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The Dairy and the Dead

35-43.rOn 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.

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KZSC Jazz, the Charts and Adds – End of November

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

ADDS:

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!

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Mid-November New Jazz Releases

What’s happenin’ in jazz?  Here it is:

Top New Jazz Releases:

1    BEATA PATER    Golden Lady    Self-Released
2    ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT    Black Radio 2    Blue Note
3    BILL MAYS AND THE INVENTIONS TRIO    Life’s A Movie    Chiaroscuro
4    DAVID SILLS    Blue’s The New Green    Gut String
5    HARRIS EISENSTADT    Golden State    Songlines
6    JOSHUA SHNEIDER    Joshua Shneider Love Speaks Orchestra    Brooklyn Jazz Underground
7    SUZI STERN    Romancing The Dark    Bus Biscuit
8    ZOOT SIMS    Compatibility    Delmark REcords
9    RESONANCE    Introductions    Mandala
10    JAZZ COMBUSTION UPRISING    Self-Immolation    Flaming Hakama

Just In:
1    MATT BAKER    Underground    Self-Released
2    B.D. LENZ    Ready Or Not    Jade Buddah
3    JUAN GARCIA-HERREROS SNOW OWL    Normas    Inner Circle
4    DAVID BECKER TRIBUNE    Distance Travel    Acoustic Music
5    NICHOLAS PAYTON    Sketches Of Spain    BMF

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KZSC Music Sale SATURDAY!

What could be better than being surrounded by music and the passionate fanatics drawn to it? Other than winning the Irish Sweepstakes, not much. If you’re a record collector or just like people watching, the annual KZSC Ultimate Music Sale should be your destination Saturday, November 23rd. Dozens of music vendors will be selling everything from rare collectibles to bargain-priced vinyl and CDs. And back by popular demand, The Great 88 will have a separate titanic table with no item over 25 cents. Fun for the whole family and a Santa Cruz tradition in the fall, the Ultimate Music Sale is…well, the ultimate. FREE admission; FREE parking. Get there early for best selection. The double doors open at 10 AM Saturday, November 23rd. Follow the signs and balloons to the Crown/Merrill Cultural Center on the UCSC campus. More info and pictures on our Facebook Page.

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Programmer of the Month: DJ Amanda Rose

This month’s Programmer of the Month is the mighty Amanda Timoney (otherwise known as DJ Amanda Rose) of the beloved Power through Procrastination show. Ever since the show’s debut in January of 2013, Amanda has developed a cult following by featuring soundtracks from films you love. A typical 3-hour playlist will have everything from Cheap Trick to “Sound of Music” to Gogol Bordello or ELO. Along with her super powers as a DJ, Amanda also brings her talents to KZSC’s spreadsheets as our Business Manager…they don’t call her “T-Money” for nothing!

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Amanda and Mom

Speaking of money, during our Fall Fundraising Drive, Amanda brought her mom up the station to help out. The mother-daughter team helped raise over $1,300 in three hours. And if you ever get a chance, ask Amanda about how she almost got eaten by a crocodile. Hear the radio show everyone’s talking about on the weekend: Power through Procrastination Saturdays from 9 am to noon on The Great 88, KZSC.