Claudia Hayden returns with Central Park West, a song that well, the title alone caught this programmers eye. As one with memories of hanging out in Central Park West, I was curious and Claudia didn’t disappoint. This funky flautist who hails from Louisiana but now calls New York City home has captured the energy of spring and summer in New York’s famed Central Park.
She is joined by “The Saxtress” Pamela Williams to deliver 4:05 of pure musical delight. The breakdown with percussions and sax solo provides a recipe to compliment Claudia’s playing. Claudia has scored music for network shows but we’re glad she’s back providing music for the radio. Central Park West is a winner.
David C. Linton is Jazz 91.9 WCLK Program Director and host of Serenade To The City, heard Monday-Friday at 10pm.