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Charts and Adds: First Week of July

Summer is in full swing. Kids are running around with sticky popsicle stained fingers. People zum by on Easter egg colored beach crusiers. And we are at the Great 88, keep you updated on what’s new and spinning in the world of jazz. One artist, I think we should all keep our eyes out for is Berklee alum Melissa Aldana. This Chilean native debuts her killer sax skills on her album Melissa Aldana and  the Crash Trio (Concord), which features Francisco Mela on drums and Pablo Menares on bass. The album is melodically rich and dense, but also touches on her Latin roots in just the right ways.

Charts:

1 HELEN SUNG Anthem For A New Day Concord
2 AMY CERVINI Jazz Country Anzic 
3 ARTURO O’FARRILL The Offense Of The Drum Motema
4 SNARKY PUPPY We Like It Here Ropeadope
5 BARBARA WEEN Detour Ahead
6 STEVE KHAN Subtext
7 CATERINA ZAPPONI Romantica
8 PATRICK BUTLER Primemover M.M.O.S.
9 BRIAN BLADE AND THE FELLOWSHIP BAND Landmarks Blue Note
10 LISA CASALINO I’m Old Fashioned Self-Released
Adds:
1 PETER LERNER Continuation Origin
2 ELIO VILLAFRANCA AND THE JASS SYNCOPATORS Caribbean Tinge Motema
3 BOBBY SELVAGGIO Short Stories Origin
4 MELISSA ALDANA AND CRASH TRIO Melissa Aldana And Crash Trio Concord
5 CORY WEEDS As Of Now Cellar Live

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RPM Charts – Week of July 1st

Top 10:

1. LONE – Reality Testing / R&S
2. CHROMEO – White Women / Atlantic
3. DEADMAU5 – While(1<2) / mau5trap-Astralwerks
4. TAYLOR MCFERRIN – Early Riser / Brainfeeder
5. BADBADNOTGOOD – III / Innovative Leisure
6. LIDO – I Love You [EP] / Pelican Fly
7. VARIOUS ARTISTS – Hyperdub 10.1 / Hyperdub
8. QUANTIC – Magnetica / Tru Thoughts
9. CHROME SPARKS – Goddess / Future Classic
10. MR. SCRUFF – Friendly Bacteria / Ninja Tune

Top 5 Adds:

1. DIGITALISM – “Wolves” [Single] / PIAS America-Magnetism
2. ASTRONOMIQUE – Burning Stars Fade / Self-Released
3. ENO-HYDE – High Life / Warp
4. KIMEKAI – Coral Dreams / Hush Hush
5. KELIS – Food / Ninja Tune

Lone is #1 this week, and for good reason! Listen to Aurora Northern Quarter, a dreamy piece from the album “Reality Testing” below:

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Rock Charts – July 1st!

This week Thee Oh Sees jumped back to #1 and Flashlights album Bummer Summer got a top add!

Top 10:

ee1edafa8a13824e022e32efb22cdcc4d001b5c21. THEE OH SEES – Drop Castleface
2. PARQUET COURTS – Sunbathing Animal What’s Your Rupture?
3. WOODS – With Light and With Love
4. FUCKED UP – Glass Boys Matador-Arts And Crafts
5. DEATH III – Drag City
6. FRESH AND ONLYS – House Of Spirits Mexican Summer
7. R.E.M. – Unplugged: The Complete 1991 And 2001 Sessions Rhino
8. JACK WHITE – Lazaretto Third Man
9. ANTLERS – Familiars Anti
10. WHITE LUNG – Deep Fantasy Domino

 

Top 5 Adds:

imgres1. FLASHLIGHTS – Bummer Summer
2. HOW TO DRESS WELL – What Is This Heart?
3. BORIS – Noise
4. BEVERLY – Careers
5. TOTAL CONTROL – Typical System

 

 

 

The new album by Thee Oh Sees has been charting very well at KZSC since it arrived in the mail. Thee Oh Sees have always gotten a lot of love from KZSC djs, and this album is an amazing addition to their already outstanding body of work. Here’s a super cool song off of their album entitled King’s Nose:

Jazz Charts and Adds: Last Week of June

As it is apparently, all goods things must come to an end. Lucky for us at KZSC, things are just starting to heat up for the jazz and blues department thanks to some great adds and tunes. Most notable, the latest album Trios Live Nonesuch from American saxophonist Joshua Redman. And soccer fans are not the only ones looking towards Brazil (or the “South American way”) around this time. The department has been getting some wonderful bossa nova music to satisfy your cool jazz needs. Keep it cool, Santa Cruz.

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Charts:
1 AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint Blue Note
2 BOBBY HUTCHERSON Enjoy The View BlueNote
3 HELEN SUNG Anthem For A New Day Concord
4 HIROMI Alive Telarc
5 JACKIE ALLEN My Favorite Color Self-Released
6 OMAR SOSA Live a FIP Ota
7 JOSE JAMES While You Were Sleeping Blue Note
8 GINGER BAKER Why? Motema
9 TRIOLOGY Triology Cellar Live
10 ALFREDO RODRIGUEZ The Invasion Parade Mack Avenue
 
Adds:
 
1 JOSHUA REDMAN Trios Live Nonesuch
2 MICHAEL BELLAR AND THE AS-IS ENSEMBLE Oh No Oh Wow Left3
3 BOSSA NOVA SINOFONICO Recordando A Antonio C. Jobin
4 CHARITO Non Stop To Brazil CR
5 NATE NAJAR TRIO Aquarela Do Brasil Candid

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RPM Charts – End of June

Top 10:

1. CHROMEO – White Women / Atlantic
2. DEADMAU5 – While(1<2) / mau5trap-Astralwerks
3. LONE – Reality Testing / R&S
4. CONRAD CLIFTON – Picture In Picture / Self-Released
5. TENSNAKE – Glow / Astralwerks
6. VARIOUS ARTISTS – Hyperdub 10.1 / Hyperdub
7. HETEROTIC – Weird Drift / Planet Mu
8. QUANTIC – Magnetica / Tru Thoughts
9. BEN FROST – A U R O R A / Mute
10. TAYLOR MCFERRIN – Early Riser / Brainfeeder

Top 5 Adds:

1. DEADMAU5 – While(1<2) / mau5trap-Astralwerks
2. MARTYN – The Air Between Words / Ninja Tune
3. JIM-E STACK – “Reassuring” [Single] / Innovative Leisure
4. SPAZZKID – Promise / Magical Properties
5. BASSNECTAR – “You And Me” [Single] / Amorphous

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Jazz Adds & Charts: Third Week of June

Sweat out that warm summer Santa Cruz heat with some cool jazz at the Great 88. I’m excited to have some greats come into the station from Grammy award winning vocalist Gregory Porter to rock icon Ginger Baker. I anticipate great things. As for charts, ladies still seem to be holding the top spots in the midst of some great company.  Keep cool, cats.

Lisa Hilton

Adds

1 GREGORY PORTER/DONALD SMITH/MANSUR SCOTT            Great Voices Of Harlem
2 BRENDA EARLE STOKES            Right About Now
3 BOBBY HUTCHERSON            Enjoy The View            BlueNote
4  MELISSA ALDANA AND CRASH TRIO            Melissa Aldana And Crash Trio            Concord
5  GINGER BAKER            Why?

Charts

1  HIROMI            Alive            Telar
2  LISA HILTON Kaleidoscope Ruby Slippers Productions
3  VARIOUS ARTISTS The Brazil Connection Sony Music Entertainment
4  JOSE JAMES While You Were Sleeping Capitol Records, LLC
5   BAD PLUS            The Rite Of Spring            Sony Masterworks
6  RACHEL ECKROTH Let Go Virgo Sun
7  REVOLUTIONARY SNAKE ENSEMBLE Live Snakes Accurate Records
8  JEREMY FOX & WENDY PEDERSEN With Love Self-released
9  TAKUYA KURODA Rising Son Capitol Records, LLC
10  SAM BOSHNACK QUINTET Exploding Syndrome Sam Boshnack Quintet