CD of the Month

With so many new jazz CDs being released every week, you can trust Program and Music Director Marcellus Shepard to select the best new offerings. WEAA’s CD of the Month is carefully selected from hundreds of albums, and our hosts play selected tracks from the release throughout that month’s jazz programming. In addition, listeners have several opportunities throughout the month to win the CD and add it to their own collections.

So good that we’ve extended it another month! Grammy Award winning vocalist Gregory Porter is showcasing why he’s one of the top male vocalist in music today on his brand new release for Blue Note Records.

In this day and age, the term Living Legend is used few and far between. How great it is that one of the jazz greats who fits that title is still adding to his discography. With more than 40 albums to his credit as a leader, NEA Jazzmaster and pianist Kenny Barron returns for another gem on a new release titled Book of Intuition. 

If you aren’t aware, in Detroit every year during labor day weekend, the world’s largest open-air free jazz festival takes place. It’s the Detroit International Jazz Festival and man, what a great time it is to gather with people from all over the globe who are equally excited about a weekend full of music featuring some of the most incredible talent in the world.

Happy Holidays from our family to yours! This month we will be featuring quite a bit of holiday cheer, including an incredible release from The Count Basie Orchestra titled, "A Very Swingin’ Christmas.” 

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