Blue Note Records

Jazz Tones Insights - Dr. Lonnie Smith

Apr 21, 2018

Join me for Jazz Tones on WCLK Sunday, April 22 at 3:00 p.m. as I feature a rare opportunity to interview Dr. Lonnie Smith - organist,composer, arranger and vocalist.  He is a native of Buffalo, New York, and is considered a living legend icon. 

New Music: All In My Mind By Dr. Lonnie Smith

Jan 28, 2018

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Jazz Master, Dr. Lonnie Smith releases his second record on Blue Note, the label he made his name on in the 1960s on a series of sides with Lou Donaldson and then on his own. All In My Mind is a live set, featuring covers and original compositions from the Hammond B-3 Master.

Gabi Porter

Join me for Jazz Tones on Sunday, November 19 from  3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. I'll be talking with Don Was (Don Edward Ferguson), president of Blue Note Records. He is a successful producer of pop and rock, and was also the bass player  with  the band Was (Not Was). Don received three Grammy awards including 1994 Producer Of The Year.  In January 2012, he was appointed president of Jazz record label Blue Note Records, succeeding Bruce Lundvall.

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.

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.

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