Night Train marks birthdays of trombonist and producer Delfeayo Marsalis, singer Nnenna Freelon, and vibes player Tommy Kesecker. Plus more music from Prestige – this time from saxophone colossus Sonny Rollins, soul jazz organist Richard ‘Groove’ Holmes, and pianist Red Garland – plus new music from David Fathead Newman with the Tilden Webb Trio, Dave Chamberlain’s Band of Bones, the Fred Hersch Trio, and the Ted Rosenthal Trio with a tribute to Gershwin.
Some tribute albums in store in tonight’s edition of the Night Train – including salutes to Carmen McRae, Joni Mitchell and Blossom Dearie, and also music from Fellini films. Plus classics from Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers and Louis Armstrong, current stars on the jazz scene - pianist Brad Mehldau, and bassist and singer Esperanza Spaulding, and some fiery jazz fusion guitar from both Al DiMeola and Fareed Haque.
Night Train marks birthdays of saxophonists David Sanborn and James Spaulding, and of Kansas City singer Kevin Mahogany. Plus more music from Prestige Records (Willis Jackson, John Coltrane) and new music from vibes legend Bobby Hutcherson, and guitarists Nate Najar and Oz Noy.
A big birthday party tonight on the Night Train for guitarist Stanley Jordan, pianist and harmonic player Howard Levy, pianist Michael Wolff, and two jazz legends who also recorded on Prestige (the July Night Train feature) – pianist Hank Jones and guitarist Kenny Burrell. The show will feature Jones and Burrell both as leaders, and as guests with some jazz greats – including Chet Baker, Gene Ammons, Coleman Hawkins and Dee Dee Bridgewater. Plus new music from the Verve Jazz Ensemble, the Helge Lien Trio, Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith, and Charlie Dennard.