Jazz 91.9 WCLK Atlanta's Jazz Station

New Music: Paris In The Rain By Sarah McKenzie

Jul 17, 2017

Australian Singer, Pianist, Composer and Arranger, Sarah McKenzie has a strong sophmore record out on Impulse called Paris In The Spring.  Produced by Brian Bacchus - who Jazz 91.9 WCLK listeners know from his work with Norah Jones, Lizz Wright and Gregory Porter -  Paris In The Spring features Jazz classics including:   Tea For Two and Jobim's Triste, as well as her own original compositions.   You can hear songs from Sarah McKenzie at various times on WCLK in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. 

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New Music: Color Theory By Josh Lawrence

Jul 9, 2017

Philadelphia's Josh Lawrence is one of Jazz music's pre-eminent young composers, leading the Fresh Cut Orchestra and gigging in smaller combos at Jazz clubs throughout the world.  On his new release Color Theory (on Posi-Tone Records), he plays with a smaller combo that includes:   Keyboardist Adam Faulk; Pianist Orrin Evans; Alto Saxophonist Caleb Curtis; and, Lawrence on trumpet.   The songs are original compositions by Lawrence and reflect the moods of various colors while expressing the finest in Straight-Ahead modern Jazz.  You can hear cuts from Color Theory at various times on Jazz 91.9 WCLK and WCLK HD2 in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. 

Join me for the Sunday,  Jazz Suite on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. as we honor the life and music of Geri Allen.  It was such an honor to have met Geri and share a little "girl talk" along with a multi-generational group of fans.  We were greeting, hugging and smiling in "awe" at the pretty, soft spoken, kind and humble powerhouse, Geri Allen. 

A Pianist/Composer, Bandleader, Educator and Guggenheim Fellow, Allen was in Atlanta, Georgia in 2008, to perform at Sisters Chapel on the campus of Spelman College with longtime musician, collaborator,  Jazz Vocalist and friend Carmen Lundy.

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Few captured the sleek, swinging sophistication of jazz better than pianist, composer, and bandleader John Lewis, who had a long, deep, personal relationship with Jazz at Lincoln Center. “He used to always call our program a miracle,” says Wynton Marsalis. “He used to always say, ‘Keep that miracle going.’”

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