Night Train marks the birthday of one of the most recorded and sampled drummers in jazz, Idris Muhammad, with music he did with John Scofield, the Chartbusters, Ahmad Jamal and more. It’s also the birthday of guitarist Chris Flory, pianist Hampton Hawes, and singer Janet Lawson. Night Train also highlights new releases tonight from Gerald Cannon, Tom Harrell, the Bill Charlap Trio and the Audrey Ochoa Trio.
Night Train marks birthdays of two talented pianists – George Cables and Ellis Marsalis (including a special in hour two with Marsalis discussing his music, work as an influential New Orleans educator, and favorite musicians) – plus more Cool Jazz Singers for the November feature (including music from June Christy’s classic album, Something Cool), and the latest from Sherman Irby.
Night Train celebrates the birthday of guitarist Kevin Eubanks (from the Tonight Show Band) with music he did as a leader, and Dave Holland and Joey DeFrancesco. Plus Richie Cole’s new Latin jazz set, and the latest from flutist Gerald Beckett, singer Johnny O’Neal, guitarist Corey Christiansen, and pianist Ahmad Jamal.
Night Train marks the birthday of popular singer Diana Krall with music from across her career and a special with Krall as a special guest in hour two of the show. Plus more Cool Jazz Singers for the November feature, including Julie London and Tierney Sutton, and new music from the Peter Erskine New Trio, Kyle Eastwood (Clint’s son), Steve Hobbs and Roswell Rudd.