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NEW MUSIC: Rhythm Jets * Rhythm Island

Aug 14, 2018

Atlanta's own Rhythm Jets are back with their fourth record called Rhythm Island on Infinity Jazz Records. Their Jazz and world beat inflected music leads with saxaphone and rhythm, led by tenor and alto sax man and leader Vance Kelly. The new record includes turns by Trammell Starks and John Patti, as well as a Carribbean arrangement of Michael Jackson's Human Nature

Kamasi Washington: Heaven And Earth

Jul 30, 2018

Inglewood California's Kamasi Washington is one of the shining lights of Jazz music today as a bandleader, composer and saxophonist. We've played his music on  Jazz 91.9 WCLK from the beginning, and we've checked out his mesmerizing live appearances when he comes through Atlanta.

Brian Simpson: Persuasion

Jul 18, 2018

Illinois-born pianist Brian Simpson was influenced by Oscar Peterson as he grew up listening to jazz music, but his music over a career including seven albums has fit into a contemporary groove that you hear on WCLK. On his latest release Persuasion(Shanachie), he brings funk and jazz with help from musicians including Peter White and Boney James. You can hear cuts from Persuasion on WCLK at various times, particularly during Serenade To The City, Monday-Fridays overnight 10pm-2am.

Michael Franks has been a leading contemporary Jazz vocalist since the days of his 1975 collaboration with the Crusaders, The Art of Tea.  He's released his first record in eight years, The Music In My Head(Shanachie).  The record features 10 original songs produced by Gil Goldstein, who has produced recent records for Jill Scott, Esperanza Spalding and Chris Botti.

NEW MUSIC: Go Time Brooklyn By Grace Kelly

Jun 20, 2018

Korean-American-Bostonian Jazz Saxophonist and Vocalist, Grace Kelly has a new record out called Go Time Brooklyn, on Pazz.   Kelly is considered at top millennial Jazz player, and after eight years straight of being named in the Downbeat Critics Poll, she was also named 2016 'Rising Star-Alto Saxophone.' Her latest record features her unmistakeable vocals, horn solos and a choice of material that ranges from the Rolling Stones to Duke Ellington.

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