Ahmad Jamal is one of jazz music's great innovators going back to the days of Miles and 'Trane. But don't lose sight of the fact that his current record Saturday Morning: La Buissonne Studio Sessions sounds as contemporary as any release you can name. This record features a razor sharp quartet playing bass, drums and percussion along with Ahmad on keys that played on Jamal's last record Blue Moon.
Afemo and Elisabeth Omilami stopped by WCLK Saturday morning for WCLK Community Focus to talk about Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless' annual Thanksgiving Celebration coming up Saturday, November 28 from 10a-3p at the Georgia World Congress Center.
The group expects to feed over 20,000 homeless individuals and families that day, as well as provide additional services.
If you would like to help Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless, click here to help.
WCLK has just added the new release from Hiroshima called J-Town Beat. The group, led by Dan Kuramoto, continues to make their own East Meets West contemporary jazz.
From the band's website:
STORIES BEHIND THE SONGS-- J-TOWN BEAT
We generally like to start a new CD with a concept. Some notion, vibe, title that creates a ‘through line’ through the project. J-Town Beat, was really a concept conceived by our friend, Duane Ebata. He was the driving force of the Japan America Theater in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo (J-Town) until his tragic passing from cancer.
Stay outta that traffic jam and swing by Atlanta's High Museum for the latest edition of Friday Jazz At The High. This month's event features the Steve Dancz Sextet and your emcee Jamal Ahmad. You can stroll current exhibits in the Wieland Pavillion Galleries and get your live jazz on at the same time.
Anderson shares his "musical memoir" of growing up in 1960s Chicago with a live version of his Sweet Chicago Suite at the Newport Jazz Festival. His scaled-down Pocket Brass Band aims to sound like a full-sized jazz marching band. Dee Dee Bridgewater is your host for NPR's JazzSet, Sunday at 7pm on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Atlanta's Jazz Station.
For more information about JazzSet or to listen on demand, click here.
The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus has you covered on Saturday. Join us at 7a for a special live interactive edition of the program featuring your questions about the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Everyone has new rights and responsibilities when it comes to your health insurance, and we're now in the first open enrollment period under ACA.
Joining Kiplyn will be joined in the discussion by Enroll America's Dante McKay, Monica Ponder with the Fulton-Dekalb Hospital Authority, and Dr. Juan Merayo on behalf of LifeSouth Community Blood Centers.
Najee's latest release is entitled The Morning After. WCLK has brought his music to you from the very beginning. We've literally brought him to Atlanta as well, as he opened our benefit concert featuring George Duke a while back.
WCLK is playing Champs Elysees and San Tropez from the new record, as well as Shinjuku, which is Najee's memorial for his old friend and collaborator George Duke.
Atlanta’s BronzeLens Film Festival is back with five days of interactive programming designed to empower, entertain and educate attendees. This year’s theme "Atlanta: Film Capitol of the South" features an array of expert panelists, workshops, domestic and international film screenings Nov. 6-10, 2013.
Here is a brief rundown of this year’s activities:
Thank You Jazz Lovers and WCLK Members! Thanks to everyone who made a pledge of support during the station's Fall Membership Campaign. By making your contributions to keep Jazz Public Radio alive in Atlanta you have helped sustain everyone you hear each day, from Morris In The Morning or Riva Blue to Dee Dee Bridgewater, Tavis Smiley, The Local Take. You turn us on and offer your support for the best jazz music morning noon and night.
JOIN US! The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is going LOCAL and bringing healthcare information to the community at the WCLK Local Take Community Health Forum sponsored by The Fulton DeKalb Hospital Authority, LifeSouth Blood Centers and North DeKalb Mall.