Night Train marks the birthdays of composer/arranger/bandleader Eddie Sauter and also of pianist Wynton Kelly, who worked with a who’s who of jazz artists, including Miles Davis on the classic, Kind of Blue. Plus new music from several guitarists, including Kenny Burrell, Calvin Keys, Bob DeVos and John Abercrombie.
Night Train highlights tribute albums, including: Scott Hamilton’s salute to Duke Ellington, Susannah McCorkle’s collection of Yip Harburg songs, NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Owens project in tribute to Thelonious Monk, a collection of Paul Desmond music from saxophonist Bruce Babad, a remembrance of Blossom Dearie by singer Amy Cervini, and Nicholas Payton’s salute to Louis Armstrong.
Night Train marks birthdays of guitar great Jim Hall, and acclaimed vocalist Cassandra Wilson; pays tribute to drummer Chico Hamilton, who passed away last week; and features new music from Eliane Elias, the New Gary Burton Quartet, the Steve Gadd Band and Nashaz.
Night Train marks the birthdays of Italian pianist and composer Enrico Pieranunzi and saxophonist Cory Weeds. Plus music from drummer Chico Hamilton, who passed away recently, and a number of new titles - including the latest from the Nightcrawlers featuring Cory Weeds, as well as pianist Cyrus Chestnut, vibes player Warren Wolf, saxophonist Houston Person, and singer Jay Clayton’s tribute to songwriter Harry Warren.