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Charts for February 20 - 26
February 27, 2015

Well, we've got all new number ones this week, with a few new names here and there! Take a look!

Jazz - Bill Frisell moves on up - and there's a few names returning to the top 5...



1    BILL FRISELL    Guitar In The Space Age!   (OKeh)
2    NIKKI YANOFSKY    Little Secret    (A440)
3    ANNIE LENNOX    Nostalgia    (Blue Note)
4    OATMEAL JAZZ COMBO    Whole Wheat Oats    (Self Released)
5    JAGA JAZZIST    '94-'14    (Ninja Tune)
6    AL MUIRHEAD    It's About Time    (Chronograph)
7    JAMES FARM    City Folk    (Nonesuch)
8    JEREMY PELT    Tales, Musings, And Other Reveries    (HighNote)
9    TOM HARRELL    Trip    (HighNote)
10    MICROSCOPIC SEPTET    Manhattan Moonrise    (Cuneiform)

World - A lot of movement on this chart this week, including Ireesh Lal regaining that top spot!



1    IREESH LAL    Ethnotronica    (Self-Released)
2    TERRA GUITARRA    Firelight    (Arc)
3    REBEL TUMBAO    Rebel Tumbao    (Sacred Rhythm)
4    FANTASMA    Eye Of The Sun [EP]    (Soundway)
5    INTENDED IMMIGRATION    Una Cartina    (Wooden Hat)
6    RED BARAAT    Gaadi Of Truth    (Sinj)
7    PAA KOW    Ask    (Self Released)
8    HORSEMAN    Dawn Of The Dread    (Mr. Bongo)
9    PARADISE BANGKOK MOLAM INTERNATIONAL BAND    21st Century Molam    (Studio Lam)
10    PERUQUOIS    The Original Essence    (Self-Released)

College - Our top 10 has a lot of new names!



1    STEVE EARLE    Terraplane    (New West)
2    WHITEHORSE    Leave No Bridge Unburned    (Six Shooter)
3    PUNCH BROTHERS    "I Blew It Off" [Single]    (Nonesuch)
4    VESPERS    Sisters And Brothers    (Tone Tree-Black Suit)
5    KUZIN    Cavity    (Self-Released)
6    BELLE AND SEBASTIAN    Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance    (Matador)
7    DENGUE FEVER    The Deepest Lake    (Tuk Tuk)
8    RYAN BINGHAM    Fear And Saturday Night    (Axster Bingham)
9    BRANDI CARLILE    The Firewatcher's Daughter    (ATO)
10    COMPUTER MAGIC    Dreams Of Better Days [EP]    (Self-Released)

Roots - A lot of new names here, and the Mavericks take over this week!



1     THE MAVERICKS     Mono     (Valory Music)
2     MIKE ZITO    Songs From the Road     (Ruf Records)
3     ALICE DI MICELE     Swim     (Alice Otter)
4     MICHAEL HARDIE     Real    (Worldhaus)
5     TIM FARRELL     Cascadia    (Self-Released)
6     THE ED PALERMO BIG BAND & ROB PAPAROZZI     Electric Butter     (Self-Released)
7     BRAD ABSHER & SWAMP ROYALE     Lucky Dog    (Montrose)
8     BRUCE KATZ BAND     Homecoming     (Self-Released)
9     D.A. FOSTER     The Real Thing    (Vizztone)
10     JOE FILISKO & ERIC NODEN      On The Move     (Roots Duo)

Keep it tuned to hear who will make the charts next week!

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Steve Earle & The Dukes
February 24, 2015

One of the newest additions to the top of our charts is Steve Earle & The Dukes. Terraplane, out on New West Records, has quickly become a station favorite, and has been played across several different types of shows. Here's a video of a porch recording of "You're the Best Lover That I Ever Had."



Keep listening to KAFM to listen to this and other songs off of the new album!  
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New Releases - February 23
February 23, 2015

We have a TON of new music this week! Here's a sample of what we're spinning:

Lilly Hiatt - Royal Blue (Normaltown) - Rock



2Cellos - Celloverse (Sony Classics Entertainment) - Classical/Jazz/Pop



Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear (Sub Pop) - Alternative

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Charts for February 13 - 19
February 20, 2015

Brand new charts this week! A couple of returns to #1, though...

Jazz - James Farm moves on up - knocking down Nikki Yanofsky even more, as well as Larry Corban...



1    JAMES FARM    City Folk    (Nonesuch)
2    BILL FRISELL    Guitar In The Space Age!    (OKeh)
3    2CELLOS    Celloverse    (Sony)
4    ANNIE LENNOX    Nostalgia    (Blue Note)
5    HANK MARVIN    Django's Castle    (Mtm Music Pty)
6    NIKKI YANOFSKY    Little Secret    (A440)
7    JACOB FRED JAZZ ODYSSEY    Worker    (Royal Potato Family)
8    JAGA JAZZIST    '94-'14    (Ninja Tune)
9    LARRY CORBAN AND THE APERTURISTIC TRIO    The Corbanator    (Nabroc)
10    CONNIE EVINGSON    All The Cats Join In    (Minnehaha)

World - There is some noticeable movement in this chart, but Intended Immigration holds on to that top spot!



1    INTENDED IMMIGRATION    Una Cartina    (Wooden Hat)
2    REBEL TUMBAO    Rebel Tumbao    (Sacred Rhythm)
3    RED BARAAT    Gaadi Of Truth    (Sinj)
4    TERRA GUITARRA    Firelight    (ARC)
5    IREESH LAL    Ethnotronica    (Self-Released)
6    PAA KOW    Ask    (Self-Released)
7    HORSEMAN    Dawn Of The Dread    (Mr. Bongo)
8    HOSSAM RAMZY    Sabla Tolo 4    (Arc Music)
9    PARADISE BANGKOK MOLAM INTERNATIONAL BAND    21st Century Molam    (Studio Lam)
10    FANTASMA    Eye Of The Sun [EP]    (Soundway)

College - A few debuts, and a few familiar names here:



1    JD MCPHERSON    Let The Good Times Roll    (Rounder)
2    STEVE EARLE    Terraplane    (New West)
3    DECEMBERISTS    What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World    (Capitol)
4    TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT    The Temperance Movement    (Concord-Earache)
5    BELLE AND SEBASTIAN    Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance    (Matador)
6    NATIONAL PARKS    Young    (Self-Released)
7    RYAN BINGHAM    Fear And Saturday Night    (Axster Bingham)
8    ZELLA DAY    Zella Day    (Pinetop-B3SCI)
9    PARQUET COURTS    Content Nausea    (What's Your Rupture?)
10    MARIACHI EL BRONX    Mariachi El Bronx (III)    (ATO)

Roots - There are quite a few new names popping up this week - a new #1, too!



1     TAS CRU    You Keep the Money    (Crustee Tees)
2     THE MAVERICKS     Mono    (Valory Music)
3     ERIC NODEN & JOE FALISKO    On the Move    (Roots Duo)
4     DA FOSTER    The Real Thing    (Vizztone)
5     GALLOWAY & KELLIHER    Wild Dogs    (Lakehouse)
6     SMOKIN' JOE KUBEK & BNOIS KING    Fat Man's Shine Parlor     (Blind Pig)
7     ROLY PLATT     Inside Out    (Self-Released)
8     THE GET RIGHT BAND     Bass Angel Treble Angel    (Self-Released)
9     BALKUN BROTHERS     Redrova    (Self-Released)
10     JEFF CHAZ     Chronicles     (JCP Records)

A lot of great new music keeps coming in! Stay tuned for more!
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Jose Gonzalez - Leaf Off / The Cave
February 17, 2015

We have Jose Gonzalez's newest album, Vestiges and Claws (Mute) as one of our New Releases this week, and our MD can't get enough of it. Here's the first single off the album!


 
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