Aaron Cohen

New Music: Voyage Home By Chris Rogers

Jan 19, 2017

Jazz 91.9 WCLK will be featuring the the debut release on Art of Life Records by Trumpeter and Composer, Chris Rogers, Voyage Home.  It features the late Saxophonist Michael Brecker in one of his final studio sessions, Guitarist Steve Khan, Saxophonist Ted Nash, Pianist Xavier Davis, Bassist Jay Anderson, Drummer Steve Johns, Saxophonist Roger Rosenberg, Trombonist Art Baron, Keyboardist Mark Falchook, Percussionist Willie Martinez and a digital sample of the late Trombonist, Barry Rogers.  Rogers is the son of the late Trombonist Barry Rogers.

New Music: Countdown By Paul Taylor

Jan 14, 2017

Saxophonist Paul Taylor has been one of the players defining Contemporary Jazz since his first record On The Horn in 1995.  On his new release on Peak Records/eOne, Countdown, he plays across a number of genres, including Dance Pop/EDM, trancelike Neo-Soul, Electronica, Folksy Lite Rock, Reggaeton, even a touch of Blues. You can hear cuts from Countdown 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.

More about Paul Taylor here.

New Music: A Place In Time By Wallace Roney

Jan 4, 2017

Trumpeter Wallace Roney studied his instrument with Dizzie Gillespie and Clark Terry, before studying with Miles Davis for the last six years of Miles' life. On his new release A Place In Time on High Note, Roney moves beyond his history while maintaining a style that will leave you remembering the great players that came before him. He's joined on this record by Patrice Rushen, Gary Bartz, Ben Solomon, Buster Williams and Lenny White.

Holiday Music On WCLK: Kurt Elling Sings Christmas

Dec 12, 2016
Okeh Records

Kurt Elling is one of the very best Jazz vocalists of his generation, and you've heard his songs on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK since he began recording for Blue Note 20 years ago. He has now released Kurt Elling Sings Christmas on Okeh Records. These songs lean heavily on spiritual favorites we can all remember from childhood.  You can hear cuts from Kurt Elling Sings Christmas throughout the day on WCLK between now the rest of the year in particular during Serenade To The City, Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

Eidolon

Soulful Swedish Vocalist, Andreas Aleman brings Christmas Music to Jazz 91.9 WCLK along the lines of classic Otis Redding, Lou Rawls or Michael McDonald. We're playing cuts from his record Home For Christmas on Eidolon Records to help get you into the holiday mood in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

On Nov 24th, 1980, Dizzy Gillespie invited 5 jazz legends - Milt Jackson, James Moody, Hank Jones, Ray Brown, & Philly Joe Jones - to join him onstage in Montreal to play a tribute to the legendary Charlie Parker. A limited quantity bootleg LP of the concert soon appeared and then disappeared from the marketplace and the tapes lay dormant for over 30 years. The pristinely restored “Concert of the Century” is now available on as part of the Justin Time Essentials Collection.

While not the best known of the Marsalis brothers, Delfeayo Marsalis is an NEA Jazz Master who has made his name as a band leader and trombonist with technical chops and creative musical instincts. On his new release on Troubadour Jass, Make America Great Again, he assembles his Uptown Jazz Orchestra for a wide-ranging effort that sounds both modern but also makes a nod to the great New Orleans jazz traditions of the past.

New Music: A Salute To Strayhorn By Planet D Nonet

Nov 18, 2016

Planet D Nonet, or PD9, bill themselves as 'Detroit's down and dirty swing band. They specialize in Swing, Blues and space age interpretations of great American Classic Jazz. On their latest release on Detroit Music Factory, A Salute To Strayhorn, they feature musical selections associated with the Composer, Lyricist, Arranger and Pianist, Billy Strayhorn.  Srayhorn is best known for his celebrated musical collaborations with Duke Ellington.

New Music: This is Soul By Doc Powell

Oct 31, 2016

Doc Powell is a guitarist who has established a playing sound of his own as well as chops as a composer in a career stretching over 25 years.  Powell has worked with such diverse musicians like Wilson Pickett, Kirk Franklin, Luther Vandross, Prince and Patrice Rushen. His latest release on DPR Music Group, This Is Soul, features eleven tasty Smooth Jazz guitar cuts. You can hear songs from This Is Soul on Jazz 91.9 WCLK at various times, including during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

New Music + Video: Day Breaks By Norah Jones

Oct 24, 2016

Day Breaks is Norah Jones' sixth record for Blue Note, including her breakout Come Away With Me in 2002.  Day Breaks is filled with torch songs and slow, jazzy textures that make her sound seductive, cool and unique. We're playing cuts from Break Away on Jazz 91.9 WCLK at various times, including during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.  Listen for her covers of Horace Silver's Peace and Duke Ellington's Fleurette Africane(African Flower).

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