Serenade To The City

WCLK listeners who have missed hearing Dee Dee Bridgewater hosting Jazz Set, the late, great NPR show, will be happy to know that she's back with a new record on Okeh featuring Irvin Mayfield and The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. Dee Dee's Feathers. WCLK PD Aaron Cohen has added this record and you can hear it at various times during the day and overnight, particularly during Serenade To The City, Monday-Friday 10p-2a.

If you listen overnights on WCLK to Serenade To The City with Aaron Cohen, you'll be hearing cuts off of the new Impulse! release Tokyo Adagio, featuring bassist Haden and Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba. They collaborated on several recordings but this 2005 live date at Blue Note Tokyo is considered their very best together.

You can purchase Tokyo Adagio from Amazon at the link below and a portion of the proceeds will go towards the continued non-commercial operation of WCLK.

Saxophonist Chico Freeman and Guitarist George Freeman have never recorded together before All In The Family, released on the Chicago-based Southport, an independent label out of Sparrow Sound Design Recording Studios.

This is traditional acoustic jazz with George's signature electric jazz guitar and vintage amp, featuring all original compositions that remind many of us here at WCLK of everything from Getz to Hancock to Montgomery, while remaining wholly new.

Offering features the music of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson as interpreted by vocalist and composer Charenee Wade. Artists appearing on Offering include Christian McBride, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Lakecia Benjamin, Stefon Harris, Marcus Miller. WCLK PD Aaron Cohen will be featuring this record throughout the day on WCLK and particularly during Serenade To The City overnight weeknights, as the music and messages passed on by Gil Scott-Heron in the 1960s and 1970s resonate all to loudly in 2015.

ABOUT CHARENEE WADE...

Jeff Riedel

Arranger and Composer Maria Schneider is back with her orchestra and her first release in eight years. The Thompson Fields reflects the power of nature and art to create moods that transport the listener. WCLK's Aaron Cohen has added cuts from The Thompson Fields overnight on WCLK during Serenade To The City.

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.

Wolff and Clark's Expedition 2, Exclusively on WCLK

Mar 25, 2015

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's Afrodeezia Plays On WCLK

Mar 10, 2015

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.

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