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The Jazz Charts: 2nd week of April

It is my understanding that springtime is the best time to hear good jazz- and boy, is there plenty of it. Here’s just a few of the fine musical fruits that you can pick this Spring, and what’s been hot so far. How do you like them apples?

Top Ten Charts:

1    AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE    The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint    Blue Note
2    DAVID KRAKAUER    The Big Picture    Self-Released
3    BAD PLUS    The Rite Of Spring    Sony Masterworks
4    JEFF BALLARD TRIO    Time’s Tale    OKeh
5    SHAWN MAXWELL’S ALLIANCE    Shawn Maxwell’s Alliance    Chicago Sessions
6    KROM    Krom    Self-Released
7    RENE MARIE    I Wanna Be Evil: With Love To Eartha Kitt    Motema
8    SAM BOSHNACK QUINTET    Exploding Syndrome    Shnack
9    SNARKY PUPPY    We Like It Here
10    IAN CAREY AND BEN STOLOROW    Duocracy    Kabocha
Top Adds to KZSC Jazz:

riteofspring1    MARK EGAN    About Now    Wavetone
2    ZARA MCFARLANE    If You Knew Her    Brownswood
3    ZAN STEWART    The Street Is Making Music
4    PETE MCGUINNESS JAZZ ORCHESTRA    Strength In Numbers    Summit
5    BAD PLUS    The Rite Of Spring    Sony Masterworks

So, the irresistable jazz power trio The Bad Plus has come out with their latest album – The Rite of Spring, their rendition of a ballet composed by classical legend Igor Stravinsky. Did you know that the original performance of this piece caused a riot in Russia in 1913? Well, I guess folks just weren’t ready for such an intensity of sound at that time…But things are different now, The Bad Plus surely takes Stravinsky’s composition to a new level in this release. Check out the 2011 live debut of their arrangement below.

 

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Loud Rock Charts 4-8

Here are this weeks CMJ charts for your viewing pleasure.  I had to give Behemoth number one after seeing them slay on Sunday in San Francisco.ADDS
1    OFF!    Wasted Years    Vice
2    BLACK LABEL SOCIETY    Catacombs Of The Black Vatican    eOne
3    TROLLFEST    Kaptein Kaos    Napalm
4    MOTORHEAD    “Crying Shame” [Single]    UDR
5    CHIODOS    Devil    Razor and Tie

CHARTS
1    BEHEMOTH    The Satanist    Metal Blade
2    ANIMALS AS LEADERS    The Joy Of Motion    Sumerian
3    ASSASSINS    War Of Aggression    Entertainment One
4    HAMMERCULT    Steelcrusher    SPV
5    PILGRIM    II: Void Worship    Metal Blade
6    COMEBACK KID    Die Knowing    Victory
7    SOCKS    The Socks    Small Stone
8    MENACE    Impact Velocity    Season Of Mist
9    OUR LAST ENEMY    Pariah    Eclipse
10    HIRAX    Immortal Legacy    SPV

Evian Christ - Waterfall EP

RPM Charts – April 8th

Top 10:

1. CONRAD CLIFTON – Picture In Picture / Self-Released
2. PANTHER GOD – Golden Changes / Outside
3. TENSNAKE – Glow / Astralwerks
4. EVIAN CHRIST – Waterfall [EP] / Tri Angle
5. S-TYPE – “Billboard (Lido Remix)” [Single] / LuckyMe
6. KELIS – Rumble And Breach Remix / Ninja Tune
7. ACTRESS – Ghettoville / Werkdiscs-Ninja Tune
8. LEE BANNON – Alternate/Endings / Ninja Tune
9. MACHINEDRUM – Fenris District [EP] / Ninja Tune
10. PATTEN – Estoile / Naiant Warp

Top 5 Adds:

1. PANTHER GOD – Golden Changes / Outside
2. HTRK – Psychic 9-5 Club / Ghostly International
3. KI:THEORY – Kitty Hawk Deluxe / Kringer
4. S-TYPE – “Billboard (Lido Remix)” [Single] / LuckyMe
5. TEEBS – Estara / Brainfeeder

You’ll definitely want to hear Lido’s take on “Billboard” by S-Type; this is Rocky taken to another level:

And you won’t be able to sit still when you hear Evian Christ’s Waterfall EP, out on Tri-Angle Records:

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Rock Charts – First of April!

Top 10:

images1. TACOCAT – NVM
2. ST. VINCENT – St. Vincent
3. BLACK LIPS – Underneath The Rainbow
4. ANGEL OLSEN – Burn Your Fire For No Witness
5. NATURAL CHILD – Dancin’ With Wolves
6. AVA LUNA – Electric Balloon
7. COATHANGERS – Suck My Shirt
8. BECK – Morning Phase
9. CHERRY GLAZERR- Haxel Princess
10. REAL ESTATE – Atlas

 

Top 5 Adds:

images1. MAC DEMARCO – Salad Days
2. CLOUD NOTHINGS – Here And Nowhere Else
3. WHITE HINTERLAND – Baby
4. SEPTEMBER GIRLS – Cursing The Sea
5. ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI – Now And 4eva

 

 

 

 

Here’s some Mac DeMarco for ya!

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Loud Rock Charts 4-1

Greetings metal community.  Here are the charts and adds for this last week of march.  Sorry for the slightly delayed notification, I have been sleeping off a mean bangover from seeing Exmortus last night.

ADDS
1    RONNIE JAMES DIO    This Is Your Life    Rhino
2    STEEL PANTHER    All You Can Eat    Kobalt-Open E
3    PILGRIM    II: Void Worship    Metal Blade
4    HATRIOT    Dawn Of The New Centurion    Massacre
5    CREMATORY    Antiserum

CHARTS
1    ANIMALS AS LEADERS    The Joy Of Motion    Sumerian
2    ASSASSINS    War Of Aggression    Entertainment One
3    BEHEMOTH    The Satanist    Metal Blade
4    CYNIC    Kindly Bent To Free Us    Season Of Mist
5    SOCKS    The Socks    Small Stone
6    EARTH CRISIS    Salvation Of Innocents    Candlelight
7    BODYFARM    The Coming Scourge    Cyclone Empire
8    COMEBACK KID    Die Knowing    Victory
9    DEMON HUNTER    Extremist    Solid State
10    FLOTSAM AND JETSAM    No Place For Disgrace – 2014    Metal Blade

Kelis - Rumble

RPM Charts – April 1st

This is no joke! Top 10:

1. CONRAD CLIFTON – Picture In Picture / Self-Released
2. TENSNAKE – Glow / Astralwerks
3. THOMAS WHITE – Ariose [EP] / Paradisiaca
4. WAVE RACER – Streamers / Future Classic
5. GIGANTA – Force / Werkdiscs-Ninja Tune
6. LEE BANNON – Alternate/Endings / Ninja Tune
7. TYCHO – Awake / Ghostly International
8. ACTRESS – Ghettoville / Werkdiscs-Ninja Tune
9. PATTEN – Estoile Naiant / Warp
10. MACHINEDRUM – Fenris District [EP] / Ninja Tune

Top 5 Adds:

1. KI:THEORY – Kitty Hawk Deluxe / Kringer
2. MR. SCRUFF – “Render Me” [Single] / Ninja Tune
3. KELIS – Rumble And Breach Remix / Ninja Tune
4. SWEAT IT OUT –  Sweat It Out! Sampler / Sweat It Out
5. THIEVERY CORPORATION – Saudade / ESL

Breach’s remix of Kelis’s new single, “Rumble” just might scratch that itch you’ve been having for some bangin’ new house:

And I still can’t get enough of Conrad Clifton’s debut, “Picture In Picture”! Another great cut from the album: