Chris Heim http://kmuw.org en This week on Crossroads: Texas blues, more from Magic Sam http://kmuw.org/post/week-crossroads-texas-blues-more-magic-sam <p><strong><u>April 18/20</u></strong></p><p>Crossroads marks the birthday of Texas bluesman Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown, continues with more music from April featured artist Magic Sam, and highlights new music from Robben Ford, Eddie Cotton, Johnny Rawls and Eric Bibb.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:07:44 +0000 Chris Heim 33001 at http://kmuw.org This week on Crossroads: Texas blues, more from Magic Sam Global Village highlights women of Africa, flautist Herbie Mann, more from our Paco de Lucia feature http://kmuw.org/post/global-village-highlights-women-africa-flautist-herbie-mann-more-our-paco-de-lucia-feature <p><strong><u>Monday April 14</u></strong></p><p>Global Village highlights women of Africa, including acclaimed Malian singer Oumou Sangare; Dee Dee Bridgewater from her Malian-inspired Red Earth album; the final album from Cape Verde’s Cesaria Evora; and the Juno Award winning tribute to Miriam Makeba from Lorraine Klaasen. acclaimed Cajun band Beausoleil, Buena Vista Social Club artist Eliades Ochoa, and a Latin soul raritie from Flash &amp; the Dynamics.</p><p><strong><u>Tuesday April 15</u></strong></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:57:45 +0000 Chris Heim 33000 at http://kmuw.org Global Village highlights women of Africa, flautist Herbie Mann, more from our Paco de Lucia feature Night Train spotlights 'Big Beat' percussionists, vocalist Carmen McRae and new Nightcrawlers http://kmuw.org/post/night-train-spotlights-big-beat-percussionists-vocalist-carmen-mcrae-and-new-nightcrawlers <p><strong><u>Monday 4.7.14</u></strong></p><p>Night Train marks birthdays of Latin jazz percussion master Mongo Santamaria, drummer Pete La Roca, trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, and legendary singer Billie Holiday, including a Jazz Profiles special about the life and music of Holiday in hour two of the show. Plus new music from Cuban-born pianist and composer Alfredo Rodriguez, and an intriguing blend of jazz and Haitian music from Jacques Schwarz-Bart.</p><p><strong><u>Tuesday 4.8.14</u></strong></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:14:50 +0000 Chris Heim 32639 at http://kmuw.org Night Train spotlights 'Big Beat' percussionists, vocalist Carmen McRae and new Nightcrawlers Afro-Cuban Latin jazz, Spanish composers and 'new-bossa' fusion in the Global Village http://kmuw.org/post/afro-cuban-latin-jazz-spanish-composers-and-new-bossa-fusion-global-village <p><strong><u>Monday April 7</u></strong></p><p>Global Village celebrates birthdays of Latin jazz and soul percussion master Mongo Santamaria, pioneering Nigerian drummer Olatunji, and sitar legend Ravi Shankar. Plus more from April featured artist Paco de Lucia, this time from an album he did featuring music from one of the great 20<sup>th</sup> century Spanish composers, Manuel de Falla - and de Falla’s Seven Popular Spanish Songs from the new classical-world project from Grammy-winning classical mandolinist Avi Avital.</p><p><strong><u>Tuesday April 8</u></strong></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:35:01 +0000 Chris Heim 32637 at http://kmuw.org Afro-Cuban Latin jazz, Spanish composers and 'new-bossa' fusion in the Global Village Blues legend Magic Sam kicks off month-long feature Friday on Crossroads http://kmuw.org/post/blues-legend-magic-sam-kicks-month-long-feature-friday-crossroads <p><strong><u>April 11/13 2014</u></strong></p><p>This week at the Crossroads, we kick off our April feature of music from guitarist, singer, songwriter, and one of the pioneers of the West Side blues sound, Magic Sam.</p><p>We’ll also mark the birthday of Lowell George of Little Feat (the band is also featured on Strange Currency this entire month –we’ll highlight selections from the new 13-CD boxed set of the band’s complete Warner Bros. recordings) and of Cosimo Matassa, whose studio was birthplace to many of the hits that came from the Crescent City’s Golden Age of R&amp;B.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:21:27 +0000 Chris Heim 32636 at http://kmuw.org Blues legend Magic Sam kicks off month-long feature Friday on Crossroads No. 1 on Night Train last month: Featured artist Pat Metheny http://kmuw.org/post/no-1-night-train-last-month-featured-artist-pat-metheny <p><strong>NIGHT TRAIN - TOP 40 March 20</strong>14</p><p>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Pat Metheny Unity Group - Kin (Nonesuch). Night Train featured Metheny last month - read more about the artist, listen and watch a couple live performances <a href="http://kmuw.org/post/night-trains-march-featured-artist-pat-metheny" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sheryl Bailey - A Meeting of Minds (Cellar Live)</p><p>3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Stacey Kent - The Changing Lights (Warner Bros.)</p><p>4.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Harold Mabern - Right on Time (Smoke Sessions)</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:58:11 +0000 Chris Heim 32477 at http://kmuw.org No. 1 on Night Train last month: Featured artist Pat Metheny In the Global Village, Soweto Gospel Choir topped March list http://kmuw.org/post/global-village-soweto-gospel-choir-topped-march-list <p><strong>Global Village - Top 40 March 2014</strong></p><p>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Soweto Gospel Choir - Divine Decade (Decca). You can listen to the KMUW special that ran last month, as well as the rest of Chris Heim's conversation with the group, <a href="http://kmuw.org/post/soweto-gospel-choir-grounded-music-south-africa" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Jerez Texas - Viento y Marea (Jerez Texas)</p><p>3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Kevin Seddiki/Bijan Chemirani - Imaginarium (World Village)</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:43:58 +0000 Chris Heim 32476 at http://kmuw.org In the Global Village, Soweto Gospel Choir topped March list Billy Branch & Sons of Blues No. 1 on Crossroads' March Top 40 http://kmuw.org/post/billy-branch-sons-blues-no-1-crossroads-march-top-40 <p><strong>Crossroads Top 40 -&nbsp; MARCH 2014</strong></p><p>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Billy Branch &amp; Sons of Blues - Blues Shock (Blind Pig)</p><p>2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Johnny Winter - True to the Blues: The Johnny Winter Story (Columbia/Legacy)</p><p>3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Aretha Franklin - The Queen of Soul (Atlantic/Rhino)</p><p>4.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Otis Redding - The King of Soul (Atlantic/Rhino)</p><p>5.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Little Feat - Rad Gumbo (Warner Bros.)</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:31:01 +0000 Chris Heim 32472 at http://kmuw.org Billy Branch & Sons of Blues No. 1 on Crossroads' March Top 40 New Month, New (blues) Music in the Crossroads http://kmuw.org/post/new-month-new-blues-music-crossroads <p><strong><u>April 4/6</u></strong></p><p><strong>It’s New Month, New Music time as Crossroads teams up with <a href="http://kmuw.org/programs/global-village" target="_blank">Global Village</a> and <a href="http://kmuw.org/programs/strange-currency" target="_blank">Strange Currency</a> at the beginning of every month to highlight the best in new releases.</strong></p><p>Among the new blues titles featured at the Crossroads are:</p><p>The latest from blues star Robert Cray</p><p>Local favorites, the Terry Quiett Band</p><p>Maple Blues Award winner Matt Anderson</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:12:06 +0000 Chris Heim 32365 at http://kmuw.org New Month, New (blues) Music in the Crossroads Night Train starts its month-long Big Beat salute to jazz drummers http://kmuw.org/post/night-train-starts-its-month-long-big-beat-salute-jazz-drummers <p><strong><u>Monday 3.31.14</u></strong></p><p>Night Train wraps up the March Pat Metheny feature with music from a guest appearance he made with bassist Marc Johnson, from the Question &amp; Answer album with Dave Holland and Roy Haynes, and from his new Unity Group album, Kin. Plus a birthday salute to vibes pioneer Red Norvo, including a Jazz Profiles special about his life and music in hour two of the show.</p><p><strong><u>Tuesday 4.1.14</u></strong></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:56:22 +0000 Chris Heim 32305 at http://kmuw.org Night Train starts its month-long Big Beat salute to jazz drummers