Entries by Jazz and Blues Director

Jazz Charts – End of June

Today is Lena Horne’s birthday. Happy Birthday Lena! And Rest In Peace. 🙁     Here is a beautiful photo of her from her glory days. Understandably, she dominated the charts for the past week. Top Ten: 1 LENA HORNE     Lena Horne: The Lady And Her Music 2 LENA HORNE     Lena Horne […]

Jazz Charts & Adds – Early May

We’ve got some older stuff and some very recent stuff topping our recent charts. Tigran is back, and so is Mary Lou Williams apparently! Kamasi Washington’s excellent album is up there, too, thankfully. Have a great week and if you still have midterms, good luck!   Top Ten: 1 TIGRAN HAMASYAN Mockroot Nonesuch 2 MARY […]

Album Review: Hotwire by Jeff Richman

  As soon as the sprightly melody of “Hit Spot,” the first track of Jeff Richman’s latest album, emerges with electrifying excitement, you might expect a great jazz-rock fusion album that updates the genre from the early days of Miles and Zappa. The punching vamp reminds me specifically of Miles’s Tribute to Jack Johnson, reaching out […]

Jazz Charts & Adds – End of April

Jazz is funky and sweet and thriving here at KZSC! Jeff Richman’s latest album,​ an awesome, sometimes dissonant exploration into stadium-rock influenced jazz, with funky, grooving bass lines, stands out as one that does not feature heavy Hammond organ. French guitarist Michael Valeanu and Frankye Kelly give flavors of the past with so much Hammond […]