Charts and Adds: Third Week of October

Howdy all. October is more than in fully swing now. Students are rushing about to find a costume and the last moments of NorCal sun are slowly disappearing, yet some things do not change as drastically. The charts for Jazz has remained relatively constant. For example, Hiromi still remains on the charts as does Bria Skonberg.  New chart topper, and gospel infused songstress Alicia Olatuja adds to the female dominated charts this time around. Novox, a funky electronic mixed album, also is new to the charts and adds an eclectic element to the charts.


1 AKIKO TSURUGA Commencement Self-Released
2 CHICK COREA TRIO Trilogy Concord
3 NICHOLAS PAYTON Numbers Paytone
5 ALICIA OLATUJA Timeless World Tune
6 BRIA SKONBERG Into Your Own Random Act
7 NOVOX Over The Honeymoon ZProduction
8 HIROMI Alive Telarc
10 OTIS BROWN III The Thought Of You Revive-Blue Note



1 OBOMAN Begin The Night
2 RITMOS UNIDOS Ritmos Unidos Patois
3 NEW SOUNDS FROM THE BIG BAND ERA New Sounds From The Big Band Era
4 MYRIAD 3 The Where Alma


Simrit Kaur at the Pacific Cultural Center

simrit-love-crop1Harvest of the fruits of a new fall here at KZSC. World is starting off the quarter with an interview of artist Simrit Kaur!

Simrit , with her unique touch to devotional chant music, will be performing at the Santa Cruz Pacific Cultural Center on Friday, October 24th at 7:30pm. She also has a new album out soon! This album features a song with lead singer of the Go-Gos, Belinda Carlisle.

You can hear Simrit speak on music and her new album on Cross Stitch this Monday, at it’s new time slot, noon to 2pm.

Here is the song Mul Mantra, from her new album Simrit , so you can have a listen!


Meow (Run) The Jewels!

The super talented hip-hop duo of Killer Mike and El-P are set to release their second collaborative studio album, Run the Jewels 2, on October 27. The pre-orders for the album began last month, and several interesting packages are available. For $25,000 The Show and Tell Package sends the emcees to your city to accompany your child on a day of school, including “personal bully protection for 24 hours”.

According to The Meow the Jewels Package, for $40,000 “Run The Jewels will re-record RTJ2 using nothing but cat sounds for music.” Much to the surprise of Killer Mike and El-P, a Kickstarter popped up to raise the funds for the package. The Kickstarter received much online attention, and various big name producers, such as Just Blaze, SKYWLKR, Baauer, Prince Paul, and Dan The Automator, offered to produce beats for the album if the funding goal was reached. With 11 days remaining for funding, over $55,000 has been raised, and Meow the Jewels is going to be a real album!

Check out the preview for Meow the Jewels, and their song from the actual Run the Jewels 2 album “Close Your Eyes and Count to F–k” below.



The Best Of Bob Marley And The Wailers New CD

Legend was issued originally in 1984, 3 years after Marley died from cancer. It quickly became the biggest-selling reggae album of all time, and it remains so to this day. Accordingly, the vast majority of the songs here have passed into the public consciousness so completely that you’ll be able to sing the chorus to them despite never having knowingly heard them before.71rqP13SVRL._SL1500_



hudmo - CHIMES

RPM Charts – Mid-October

Top 10:

1. HUDSON MOHAWKE – Chimes [EP] / Warp
2. CARIBOU – Our Love / Merge
3. GARDEN CITY MOVEMENT – Entertainment/Bengali Cinema / BLDG5
4. SBTRKT – Wonder Where We Land / Young Turks
5. RUSTIE – Green Language / Warp
6. APHEX TWIN – Syro / Warp
7. REDINHO – Redinho / Numbers
8. SLOW MAGIC – How To Run Away / Downtown
9. TOKIMONSTA – Desiderium / Young Art
10. FLYING LOTUS – You’re Dead / Warp

Top 5 Adds:

1. HUDSON MOHAWKE – Chimes [EP] / Warp
2. IREESH LAL – Ethnotronica / Self-Released
3. PRESETS – “No Fun” [Single] / Self-Released
4. BONOBO – The North Borders Tour (Live) / Ninja Tune
5. ELIOT LIPP – Watch The Shadows / Pretty Lights

The much-awaited Chimes EP from Hudson Mohawke has finally dropped on Warp Records:

…and SBTRKT has released his sophomore album, Wonder Where We Land, on Young Turks. Listen to a single from the record below, featuring long-time collaborator Sampha on vocals:


Charts and Adds: Second Week of October


1 CARMEN LUNDY Soul To Soul Afrasia
2 KIKI EBSEN Scarecrow Sessions Painted Pony
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


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