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.
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.
Tenor Saxophonist Kamasi Washington's new release Epic is just that, a three-cd set of music that ranges from Debussy to Cherokee and back again, featuring his band Next Step, an orchestra, and a choir. You can hear this great new release throughout the day on WCLK, specifically his re-interpretation of the jazz standard Cherokee, featuring vocals from Patrice Quinn. WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is playing this one a lot overnight on Serenade To The City.
Back 2 Love marks Grammy Award Winning Vocalist Maysa Leak's 20th year as a solo artist. Maysa calls the new release "the perfect summer record." WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is adding it to WCLK at various times throughout the day, including during Serenade To The City Mon-Fri 10p-2a.
You can purchase Back 2 Love via Amazon on the link below and a portion of the proceeds will go to the continued non-commercial operation of 91.9 WCLK, Atlanta's Jazz Station. Thanks.
At WCLK we know bass. That's why bass players from Stanley Clarke to Bob Cranshaw to Marcus Miller have dropped by the station over the years. It's also why WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is playing Coming of Age, the new release from Ben Williams, on Serenade To The City late nights and also throughout the day on the station. Who has Ben Williams played with over the years?
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.
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 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.
Baltimore-born Bill Frisell has been a jazz leader since the 1980s, melding various tones and styles with a willingness to explore the boundaries of the amplified guitar. Atlanta fans have followed him avidly since that time. His latest release on Okeh is called Guitar In The Space Age, and features his takes on rock-era classics like Pipeline, Tired of Waiting For You, and Telstar. WCLK PD Aaron Cohen is playing this one at various times, particularly during Serenade To The City Mon-Fri 10a-2p, so watch out for that whammy bar.
Joey Sommerville is a friend of WCLK and a friend to many in Atlanta, his adopted hometown. His new release Overnight Sensation is getting spins from WCLK PD Aaron Cohen at various times throughout the day and night on the station, including on Serenade To The City. The record includes guest appearances from Earl Klugh, Jeff Bradshaw, Elan Trotman, and Eric Essix. You can hear Joey around town and around the world, and you can often hear him supporting WCLK during our fundraising campaigns. Best wishes with the new record, Joey.