Aaron Cohen

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.

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