Houston-born drummer extraordinaire Michael Carvin has played with a who's who of jazz greats, from Freddie Hubbard to Pharoah Sanders. His latest project features a razor-sharp quartet including Keith Loftis on tenor sax, pianist Yakoi Ikawa and Jansen Cinco. They play propulsive straight ahead versions of such jazz classics as Monk's In Walked Bud and Miles' So What. The Michael Carvin Experience is WCLK PD Aaron Cohen's pick of the week, and you will hear it at various times late night and overnight on Atlanta's Jazz Station on Serenade To The City.
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.
Citrus Sun is a band that includes Bluey from Incognito and legendary finger picking guitarist Jim Mullen. Their new record People of Tomorrow also includes most members of Incognito. You might guess that WCLK is all over this, and you would be right. People of Tomorrow is the Serenade To The City Pick of The Week, chosen by station PD Aaron Cohen, who is currently playing Yesterday Detroit and People of Tomorrow on the station.
For more information about Citrus Sun, click here.
Take Saxophonist Dave Koz, mix in Mindy Abair, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot and what do you have? A contemporary jazz tour de force, Dave Koz & Friends. You're hearing it a lot these days throughout the day on WCLK.
PD Aaron Cohen is calling it this week's Serenade To The City Pick of The Week. You can catch Serenade To The City, Atlanta's late night jazz soundtrack, Monday-Friday 10pm-2am.
What do Daft Punk, Foreplay, Michael Jackson, Beyonce and Eric Clapton have in common? They all relied on the deft bass of Nathan East to drive their songs and hits. East has his own, self-titled record out right now. WCLK PD Aaron Cohen has named it his Serenade To The City Pick Of The Week.
You'll hear Daft Funk, among others, as you stay tuned to Atlanta's Jazz Station.
You can support WCLK by purchasing Nathan East's new record below:
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:
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:
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).