Jazz Night In America with Christian McBride is NPR's new flagship jazz program, co-produced by our friends at WBGO in Newark and hosted by Christian McBride. The program airs Sundays at 7pm on 91.9 WCLK. This weekend's program features Pianist Marcus Roberts' new ensemble Modern Jazz Generation.
Marion Meadows' 12th album is called Soul Traveler, and includes guest appearances by Najee, Elan Trotman, and Joey Sommerville, among others. WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is playing this record throughout the day, particularly on Serenade To The City, Mon-Fri nights 10p-2a. Meadows is a composer and saxophonist, and a friend of WCLK as well as a smooth jazz leader.
You can purchase Soul Traveler via Amazon at the link below and a portion of the proceeds will go to the continued non-commercial operation of WCLK. Thank you.
Jazz Night In America is NPR's signature Jazz program, following the 2014 swan song for Dee Dee Bridgewater's JazzSet. Jazz Night In America is hosted by Bass Virtuoso Christian McBride and airs at 7pm Sunday evenings on 91.9 FM WCLK.
This week's program features Brazilian Carnival music recorded live in the Appel Room at Jazz At Lincoln Center featuring Spokrevo Orchestra and special guest horn players Melissa Aldana on sax and Wycliffe Gordon on trombone.
Rufus Reid is a bass player, composer, and educator whose career has endured since the mid 1970s on sides as diverse as Nancy Wilson, the Thad Jones and Mel Louis Jazz Orchestra, Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, Kenny Barron and many, many others.
His current project is the Grammy nominated song-cycle Quiet Pride, The Elizabeth Catlett Project, dedicated to the African American sculptor. Be sure to listen in to Jazz Tones on WCLK, Saturday from 2p-6p to hear Jay Edwards' conversation with Reid about his art and the continuing relevance of jazz orchestral pieces.
Diane Krall's latest release Wallflower brings together smooth jazz, strings, her languid, liquid vocals, and the pop songs of her youth in a record that is both homage and musical catnip to female vocalist devotees. WCLK Program Director Aaron Cohen is playing cuts off of Wallflower at various times, but especially after dark during Serenade To The City, Monday through Fridays 10p until 2a on Atlanta's Jazz Station.
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Baltimore-born Bill Frisell has been a jazz leader since the 1980s, melding various tones and styles with a willingness to explore the boundaries of the amplified guitar. Atlanta fans have followed him avidly since that time. His latest release on Okeh is called Guitar In The Space Age, and features his takes on rock-era classics like Pipeline, Tired of Waiting For You, and Telstar. WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is playing this one at various times, particularly during Serenade To The City Mon-Fri 10a-2p, so watch out for that whammy bar.
Allan Harris is back with a new record that features some of his very favorite songs, everything from My Funny Valentine to Take Me To The Pilot to John Mayer's Daughters and a whole lot in between. WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is giving this one some spins, particularly during Serenade To The City, Mon-Fri nights 10p-2a.
You can purchase Black Bar Jukebox via Amazon at the link below and part of the proceeds will go to the continued non-commercial operation of WCLK. Thank you.
Throughout February you can count on WCLK to bring you some of the very best programming depicting the African American journey in America. Black History Month Programming on WCLK is made possible in part by our friends at Mercedes Benz of Buckhead.
Each day on WCLK you will hear short vignettes about African Americans who have contributed significantly to the fabric of our society and world.
Featured vignettes for the last week of February are as follows:
Legendary Torch Song Jazz Vocalist Nancy Wilson is one of several artists highlighted on Sherrie Maricle's all-female jazz orchestra Diva's new record A Swingin' Life. WCLK PD Aaron Cohen seems to be getting a few good big band records in recently and he just can't resist giving them a few spins on the station, especially during Serenade To The City. Other vocalists featured on A Swingin' Life include Marlena Shaw and Tomoko Ohno.