Jamal Ahmad

The production projects of legendary U.K producer/songwriter Simon law are no stranger to many of your music playlists. His work can be heard from a diverse array of artists in the 90s like Soul II Soul, Maurice White(EWF), Maxi Priest, Maysa, Chante Moore, Lucky Dube and so many others. His 2017 solo album Look To The Sky, which featured many of his cohorts from those days of yore, was a staple on my show, The S.O.U.L Of Jazz.

Brian Simpson & Steve Oliver release a new single from their album Unified(Shanachie Entertainment).  The Road Never Ends is a mid- tempo soothing song featuring Brian’s noticeable keyboard/piano strokes complimented nicely by Steve’s well known guitarist licks. Rounding out the ensemble is Alex Al on bass, Eric Valentine on drums and Roman Yslas on percussion.  This is the kind of song that will compliment any activity, like your afternoon ride with Jamal Ahmad, host of the SOUL of Jazz daily from 2p-7p on Jazz 91.9 WCLK.

Congratulations to Phillip Scotton and his business Primo Atlanta, grand prize winner of the WCLK Business Bounce Back Contest. Phillip along with some college classmates, worked their way into becoming a Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Franchisee, and today they own 8 stores in multiple states, including right here in Atlanta. Their company is black owned and black led.

Andre Harrell Was The Perfect Conduit

May 23, 2020
Andre Harrell, December 2019 (Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Sean Combs)

I recently penned a tribute to the late Andre Harrell for Soultracks, the biggest website devoted to Soul Music. You can read it here. If you are a fan of old school legends like Heavy D & The Boyz, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Teddy Riley & Guy, Al B. Sure!, Mary J. Blige, Eddie F., Dave Hall, Jodeci, Father M.C., you probably heard them thanks to Harrell.

Jamal Ahmad

Join us on this Sunday for a special tribute to the late John “Jay” Edwards, host of Jazz Tones. Beginning at 2 pm, Debb Moore will kick off our tribute to Jay on The Sunday Jazz Suite with reflections from his fellow WCLK on air personalities and colleagues. Then at 3pm, Jamal Ahmad will host Jazz Tones, playing the music that Jay loved. You’ll hear from artists, members of the Jazz community, and you the listeners as we read some of your comments left here at wclk.com.

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