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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  1. Duke Robillard – Full Circle (Stony Plain)

 

  1. Nancy Wright – Playdate! (Vizztone)

 

  1. Dennis Gruenling – Ready or Not (Vizztone)

 

  1. Levee Town – Takin’ & Givin’ (Levee Town)

 

  1. Bobby Rush – Porcupine Meat (Rounder)

 

  1. Sam Cooke – The Complete Solo Singles (Acrobat)

 

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  1. Richard Bona & Mandekan Cubano – Heritage (Qwest)

 

  1. Various artists – Urgent Jumping! (Sterns Music)

 

  1. Dzambo Agusevi Orchestra – Brass Like It Hot (ARC Music)

 

  1. Palo! – Yo Quiero Guarachar (Rolling Pin)

 

  1. Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band – 55 (Big Crown)

 

  1. Various artists – Peru Rare Groove (World Music Network)

 

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  1. Bill Evans – Some Other Time (Resonance)

 

  1. John Scofield – Country for Old Men (Impulse)

 

  1. One for All – The Third Decade (Smoke Sessions)

 

  1. Catherine Russell- Harlem on My Mind (Jazz Village)

 

  1. Cyrus Chestnut – Natural Essence (High Note)

 

  1. Nels Cline – Lovers (Blue Note)

 

Monday 10.31.16

Night Train teams up with Global Village and Strange Currency for a full evening of music tricks and treats, ghosts and goblins, and lots of spirited and scary sounds.

Tuesday 11.1.16

Monday, October 31

Global Village celebrates Halloween with some music tricks and treats, ghosts and goblins, and lots of spirited and scary sounds.

Tuesday, November 1

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November 4/6

It’s “New Month/New Music” time as Crossroads teams up with Global Village and Strange Currency at the beginning of every month to highlight the best in new blues releases. Among the highlights:

A preview of the Rolling Stones’ new album, a return to the blues and first studio album in a decade, due out in December

Austrian blues and soul-jazz organist Raphael Wressnig with Brazilian bluesman Igor Prado

Monday 10.24.16

It’s another Monday Night at the Movies tonight on the Night Train, joining Global Village and Strange Currency every Monday night this month to highlight film related music. Tonight it’s film noir – with music from these post-war dark classics performed by Gerry Mulligan, Dmitri Matheny and the Jazz at the Movies Band – and a special in hour two exploring the scores of film noirs.

Tuesday 10.25.16

Monday, October 24

It’s another Monday at the Movies in the Global Village – this time with a visit to ‘Disney World’ for world, jazz and other unusual versions of songs from Disney films like Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Lady and the Tramp and other classics – done by Los Lobos, Miles Davis, Buster Poindexter, Peggy Lee and more.

Tuesday, October 25

October 28/30

Crossroads wraps up the October feature celebrating the 90th birthday of Chuck Berry and remembering zydeco star Buckwheat Zydeco (including a special in hour two of the show with Buckwheat Zydeco as a special guest). The show also remembers Phil Chess, one of the founders of Chess Records, who just passed away, highlights music from blues artists with concerts in the coming week, and spotlights some of the best of new blues releases.

Monday 10.17.16

It’s another Monday Night at the Movies tonight on the Night Train, joining Global Village and Strange Currency every Monday night this month to highlight film related music. Tonight it’s jazz versions of film themes from Wes Montgomery, the Phil Norman Tentet, and birthday artists Luiz Bonfa (of Black Orpheus fame – also featured on Global Village tonight), and guitarists Howard Alden and Barney Kessel. Plus new music from Shirley Horn, the Steve Gadd Band and Kenia.

Tuesday 10.18.16

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