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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.

In the world of modern jazz, there is always the omnipresent mission by many in the genre to keep it palatable for this current generation of young listeners. Meghan Stabile and the crew over at Revive Music/Blue Note Records are leading the way into the this new era of jazz with their stunning new compilation, Supreme Sonacy Vol.1, featuring the cream of the new school jazz crop like Igmar Thomas, Marcus Strickland, Kris Bowers, Brandee Younger, Raymond Angry and many more.

Duke Pearson Summer Jazz Camp At CAU June 8-12

Jun 3, 2015
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The 18th Annual Duke Pearson Summer Jazz Camp takes place M0nday-Friday June 8-12 at the Clark Atlanta University Park Street Music and Arts Complex. This camp, started by CAU Professor Dr. James Hardy Patterson in honor of his friend and colleague Duke Pearson, offers elementary through high school students a variety of approaches to performing jazz and other African American expressions.

For additional information about attending or volunteering for this great annual summertime event you can call 404-880-8208.

Terence Blanchard, jazz trumpeter, bandleader and composer is out Breathless on Blue Note Records. According to Blue Note PR, ...with his new quintet, The E-Collective, Blanchard journeys into an exciting zone of grooved fusion teeming with funk, R&B and blues colors. The album is a statement piece with the title referencing  “I can’t breathe,” the words of Eric Garner that have since echoed across the country in protest of discrimination.

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The Atlanta Jazz Festival is proud to announce several important new partnerships this year.  In order to present the classic jazz film, One Night With Blue Note, the festival is working with the BronzeLens Film Festival and Blue Note Records; and to present three of the brightest young stars in jazz at this year’s festival, they are collaborating with Blue Note and Revive Music. 

Jazz 91.9 WCLK listeners may already know Takuya Kuroda from his trumpet playing in Jose James' band.  Now Hiroda has his first record out on legendary jazz label Blue Note records.  It's called Rising Son, and WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is featuring Piri Piri and Mala in Serenade To The City, overnights.

For more information about Takuya Kuroda, click here.

You can get a copy of Rising Son, and support 91.9 WCLK Atlanta's Jazz Station by purchasing it from Amazon at the link below: