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Holiday Gift Tip: Don’t

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.

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KZSC Off The Airwaves

Hibernation is an extended period of deep sleep, or torpor, that allows animals to survive winter extremes. KZSC is adopting this strategy as we make way for a New Year; in fact we’ve already starting gaining a few pounds…but that’s another story. Our transmitter tower site needs work, so to accommodate a crane coming in and the job list, KZSC will be “hibernating” starting Friday, December 20th at 4 pm. We will remain off the airwaves at 88.1 FM until Thursday, January 2nd but our webstream, kzsc.org, will remain running during this time. Sorry for the extended absence but we’re already dreaming up cool stuff for 2014. Please check back and hear for yourself!

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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