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KZSC Jazz Charts

This week has been a little off in regards to the mail, so I’ve decided to do the charting early to get into a new flow of things. Additionally this week, I’m welcoming the Jazz Director intern Jared Frazier (Jamfrazi) into the circle. He will be gradually taking over the department by early April. I’m looking forward to another week of music.  Here’s this week’s charts.

Top Ten Jazz Charts

1 JOSE JAMES No Beginning No End Blue Note
2 KURT ROSENWINKEL NEW QUARTET Star Of Jupiter Wommusic
3 LAUREN DESBERG Sideways [EP]
4 LAKECIA BENJAMIN Retox
5 BRANFORD MARSALIS QUARTET Four MFs Playin Tunes
6 JEFF HAMILTON TRIO Red Sparkle Capri
7 MYRIAD 3 Tell Alma
8 JOE LOVANO Cross Culture Blue Note
9 ARTURO STABLE Cuban Crosshatching Origen
10 ROBERT GLASPER Black Radio Recovered/The Remix [EP] EMI

 

KZSC Jazz Adds

1 ARTURO STABLE Cuban Crosshatching Origen
2 DAFNIS PRIETO PROVERB TRIO Dafnis Prieto Proverb Trio Dafnison
3 JEFF HAMILTON TRIO Red Sparkle Capri
4 LUCE TRIO Pieces, Vol. I
5 JAMES SANDERS Blue Violin Amadeo

 

God bless

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Jazz Charts 1/22

After a wonderful holiday and inherent lack of mail, the jazz charts only have one new add: Jose James’ “No Beginning No End” which I am very excited to have. This album is where genres break down and the artist can be truly appreciated for his cutting edge approach to jazz, soul, and beyond.

KZSC Jazz Top 10 Charts 

1 JEFF BABKO Crux Tonequake
2 BRANFORD MARSALIS QUARTET Four MFs Playin Tunes
3 LAUREN DESBERG Sideways [EP]
4 KURT ROSENWINKEL NEW QUARTET Star Of Jupiter Wommusic
5 LAKECIA BENJAMIN Retox
6 BRAD MEHLDAU TRIO Where Do You Start Nonesuch
7 BILLY BRATCHER In The Lobby COW ISLAND
8 JOSE JAMES No Beginning No End Blue Note
9 NINETY MILES Live At Cubadisco Concord Picante
10 MYRIAD 3 Tell Alma
Til next week.
-N
Holy-Grail-Ride-the-Void

Loud Rock Charts: 1/22

In this week’s sexy edition of new Loud Rock, we see Holy Grail release one of the best album of the year so far with Ride the Void. It’s in the same vein as new classic metal, with a thrashy spin thrown on it. If you’re into some older stuff, like Judas Priest or Iron Maiden, definitely check this out.

On the other side of the genre map, black metal outfit Lightning Swords of Death release a very solid effort with Baphometic Chaosivm. Definitely check this stuff out. January is shaping up to be a really great month for metal.

 

 

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1 HOLY GRAIL Ride The Void Prosthetic
2 LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH Baphometic Chaosivm Metal Blade
3 HELLOWEEN Straight Out Of Hell The End
4 CRASHDIET The Savage Playground Frontiers
5 DEAD LABEL Sense Of Slaughter Nuerra

 

 

Voivod-Target-Earth1 VOIVOD Target Earth Century Media
2 DEFTONES Koi No Yokan Warner Brothers
3 CORSAIR Corsair Shadow Kingdom
4 GAMMA RAY Skeletons And Majesties Eagle Rock
5 BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME The Parallax II: Future Sequence Metal Blade
6 LEAVING EDEN Between Heaven And Hell Nova-Right-UNI
7 INCITE All Out War Minus Head
8 DORO Raise Your Fist Nuclear Blast
9 SLAM ONE DOWN Who Really Wants To Live Forever Pour One Out
10 OBSIDIAN KINGDOM Mantiis

 

LD

Jazz Charts 1/15

Hello everyone,

Here is this week’s edition of the KZSC Jazz Charts. Topping them this week comes an independent/self release from vocalist Lauren Desberg with her EP “Sideways.” This album features many up and coming young jazz stars on the scene today including bassist Joshua Crumbly (Terence Blanchard, Taylor Eigsti), drummer Corey Fonville (Nicholas Payton, Christian Scott), and arrangements by recent Thelonious Monk competition winner in piano, Kris Bowers. The album is produced by all-star vocalist Gretchen Parlato and also features the unique musical expressions of Dayna Stephens and his tenor saxophone. More information and tunes can be heard at her website www.laurendesberg.com.

Other than that I got a TON of jazz incoming this week, thanks for the support!

KZSC Top 10 Charts
1    LAUREN DESBERG    Sideways    Self Released
2    BRANFORD MARSALIS QUARTET    Four MFs Playin Tunes
3    AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE    When The Heart Emerges Glistening    Blue Note
4    DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER    Live At Yoshi’s    Verve
5    AMIKAEYLA    Being In Love    RootsJazz
6    MARC JOHNSON AND ELIANE ELIAS    Swept Away    ECM
7    PAUL HEMMINGS UKETET    Introducing – The Paul Hemmings Uketet    Leading Tone
8    ALFREDO RODRIGUEZ    Sounds Of Space    QWEST
9    ANDREA BRACHFELD    Lady Of The Island    Zoho
10    BRAD MEHLDAU TRIO    Where Do You Start    Nonesuch
KZSC Jazz Adds
Jackie Ryan    Listen Here    Open Art
Organissimo    Dedicated    MFA Jazz
Patricia Barber    Smash    Concord
Erik Deutsch    Demonio Leclado    Kuumbwa
Davina and the Vagabonds    Black Cloud    Kuumbwa
Wasabi    Wide Open    Kuumbwa
Daniel Lantz Trio    Daniel Lantz Trio Plays Bond    Kari-On
The Summarily Dismissed    To Each    Kari-On
Didi Favreau    Vague Recollections Pt. 1    Self
Shake it Like a Caveman    Digital Football    Self
Hashem Assadullahi    Pieces    Origin Records
Mimi Fox    Standards Old and New    Origin Records
Inbar Fridman    Time Quartet Project    Origin Records
Lary Barilleau & The Latin Jazz Collective    Carmen’s Mambo    Origin Records
Rob Ryndak    A Wonderful Thing    New World n Jazz
James Sanders    Blue Violin    MFA Jazz
Nate Najar     Blues for Night People    Lisa Reedy
Jerry Leake    Cubist Prominence    Self Released
Pamela Hines    3. 2. 1.    Kari-On
Lisa Forkish    Bridges    Kari-On

-N. Mokover

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Loud Rock Charts: 1/15

After 4 long years, Voivod is finally back with their newest full length, Target Earth. It’s the first record to feature their new guitarist, Daniel Mongrain, and the first since 1991 to feature their original bassist.

Also, Incite, who is releasing an exciting album soon, is touring with Soulfly in the coming months in support of All Out War. So much exciting stuff coming out, and it’s only the first month of the year!

 

 

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1 VOIVOD Target Earth Century Media
2 INCITE All Out War Minus Head
3 NIGHTFALL Cassiopeia Metal Blade
4 BLACK EXPLOSION Servitors Of The Outer Gods Metalville
5 WHILE LINE TIGER Just Let It Happen AKASHIC

 

 

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1 DEFTONES Koi No Yokan Warner Brothers
2 ALL THAT REMAINS A War You Cannot Win Razor and Tie
3 CORSAIR Corsair Shadow Kingdom
4 GAMMA RAY Skeletons And Majesties Eagle Rock
5 RAMMSTEIN Mein Herz Brennt [EP] Universal
6 SLAM ONE DOWN Who Really Wants To Live Forever Pour One Out
7 LEAVING EDEN Between Heaven And Hell Nova-Right-UNI
8 CULT OF LUNA “I: The Weapon” [Single] Density
9 RECOVERY COUNCIL Plan-Do-Check-Act Dot Ultra
10 MESTIS Basal Ganglia

 

corsair

Loud Rock Charts: 1/8

Alas, it is time once again to bring ourselves back into reality. However, that also means more awesome music for the masses. This week brings some really neat stuff out of Corsair, a band that actually self released their first full length album back in April, but is now signed with Shadow Kingdom Records, and thus is releasing it under them on January 23rd.

Of course, a name you don’t need any introduction to, Rammstein is also on this week’s list. Expect lots of creepy, yet awesome, piano interludes.

I sincerely hope you all had a great break during the holidays. Here’s to another metal year!

ADDS

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1 CORSAIR Corsair Shadow Kingdom
2 RAMMSTEIN Mein Herz Brennt [EP] Universal
3 CODE ORANGE KIDS Love Is Love/Return To Dust Deathwish

 

 

 

 

CHARTS

Downfall-of-Gaia-Suffocating-in-the-Swarm-of-Cranes-1 DOWNFALL OF GAIA Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes Metal Blade
2 NE OBLIVISCARIS Portal Of I
3 ENSLAVED Riitiir Nuclear
4 GOJIRA L’Enfant Sauvage Roadrunner
5 SOUL CYCLE Soul Cycle II
6 AMENRA Mass V Neurot
7 DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA Pandora’s Pinata Sensory
8 HYPNO5E Acid Mist Tomorrow
9 NEUROSIS Honor Found In Decay Neurot
10 HIGH ON FIRE De Vermis Mysteriis eOne