BluJazz Productions

NEW MUSIC: Awakening By Michelle Coltrane

Apr 25, 2018

Michelle is the only daughter of John and Alice Coltrane. She was born in Paris and experienced her formative years as a DJ in Japan, where she began to do voiceover work and then began singing.  Her new release on BluJazz Productions is called Awakening.   

Sunday, December 3 on Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.,  I will interview award-winning vocalist Michelle Coltrane.   She is the daughter of John and Alice Coltrane, and was born in Paris, France.   Michelle  is an internationally respected vocalist, bandleader and DJ. Michelle's first recording was  I Think of You which  won a YES  Award, and was a collaboration of contemporary music with composer Scott Hiltzik.   Her recent release  Awakening features her singing versions of her father's songs.  It features My Favorite Things, Moments Notice and nine other songs on the BluJazz label.

Serenade To The City Pick Of The Week--T. K. Blue

Jan 18, 2014

Multi-instrumentalist T. K. Blue first learned to play tenor sax from Billy Mitchell, whose propulsive playing drove combos for both Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie.  In the years since, T. K. Blue, aka Talib Kibwe has worked with a whose who of straight ahead jazz including stints with Yusef Lateef, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, and Abdullah Ibrahim/Dollar Brand.

His new release is called A Warm Embrace.  WCLK Program Director Aaron Cohen has pulled the title track and When Sunny Gets Blue for some spins on Serenade To The City, Atlanta's Overnight Jazz Soundtrack(Mon-Fri 10p-2a).