Blue Note Records

Jazz 91.9 WCLK listeners knew about multi-talented Trombone Shorty (Troy Andrews) way before most people in Atlanta.  WCLK has played his music from the beginning of his recording career. His new release on Blue Note is called Parking Lot Symphony. Like all of his records it is full of horn-filled jams testifying to his Treme upbringing.

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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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.

NEW MUSIC: Shift By Logan Richardson

Feb 23, 2016

Alto Saxophonist Logan Richardson makes his debut recording, Shift, on the Blue Note Records Label.  Richardson assembled an all star band that included:   Guitarist Pat Metheny, Pianist Jason Moran, Bassist Harish Raghavan and Drummer Nasheet Waits. 

You can hear cuts from this vital new Straight Ahead Jazz release 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.   

Dr. Lonnie Smith is the ranking Jazz maestro of the Hammond B3 Organ, in particular since the loss of the great Jimmy Smith in 2005.   Dr. Lonnie Smith returns with his first release on Blue Note in 45 years, Evolution.   In his first go-round on Blue Note he cut sides with the great sax man Lou Donaldson, among others.

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