Ambrose Akinmusire Does it Again

 Ambrose Akinmusire (ah-kin-moo-sir-ee)  and his new album The Imagined Savior is Far Easier to Paint really cooks! His second release on Blue Note records since his debut in 2011, Ambrose truly takes you on a auditory exhibition for over an…

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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: 1 KRIS BOWERS Heroes + Misfits Concord Jazz 2 ANTON SCHWARTZ…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Mid-Jazzuary Music Charts

Greetings! I hope your new year is off to a good roll, and I know we're all looking forward to the good things ahead! Speaking of, here's whats happening in the Jazz department at KZSC: CHARTS: 1    CECILE MCLORIN SALVANT   …

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End of 2013: Hot Jazz

I'd like to personally congratulate Northern California for surviving the Third Ice Age. Big cold front just passed through Santa Cruz, which made for ideal conditions to sit inside and listen to records all day. Here's what's happening in jazz…

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KZSC JAZZ – First of December

The new year is fast approaching! I can't believe that it's already December. Here's the adds and charts for this week at KZSC: CHARTS: 1    ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT    Black Radio 2    Blue Note 2    AHMAD JAMAL    Saturday Morning    JazzVillage 3   …

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Mid-November New Jazz Releases

What's happenin' in jazz?  Here it is: Top New Jazz Releases: 1    BEATA PATER    Golden Lady    Self-Released 2    ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT    Black Radio 2    Blue Note 3    BILL MAYS AND THE INVENTIONS TRIO    Life's A Movie    Chiaroscuro 4    DAVID SILLS  …

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New Jazz for September

Our jazz department at The Great 88 has received some great new music, especially the latest release from Derrick Hodge. Here's what's happening in early September: DERRICK HODGE Live Today (Blue Note) APERTURISTIC TRIO Truth And Actuality (Inner Circle) CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE TRIO…

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