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Jazz Charts – 2nd Week of March

I hope your week is going well! Is spring in the air, or is it just me? Oh well, Here’s what’s happening with Jazz @ KZSC:

Top Ten Charts:

kris-bowers-1024x10241 KRIS BOWERS Heroes + Misfits Concord Jazz
2 ANTON SCHWARTZ Flash Mob Antonjazz
3 PETE MILLS Sweet Shadow Cellar Live
4 TAKUYA KURODA Rising Son Blue Note
5 BEN FLOCKS Battle Mountain West Cliff
6 BRAD MEHLDAU AND MARK GUILIANA Mehliana: Taming The Dragon Nonesuch
7 DANILO PEREZ Panama 500 Mack Ave.
8 AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint Blue Note
9 HELEN SUNG Anthem For A New Day Concord
10 IAN CAREY AND BEN STOLOROW Duocracy Kabocha

Top Adds:

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2 LISA HILTON Kaleidoscope
3 PATRICK BUTLER Primemover M.M.O.S.
4 REVOLUTIONARY SNAKE ENSEMBLE Live Snakes Accurate
5 SHAWN MAXWELL’S ALLIANCE Shawn Maxwell’s Alliance Chicago Sessions
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The Jazz Charts: First Week of March

CHARTS:1    BRAD MEHLDAU AND MARK GUILIANA    Mehliana: Taming The Dragon    Nonesuch
2    TAKUYA KURODA    Rising Son    Blue Note
3    BEN FLOCKS    Battle Mountain    West Cliff
4    DANILO PEREZ    Panama 500    Mack Ave.
5    ALFREDO RODRIGUEZ    The Invasion Parade    Mack Avenue
6    JACQUES SCHWARZ-BART    Jazz Racine Haiti
7    KING WILLIAM JAZZ COLLECTIVE    King William Jazz Collective    Self-Released
8    GERALD CLAYTON    Life Forum    Conchord
9    ARIEL POCOCK    Touchstone    Self-Released
10    STACEY KENT    The Changing Lights    warner

ADDS:

1    KRIS BOWERS    Heroes + Misfits    Concord Jazz
2    RUDY ROYSTON    303    Greenleaf
3    NIR FELDER    Golden Age    OKeh
4    PETE MILLS    Sweet Shadow    Cellar Live
5    ARI BROWN    Groove Awakening    Delmark

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The Jazz Charts: February 24th

Happy Monday!

We here at KZSC are absolutely overwhelmed with excitement about the new titles that have been coming in! There’s almost too much stuff to fit on a top ten chart, but we’ll do our best. Here’s what’s hot with Jazz at KZSC this week:

CHARTS:

1    TAKUYA KURODA    Rising Son    Blue Note
2    JEFF BALLARD TRIO    Time’s Tale    OKeh
3    PAT METHENY UNITY GROUP    Kin    Nonesuch
4    CATHERINE RUSSELL    Bring It Back    Jazz Village
5    ULYSSES OWENS    Onward And Upward    D-Clef
6    BOBBY WATSON    Check Cashing Day    Lafiya
7    JAMES BRANDON LEWIS    Divine Travels    OKeh
8    VINCENT HERRING    The Uptown Shuffle    Smoke Session
9    CORY WEEDS QUINTET    Let’s Go    Cellar Live
10    TIM HEGARTY    Tribute

ADDS:

1    BEN FLOCKS    Battle Mountain
2    TAKUYA KURODA    Rising Son    Blue Note
3    BRAD MEHLDAU & MARK GUILIANA    Taming the Dragon
4    SCOTT JEPPESEN    El Guapo
5    DHAFER YOUSSEF    Birds Requiem    OKeh

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The Jazz Charts: Second Week of February

We’re glad you made it through the first week!

CHARTS:

1    CECILE MCLORIN SALVANT    WomanChild    Mack Ave.
2    JOHN ABERCROMBIE QUARTET    39 Steps    ECM
3    CATHERINE RUSSELL    Bring It Back    Jazz Village
4    ANTON SCHWARTZ    Flash Mob    Antonjazz
5    BRIAN GEPHART    Standing On Two Feet    Origin
6    KNEEBODY    The Line    Concord
7    NILSON MATTA    Black Orpheus    Motema
8    JOE SULLIVAN    Whiskey Jack Waltz    Perry Lake
9    CAVA MENZIES AND NICK PHILLIPS    Moment To Moment
10    MIKE JONES TRIO    Plays Well With Others    Capri

ADDS:

1    JEFF BALLARD TRIO    Time’s Tale
2    T.K. BLUE    A Warm Embrace    Blujazz
3    SAX RUINS    Blimmguass    Skin Graft
4    ALFREDO RODRIGUEZ    The Invasion Parade    Mack Avenue
5    ELIZABETH MCQUEEN MEET BROTHERS LAZAROFF    The Laziest Remix [EP]    Freedom

If you’re in town and don’t want to upset your special someone around Valentine’s Day, take her/him/they to Cecile McLorin Salvant’s concert at Kuumbwa Jazz – that’s Saturday, February 15th! There will be a 7:00 pm AND 9:00pm show.

Maybe I’ll see ya there!

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The Jazz Charts: First Week of February

Yo! February’s off to a lovely start – continuous rain and good Jazz! Although a staple for most at this time of the year, things are really heating up here at KZSC, see for yourself:

CHARTS:

1 KNEEBODY The Line Concord
2 JOHN ABERCROMBIE QUARTET 39 Steps ECM
3 BRIAN GEPHART Standing On Two Feet Origin
4 GHOST TRAIN ORCHESTRA Book Of Rhapsodies Accurate
5 MIKE JONES TRIO Plays Well With Others Capri
6 MULATU ASTATKE Mulatu Of Ethiopia Worthy
7 SCENES But Not Heard Origin
8 ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT Black Radio 2 Blue Note
9 CATHERINE RUSSELL Bring It Back Jazz Village
10 SERGIO GALVAO Phantom Fish Pimenta

ADDS:

1 ANTON SCHWARTZ Flash Mob Antonjazz
2 RUSS NOLAN Relentless Rhinoceruss
3 JOE SULLIVAN Whiskey Jack Waltz Perry Lake
4 DANILO PEREZ Panama 500 Mack Ave.
5 CAVA MENZIES AND NICK PHILLIPS Moment To MomentHave a great week!

 

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Jazzuary at it’s End – The Charts and Adds

Here’s what’s happening with Jazz at KZSC! There’s been tons of material dropping in lately, courtesy of all of our lovely promoters:

CHARTS:

1    BEATA PATER    Golden Lady    Self-Released
2    JOHN ABERCROMBIE QUARTET    39 Steps    ECM
3    MICHELLE ZANGARA    Songs Of Blue    MZRecords
4    CECILE MCLORIN SALVANT    WomanChild    Mack Ave.
5    CHARLES BOLES QUARTET    Blue Continuum    Detroit Music Factory
6    GEORGE COLLIGAN    The Endless Mysteries    Origin
7    CAROLYN LEE JONES    The Performer    Catnround
8    SERGIO GALVAO    Phantom Fish    Pimenta
9    CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA    Burstin Out    Origin
10    PINK MARTINI    Get Happy    Heinz

ADDS:

1    DONNA SINGER    Jazz In The Living Room    Emerald Bay
2    JOE SULLIVAN    Whiskey Jack Waltz    Perry Lake
3    CORY WEEDS QUINTET    Let’s Go    Cellar Live
4    DEE BELL    Silva Bell Elation
5    JAKE HERTZOG    Throwback    Zoho

Make sure to catch the fabulous John Abercrombie Quartet at Kuumbwa Jazz in Santa Cruz Monday February 10th!