Jazz Pianist Kenny Barron has been a mainstay of the WCLK sound for years now. His latest release on Impulse is with Bassist and Composer Dave Holland, who have performed as a duo for a couple of years now. The record is called The Art of Conversation, and you can hear it at various times on WCLK.
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Chicago-born, 27-year-old trumpet player Marquis Hill is establishing a solid jazz career at an early age. Just last week Hill won the 2014 Thelonious Monk International Trumpet Competition. His latest release, Modern Flows EP, Vol. 1, is WCLK PD Aaron Cohen's choice for new jazz music worth your listen. You can hear cuts from it throughout the day, particularly on Serenade To The City, 10p-2a Monday through Friday.
WCLK Program Director Aaron Cohen is enjoying the new Al Jarreau release My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke. He's playing it on Serenade To The City and you can hear it elsewhere throughout the day on Atlanta's Jazz Station.
WCLK Program Director Aaron Cohen is playing the new release from legendary bassist Stanley Clarke, called Up. Up features a who's who of Clarke's favorite musicians, including guitarists Joe Walsh, Jimmy Herring and Paul Jackson, Jr.; drummers Stewart Copeland, Gerry Brown and John Robinson; keyboardist Greg Phillinganes; Phil Davis on synthesizer and keyboards; Chick Corea on acoustic piano; saxophonists Kamasi Washington, Doug Webb and Dan Higgins; vocalists Jessica Vautor, Natasha Agrama and Patrice Quinn; trumpeter Gary Grant and trombonist Andy Martin on horns; percussionist Lenny C
Charlie Haden was one of the enduring figures in straight ahead jazz in the modern era, not only for the music he forged with such collaborators as Ornette Coleman and Keith Jarrett, but also for the fact that he did not let the after effects of polio when he was 15 stand in his way of creating melodic, memorable sounds out of his famed double bass.