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.

The new CD, BrotherLee Love by New York based Trumpeter, Terell Stafford  is a celebration of trumpet titan, Lee Morgan.   You can hear cuts from the disc on Jazz 91.9 WCLK at various times, in particular, during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.   This record features Stafford leading a quintet that includes:   Saxophonist, Tim Warfield;  Pianist, Bruce Barth;  Bassist, Peter Washington;  and, Drummer, Dana Hall.

Australian Keyboardist, Phil Turcio has a great new record out:  Signals.  Signals features Turcio's Quartet: Craig Newman on bass, Will Kennedy on drums and Gary Meek on sax.  This collection of seven songs will put you in the mind of some of the glory days of Windham Hill or Pat Metheny.  The record showcases lots of space and spacy keys and horn parts in interplay. You can hear cuts off of Signals on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, particularly during Serenade To The City, Monday - Fridays, 10:00 p.m until 2:00 a.m.

New St. Germain!

Dec 3, 2015

Ludovic Navarre is St. Germain, one of modern music's great mixers of sound, creating dance and Jazz tracks that have enthralled listeners since 1995. Self titled release St. Germain is the first release since Tourist in 2000.  Jazz 91.9 WCLK has always played St. Germain as part of our mix, and we're happy to feature tracks from St. Germain, which includes a heavy dose of Sub-Saharan African stylings. Listen for it on Serenade To The City, Monday-Fridays from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 am.

Emmy Award-Winning Composer Laura Karpman uses Langston Hughes' epic 1961 poem Ask Your Mama as the theme on Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods For Jazz. She uses a contemporary who's who of vocalists and instrumentalists to weave different genres together in a tour de force dedicated to this protean poet, social activist, novelist and playwright.

Bob James, Nathan East and The New Cool

Nov 16, 2015

Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Program Director, Aaron Cohen is adding cuts from The New Cool, featuring Bob James and Nathan East.  James and East were most recently seen onstage at the Jazz 91.9 Fall Benefit Concert on November 12  as one half of the super group, Fourplay.   The New Cool is perfect for that late night vibe, and harkens back to the classic Jazz modal period, which was marked by classics from Miles Davis and others in the late 1950s.

Bob Mintzer Big Band

Oct 6, 2015
MCG Jazz Records

Most of us are used to hearing Bob Mintzer playing sax with the group the YellowJackets.   MCG Jazz Records has just released something new from the Bob Mintzer Big Band titled 'Get Up!'.   I really like this record!   Bob covered the song I Thank You by David Porter & Isaac Hayes, with Scott Wendholt on trumpet and he does a fabulous job.    Bob also covered one of my favorites from Sly Stone with Sing A Simple Song featuring the great Ray Obiedo on guitar.

New Jazz Music On WCLK Lee Ritenour- A Twist Of Rit

Sep 21, 2015

Guitarist Lee Ritenour has a new release on Concord Records titled A Twist Of Rit. Lee has assembled a Who's Who of jazz musicans for this record with the likes of Patrice Rushen, Ernie Watts,David T. Walker, Dave Grusin, Dave Weckl, Makoto Ozone, Wah Wah Watson and Paulihno Da Costa just to name a few. WCLK is currently playing several tracks, Wild Rice, Ooh Yeah, Countdown and the title track A Twist Of Rit. Check out Ernie Watts on the title track! Love his work... This is another great jazz selection that should be included in your jazz collection.

Blue Note recording artist Terence Blanchard and the E-Collective's new release is titled Breathless. The very first cut sets the tone for the groups masterful work,  Terence opens with Compared To What, the Les McCann & Eddie Harris classic and vocalist PJ Morton adds a soulful touch to the lyrics. I love this band. The E-Collective features Oscar Seaton on drums, Donald Ramsey on bass, Fabian Almazan on keyboards and Charles Altura on guitar. Terence's offering of Talk To Me featuring Dr. Cornell West, speaks to the times we live in today.

New Music On WCLK From Dee Dee Bridgewater

Aug 24, 2015

Dee Dee Bridgewater's new release on Okeh is titled Dee Dee's Feathers and she has teamed up with one of my favorite New Orleans trumpeters, Irvin Mayfield & The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. The record is a wonderful combination of Dee Dee's voice on top of that awesome New Orleans sound. Listen to WCLK and you will hear a wonderful arrangement of Saint James Infirmary, Big Chief- featuring Dr. John, Come Sunday, Congo Square and the Treme song/Do Whatcha Wanna. This is another great work of art that is a must for anyone's jazz collection.

New Jazz Music On WCLK

Aug 18, 2015

Larry Carlton and David T. Walker get together for the very first time and share the stage live at the Billboard in Tokyo. Larry has done an excellant job on this live recording and I'm glad he had the wisdom to add David T. Walker to the band. It's been five years since we've heard from David T. Walker and his playing on this record is impeccable! WCLK is playing several tracks from this new release. Burnable, 10pm, and Nite Crawler can be heard daily on WCLK. For all of you Jazz lovers here is another CD that should be in your Jazz collection.

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