Al DiMeola, Sonny Clark, Janis Siegel & The First Record On Prestige

Jul 21, 2014

Celebrate the birthday of American jazz pianist Sonny Clark

Monday  7.21.14

Night Train marks birthdays of pianist Sonny Clark and singer Helen Merrill; highlights new music from Fareed Haque and Chris Parker, along with a new reissue of the music of Morricone from Enrico Pieranunzi, Joey Baron & Marc Johnson; and features music from Charlie Haden’s Grammy-winning Nocturne album and, in hour two of the show, a special with Charlie Haden in a live performance with  Paul Bley.

Global Village will be featuring the world music side of Charlie Haden on tonight’s show.

Tuesday 7.22.14

Night Train marks birthdays of guitarists Al DiMeola and Joshua Breakstone, and Hammond B3 player Don Patterson. Plus more in the July feature celebrating the 65th anniversary of Prestige Records – this time with the first recording on the label and Mose Allison’s debut album – plus new music from Elias Haslanger, the MARS 4-Tet, the debut release on Dee Dee Bridgewater’s new label from Theo Croker, and a release with Bobby Hutcherson, David Sanborn and Joey DeFrancesco.

Janis Siegel, jazz singer of vocal group Manhattan Transfer

Wednesday 7.23.14

Night Train continues the July feature marking the 65th anniversary of the founding of Prestige Records with music from King Pleasure, John Coltrane, Etta Jones and Benny Golson. Plus birthday salutes to singer Janis Siegel of Manhattan Transfer and vibes player Khan Jamal, and new music from pianist Cyrus Chestnut, flutist Holly Hofmann, guitarist Steve Khan, drummer Jimmy Cobb, Kansas City organist Everette DeVan on the new Wichita-based Henry Records, and Last Dance from Charlie Haden and Keith Jarrett.

Thursday 7.24.14

Night Train celebrates birthdays of pianist and jazz educator Dr. Billy Taylor, Caribbean trumpeter Etienne Charles, and saxophonist Charles McPherson (including a special in hour two exploring McPherson’s ‘60s and ‘70s recordings, including on Prestige). Plus new music from Cuban pianist Elio Villafranca and guitarist JC Stylles with a tribute to Art Blakey. And also Red Garland and Eric Dolphy on Prestige, as Night Train celebrates the 65th anniversary of that famed jazz label throughout the month.