Aaron Cohen

New Music: Najee Poetry In Motion

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Great news for Contemporary Jazz lovers as Najee has a new record out on Shanachie Entertainment, Poetry In Motion. This release includes guests including Will Downing, Maysa, Incognito, Eric Roberson and Phil Perry among others. You can hear cuts from Poetry In Motion at various times on WCLK, particularly during Serenade To The City, Monday-Fridays overnight 10pm-2am.

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.

Chuck Loeb, a versatile guitarist, composer and producer best known for his associations with Stan Getz, Steps Ahead and Fourplay, died at 9:00 p.m. on July 31, according to his family.  Loeb, whose compositions have been recorded by a wide variety of artists  was 61 years old.   He had suffered from cancer for several years.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK  listeners and Atlanta Jazz fans know Chuck well.  He has been through the WCLK studios on numerous times.  The Jazz 91.9 WCLK 2015 Fall Benefit Concert  featured Fourplay with Loeb on the guitar #RIP.

Join us on the air and online Saturday at noon and again at 9pm for a special program, featuring Loeb’s final Atlanta appearance as part of the Suite Jazz Series.

New Music: Paris In The Rain By Sarah McKenzie

Jul 17, 2017

Australian Singer, Pianist, Composer and Arranger, Sarah McKenzie has a strong sophmore record out on Impulse called Paris In The Spring.  Produced by Brian Bacchus - who Jazz 91.9 WCLK listeners know from his work with Norah Jones, Lizz Wright and Gregory Porter -  Paris In The Spring features Jazz classics including:   Tea For Two and Jobim's Triste, as well as her own original compositions.   You can hear songs from Sarah McKenzie at various times on WCLK in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. 

New Music: Color Theory By Josh Lawrence

Jul 9, 2017

Philadelphia's Josh Lawrence is one of Jazz music's pre-eminent young composers, leading the Fresh Cut Orchestra and gigging in smaller combos at Jazz clubs throughout the world.  On his new release Color Theory (on Posi-Tone Records), he plays with a smaller combo that includes:   Keyboardist Adam Faulk; Pianist Orrin Evans; Alto Saxophonist Caleb Curtis; and, Lawrence on trumpet.   The songs are original compositions by Lawrence and reflect the moods of various colors while expressing the finest in Straight-Ahead modern Jazz.  You can hear cuts from Color Theory at various times on Jazz 91.9 WCLK and WCLK HD2 in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. 

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