5. KWES – Ilpix [EP] / Warp

We had a couple of excellent adds this week with Garden City Movement (a wonderful trio from Tel Aviv) and 2 Bears (of Hot Chip fame); have a listen below.