Chicago-born, 27-year-old trumpet player Marquis Hill is establishing a solid jazz career at an early age. Just last week Hill won the 2014 Thelonious Monk International Trumpet Competition. His latest release, Modern Flows EP, Vol. 1, is WCLK PD Aaron Cohen's choice for new jazz music worth your listen. You can hear cuts from it throughout the day, particularly on Serenade To The City, 10p-2a Monday through Friday.
WCLK Program Director Aaron Cohen is enjoying the new Al Jarreau release My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke. He's playing it on Serenade To The City and you can hear it elsewhere throughout the day on Atlanta's Jazz Station.
WCLK PD Aaron Cohen has added Carmen Lundy's latest release on Afrasia Productions, a 13 song cycle of pure jazz vocal delight. Cohen feels that Lundy evokes the compelling emotional edge of the great Nancy Wilson. He's featuring Grateful throughout the day and especially on Serenade To The City, weeknights 10p-2a.
WCLK Program Director Aaron Cohen is playing the new release from legendary bassist Stanley Clarke, called Up. Up features a who's who of Clarke's favorite musicians, including guitarists Joe Walsh, Jimmy Herring and Paul Jackson, Jr.; drummers Stewart Copeland, Gerry Brown and John Robinson; keyboardist Greg Phillinganes; Phil Davis on synthesizer and keyboards; Chick Corea on acoustic piano; saxophonists Kamasi Washington, Doug Webb and Dan Higgins; vocalists Jessica Vautor, Natasha Agrama and Patrice Quinn; trumpeter Gary Grant and trombonist Andy Martin on horns; percussionist Lenny C
Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Brian Culbertson/Norman Brown WCLK 40th Anniversary Fall Benefit Concert at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is highlighting Culbertson's newest release Another Long Night Out. You can hear it throughout the day and on Serenade To The City, weeknights from 10p-2a on Atlanta's Jazz Station.
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WCLK PD Aaron Cohen has added the latest release from Chick Corea's Trio, featuring Christian McBride and Brian Blade. Listen for it overnight and on WCLK's Mainstream Jazz Stream.
From Chick Corea.com: Trilogy is a triple-CD set recorded live around the world with Chick’s spectacularly virtuosic trio featuring bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade. Christian and Brian are both star leaders in their own right (and previously the rhythmic backbone in Corea’s Five Peace Band).
Ann Hampton Callaway's new release From Sassy To Divine-The Sarah Vaughn Project, recorded live at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, is one of WCLK Program Director and Serenade To The City Host Aaron Cohen's favorite new releases. This homage to the late great Sarah Vaughn is a first rate set, featuring a small combo and an involved audience.
Listen for various takes on classic vocal tunes such A Night In Tunisia, Misty, Someone To Watch Over Me, and others.
Houston-born drummer extraordinaire Michael Carvin has played with a who's who of jazz greats, from Freddie Hubbard to Pharoah Sanders. His latest project features a razor-sharp quartet including Keith Loftis on tenor sax, pianist Yakoi Ikawa and Jansen Cinco. They play propulsive straight ahead versions of such jazz classics as Monk's In Walked Bud and Miles' So What. The Michael Carvin Experience is WCLK PD Aaron Cohen's pick of the week, and you will hear it at various times late night and overnight on Atlanta's Jazz Station on Serenade To The City.
Joshua Redman has worked his way from young lion to jazz master, one of the true saxophone innovators of 21st Century jazz music. On his latest release Trios Live, he meshes sax, bass and drums in vivid takes of everything from Kurt Weill's Moritat(Mack The Knife) to Monk's Trinkle Tinkle.
WCLK Program Director Aaron Cohen is airing out this release overnights on Serenade To The City on Atlanta's Jazz Station.
WCLK PD and Serenade To The City Host Aaron Cohen is adding cuts from the new release from Dr. John, an all star tribute to the music of Louis Armstrong. Trumpet players on this record include Nicholas Payton, Terence Blanchard, and Arturo Sandoval.