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Close Enough For Jazz

Every Monday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Close Enough for Jazz is a speciality show that is all in, no jokes dedicated to showcasing the varying subgenres, styles, instruments, and communities that comprise the wonderful genre of jazz music. 


Listen to this week's playlist here!

Title Artist Album
Contigo en la Distancia José José Jose Jose (2)
Shostakovich: Tahiti Trot, Op. 16 (Orchestration of "Tea for Two") Vincent Youmans, Mariss Jansons, Philadelphia Orchestra Shostakovich: Symphony No 11 etc.
Cutting Branches For A Temporary Shelter - 2008 Digital Remaster Penguin Cafe Orchestra Penguin Café Orchestra
Avril 14th Aphex Twin Drukqs
Life On The Streets Gray Shades of...
No Compass Blank Dogs Under and Under
Heaven's On Fire The Radio Dept. Clinging To A Scheme
L Bright Frankie Broyles Slow Return
Crucify You The Depreciation Guild Spirit Youth
But Not Tonight Depeche Mode Black Celebration
Pitch The Baby Cocteau Twins Heaven Or Las Vegas (Remastered)
Scissor Man - 2001 Digital Remaster XTC Drums And Wires
Private Joy Prince Controversy
Drank, Kush, Barz (feat. Spinn) DJ Rashad Double Cup
Jazz (We've Got) A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory
Bound 2 Kanye West Yeezus
Side by Side Bladee, Thaiboy Digital Icedancer
Come Softly - For Daniel D. Grouper A I A: Alien Observer
Maple Trees Cascading Slopes Towards A Quaker View of Synthesizers
At Your Best (You Are Love) Frank Ocean Endless

Final KVRX Show. If you tuned in at any point over 3 years, thank you. It's been a pleasure, and I hope it's been a great journey for you too. 


Love you. See you and live long jazz cats. 

Title Artist Album
Moody's Mood for Love King Pleasure Golden Days
Love From The Sun Roy Ayers Destination Motherland: The Roy Ayers Anthology
Que Sera Clark Terry, Chico O'Farrill The Latin Jazz
Waltz Ga Kikoete Quasimode, Miyuki Hatakeyama Blue Note Beach Classics Presented By José Padilla
The Rain Eddie Gale Eddie Gale’s Ghetto Music
Nabu Corfa Dorothy Ashby Feeling Good
When The Clock Ticks - Feat. J. Sands Jazz Liberatorz Clin D'oeil
Peggy's Blue Skylight Steve Lacy, Mal Waldron Comminiqué
In A Silent Way Joe Zawinul, Lewis Hahn Zawinul
Lawra Tony Williams Play or Die
Playgirl BGM Otomo Yoshihide Otomo Yoshihide plays Takeo Yomishita
Pages Bill Dixon Considerations

powerful women in jazz

Title Artist Album
Organ Eternal Yazz Ahmed La Saboteuse
All The Things You Are Vi Redd Bird Call
It Never Entered My Mind: Higher and Higher: It Never Entered My Mind Patty Waters College Tour
O Barquinho Elis Regina Elis, Como E Porque
Dreamer of Dreams Matana Roberts Coin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee
Hakone Twilight Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko Akiyoshi Recital
Vinn vann sand Skrap, Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, Jenny Hval Antropocen
Diz Que Fui Por Ai Nara Leão Nara (1964)
Consolation Ingrid Jensen Here on Earth

compost records feature - downtempo, nu jazz, the works


Title Artist Album
Midnight Sun Cobblestone Jazz Future Sounds Of Jazz Vol. 14 (Compiled by Permanent Vacation [Benjamin Fröhlich & Tom Bioly])
Waltz For Goddess Soil & "Pimp" Sessions Freshly Composted 2 - Compost 250
Substream Kyoto Jazz Massive Substream
Song with Blue Roman Flügel Future Sounds Of Jazz Vol. 14 (Compiled by Permanent Vacation [Benjamin Fröhlich & Tom Bioly])
Supereruption Web Web Dance Of The Demons
Carajillo - Jazzanova Remix Trüby Trio, Jazzanova Compost Brazil 2014 Selecao - Sound of the Samba - Brazil Worldcup Edition - Compiled by Michael Reinboth
Galicia Trüby Trio Galicia / Donaueschingen
Chiffre Les Gammas Compost Jazz Selection Vol. 1 - See The Sun - Compost Jazz Affairs compiled & mixed by Rupert & Mennert
Poppen Voom Voom Poppen / Influenza

unconventional instruments

herbie hancock - vocoder

toots - harmonica

rufus harley - bagpipe

richard galliano - accordion 

michael rabinowitz - bassoon

shakti - sitar

lyle ritz - ukelele

red camp - clavichord

theon cross - euphonium

julius watkins - french horn

Title Artist Album
Spleen Richard Galliano Spleen
Come Running to Me Herbie Hancock Sunlight
Strutting With Some Barbecue Toots Thielemans Man Bites Harmonica
Gods and Goddesses Rufus Harley Re-Creation of the Gods
M. F. Richard Galliano Spleen
When Sonny Gets Blue Michael Rabinowitz Uncharted Waters
Get Down And Sruti Shakti, John McLaughlin Natural Elements
Linda Delia Julius Watkins Linda Delia / I Have Known
Solamente Una Vez (You Belong To My Heart) Lyle Ritz How About Uke
Ghost of a Chance Red Camp The New Clavichord
LDN's Burning Theon Cross Fyah

if you like pleasant scenery in album covers, the ecm label is for you


Title Artist Album
Bodas De Prata Charlie Haden, Jan Garbarek, Egberto Gismonti Folk Songs
Back-Woods Song John Abercrombie, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette Gateway
Crystal Silence Gary Burton, Chick Corea Crystal Silence
Smatter Kenny Wheeler, Keith Jarrett, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette Gnu High
Togo Don Cherry, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, Ed Blackwell Old And New Dreams
Song For Ché Paul Motian Tribute
Motility / The Child Is Gone Steve Kuhn, Steve Slagle, Harvie Swartz, Michael Smith Life's Backward Glances
Dream / Lost Song Azimuth Azimuth '85
Modern Gods Kit Downes, Tom Challenger Obsidian
Circles Paul Bley Ballads
Silent Lake John Surman, John Warren The Brass Project

Subbed by DJ Burns from Voices Catching Up - we heard DRMNGNOW interview. Full audio available on soundcloud

Title Artist Album
Indigenous Land ft. River Boy DRMNGNOW Indigenous Land (Single)
Ancestors ft. Kee'Ahn DRMNGNOW Ancestors (Single)

Choice picks from records I own or have listened to in record shops. Busy week, needed something quick, extra juicy episode coming next week. 

Listen to this week's playlist here!

Title Artist Album
Ladyfingers Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass Whipped Cream & Other Delights
Fruit Stand Onyx Collective Fruit Stand
Breaking The Hex Gnod Infinity Machines
Broken Movement LV Ancient Mechanisms
Jump and Reach LV, Tigran Hamasyan Ancient Mechanisms
Jujuman Gary Bartz I've Known Rivers And Other Bodies
Open Beauty The Don Ellis Orchestra Electric Bath
Luminous Monolith Sam Rivers Fuchsia Swing Song
Peaks Dictaphone Nacht EP
We're So Happy Medeski, Martin & Wood Friday Afternoon In The Universe

Jazz is a genre bred from political outcry. So, today's episode will highlight tunes used as tools for social change. 


Title Artist Album
Mississippi Goddam - Live In New York/1964 Nina Simone In Concert
Black, Brown and Beige: Part IV: Come Sunday Mahalia Jackson, Ray Nance, Duke Ellington Orchestra All that Jazz, Vol.3, Duke Ellington Meets Louis Armstrong: Black, Brown and Beige – Satchmo at Duke’s Place
Uhuru Sasa Gary Bartz Ntu Troop Harlem Bush Music - Uhuru
Silent Spring Liberation Music Orchestra Time / Life
Alma Vacía Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra The Offense of the Drum
Black Rhythm Happening - Remastered Eddie Gale Black Rhythm Happening
When There Is No Sun Sun Ra New Steps
Hope Don Cherry, Tommy Koverhult, Tommy Goldman, Maffy Falay, Tage Siven, Okay Temiz Organic Music Society
Black Fire - Remastered 2003/Rudy Van Gelder Edition Andrew Hill Black Fire

south african jazz.


ezra koenig is shaking in his boots. 


shoutout to dollar brand. 


Title Artist Album
Soweto Abdullah Ibrahim African Sunshine
Kwabulawayo The African Echoes The African Echoes
Emampondweni Batsumi Emampondweni
Before the Rain & After Winston Mankunku Ngozi Yakhal' Inkomo
La Guinee Guine Miriam Makeba A Promise
Soweto Abdullah Ibrahim Rough Guide to South African Jazz
Moniebah Dollar Brand, Archie Shepp Duet
Khawuyani-Khanyange Miriam Makeba Makeba Sings!
Kwabulawayo The African Echoes Rough Guide to South African Jazz
Emampondweni Batsumi Rough Guide to South African Jazz
Ntyilo Ntyilo Thandiswa Rough Guide to South African Jazz
Cosmic Ray The Jazz Epistles The Complete Recordings
Itumeleng Moses Taiwa Molelekwa Genes and Spirits
Blues for Afrika Bheki Mseleku, Marvin Smith, Michael Bowie, Steve Williamson Celebration

Valentine's day around the corner, a playlist to tell you how to feel. 


Statistical analyses were performed to create a playlist of love and heartbreak songs for maximal pleasure.



Title Artist Album
My One And Only Love Chick Corea, Malcolm Addey Now He Sings, Now He Sobs
Tu Eres Mi Coco Bobby Valentin Bad Breath
Insensatez Sylvia Telles Bossa, Balanço, Balada
What a Little Moonlight Can Do Cécile McLorin Salvant WomanChild
Love Song Bobby Hutcherson Montara
I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry Dexter Gordon Ballads
Laura Erroll Garner Serenade To "Laura"
I'm in the Market for You Archie Semple The Clarinet of Archie Semple
When Your Lover Has Gone Ben Webster, Oscar Peterson Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson
Everything Happens to Me Chet Baker Chet Baker Sings: It Could Happen To You [Original Jazz Classics Remasters] (OJC Remaster)
Dream Girl Luiz Bonfá, Sharon Hamilton, Lucien Wepper Latin Jazz Lounge
And I Love Her Sarah Vaughan Songs Of The Beatles
Where Were You? Roy Hargrove Quintet The Vibe
Somebody's In Love Sun Ra, Cosmic Rays Singles
Gentle Thoughts Herbie Hancock Secrets

nu jazz, it's fresh. dooweedooweedoo.  

Title Artist Album
Brown Paper Bag TOSHIO MATSUURA GROUP LOVEPLAYDANCE - 8 Scenes from the Floor
Yeti's Lament Berry Weight Music for Imaginary Movies
Ghaziya Mark de Clive-Lowe Church
Sura Dhafer Youssef Abu Nawas Rhapsody
Neumond inselhin Kammerflimmer Kollektief Cicadidae
No Jazz Hugo Kant I Don't Want to Be an Emperor
Behind The Eightball Xploding Plastix Amateur Girlfriends Go Proskirt Agents
Blue Balloons Blossom Blue Balloons/The Longest Journey
Cat People Cujo Adventures in Foam
Summon The Fire The Comet Is Coming Summon The Fire
34268 Nick Walters, The Paradox Ensemble Awakening

spiritual jazz

Title Artist Album
Black Land of the Nile Masequa Myers Spiritual Jazz 6: Vocals
Slow Change - Remastered Bobby Hutcherson Now!
Joyous Shabaka and the Ancestors, Shabaka Hutchings Wisdom of Elders
Ayo Ayo Nene Mor Thiam Spiritual Jazz - Esoteric, Modal + Deep Jazz From The Underground 1968-77
Dawn The Greg Foat Group Cityscapes / Landscapes
Earth Joe Henderson, Alice Coltrane, Skip Shimmin The Elements
Sweet Earth Flying - Pt. 1 Marion Brown Geechee Recollections / Sweet Earth Flying
Earth Blossom The John Betsch Society Earth Blossom
Freedom Excelsior John Tinsey Peace Chant
After The Rain Duke Pearson Sweet Honey Bee
A Understanding Eddie Gale Eddie Gale’s Ghetto Music

Releases from 2018 - it's a new ting

Title Artist Album
Broken Theme Kamaal Williams, Henry Wu The Return
DT pt.2 Kan Sano DT pt.2
What It Do Nate Smith Pocket Change
Align Àbáse, Wayne Snow Align
Sjećanja Za Pamćenje (Memories to Remember) Nobuki Takamen The Nobuki Takamen Trio
Rye Lane Shuffle Moses Boyd Displaced Diaspora
Simese Mansur Brown Shiroi
Kraksa EABS, Tenderlonious Kraksa / Svantetic
Albatross Mats Eilertsen, Harmen Fraanje, Thomas Strønen Albatross
Hold It Chris Potter, James Francies, Eric Harland Hold It
Axis Blue Moses Boyd Displaced Diaspora
Lya Yonathan Avishai Lya

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