Serenade To The City

Jazz
10:05 am
Sat January 17, 2015

Brandon Williams' XII Has Dropped, Is Airing On WCLK

Multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer Brandon Williams has a new record out, called XII.  You can hear various cuts on WCLK throughout the day, including during Serenade To The City with Aaron Cohen, Monday-Friday nights 10p-2a.  Williams is joined on the record by such stalwarts as Robert Glasper, Nicholas Payton, Frank McComb, and Pharoahe Monch.

You can download Brandon Williams XII from Amazon and support the continued non-commerical operation of WCLK by clicking on the Amazon link below.  Thank you.

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Jazz
7:31 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Dave Liebman Big Band Tribute To Wayne Shorter, Exclusively On WCLK

Wayne Shorter is considered by many to be jazz music's greatest living improvisor.  He is a composer and saxophonist whose stints in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and Miles Davis' legendary quintet has cast an influence over jazz's past, present and future.  The Dave Liebman Big Band, under the direction of sax man Gunnar Mossblad interprets seven of Shorter's iconic compositions on A Tribute To Wayne Shorter.  Hear it exclusively on WCLK, including during Serenade To The City Mon-Fri 10p-2a with WCLK PD Aaron Cohen.

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Jazz
10:37 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Peter White's Smile, Jazz Guitar Lives on WCLK

Peter White’s 14th solo album Smile is out now and WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is playing this record throughout the day, but particularly during Serenade To The City, Mondays-Fridays 10p-2a.

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Jazz
8:30 am
Sat November 15, 2014

WCLK Pick of The Week-Marquis Hill's Modern Flows EP, Vol. 1

Chicago-born, 27-year-old trumpet player Marquis Hill is establishing a solid jazz career at an early age.  Just last week Hill won the 2014 Thelonious Monk International Trumpet Competition.  His latest release, Modern Flows EP, Vol. 1,  is WCLK PD Aaron Cohen's choice for new jazz music worth your listen.  You can hear cuts from it throughout the day, particularly on Serenade To The City, 10p-2a Monday through Friday.

For more about Marquis Hill, click here.

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Jazz
9:53 am
Sat November 8, 2014

WCLK Pick Of The Week-Al Jarreau's My Old Friend-Celebrating George Duke

WCLK Program Director Aaron Cohen is enjoying the new Al Jarreau release My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke.  He's playing it on Serenade To The City and you can hear it elsewhere throughout the day on Atlanta's Jazz Station.

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Jazz
11:06 am
Sat October 18, 2014

WCLK Pick of The Week--Brian Culbertson's Another Long Night Out

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Brian Culbertson/Norman Brown WCLK 40th Anniversary Fall Benefit Concert at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.  WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is highlighting Culbertson's newest release Another Long Night Out.  You can hear it throughout the day and on Serenade To The City, weeknights from 10p-2a on Atlanta's Jazz Station.

You can purchase Another Long Night Out from Amazon by clicking on the banner below and a part your purchase will come back to support the non-commercial programming on WCLK.  Thank you.

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Jazz
2:27 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

WCLK Pick Of The Week-Ann Hampton Callaway's Sarah Vaughn Project

Ann Hampton Callaway's new release From Sassy To Divine-The Sarah Vaughn Project, recorded live at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, is one of WCLK Program Director and Serenade To The City Host Aaron Cohen's favorite new releases.  This homage to the late great Sarah Vaughn is a first rate set, featuring a small combo and an involved audience.

Listen for various takes on classic vocal tunes such A Night In Tunisia, Misty, Someone To Watch Over Me, and others.

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Jazz
9:07 am
Sat August 16, 2014

Joshua Redman's Trios Live Takes Mainstream Deep, Overnights On WCLK

Joshua Redman has worked his way from young lion to jazz master, one of the true saxophone innovators of 21st Century jazz music.  On his latest release Trios Live, he meshes sax, bass and drums in vivid takes of everything from Kurt Weill's Moritat(Mack The Knife) to Monk's Trinkle Tinkle.

WCLK Program Director Aaron Cohen is airing out this release overnights on Serenade To The City on Atlanta's Jazz Station.

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Jazz
1:36 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Dr. John, All-Star Cast Honor Louis Armstrong On Ske-Dat-De-Dat, The Spirit of Satch

WCLK PD and Serenade To The City Host Aaron Cohen is adding cuts from the new release from Dr. John, an all star tribute to the music of Louis Armstrong.  Trumpet players on this record include Nicholas Payton, Terence Blanchard, and Arturo Sandoval.

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Jazz
11:45 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Serenade To The City Pick of The Week-Harvey Mason's Chameleon

Drummer and Composer Harvey Mason has provided the beat for an astounding list of artists, from Frank Sinatra to John Legend, but he's probably best known for playing as part of the Headhunters, with Herbie Hancock.  He's also a founding member of Fourplay.

Mason's new release Chameleon has a little something for everyone, if you are a fan of great beats.

WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is featuring Mason's new release on Serenade To The City, Mon-Fri 10p-2a on Atlanta's Jazz Station.  You can also hear the new record throughout the day.

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