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Pharoah Sanders Jan. 6th

Pharaoh Sanders got his start playing with Sun Ra and rose to fame in John Coltrane’s group. With that company, it’s only natural that he would rise to cultural significance. Possessing one of the most distinctive tenor saxophone tones in jazz, Sanders’ intense phrasing has become a touchstone of free-jazz. His classic 1960’s and 70’s albums have cultivated […]

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The Sun Sets on 2013…

KZSC is ending our broadcast year a little early. With a couple weeks of work that needs doing on our transmitter tower, we waited until now to schedule the time off. Starting at 4 pm Friday, December 20th, KZSC will be turning off our 88.1 FM signal. We will still be running a mix of […]

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Tasty KZSC Apps!

If you’re shopping for a new “waffle sole” case to fit your smartphone, be advised that many brands are not edible. However if you or someone you know has got a new iPhone, Android or tablet, we have some tasty news. KZSC offers apps that allow you to take The Great 88 anywhere with your […]

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End of 2013: Hot Jazz

I’d like to personally congratulate Northern California for surviving the Third Ice Age. Big cold front just passed through Santa Cruz, which made for ideal conditions to sit inside and listen to records all day. Here’s what’s happening in jazz during the end of a frozen December at KZSC: OUTER BRIDGE ENSEMBLE Determined (OBM) PINK MARTINI […]

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The Band Rings in 1972

In 1971 the band played a four night run at New York’s Academy of Music that culminated in a powerhouse New Years Eve show. In 71′ the tightest band in rock n’ roll was at an apex, ripping through their extensive repertoire. Recordings of this run were originally released in 1972 as the double LP […]