In a special edition of the show, Night Train pays tribute to legendary jazz pianist and composer Horace Silver, who passed away last week at the age of 85. In hour one of the show, music from throughout Horace Silver’s long career and covers of some of his classic songs.
Then in hour two a special Horace Silver Tribute concert headed up by bassist Christian McBride and featuring a number of Silver’s friends and former band mates, including Cedar Walton, Andy Bey, Randy Brecker, Dee Dee Bridgewater, George Coleman, Tom Harrell, Joe Lovano, and Charles Tolliver.
Night Train continues with more music from the Blue Note label for the June feature, and a week-long tribute to one of the giants of that label, Horace Silver, who passed away last week. Also new music from Louis Hayes, who began his career working with Horace Silver, and Jimmy Cobb, perhaps best known as the drummer on Kind of Blue - and birthday salutes to Jeff Beck and John Handy, including a special in hour two of the show featuring music from Handy’s early hard bop days and an interview with the popular saxophonist.
Night Train marks the birthday of drummer, vibes player, compose, and jazz educator Joe Chambers with music he did as a leader, guesting with M’Boom and Ray Mantilla, and as part of a number of major Blue Note sessions with McCoy Tyner, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard and more. Plus new music from the Janice Borla Group, Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, Leslie Pintchik and the Jazzbonez.
Night Train marks birthdays of drummer Joey Baron (with Steve Kuhn, and as a leader) and bassist Reginald Workman (on several Blue Note albums and with John Coltrane); continues with more music from Blue Note Records for the June feature, including more for this week’s tribute to one of the greats of the label – Horace Silver; and highlights music from several jazz artists with upcoming shows.