Chris Heim

Music Producer

Chicago native Chris Heim began a lifelong love affair with radio after wandering into the campus station at the University of Chicago and being unexpectedly offered a music show after an opening developed. She got her first job in radio at one of the area’s last “free form” stations, worked at Chicago’s only progressive rock station and then joined the NPR affiliate, where she hosted jazz and world music shows (the latter being one of the longest running in public radio), served as music director and produced and anchored national broadcasts of the city’s jazz, blues and Latin music festivals.

Chris is also a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Utne, Global Rhythm, Dirty Linen and Option.

Here at KMUW, Chris produces and hosts Global Village, a nationally-distributed world music show; the nightly jazz show Night Train; Crossroads, KMUW’s twice-weekly blues and R&B show.

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Blues
8:34 am
Wed May 1, 2013

Top 40 Albums April 2013

Topping the Crossroads April Top 40 New Releases list is Boz Scaggs' soul-drenched Memphis.
Credit Deborah Feingold / www.429records.com
  1. Boz Scaggs - Memphis (429 Records)
  2. Big Bill Morganfield - Blules With A Mood (Black Shuck)
  3. Dynamites w/ Charles Walker - Love Is Only Everything (Gemco)
  4. Robin Trower - Roots and Branches (V12)
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Blues
8:57 am
Tue April 30, 2013

May Feature: The B3 Organ

Al Kooper on organ with Bob Dylan at the famed Newport Folk Festival appearance.
Credit http://www.alkooper.com photo gallery

Throughout May, Crossroads teams up with Global Village, Strange Currency, Night Train and Straight No Chaser to celebrate B3 Month on KMUW. At the Crossroads, it's great players and recordings from both blues and soul that feature the instrument.

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World Music
8:09 am
Mon April 29, 2013

May Feature: The Soul Brothers and Pucho & the Latin Soul Brothers

Throughout May, Global Village joins Strange Currency, Night Train and Straight No Chaser for a B3 Month celebration, highlighting two bands that prominently feature the organ in their sound.

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Blues
8:16 am
Fri April 5, 2013

April Feature: Muddy Waters Centennial Celebration

Credit Courtesy photo / www.muddywaters.com

Though at some point in his life a few years were shaved off, credible evidence (including a marriage certificate, union card, social security filings and early interviews) all point to 1913 as the year of Muddy Waters' birth. And a century since that event, he remains one of the most influential figures in the blues.

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Blues
7:43 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Top 40 Albums March 2013

1. Willie Buck - Cell Phone Man (Delmark)
2. Shemekia Copeland - 33 1/3 (Telarc)
3. Slide Brothers - Robert Randolph Presents the Slide Brothers (Concord)
4. James Hunter Six - Minute by Minute (Fantasy)
5. Various - The Cosimo Matassa Story Vol. 2 (Proper)
6. Otis Taylor - My World Is Gone (Telarc)
7. Mike Eldred Trio - 61/49 (Rip Cat)
8. Big Bill Morganfield - Blules With A Mood (Black Shuck)
9. Dennis Gruenling - Rockin' All Day (Vizztone)
10. Eric Burdon - 'Til Your River Runs Dry (ABKCO)

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Jazz
7:35 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Top 40 Albums March 2013

  1. Kevin Mahogany - Old, New, Borrowed, and the Blues (Mahogany Jazz)
  2. Benny Green - Magic Beans (Sunnyside)
  3. Claire Daly Quartet - Baritone Monk (NCB Jazz)
  4. Nate Najar Trio - Blues for Night People (Candid)
  5. Ian Hendrickson-Smith - The Soul of My Alto (Cellar Live)
  6. Organissimo - Dedicated (Big O)
  7. Ben Sidran - Don't Cry for No Hipster (Unlimited Media)
  8. Anat Cohen - Claroscuro (Anzic)
  9. Marc Johnson/Eliane Elias - Swept Away (ECM)
  10. Chester 'C.T.' Thompson - Mixology (Doodlin')
  11. Ibrahim Maalouf - Wind (Harmon
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Jazz
7:28 am
Thu April 4, 2013

April Feature: Good Vibes Month

April is Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) and this year JAM is featuring several artists as part of the celebration, among them vibes pioneer Lionel Hampton. Throughout the month, Night Train teams up with Strange Currency and Straight No Chaser to join in the festivities with "Good Vibes Month" highlighting music of Hampton and many other great, forgotten, and rising stars of the vibes.

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World Music
3:33 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

April Feature: Jimmy Cliff

Credit Philippe Jimenez / Wikimedia Commons

Throughout April, Global Village features music from one of reggae's most popular artists, Jimmy Cliff, in celebration of his 65th birthday.

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World Music
3:09 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Top 40 Albums March 2013

Ballake Sissoko leads Global Village's Top 40 album list for the month of March.
Credit Six Degrees Records
  1. Ballake Sissoko - At Peace (Six Degrees)
  2. Various - Rough Guide to Cumbia (World Music Network)
  3. Koby Israelite - Blues from Elsewhere (Asphalt Tango)
  4. Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino - Pizzica Indiavolata (Ponderosa)
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Jazz
4:28 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Top 40 Albums February 2013

  1. Kevin Mahogany - Old, New, Borrowed and the Blues (Mahogany Jazz)
  2. Luciana Souza - The Book of Chet (Sunnyside)
  3. Houston Person - Naturally (High Note)
  4. Claire Daly Quartet - Baritone Monk (NCB Jazz)
  5. Nate Najar Trio - Blues for Night People (Candid)
  6. Ian Hendrickson-Smith - The Soul of My Alto (Cellar Live)
  7. Grupo Los Santos - Clave heart (OA2)
  8. Clayton Brothers - The Gathering (Artist Share)
  9. Organissimo - Dedicated (Big O)
  10. Anat Cohen - Claroscuro (Anzic)
  11. The Jazz Professors - Do That Again (Flying Hor
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