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Hip-Hop Charts February 24, 2015

Top 10 Releases:

1. DOOMTREE – All Hands (Doomtree)

2. SIDEWALK CHALK – Shoulder Season (Ropeadope)

3. CHIMURENGA RENAISSANCE – Kudada Nekuva Munhu Mutema (Brick Lane)

4. SWAMP THING – Outer Limits (Urbnet)

5. FDAMUSIC – Fame (Self-Released)

6. BOBBY CAPRI – Instant Gratification (Heavy Green)

7. DEM ATLAS – DWNR (Rhymesayers)

8. GOBI – Gold On Black Ice (Oontzy)

9. ZION I – The Sun Moon And Stars [EP] (Mind Over Matter)

10. GET OPEN – Thee Week-end (Overtime)

Top 5 Adds:

1. THEESATISFACTION – EarthEE (Sub Pop)

2. FASHAWN – Ecology (Mass Appeal)

3. WILEY – Snakes And Ladders (Big Dada)

4. IAN KAMAU – Heading Home Remix [EP] (Forseen)

5. KUF KNOTZ – “Get Free” [Single] (Ropeadope)

 

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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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.

Burnt Palms backstage

You Oughta Know: Burnt Palms

Burnt Palms is a bay-area surf punk trio hailing from the bay are and they are an artist that you oughta know. Their combination of the classic distorted guitars, fast drums, and perfect female lead vocals make for some of the best surf rock in the underground music scene in Northern California. They currently have two albums out and they both feature their fantastic musical blend with well-written lyrics about daily life and relationships. They currently have two shows coming up in Santa Cruz in January. One of their shows will be at the Crepe Place on the 21st and at Subrosa on the 24th. Check out their latest album, The Girl You Knew, on their bandcamp page and keep an eye out for their third album to be released later this year.