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Music Lounge - 2024


July


What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

July 15th, 2024

Louis Hayes – Artform Revisited (Savant) Legendary drummer Louis Hayes is still swinging at the age of 87, and the p...
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What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

July 8th, 2024

Rob Parton’s Ensemble 9+ - Relentless (Calligram Records) One time Chicagoan, and current professor for the prestigi...
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What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

July 1st, 2024

Kenny Reichert – Switch (Calligram Records) Chicago based guitarist Kenny Reichert has recently released his third a...
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June


Catherine Russell, Kenny Garrett, and Spanish Harlem Orchestra highlight 2024 Chicago Jazz Fest lineup!

Catherine Russell, Kenny Garrett, and Spanish Harlem Orchestra highlight 2024 Chicago Jazz Fest lineup!

June 28th, 2024

Vocalist Catherine Russell, saxophonist Kenny Garrett, pianist Amina Claudine Myers and the Spanish Harlem Orchestra will...
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What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

June 24th, 2024

Brother Jack McDuff – Ain’t No Sunshine: Live in Seattle (Reel to Real) For these weekly features, I really try to...
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What's New on WDCB... with Dan Bindert

What's New on WDCB... with Dan Bindert

June 17th, 2024

Antonio Adolfo – Love Cole Porter (AAM Music) The skilled Brazilian pianist-arranger has developed a style for his o...
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What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

June 10th, 2024

Etienne Charles – Creole Orchestra (Culture Shock Music) Trumpeter Etienne Charles finds himself leading a large ens...
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It's Blues Fest Week!

It's Blues Fest Week!

June 5th, 2024

The City of Chicago and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) presents the 2024 Chicago Blues Festiva...
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What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

June 3rd, 2024

Andrew Bird Trio – Sunday Morning Put-On (Loma Vista) Violinist, vocalist and Chicagoan, and Jazzy prodigal son, And...
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May


What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

May 27th, 2024

The Bobby Broom Organi-Sation – Jamalot (Steele Records) The Bobby Broom Organi-Sation, with Bobby playing guitar, B...
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What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

May 20th, 2024

Eric Alexander – Timing is Everything (Cellar Music) Eric Alexander’s latest album, Timing is Everything, might be...
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What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

May 13th, 2024

Charles McPherson – Reverence (Smoke Sessions) So, here’s a pretty easy recipe for success: take a legendary saxop...
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What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

May 6th, 2024

Petra Van Nuis & Dennis Luxion – From Me to You (String Damper Records) It should be a surprise to no one that a ste...
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April


What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

April 29th, 2024

Nicole Glover – Nicole Glover Plays (Savant) Saxophonist Nicole Glover has been making a name for herself over the p...
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What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

April 22nd, 2024

Jason Anick & Matt DeChamplain – Reverence: A Tribute to Stephane Grappelli and Oscar Peterson While it might be obv...
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What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

April 15th, 2024

Alyssa Allgood – From Here (Next Records) Chicago based vocalist Alyssa Allgood is releasing her new album this comi...
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What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

April 8th, 2024

Charles Lloyd – The Sky Will Still Be There Tomorrow (Blue Note) The legendary saxophonist Charles Lloyd pulled toge...
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What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

April 1st, 2024

Vanisha Gould & Chris McCarthy – Life’s a Gig (Fresh Sound/New Talent) Credit goes to Leslie for hearing this one ...
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March


What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

March 25th, 2024

Alex Beltran – Rift (Calligram Records) Chicago based tenor saxophonist Alex Beltran recently released his new album...
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What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

March 18th, 2024

Hey everyone! So, this week, I wanted to take a moment to check out six of the albums that are available during our Spring Pl...
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What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

March 11th, 2024

Joel Ross – Nublues (Blue Note) Taken as a whole throughout the course of its 10 tracks, the latest album from Chica...
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2024 Chicago Blues Festival Lineup Announced, featuring one of Buddy Guy’s final Chicago performances!

2024 Chicago Blues Festival Lineup Announced, featuring one of Buddy Guy’s final Chicago performances!

March 6th, 2024

Today the City of Chicago and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) announced the full lineup and pro...
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What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

March 4th, 2024

Neal Alger – Old Souls (Calligram Records) Chicago based guitarist Neal Alger has finally released some new music th...
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February


What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

February 26th, 2024

Greg Murphy – You Remind Me (Whaling City Sound) Pianist and Chicago native, Greg Murphy, is back with a new disc fo...
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What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

February 19th, 2024

The Heavy Sounds – Live at Fitzgerald’s Sidebar (Modern Jive Records) Chicago’s answer to New York’s Dap-Kings...
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What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

February 12th, 2024

The Afro-Caribbean Jazz Collective – Fiesta at Caroga (self-produced) I love that Chicago is a hub for excellent Lat...
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What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

February 5th, 2024

Blue Moods – Swing & Soul (Posi-Tone) Blue Moods is one of the handful of collectives put together by the brain trus...
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January


What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

January 29th, 2024

Sam Robinson Sextet – Third Time’s a Charm (self-produced) If you’ve been trying to catch live music throughout ...
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What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

What's New on WDCB... with Paul Abella

January 22nd, 2024

Shawn Maxwell – J Town Suite (Cora Street Records) Saxophonist Shawn Maxwell has recently released an album dedicate...
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What's New on WDCB... with Dan Bindert

What's New on WDCB... with Dan Bindert

January 15th, 2024

Gerald Cannon - Live at Dizzy's Club: The Music of Elvin & McCoy Bassist, visual artist and Racine native Gerald Canno...
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Desert Island Discs!

Desert Island Discs!

January 8th, 2024

Now that Winter seems to have finally arrived, we thought it would be fun for our hosts to pick 5 of their personal favorite ...
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WDCB Favorites from 2023

WDCB Favorites from 2023

January 1st, 2024

There was an abundance of great new jazz in 2023 and we enjoyed sharing it with you every day on WDCB. Here is a list of a fe...
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