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New Jazz On WCLK-Bob Mintzer Big Band-Get Up!

3 hours ago
MCG Jazz Records

Most of us are used to hearing Bob Mintzer playing sax with the group the YellowJackets.  MCG Jazz Records has just released something new from the Bob Mintzer Big Band titled 'Get Up!'. I really like this record! Bob covered the song I Thank You by David Porter & Isaac Hayes, with Scott Wendholt on trumpet and he does a fabulous job. Bob also covered one of my favorites from Sly Stone with Sing A Simple Song featuring the great Ray Obiedo on guitar and also on this record Wayne Shorter's Elegant People with soloist Bob Malach  smoking on Tenor!

New Music On WCLK From Dee Dee Bridgewater

Aug 24, 2015

Dee Dee Bridgewater's new release on Okeh is titled Dee Dee's Feathers and she has teamed up with one of my favorite New Orleans trumpeters, Irvin Mayfield & The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. The record is a wonderful combination of Dee Dee's voice on top of that awesome New Orleans sound. Listen to WCLK and you will hear a wonderful arrangement of Saint James Infirmary, Big Chief- featuring Dr. John, Come Sunday, Congo Square and the Treme song/Do Whatcha Wanna. This is another great work of art that is a must for anyone's jazz collection.

WCLK listeners who have missed hearing Dee Dee Bridgewater hosting Jazz Set, the late, great NPR show, will be happy to know that she's back with a new record on Okeh featuring Irvin Mayfield and The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. Dee Dee's Feathers. WCLK PD Aaron Cohen has added this record and you can hear it at various times during the day and overnight, particularly during Serenade To The City, Monday-Friday 10p-2a.


WCLK Program Director Aaron Cohen has added the new release from Larry Carlton and David T. Walker, @billboard Live Tokyo. In particular you can hear cuts from the album overnight on Serenade To The City.

For the first time, guitar greats Larry Carlton and David T. Walker share the stage. Recorded at the Billboard Live in Tokyo Japan, this album features classics composed by Larry as well as David T. You will enjoy taking a step back in time with tracks like the Crusaders The Well's Gone Dry and the groovy blues tune My Baby By My Side.

If you listen overnights on WCLK to Serenade To The City with Aaron Cohen, you'll be hearing cuts off of the new Impulse! release Tokyo Adagio, featuring bassist Haden and Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba. They collaborated on several recordings but this 2005 live date at Blue Note Tokyo is considered their very best together.

You can purchase Tokyo Adagio from Amazon at the link below and a portion of the proceeds will go towards the continued non-commercial operation of WCLK.

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.

Jeff Riedel

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.

New Maysa Back 2 Love Drops May 26, Airing On WCLK

May 21, 2015

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.

Ben Williams New Release Coming Of Age On WCLK

Apr 30, 2015

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?