His first recognition was as a founding member of the band Traffic. When they later switched to a trio, Dave Mason was already recording with The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, George Harrison and playing with Delaney & Bonnie Bramlet. Mason was also (briefly) a member of Clapton’s “Derek and the Dominoes” line-up. Decades of being a solo artist have given Dave Mason a wealth of material. Hear his originals along with his unmistakeable covers (Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower” for example) in person as Dave Mason appears Saturday, December 14th at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz. Showtime is 8 pm.
Call it RPM, call it Electronic Music…whatever you call it, here’s what we’re calling early December’s Top 10:
|2||MACHINEDRUM||Vapor City||Ninja Tune|
|3||LAUREL HALO||Chance Of Rain||Hyperdub|
|5||IMAMI||Madhouse – EP||Apothecary Compositions|
|8||JACKSON AND HIS COMPUTER BAND||Glow||Warp|
|10||DJ RASHAD||Double Cup||Hyperdub|
Watch out for these…they’re new and getting lots of attention:
|4||SECOND SKY||“Purpose” [Single]||Rhythm and Culture|
|5||MAT ZO||Damage Control||Astralwerks|
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If you’re thinking about getting someone a holiday sweater like this, we beg on their behalf that you reconsider. Look at it this way – it’s so pretty but it’s only available as a fashion statement one season out of four. Alternate idea? A hoodie from The Great 88. They’ll feel at ease inside a zip-up hooded sweatshirt any month of the year.
Find the perfect KZSC brand gift here. Glad we could help…before it’s too late.
On August 27, 1972, The Grateful Dead played a legendary set on Ken Kesey’s farm in Veneta, Oregon. This show has long been traded among Dead Heads but has never been available as an official release. Until now. The Dead have opened up their vault to restore, mix and master this classic show, which includes fiery performances of China Cat Sunflower, Greatest Story Ever Told, Jack Straw and many others including a particularly trippy Dark Star performed just as the sun set. If that weren’t enough, the release also includes the never-before-released “Sunshine Daydream” film. This movie captures the Dead performing many of the songs from the set as well as the Pranksters up to their typical antics. Film of the Dead in this era is rare, and this release offers a unique opportunity to not only hear Jerry, but to watch him shred. So go fire up your DVD player and start twirling in your living room like its 1972, and if you can’t get enough of the Dead (which we know you can’t) tune into KZSC Wednesdays to make sure you never fall off the bus.
Whether you’re eating tofu or turkey this year, its normally a time when people from most any background can reflect upon what they’re thankful for. As for me, I’m thankful for having Coltrane’s A Love Supreme to enjoy on vinyl, but also all of the wonderful new and recent releases in KZSC’s Jazz department. Dig this:
Top 10 Charts:
1 AHMAD JAMAL Saturday Morning Jazz Village
2 BEATA PATER Golden Lady Self-Released
3 DAVID BECKER TRIBUNE Distance Travel Acoustic Music
4 HARRIS EISENSTADT Golden State Songlines
5 KENNY GARRETT Pushing The World Away Mack Avenue
6 JOSHUA SHNEIDER Joshua Shneider Love Speaks Orchestra Brooklyn Jazz Underground
7 JEFF LEDERER’S SWING N’ DIX Swing N’ Dix
8 CHARNETT MOFFETT Spirit Of Sound Motema
9 ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT Black Radio 2 Blue Note
10 PINK MARTINI Get Happy Heinz
1 GEORGE COLLIGAN The Endless Mysteries Origin
2 MICHELLE ZANGARA Songs Of Blue MZRecords
3 RALPHIE ARMSTRONG HomeBASS Mack Avenue
4 BOBBY WATSON Check Cashing Day Lafiya
5 MITCH FROHMAN’S LATIN JAZZ QUARTET From Daddy With Love
bOk! From the entirety of staff at KZSC, we wish you a wonderful Thanksgivukkah filled with love and gratitude!