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John Hanrahan Quartet & Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme”

The hosts of “Stirrin’ the Soup” had the pleasure of hosting two members from the Chicago-based group known as the John Hanrahan Quartet last week. John (the leader/drummer, now based in Santa Cruz) and his longtime bandmate/tenor saxophonist Brian Kephart, joined us for an exciting discussion about their show at Kuumbwa Jazz. When I heard […]

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Goodbye Kevin Spitzer

The old adage “time flies when your having fun” certainly applies to Kevin Spitzer.  He first joined KZSC 14 years ago; long-time listeners will recall programs he’s hosted in the past such as “Celtic Undercurrents”, “Freedom Flight”, “Turtle Island” and “Imagine”. Kevin was also a regular substitute host of countless folk and talk shows, served […]

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John McCutcheon, Fri Jan 17th

John McCutcheon makes his annual visit to Santa Cruz, in a benefit concert for the Resource Center for Nonviolence in their concert hall on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 7:30pm. John is a well-regarded folk musician who is a songwriter, storyteller, singer, and multi-instrumentalist (fiddle, banjo, guitar, hammered dulcimer) and has recorded over 30 albums […]

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Mid-Jazzuary Music Charts

Greetings! I hope your new year is off to a good roll, and I know we’re all looking forward to the good things ahead! Speaking of, here’s whats happening in the Jazz department at KZSC: CHARTS: 1    CECILE MCLORIN SALVANT    WomanChild    Mack Ave. 2    DAVID BECKER TRIBUNE    Distance Travel    Acoustic Music 3    DAVE SLONAKER BIG […]

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Rock Charts – Second Week of Jan.

Top 10: 1. THEE OH SEES – Singles Collection, Volume 3 2. BLOOD ORANGE – Cupid Deluxe 3. SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS – Give The People What They Want 4. ARCADE FIRE – Reflektor 5. CHEAP TIME – Exit Smiles 6. THE GORIES – The Shaw Tapes: Live From 1988 7. FUZZ – Live […]