If you go to bed late or wake up early, KZSC has good musical news. Our newest Spring Program Schedule has 9 new programs; everything from hip-hop to surf rock & ska. And if you have a clock radio (remember those?) set for 6 AM, you’ll be happy to know your old Monday-Friday faves are still tucked in, along with a new Celtic show Saturdays. End or start your day the musical way with The Great 88.
What makes spring so exciting at the Great 88? The tonnage of tunes & the massive amount of music programs we’ll offer. A lot of our DJs will be graduating in June, so it’s a last chance for them to host a show. But a bunch of new voices with fresh ideas are ready start as well. And what about your old favorites? They’ll be there too. Find out how we squeeze them altogether in KZSC’s new Spring Program Schedule starting Monday, April 14th.
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!
KZSC’s roadside Pledge Drive Store opened in October. We stuffed it with music and DVDs, right next to our KZSC Brand Factory Outlet. Our landlord tells us we have to move along and make way for the plastic Santa display and a bunch of holiday stuff. Before they boot us out, we suggest you look at the cool stuff available for yourself or others. BONUS: all funds from purchases and donations go toward The Great 88′s operating costs for the next six months. Check out the DONATE page today.
The little radio station in the woods that you know and love opened our roadside Pledge Drive Store during October and loaded it with music and DVDs, right next to our KZSC Brand Factory Outlet. Inside both locations you’ll find cool stuff for yourself or others PLUS all funds from purchases and donations go toward our operating costs for the next six months. Every once and a while we find a stray field mouse inside our roadside joint. Keep him company by sending your computer mouse running into the DONATE page today.
One of KZSC’s favorite Oakland four piece bands, Shannon & The Clams, have just released Dreams in the Rat House. We haven’t heard anything from them since the Gremlin Crawl 7″ so this is a HUGE DEAL. Best of all: the album was recorded in the Santa Cruz mountains. All you Clams fans out there should be freaking out. If you saw Shannon and the Clams at the New Parish last weekend you know that they are as high energy and sassy as ever. You can buy Dreams in the Rat House now online, I know I will be picking up a copy.
Here’s a little taste with their song Rip Van Winkle.