Serenade To The City

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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Jazz
11:34 am
Sat March 1, 2014

Serenade To The City Pick of The Week-Takuya Kuroda Rising Son

Jazz 91.9 WCLK listeners may already know Takuya Kuroda from his trumpet playing in Jose James' band.  Now Hiroda has his first record out on legendary jazz label Blue Note records.  It's called Rising Son, and WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is featuring Piri Piri and Mala in Serenade To The City, overnights.

For more information about Takuya Kuroda, click here.

You can get a copy of Rising Son, and support 91.9 WCLK Atlanta's Jazz Station by purchasing it from Amazon at the link below:

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Jazz
9:08 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Serenade To The City Pick Of The Week-Anton Schwartz Flash Mob

WCLK PD Aaron Cohen has picked the title track to Anton Schwartz' Flash Mob release to bring on some serious tenor sax riffage to late nights for Atlanta's jazz listeners.

Tim Wilkins at our jazz sister station WBGO in lovely Newark recently wrote an extended piece about Schwartz, you can read that by clicking here.

You can purchase Flash Mob from Amazon and support WCLK, Atlanta's Jazz Station since 1974, by clicking below:

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Jazz
3:30 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Serenade To The City Pick Of The Week-Dianne Reeves Beautiful Life

WCLK PD Aaron Cohen has added "Beautiful Life," the new release from singer Dianne Reeves to the WCLK rotation.  You'll hear several evocative cover songs on this release, including Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams".

If you would like to purchase this record and support Atlanta's Jazz Station WCLK, click below:

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Jazz
7:25 am
Sat January 18, 2014

Serenade To The City Pick Of The Week--T. K. Blue

Multi-instrumentalist T. K. Blue first learned to play tenor sax from Billy Mitchell, whose propulsive playing drove combos for both Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie.  In the years since, T. K. Blue, aka Talib Kibwe has worked with a whose who of straight ahead jazz including stints with Yusef Lateef, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, and Abdullah Ibrahim/Dollar Brand.

His new release is called A Warm Embrace.  WCLK Program Director Aaron Cohen has pulled the title track and When Sunny Gets Blue for some spins on Serenade To The City, Atlanta's Overnight Jazz Soundtrack(Mon-Fri 10p-2a).

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Jazz
10:02 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Bobby Watson Returns With Check Cashing Day, Exclusively on WCLK

The Kansas City saxophone sound has helped define Jazz from the beginning, from Lester Young and Charlie Parker through to the 21st century.  Saxophonist Bobby Watson has continued the tradition as a player and music educator.  Many of you saw him perform at a WCLK show at The Rialto Center For The Arts a few years back.  Serenade To The City Host(and WCLK Program Director) Aaron Cohen is adding the latest release from Watson, Check Cashing Day to the night-time rotation.  The record is a political concept album, according to Watson it's "a commentary on where we've been, where we

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Jazz
1:04 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Serenade To The City Pick Of The Week--Robert Hurst

Fresh from 2013 Grammy Award wins with Sir Paul McCartney and Chris Botti, Robert Hurst assembles an all-star cast featuring Branford Marsalis, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Marcus Belgrave, Bennie Maupin, Robert Glasper, and

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Jazz
2:02 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Serenade To The City Pick Of The Week--Dave Brubeck, Tony Bennett

You can hear Serenade To The City Monday through Friday nights from 10p until 2a, featuring ATL's evening jazz soundtrack.  Host Aaron Cohen this week is featuring cuts from the new RPM/Columbia/Legacy release Bennett and Brubeck, The White House Sessions: Live 1962.  This release is a snapshot, a snowglobe capturing a time of Camelot, a time teetering on change between old and new ways.

Read more about the record here.

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