New World Charts-mid April

Will April showers bring us May flowers? Well in the meantime lets check out this shower of new world music here at KZSC!

In out top 10 this week we have Salt Petal’s Sea Monster. This tropicál group from L.A graced our station a few weeks ago as they stopped in Santa Cruz on their tour. Painted caves have also come out with their debut album (check out the review of the album by David Anton Savage on our website). We also have new music by Taraf de Haïdouks who are celebrating 25 years with Romanian ballads and dance tunes!

1    SALT PETAL    Sea Monster
2    PAINTED CAVES    Painted Caves
3    SHTETL SUPERSTARS    A Day In The Life
4    TARAF DE HAIDOUKS    Of Lovers, Gamblers And Parachute Skirts
6    DOM LA NENA    Soyo
7    VERY BEST    Makes A King
8    NIYAZ    The Fourth Light
9    ALEX CUBA    Healer
10    OPA    Russian Festive

KZSC adds this week feature Québecois folk group Têtu, who’ll be at Don Quixote’s next Tuesday, April 28th and also New Kingston, who comes to The Catalyst May 28th.

1    LE VENT DU NORD    Tetu    Borealis
2   ALTAN    The Widening Gyre    Compass
3  NEW KINGSTON    Kingston University

Hugh Masekela! Legendary South African trumpeteer. His music is great.

Jazz Charts and Adds – 2nd Week of April

Hello humans!
We have a top ten for jazz here at the station and some freshly added albums! Here they are.
Top Ten:
1 ANNIE LENNOX Nostalgia Blue Note


She definitely has something to smile about.

2 GABOR SZABO Magical Connection Blue Thumb Records
3 HUGH MASEKELA Home Is Where The Music Is Blue Thumb Records
4 JONI MITCHELL Shine Hear Music
5 JOSH NELSON Discoveries Steel Bird
6 MARC CARY Rhodes Ahead, Vol. 2 Motema
7 NAT KING COLE TRIO The Trio Recordings Vol. 2
9 REBIRTH BRASS BAND Move Your Body Basin Street
10 NEW BIRTH BRASS BAND New Orleans Second Line Basin Street Records
1 GLORIA REUBEN Perchance To Dream MCG Jazz
2 HAROLD MABERN Afro Blue Smoke Sessions
4 HEIDI BREYER Letters From Far Away self-released
Avan Lava - Make It Real

RPM Charts – Beginning of April

Top 10:

1. PURITY RING – Another Eternity / 4AD
2. HOT SUGAR – God’s Hand / Break World
3. TUXEDO – Tuxedo / Stones Throw
4. FUTURE BROWN – Future Brown / Warp
5. HOODBOI – Palm Reader EP / Fool’s Gold
6. GREAT DANE – Great Dane / Alpha Pup
7. KODAK TO GRAPH – ISA / Family
8. DJ PAYPAL – Buy Now EP / LuckyMe
9. BONOBO – Flashlight EP / Ninja Tune
10. LIDO & CANBLASTER – Superspeed EP / Pelican Fly

Top 5 Adds:

1. PRODIGY – The Day Is My Enemy / Warner
2. DORIAN CONCEPT – Joined Ends Remix EP / Ninja Tune
3. AVAN LAVA – Make It Real / Atlas Chair
4. ALISON WONDERLAND – Run / Astralwerks
5. CLARK – Flame Rave EP / Warp

Stream a new track from the Superspeed EP by Lido & Canblaster below, out now on Pelican Fly Records. It’s an extra-sensory experience to be sure!

Also, DJ Paypal comes through with a batch of juked-out, hyper-disco tracks guaranteed to get your feet moving with the Buy Now EP from LuckyMe Records and Mall Music. Have a listen!

Lady Day. Someone enjoyed lots of her tunes this week.

Charts & Adds – 1st week of April

Hello everyone!

Here are the charts & adds for the 1st week of April!

Top Ten:

1 COMPILATION The Great Billie Holiday     Goldies
2 BILLIE HOLIDAY Lady Day: The Best Of Billie Holiday      Columbia Jazz8768-Billie-Holiday1
3 BILLIE HOLIDAY Stormy Blues      Polydor
4 LISA PARROTT Round Tripper
5 BILLIE HOLIDAY Lady Day: The Master Takes And Singles      Columbia
6 COMPILATION The Golden Years Of Revival Jazz Vol. 10      Storyville
7 CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE Number Two Express      Verve
8 JOSE JAMES Yesterday I Had The Blues: The Music Of Billie Holiday     Blue Note
9 BEBO AND CIGALA Lagrimas Negras      RCA
10 BENNY GREEN TRIO Testifyin’! Live At The Village Vanguard     Blue Note


1 MARIO CRUZ A View From the Mind’s Eye Armored Records
3 HENRY KAISER AND RAY RUSSELL The Celestial Squid Cuneiform
4 MIKE OSBORNE Dawn Cuneiform
5 KURT RIBAK I Got One More! Rodia Records
Purity Ring - Another Eternity

RPM Charts – End of March

Top 10:

1. PURITY RING – Another Eternity / 4AD
2. HOT SUGAR – God’s Hand / Break World
3. LES SINS – Michael / Company
4. SAM GELLAITRY – Short Stories [EP] / Soulection
5. HOODBOI – Palm Reader [EP] / Fool’s Gold
6. KODAK TO GRAPH – ISA / Family
7. DAN DEACON – Gliss Riffer / Domino
8. CLARENCE CLARITY – No Now / Bella Union
9. BEARDYMAN – Distractions / Tummy Touch
10. MELTYBRAINS? – Donegal/IV / Meltylabs?

Top 5 Adds:

1. FRITZ KALKBRENNER – Ways Over Water / BMG-Suol
2. HOODBOI – Palm Reader [EP] / Fool’s Gold
3. MARIBOU STATE – “Rituals” [Single] / Counter
4. CORBU – Everything You Imagine Is Real [EP] / Big Picnic
5. WILEY – “From The Outside (Actress’ Generation 4 Constellation Mix” [Single] / Big Dada

This week we have new ones from Purity Ring and Hoodboi! Check ’em out below.


Jazz Charts & Adds: Third Week of March

Alas, winter quarter is coming to a close here at UCSC. Students eagerly toss away their notes without looking back and squish into cars like the Joads to race home. Still, there is plenty going on in the world of jazz here at the Great 88. There was the official handing over of the Jazz Director title or NPR highlighted band Moon Hooch playing at the Catalyst.  All the same, one thing that does not change is our weekly installment of charts and adds.


1    KERI JOHNSRUD    This Side of the Morning    self-released
2    STOCKTON HELBING    Patina    Armored
3    YELENA ECKEMOFF TRIO    Lions    L and H
4    JACKY TERRASSON    Take This!    Impulse
5    JOVAN ALEXANDRE    Collective Consciousness    Xippi Phonorecords


1    TIGRAN HAMASYAN     Mockroot    Nonesuch
2    JACKY TERRASSON    Take This!    Impulse
3    JOSH NELSON    Exploring Mars    Origin
4    STEVE TURRE    Spiritman    Smoke Sessions
5    ROBERTA DONNAY    Bathtub Gin    Motema
6    DIANA KRALL    Wallflower    Verve
7    MALIKA TIROLIEN    Sur La Voie Ensoleillee
8    MILES DAVIS    Miles Smiles    Columbia/Legacy
9    BRIAN BLADE AND THE FELLOWSHIP BAND    Landmarks    Blue Note
10    ESBJORN SVENSSON TRIO    Seven Days of Falling    Diesel Music