El niño is approaching and KZSC has a storm of its own! Here are the new musical releases to look for as we enter the new year. Stay worldly.
- Jonny Greenwood/Shye Ben Tzur/Rajastahan Express-Junun
- Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet-Intercambio
- Karavan Sarai Project-Woven Landscapes
- Sanjay Chitale and Sandeep Chowta-American Pilgrimage
- Gayasi Ross-Isskootsik (Before Here Was Here)
- Sean Robbins-Olanui
- Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra with Arturo O’Farrill-Cuba:The Conversation Continues
- Stick Figure-Set in Stone
- Michael Franti and Spearhead-Once A Day Rise Up (EP)
- Mariachi Flor De Toloache-Mariachi Flor De Toloache
- Carla Morrison-Amor Supremo
- Elsa Y El Mar-Rey
- Grupo Fantasma-Problemas
In the number one spot is Junun. This particular album is a staff favorite; it features composers Shye Ben Tzur and Jonny Greenwood from Radiohead backed by The Rajastan Express. With it’s mix of Hebrew, Hindi, and Urdu, and variety tempos; this album brings both a killer brass section and smooth traditional vocals.