Terence Blanchard, jazz trumpeter, bandleader and composer is out Breathless on Blue Note Records. According to Blue Note PR, ...with his new quintet, The E-Collective, Blanchard journeys into an exciting zone of grooved fusion teeming with funk, R&B and blues colors. The album is a statement piece with the title referencing “I can’t breathe,” the words of Eric Garner that have since echoed across the country in protest of discrimination.
Vocalist Eliane Elias has a multi-decade career as a producer, lyricist, vocalist, pianist, arranger, composer and artist. On Made In Brazil she returns to the music of her birthplace. WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is currently playing her arrangement of Jobim's Waters of March featuring ATL favorite Take Six. You can hear it throughout the day on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, especially late nights on Serenade To The City.
Michael Wolff has worked as a sideman and musical director for the likes of Nancy Wilson, Cal Tjader, Cannonball Adderley and the Arsenio Hall Band. His latest release with Drummer Mike Clark is their second record together, and features contemporary jazz takes on everyone from Eric Clapton to Diz, and Monk.
WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is giving Expedition 2 spins throughout the WCLK broadcast day. You can support 91.9 WCLK by purchasing Expedition 2 from Amazon via the link below. Thanks.
Trombonist Steve Turre's latest release is a wide-ranging set including jazz standards, a nod to Horace Silver, and Turre's alternate wind instrument take on playing seashells. WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is featuring Spiritman throughout the day and night on 91.9 WCLK.
You can purchase Spiritman from Amazon via the link below and a portion of the proceeds will go to the continued non-commercial operation of WCLK. Thanks.
Marcus Miller is one of jazz music's transformative talents, playing with everyone from Miles and Herbie Hancock to David Sanborn and Bob James. His virtuoso bass playing has carried mainstream and contemporary songs aloft. On his 22nd album, Afrodeesia on Blue Note, he plays in a tight ensemble and includes guests like Chuck D and Keb Mo. WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is playing Afrodeesia throughout the WCLK day, particularly during Serenade To The City, Mon-Fri 10p-2a.
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.
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.
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.
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.