Bob Cranshaw played bass on all those records. Monk, Montgomery, Fitzgerald, Gordon, Hubbard, McLean, Mobley, Shorter, Silver, Tyner and many, many more. He's recorded and toured on bass for Sonny Rollins since 1962. With Composer Joe Raposo he helped create the musical accompaniment to Sesame Street and The Electric Company, bringing a jazz and funk vibe to generations of children's entertainment.
Clark Atlanta University President Carlton E. Brown is leaving CAU at the end of June after seven years at the helm of one of America's great HBCUs. Dr. Brown has been a friend of WCLK from the beginning, and we wish he and his bride the very best for the times to come.
We plan to welcome incoming President Dr. Ronald A. Johnson to the WCLK microphone when the time is right, but we wanted to chat with Dr. Brown and have him pause and reflect on his time at the AUC. He joined Jamal Ahmad on The Soul of Jazz to talk about it, and to enjoy some well-played Coltrane by Jamal.
Incognito returns to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center Thursday, March 26 at 8pm on their Amplified Soul Tour. This time around the band is re-joined by Maysa. Special guests includ Khari Cabral Simmons and Chatae Cann Tickets are still available, and can be purchased by clicking here.
Maysa checked in with Jamal Ahmad during The Soul of Jazz to show her support for WCLK's Spring Membership Campaign and talk about her work with Incognito.
Friday Night Music Remix at Atlanta's High Museum this month features The Laura Coyle Quintet, with WCLK's Jamal Ahmad as your host. Admission also includes access to the High's permanent collection and all exhibitions, including Cezanne And The Modern, with works from Van Gogh, Manet, Degas, and Pisarro. The event takes place Friday evening, November 21 from 5pm until 10pm.
Laura Coyle dropped by WCLK to talk with Jamal about this event.
Jason Orr presents the Funk Jazz Kafe Arts & Music Festival 20th Anniversary Celebration Part Two on Saturday, October 25 at 9pm at the Tabernacle downtown. This festival rolls into a second decade with another night of surprise musical performances and themed interactive suites.
Funk Jazz Kafe Founder Jason Orr stopped by WCLK to talk about it with Mark Angel.
Atlanta's ONE Musicfest comes by once a year, featuring some of contemporary hip hop and R&B's leading lights. This year's headliners include Nas and Kendrick Lamar, along with many other acts on different stages, including a DJ stage, kicking off around noon on Saturday, September 13 at Aaron's Ampitheatre at Lakewood.
Jamal Ahmad took time away from The Soul of Jazz to talk with ONE Musicfest Founder Jay Carter, about the music and about one of Atlanta's unique days of entertainment.
WCLK thanks our supporters at the 2014 Pan African Film Festival, in Atlanta August 7-10 at the legendary Plaza Theatre at the corner of Ponce and Highland intown. Over 50 new black films from around the U.S. and the world will be shown including Erroll Garner: No One Can Hear Me Read, Brother's Hypnotic and The Case of The Three Sided Dream.
PAFF Founder Ayuko Babu stopped by during The Soul of Jazz on WCLK and talked with Jamal Ahmad about this year's festival.
Jose James is considered by many to be the greatest contemporary jazz vocalist. He plays live in ATL tonight at The Variety Playhouse. Of course he stopped by WCLK to talk with Jamal Ahmad on the Soul of Jazz, and helped Jamal and Mark Angel during our Fiscal Year End Membership Campaign. Because that's the kind of guy he is.
You can support jazz public radio WCLK by purchasing Jose James' new release While You Were Sleeping by purchasing it from Amazon using the link below:
Jazz vocalist of note Laura Coyle and her Quintet provide the musical soundtrack to Friday Jazz At The High Museum this week. WCLK's Jamal Ahmad will be your emcee at this event, and he sat down to chat with Coyle in advance of her performance. Friday Jazz this week will also serve as the kickoff of WCLK's 40th Anniversary Celebration. We hope to see you there.