Serenade To The City on WCLK

New Music: Paris In The Rain By Sarah McKenzie

Jul 17, 2017

Australian Singer, Pianist, Composer and Arranger, Sarah McKenzie has a strong sophmore record out on Impulse called Paris In The Spring.  Produced by Brian Bacchus - who Jazz 91.9 WCLK listeners know from his work with Norah Jones, Lizz Wright and Gregory Porter -  Paris In The Spring features Jazz classics including:   Tea For Two and Jobim's Triste, as well as her own original compositions.   You can hear songs from Sarah McKenzie at various times on WCLK in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. 

New Music: Color Theory By Josh Lawrence

Jul 9, 2017

Philadelphia's Josh Lawrence is one of Jazz music's pre-eminent young composers, leading the Fresh Cut Orchestra and gigging in smaller combos at Jazz clubs throughout the world.  On his new release Color Theory (on Posi-Tone Records), he plays with a smaller combo that includes:   Keyboardist Adam Faulk; Pianist Orrin Evans; Alto Saxophonist Caleb Curtis; and, Lawrence on trumpet.   The songs are original compositions by Lawrence and reflect the moods of various colors while expressing the finest in Straight-Ahead modern Jazz.  You can hear cuts from Color Theory at various times on Jazz 91.9 WCLK and WCLK HD2 in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. 

New Music: Treblemaker By Ragan Whiteside

Jun 26, 2017

Ragan Whiteside's Jazz flute stylings bring to mind such contemporary giants as the late Dave Valentin or Najee in his early work.   Jazz 91.9 WCLK always features her work, because it is outstanding as well she has chosen to make Atlanta her home when she's not touring.   She's been in our studio and at our events for years. Treblemaker features a who's-who of accompanists, including:   Bob Baldwin, J-Fly, Kim Waters, Marion Meadows, Tom Browne, The PR Experience and Frank McComb, among others.   You can hear cuts from Treblemaker at various times on Jazz 91.9 WCLK in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

New Music: Let It Go By Norman Brown

Jun 9, 2017

Norman Brown's debut release on Shananchie (and his first solo release in five years) is called Let It Go.  The new release includes includes Jazz and R&B flavors, with plenty of the guitar virtuosity that Brown's long-time fans and Jazz 91.9 WCLK listeners know so well.

He joins with Chante Moore for "Holding You," and re-imagines the Five Stair Steps classic "Oooh Child" for a new era.  Brown is also joined by:   BWB Bandmates, Rick Braun and Kirk Whalum; Sounds of Blackness; Marion Meadows;  and, S.O.U.L & TrayCar.  

Norman  is a friend of Jazz 91.9 WCLK.  You can hear cuts from Let It Go on WCLK at various times, including during Serenade to the City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK listeners knew about multi-talented Trombone Shorty (Troy Andrews) way before most people in Atlanta.  WCLK has played his music from the beginning of his recording career. His new release on Blue Note is called Parking Lot Symphony. Like all of his records it is full of horn-filled jams testifying to his Treme upbringing.

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