The Cool Jazz Countdown

  • Hosted by Marcellus "Bassman" Shepard, Kyle LaRue

The Top 10 Jazz Albums of the Week.

The Cool Jazz Countdown is a weekly survey based on national jazz chart movement, listener feedback and local radio airplay. It highlights the Top Ten Jazz Albums of the week within the Traditional and Contemporary genres and shares the latest information about the artist including biographical information, little known tidbits, and sidemen playing on the project, producers of the CD and background information on the music label.

In addition to the Ten Song Countdown, The Cool Jazz Countdown includes the New Music Feature of the week in which we highlight a forthcoming album release. Then we present the artist to you with our “On the Line” interview segment where we talk directly to the artist. During this segment we discuss the artist's current project, upcoming performances, and other information.

The CJC is co-hosted by radio vets Marcellus “Bassman” Shepard and Kyle LaRue.

Ways to Connect

Checkout the Bassman on the Cool Jazz Countdown as he sits down with vibraphonist Warren Wolf about his latest CD, Convergence. 

Kamasi Washington and Marcellus Bassman Shepard at WEAA
Marcellus Shepard / WEAA

Saxophonist Kamasi Washington sits down with Marcellus Bassman Shepard on the Cool Jazz Countdown to talk about his CD "The Epic".