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Charts for May 17-23
May 23, 2014

We have all new charts this week! All new number ones!

Jazz - Almost all new names, with a few familiar ones thrown in.



1. Catherine Russell - Bring It Back (Jazz Village)
2. Lalama Brothers - Erie Avenue (Lalama)
3. Fat Babies - 18th and Racine (Delmark)
4. David "Fathead" Newman - Cellar Groove (Cellar Live)
5. Triology - Triology (Cellar Live)
6. Regina Carter - Southern Comfort (Masterworks)
7. Mike Allen Quartet - Panorama (Cellar Live)
8. Roosevelt Dime - Full Head of Steam (Self)
9. Rebekah Bell - To Watch Over Me (Self)
10. Mark Egan - About Now (Wavetone)

World - Ziggy Marley can't be stopped, but there are some titles catching up...


1. Ziggy Marley - Fly Rasta (Tuff Gong)
2. Pacifika - Amor [more...]

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Charts May 9 - 16
May 16, 2014

Our new charts! Keep tuning in!

Jazz - Pretty similar to last week, Pete Mills is still on top!



1. Pete Mills - Sweet Shadow (Cellar Live)
2. Motet - The Motet (Motet)
3. Mike Ferro - Django By Ferro (Self)
4. Roosevelt Dime - Full Head of Steam (Self)
5. Catherine Russell - Bring It Back (Jazz Village)
6. Tim Warfield - Inspire Me! (Herb Harris)
7. Pat Metheny Unity Group - Kin (Nonesuch)
8. Monty Alexander - Harlem Kingston Express Vol. 2: The River Rolls On (Motema)
9. Lenny Marcus Trio - Second Set (Self)
10. Rebekah Bell - To Watch Over Me (Self)

World - Ziggy Marley and Thievery Corporation still dominate the World Charts, but there are a few new names...



1. Ziggy Marley [more...]
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Charts for May 3 - May 9
May 9, 2014

We're going to start showing our top ten here on our blog! Enjoy! This week has all new number ones, and a TON of new names!

Jazz - All new top ten, with Pete Mills moving up into the top spot!



1. Pete Mills - Sweet Shadow (Cellar Live)
2. Motet - The Motet (Motet)
3. Mike Ferro - Django By Ferro (Self)
4. Roosevelt Dime - Full Head of Steam (Self)
5. Catherine Russell - Bring It Back (Jazz Village)
6. Tim Warfield - Inspire Me! (Herb Harris)
7. Pat Metheny Unity Group - Kin (Nonesuch)
8. Monty Alexander - Harlem Kingston Express Vol. 2: The River Rolls On (Motema)
9. Lenny Marcus Trio - Second Set (Self)
10. Rebekah Bell - To Watch Over Me (Self)

World - Ziggy Marley takes over the top spot while [more...]
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Charts for April 26-May 2
May 2, 2014

All new charts - and a ton of new names!

Jazz - New top five all over!



1. Helen Sung - Anthem For a New Day (Concord)
2. Pete Mills - Sweet Shadow (Cellar Live)
3. Mike Ferro - Django by Ferro (Self)
4. Stanton Moore - Conversations (Royal Potato Family)
5. Tim Warfield - Inspire Me! (Herb Harris)

World - Thievery Corporation takes the top spot again, but there are a few new names...



1. Thievery Corporation - Saudade (ESL)
2. Sousou & Maher Cissoko - Africa Moo Baalu (ARC)
3. Techung - Lam Le Che-On the Road (ARC)
4. Ziggy Marley - Fly Rasta (Tuff Gong)
5. Rodrigo Y Gabriela - 9 Dead Alive (ATO)

College - Completely new top 5, complete with a new [more...]
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Charts for April 19-25
April 25, 2014

We're back! After a week hiatus for our Spring Member Drive, the charts are back up and running.

Thanks to everyone who supported us!

Jazz - We've got some brand new titles up for Jazz, but the one spot goes back to...



1. David "Fathead" Newman - Cellar Groove (Cellar Live)
2. Amy Cervini - Jazz Country (Anzic)
3. Mike Ferro - Django by Ferro (Denwa Jazz)
4. Stanton Moore - Conversations (Royal Potato Family)
5. Tim Warfield - Inspire Me! (Her Harris)

World - A few new names, and a whole lotta Bossa!



1. Thievery Corporation - Saudade (ESL)
2. Damien Jurado - Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son (Secretly Canadian)
3. Ziggy Marley - Fly Rasta (Tuff Gong)
4. Sine Qua Non - Simple [more...]
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Charts for March 29-April 4
April 4, 2014

It's a new month! And our charts are changing up, too!!

Jazz - Some new names getting in there, as well as a new number one - from Colorado!



1. 7 on 7 - Back When it Was Fun (Self)
2. Pete Mills - Sweet Shadow (Cellar Live)
3. David "Fathead" Newman - Cellar Groove (Cellar Live)
4. B.D. Lenz - Ready or Not (Jade Buddah)
5. Jane Ira Bloom - Sixteen Sunsets (Outline)

World - New number one, that just came out this week!



1. Thievery Corporation - Saudade (ESL)
2. Spiritual Rez - Apocalypse Whenever (Self)
3. Bossacucanova - Our Kind of Bossa (Six Degrees)
4. Tinariwen - Emmar (Anti-)
5. Sousou and Maher Cissoko - Africa Moo Baalu (Arc)

College - What's this? No [more...]
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Leon Russell - Life Journey
March 31, 2014



Leon Russell's brand spankin' new album drops tomorrow! Here's what Peggy from Tied to the Tracks has to say about it:

" Legendary singer, pianist, & songwriter celebrates his musical life journey with 2 new songs and covers from 10 other writers, infusing them with his very own style. His signature gravely voice is backed up by a great band which includes, but not limited to, Robben Ford."

Tune in to KAFM to hear "Life Journey!"
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Charts for March 22-28
March 28, 2014

March has had a lot of new names... A lot of good music coming out this month!

Jazz -  Not much different here, actually...



1. David "Fathead" Newman & The Tilden Webb Trio - "Cellar Groove" (Cellar Live)
2. Ira Sullivan Presents the Jim Holman Trio - "Blue Skies" (Delmark)
3. Gregory Porter - "Liquid Spirit" (Blue Note)
4. B.D. Lenz - "Ready Or Not" (Jade Buddah)
5. Magic Sam - "Live at the Avant Garde" (Delmark)

World - No new names, but a new number one!



1. Bossacucanova - Our Kind of Bossa (Six Degrees Records)
2. Tinariwen - Emmaar (Anti-)
3. Rokia Traore- Beautiful Africa (Nonesuch)
4. Beats Antique - A Thousand Faces, Act I (Beats Antique)
5. P-Nuckle - The System (Self)

College - [more...]
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Charts for March 15-21
March 21, 2014

Our charts are completely new this week - all around! Perfect for the change of seasons...

Jazz - All new top 5 - which includes our new number 1!



1. David "Fathead" Newman & The Tilden Webb Trio - "Cellar Groove" (Cellar Live)
2. Ira Sullivan Presents the Jim Holman Trio - "Blue Skies" (Delmark)
3. Gregory Porter - "Liquid Spirit" (Blue Note)
4. B.D. Lenz - "Ready Or Not" (Jade Buddah)
5. Magic Sam - "Live at the Avant Garde" (Delmark)

World - Still very Reggae dominated, but all new stuff.



1. Eek-A-Mouse - "Eek-Ology" (VP)
2. Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba - "Jama Ko" (Out Here)
3. Tinariwen - "Emmaar" (Anti)
4. Spiritual Rez - "Apocalypse Whenever" (Self)
5. P-Nuckle -  "The System" (Self)

College [more...]
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Bang on the Ear
March 17, 2014



Bang on The Ear comes recommended from Suzi Creme Cheeze - from Cry of the Celts! This Canadian group combines traditional Irish music with Folk, Rock and Country! 

Happy St. Patrick's Day, from the Music Department at KAFM!
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Charts for March 8 - 14
March 14, 2014

New week, new charts!

Jazz - A lot of similar names, but a new Top Spot!



1. Phil Woods and the Festival Orchestra - "New Celebration" (Chiaroscuro)
2. Rene Marie - "I Wanna Be Evil: With Love To Eartha Kitt" (Motema)
3. Pete Mills - "Sweet Shadow" (Cellar Live)
4. 7 on 7  - "Back When It Was Fun" (Artist Alliance)
5. Cory Weeds Quintent - "Let's Go" (Cellar Live)

World - Katchafire is still on top, but some new names made the list!



1. Katchafire - "Best So Far" (VP)
2. Beats Antique - "A Thousand Faces, Act I" (Beats Antique)
3. Dom La Nena - "Golondrina" (Six Degrees)
4. Rokia Traore - "Beautiful Africa" (Nonesuch)
5. P-Nuckle - "The System" (Self)

College - All new [more...]
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The Music Bureau Recommends...
February 2, 2014

Lance Recommends:
Temple Sun Structures (Fat Possum Records)

"What was old is new again, perhaps better. Stellar debut release by British quartet takes 60's psychedelia and makes it their own. Cited by Noel Gallagher of Oasis as the best new band in Britain. I have to enthusiastically agree."

 
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