Serenade to the City

Weekdays from 10:00 PM until 2:00 AM
  • Hosted by Aaron Cohen

Serenade to the City with Aaron Cohen, weekdays from 10:00 PM until 2:00 AM with a mix of Contemporary, Classic and Mainstream Jazz.  Serenade to the City with Aaron Cohen weekdays from 10:00 PM until 2:00 AM.

Charles Lloyd is one of Modern Jazz's great surviving sax legends, along with Sonny Rollins, Pharoah Sanders and Wayne Shorter. Lloyd's New Quartet includes Jason Moran on keys, Rueben Rogers on bass, and Eric Harland on drums. Lloyds recent release on Blue Note, Passin' Thru, features six original Lloyd compositions going back to 1963. Fans of Straight Ahead Jazz on WCLK can hear cuts from Passin' Thru Monday-Friday overnights 10pm-2am on Serenade To The City, and also on Jazz Tones with Jay Edwards, Sunday afternoons 3pm-7pm.

New Music: Herb Alpert Music Volume 1

Aug 27, 2017

Herb Alpert has new music out on his own label, the third in a series of self produced records in recent years on which he plays and occasionally sings his favorite pieces from the Great American Songbook. Alpert played most of these sessions at his own studio with Producer and Keyboardist Jochem van der Saag and a basic Jazz acoustic trio that includes Brian Bromberg on bass on some cuts.  On Music Volume 1 there is no mistaking the timbre and tone of Alpert's horn, even as he celebrates his 83rd year. You can hear cuts from Music Volume 1 at various times during the day on Jazz 91.9 WCLK in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

New Music: Poetry In Motion By Najee

Aug 22, 2017

Great news for Contemporary Jazz lovers as Najee has a new record out on Shanachie Entertainment, Poetry In Motion. This release includes guests:  Will Downing, Maysa, Incognito, Eric Roberson and Phil Perry, among others.  You can hear cuts from Poetry In Motion at various times on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.   

Jazz 91.9 WCLK listeners know John Beasley well, as keyboardist on sides and tours with Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, George Duke, Marcus Miller and Stanley Clarke among others.  He's been through the station more than a time or two.  In recent years he has led a tight big band he calls the MONK'estra, playing and  arranging variations on songs from the master of variation himself Thelonius Monk.

Trane: The Atlantic Collection (VIDEO)

Aug 6, 2017

2017 has been a good year for John Coltrane fans.  First,  the John Scheinfeld film Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary revealed his life and music to new audiences (which WCLK screened May 2017 at Midtown Arts Cinemas as a member engagement activity).  Now, Rhino Records is re-releasing a number of Coltrane's Atlantic Records-era releases.

A complete box set preceded this compilation.   The set is a compelling collection that showcases some of Coltrane's most accessible music, recorded between 1959 and 1961, as he moved from legendary sideman to bandleader. You can hear cuts from Trane: The Atlantic Years at various times on Jazz 91.9 WCLK in  particular during Serenade To The City from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

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