Serenade To The City on WCLK

New Music: Countdown By Paul Taylor

Jan 14, 2017

Saxophonist Paul Taylor has been one of the players defining Contemporary Jazz since his first record On The Horn in 1995.  On his new release on Peak Records/eOne, Countdown, he plays across a number of genres, including Dance Pop/EDM, trancelike Neo-Soul, Electronica, Folksy Lite Rock, Reggaeton, even a touch of Blues. You can hear cuts from Countdown 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.

More about Paul Taylor here.

New Music: A Place In Time By Wallace Roney

Jan 4, 2017

Trumpeter Wallace Roney studied his instrument with Dizzie Gillespie and Clark Terry, before studying with Miles Davis for the last six years of Miles' life. On his new release A Place In Time on High Note, Roney moves beyond his history while maintaining a style that will leave you remembering the great players that came before him. He's joined on this record by Patrice Rushen, Gary Bartz, Ben Solomon, Buster Williams and Lenny White.

Infinity Jazz Records

At Jazz 91.9 WCLK we love the holiday season because we can break out some great Jazz Christmas music.  You'll hear classics as well as new cuts on the station over the next few weeks.  A new Christmas record for 2016 is out on Infinity Jazz Records from Atlanta's own Rhythm Jets.  You can hear cuts from Rhythm Jets Christmas at various times throughout the day in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

On Nov 24th, 1980, Dizzy Gillespie invited 5 jazz legends - Milt Jackson, James Moody, Hank Jones, Ray Brown, & Philly Joe Jones - to join him onstage in Montreal to play a tribute to the legendary Charlie Parker. A limited quantity bootleg LP of the concert soon appeared and then disappeared from the marketplace and the tapes lay dormant for over 30 years. The pristinely restored “Concert of the Century” is now available on as part of the Justin Time Essentials Collection.

While not the best known of the Marsalis brothers, Delfeayo Marsalis is an NEA Jazz Master who has made his name as a band leader and trombonist with technical chops and creative musical instincts. On his new release on Troubadour Jass, Make America Great Again, he assembles his Uptown Jazz Orchestra for a wide-ranging effort that sounds both modern but also makes a nod to the great New Orleans jazz traditions of the past.

New Music: A Salute To Strayhorn By Planet D Nonet

Nov 18, 2016

Planet D Nonet, or PD9, bill themselves as 'Detroit's down and dirty swing band. They specialize in Swing, Blues and space age interpretations of great American Classic Jazz. On their latest release on Detroit Music Factory, A Salute To Strayhorn, they feature musical selections associated with the Composer, Lyricist, Arranger and Pianist, Billy Strayhorn.  Srayhorn is best known for his celebrated musical collaborations with Duke Ellington.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK has been playing Lindsey Webster's music as long as she's been putting records out. When she plays in Atlanta she always stops by the station to catch up. The Woodstock, New York native is a singer and lyricist whose style has been compared to Sade, Swing Out Sister's Corinne Drewery and Carole King, among others. Back To Your Heart, her debut record on Shanachie, was funded by close to 200 people  via Kickstarter. Good work, Lindsey. We knew you when.

New Music + Video: Day Breaks By Norah Jones

Oct 24, 2016

Day Breaks is Norah Jones' sixth record for Blue Note, including her breakout Come Away With Me in 2002.  Day Breaks is filled with torch songs and slow, jazzy textures that make her sound seductive, cool and unique. We're playing cuts from Break Away on Jazz 91.9 WCLK at various times, including during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.  Listen for her covers of Horace Silver's Peace and Duke Ellington's Fleurette Africane(African Flower).

New Music: Zigzagger By Takuya Kuroda

Oct 17, 2016

If you are looking to hear the spirit of Miles Davis on a Contemporary Jazz record, I recommend you take a listen to Takuya Kuroda's new release on Concord, Zigzagger. Kuroda plays with a wide combination of players and, textures in a way that is satisfying and challenging at the same time.  He even joins up with Brooklyn Afro-beat Stylists, Antibalas for "Think Twice."  Jazz 91.9 WCLK will be featuring cuts from Zigzagger at various times throughout the day, including on Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.  

New Music: Heaven & Earth By Khari Cabral & Jiva

Oct 13, 2016
ropeadope records

Khari Cabral is a talented player and producer who has gotten the very best out of vocalists he's worked with over the years.   On his new release Heaven & Earth, on Ropeadope and Atlantic Records, he features a lineup including friends of  Jazz 91.9 WCLK:   Chantae Cann, Kipper Jones, Julie Dexter and many others.   You can hear cuts from Heaven & Earth at various times throughout the day on WCLK in particular during Serenade To The City, Monday through Friday from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

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