Saxophonist Chico Freeman and Guitarist George Freeman have never recorded together before All In The Family, released on the Chicago-based Southport, an independent label out of Sparrow Sound Design Recording Studios.
This is traditional acoustic jazz with George's signature electric jazz guitar and vintage amp, featuring all original compositions that remind many of us here at WCLK of everything from Getz to Hancock to Montgomery, while remaining wholly new.
Offering features the music of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson as interpreted by vocalist and composer Charenee Wade. Artists appearing on Offering include Christian McBride, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Lakecia Benjamin, Stefon Harris, Marcus Miller. WCLK PD Aaron Cohen will be featuring this record throughout the day on WCLK and particularly during Serenade To The City overnight weeknights, as the music and messages passed on by Gil Scott-Heron in the 1960s and 1970s resonate all to loudly in 2015.
Arranger and Composer Maria Schneider is back with her orchestra and her first release in eight years. The Thompson Fields reflects the power of nature and art to create moods that transport the listener. WCLK's Aaron Cohen has added cuts from The Thompson Fields overnight on WCLK during Serenade To The City.
Tenor Saxophonist Kamasi Washington's new release Epic is just that, a three-cd set of music that ranges from Debussy to Cherokee and back again, featuring his band Next Step, an orchestra, and a choir. You can hear this great new release throughout the day on WCLK, specifically his re-interpretation of the jazz standard Cherokee, featuring vocals from Patrice Quinn. WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is playing this one a lot overnight on Serenade To The City.
Back 2 Love marks Grammy Award Winning Vocalist Maysa Leak's 20th year as a solo artist. Maysa calls the new release "the perfect summer record." WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is adding it to WCLK at various times throughout the day, including during Serenade To The City Mon-Fri 10p-2a.
You can purchase Back 2 Love via Amazon on the link below and a portion of the proceeds will go to the continued non-commercial operation of 91.9 WCLK, Atlanta's Jazz Station. Thanks.
Terence Blanchard, jazz trumpeter, bandleader and composer is out Breathless on Blue Note Records. According to Blue Note PR, ...with his new quintet, The E-Collective, Blanchard journeys into an exciting zone of grooved fusion teeming with funk, R&B and blues colors. The album is a statement piece with the title referencing “I can’t breathe,” the words of Eric Garner that have since echoed across the country in protest of discrimination.
At WCLK we know bass. That's why bass players from Stanley Clarke to Bob Cranshaw to Marcus Miller have dropped by the station over the years. It's also why WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is playing Coming of Age, the new release from Ben Williams, on Serenade To The City late nights and also throughout the day on the station. Who has Ben Williams played with over the years?
Many listeners and members have noticed WCLK's Mainstream HD 2 feed recently. You can hear it on 91.9-2 on HD Radio, and you can access it by clicking on the Listen Live button at the top of this page and choosing the Mainstream Jazz. This channel, curated by WCLK Program Director Aaron Cohen, features such legacy artists as John Coltrane, Tony Williams, Herbie Hancock and others, playing songs that stretch out and give jazz aficionados pure joy.
Do you dig Latin Jazz like we do at WCLK? Drummer and composer Dafnis Prieto has an album out with his sextet, Triangles and Circles. You can expect to hear it on Jazz Tones with Jay Edwards Saturday afternoons 2p-6p, and Program Director Aaron Cohen will also be giving it a few spins throughout the week on WCLK.
You can purchase Triangles and Circles from Amazon at the link below and a portion of the proceeds will support the continued non-commercial operation of WCLK. Gracias.
Vocalist Eliane Elias has a multi-decade career as a producer, lyricist, vocalist, pianist, arranger, composer and artist. On Made In Brazil she returns to the music of her birthplace. WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is currently playing her arrangement of Jobim's Waters of March featuring ATL favorite Take Six. You can hear it throughout the day on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, especially late nights on Serenade To The City.