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.

July CD: Bob Baldwin's "MelloWonder"

Jul 14, 2015

There have been countless tribute albums to the 8th Wonder of the World, Stevie Wonder, over the years. However, when it comes to contemporary jazz, outside of Najee’s Songs From the Key of Life, none come close to the brand new release from one of the genre’s top selling artists, Bob Baldwin, who presents MelloWonder, Songs in the Key of Stevie.  

June CD: Robert Glasper's "Covered"

Jun 17, 2015

One of the most important artists in music today returns with a brand new release on the Blue Note Label, and continues to move music forward. Pianist and composer Robert Glasper is hot off the heels of his Grammy-award-winning Black Radio 2 with his Experiment Band.

May CD: Ben Williams' "Coming of Age"

May 8, 2015

What truly has me excited about the art form of jazz is the next generation of artists who stand strong, fearless and take countless risks to move the music forward to its next level. One standout in this group is bassist Ben Williams. The Grammy-award winning artist and Washington, D.C. native returns to the Concord label for his sophomore release, Coming of Age.

April CD: Marcus Miller's Afrodeezia

Apr 8, 2015

The Superman of Soul, bassist Marcus Miller, is back on the scene with his brand new release, Afrodeeziahis debut for the Blue Note recording label. The album was inspired by his role as a UNESCO Artist For Peace, which took him all over the world. Miller recorded tunes on the CD from several locations, including Paris, Morocco, Rio de Janeiro, Los Angeles, and New Orleans.

January CD: Ben Tankard's Full Tank

Jan 8, 2015

January, 2015

Ben Tankard’s Full Tank