Blue Note

Charles Lloyd is one of Modern Jazz's great surviving sax legends, along with Sonny Rollins, Pharoah Sanders and Wayne Shorter. Lloyd's New Quartet includes Jason Moran on keys, Rueben Rogers on bass, and Eric Harland on drums. Lloyds recent release on Blue Note, Passin' Thru, features six original Lloyd compositions going back to 1963. Fans of Straight Ahead Jazz on WCLK can hear cuts from Passin' Thru Monday-Friday overnights 10pm-2am on Serenade To The City, and also on Jazz Tones with Jay Edwards, Sunday afternoons 3pm-7pm.

NEW MUSIC: Soul Eyes By Kandace Springs

Jan 29, 2017
Mathieu Bitton

Twenty seven year old Nashville born Singer, Songwriter and Pianist, Kandace Springs counts among her influences and, inspirations such performers as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Roberta Flack and Norah Jones.  On her Blue Note debut Soul Eyes, Springs charts a course all her own.  The album features her alto vocal range, her own compositions and, a spacious sound that melds both Jazz and her Nashville upbringing.  You can hear cuts from  Soul Eyes on Jazz 91.9 WCLK  during Serenade To The City, Monday through Fridays from 10:00 p.m.

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Sunday, August 21 at 3:00 p.m. on Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK  I will pay a special tribute to Bobby Hutcherson and his career.  Hutcherson, a Los Angeles native and accomplished vibraphonist, made his transition on August 15.   His career spanned over 50 years and 40 recordings.  Slipping free of the constraints of the  designs of Bebop, Hutcherson adapted his instrument to a freer post-bop language. Bobby played chords with a pair of mallets in each hand.

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Jazz Master, Saxophonist, Charles Lloyd is joined by Bill Frisell, Norah Jones and Willie Nelson among others, on his new release from Blue Note I Long To See You.  Lloyd is one of my favorites, and has stood the test of time in Jazz.  He has played as a sideman with everyone from Howlin' Wolf and B. B. King to Cannonball Adderley, where he was a member of that legendary sextet.

Marcus Miller's Afrodeezia Plays On WCLK

Mar 10, 2015

Marcus Miller is one of jazz music's transformative talents, playing with everyone from Miles and Herbie Hancock to David Sanborn and Bob James.  His virtuoso bass playing has carried mainstream and contemporary songs aloft. On his 22nd album, Afrodeesia on Blue Note, he plays in a tight ensemble and includes guests like Chuck D and Keb Mo.  WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is playing Afrodeesia throughout the WCLK day, particularly during Serenade To The City, Mon-Fri 10p-2a.