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As always, our weekly adds and charts from the world of jazz here at KZSC.  Some new artists are infiltrating what has otherwise been a summer dominated by a few great artists. This week we have introduced Afro Bop Alliance, a compilation of upbeat Brazilian tunes, to the airwaves alongside Moon Hooch, a new New York experimental jazz group. And by experimental, I mean straight up placing traffic cones in their horns. All the same, we are lucky to have a fair mixture of jazz legends of new and old. New Blue Note artists include pianist and composer Jason Moran (All Rise); and drummer Otis Brown III (The Thought of You).  Brown has worked alongside acclaimed artists like Esperanza Spalding and Terence Blancahard. Chick Corea’s latest album Triology is nothing short of a trinity of modern jazz masters…. Bassist Christian McBride  and drummer Brian Blade accompany Corea on this live album, which contains three albums steeped in hard driving melodic lines.

1    MELISSA ALDANA AND CRASH TRIO    Melissa Aldana And Crash Trio    Concord
2    SERGIO MENDES    Magic    Sony
3    TRIOLOGY    Triology    Cellar Live
4    YELENA ECKEMOFF QUINTET    A Touch Of Radiance    L and H
5    AFRO BOP ALLIANCE    Angel Eyes    Zoho
6    AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE    The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint    Blue Note
7    ALEX MERCADO TRIO    Symbiosis    Fornarte Latino
8    BAD PLUS    Inevitable Western    SPEAKEASY
9    MOON HOOCH    This Is Cave Music    Hornblow-Palmetto
10    OTIS BROWN III    The Thought Of You    Revive-Blue Note

1    CHICK COREA TRIO    Trilogy    Concord
2    VERVE JAZZ ENSEMBLE    East End Sojourn    Self-Released
3    JASON MORAN    All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller    Blue Note
4    OTIS BROWN III    The Thought Of You    Revive-Blue Note
5    KIKI EBSEN    Scarecrow Sessions    Painted Pony