Serenade To The City

Infinity Jazz Records

At WCLK we love the holiday season because we can break out some great jazz Christmas music.  You'll hear classics as well as new cuts on the station over the next few weeks.  A new Christmas record for 2016 is out on Infinity Jazz Records from Atlanta's own Rhythm Jets. You can hear cuts from Rhythm Jets Christmas at various times throughout the day particularly overnights during Serenade To The City, Monday-Friday 10pm-2am.

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On Nov 24th, 1980, Dizzy Gillespie invited 5 jazz legends - Milt Jackson, James Moody, Hank Jones, Ray Brown, & Philly Joe Jones - to join him onstage in Montreal to play a tribute to the legendary Charlie Parker. A limited quantity bootleg LP of the concert soon appeared and then disappeared from the marketplace and the tapes lay dormant for over 30 years. The pristinely restored “Concert of the Century” is now available on as part of the Justin Time Essentials Collection.

While not the best known of the Marsalis brothers, Delfeayo Marsalis is an NEA Jazz Master who has made his name as a band leader and trombonist with technical chops and creative musical instincts. On his new release on Troubadour Jass, Make America Great Again, he assembles his Uptown Jazz Orchestra for a wide-ranging effort that sounds both modern but also makes a nod to the great New Orleans jazz traditions of the past.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK has been playing Lindsey Webster's music as long as she's been putting records out. When she plays in Atlanta she always stops by the station to catch up. The Woodstock, New York native is a singer and lyricist whose style has been compared to Sade, Swing Out Sister's Corinne Drewery and Carole King, among others. Back To Your Heart, her debut record on Shanachie, was funded by close to 200 people  via Kickstarter. Good work, Lindsey. We knew you when.

New Music + Video: Day Breaks By Norah Jones

Oct 24, 2016

Day Breaks is Norah Jones' sixth record for Blue Note, including her breakout Come Away With Me in 2002.  Day Breaks is filled with torch songs and slow, jazzy textures that make her sound seductive, cool and unique. We're playing cuts from Break Away on Jazz 91.9 WCLK at various times, including during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.  Listen for her covers of Horace Silver's Peace and Duke Ellington's Fleurette Africane(African Flower).

New Music: Zigzagger By Takuya Kuroda

Oct 17, 2016

If you are looking to hear the spirit of Miles Davis on a Contemporary Jazz record, I recommend you take a listen to Takuya Kuroda's new release on Concord, Zigzagger. Kuroda plays with a wide combination of players and, textures in a way that is satisfying and challenging at the same time.  He even joins up with Brooklyn Afro-beat Stylists, Antibalas for "Think Twice."  Jazz 91.9 WCLK will be featuring cuts from Zigzagger at various times throughout the day, including on Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.  

New Music: Heaven & Earth By Khari Cabral & Jiva

Oct 13, 2016
ropeadope records

Khari Cabral is a talented player and producer who has gotten the very best out of vocalists he's worked with over the years.   On his new release Heaven & Earth, on Ropeadope and Atlantic Records, he features a lineup including friends of  Jazz 91.9 WCLK:   Chantae Cann, Kipper Jones, Julie Dexter and many others.   You can hear cuts from Heaven & Earth at various times throughout the day on WCLK in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

New Music: In My Room By Jacob Collier (VIDEO)

Sep 15, 2016

London's Jacob Collier is a 22-year-old multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and composer who's video mash-ups of classic soul songs became viral videos.  This digital sharing led to collaborations with Quincy Jones on live and recorded projects.  Jazz 91.9 WCLK listeners may best know Jacob from his work with Snarky Puppy.  In My Room is his debut on Membran Entertainment Group.  At his best he reminds me of Sly Stone, an artist who blends styles to create an entirely new sound.

New Music: Apache By Aaron Neville

Sep 5, 2016
Tell It Records

Aaron Neville shows no sign of losing his vocal or musical edge at age 75.  His new Tell It Records release Apache comes following several releases in recent years paying homage to formative music from his past, including records taking in Soul, Gospel and, early R&B and Doo-Wop Classics.  Apache stakes out a more contemporary sound and features Neville's original songs about love, life, longing and being nice to your mom. Its tenor and tone evokes some of his great mid-period work with The Neville Brothers.

New Music: Journey To The Heart By Keiko Matsui

Aug 30, 2016

Pianist and Composer, Keiko Matsui celebrates 30 years of recordings with her new release on Shanachie Entertainment, Journey To The Heart. This record has a more acoustic sound than previous releases, and includes a strong Cuban influences with Bassist Carlitos Del Puerto and Drummer Jimmy Branly. You can hear cuts from Journey To The Heart at various times 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.

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