Night Train

Monday - Thursday at 10pm

Monday through Thursday nights, it’s the best in jazz on Night Train, hosted by KMUW’s Chris Heim. From classic artists and recordings to today’s emerging artists and most intriguing new releases - along with specials, in-depth features, jazz concert highlights and more - Night Train will take you to the best of “America’s classical music.”

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1:31 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

More Jazz Noir And Birthdays Of Pharoah Sanders, Art Tatum, Bill Charlap And More

Saxophone great Pharaoh Sanders

Monday 10.13.14

Night Train marks birthdays of saxophone great Pharaoh Sanders, vibes man Johnny Lytle, legendary pianist Art Tatum and bass great Ray Brown. Plus a classic track from trumpeter Clark Terry and more music for the October ‘Jazz Noir’ feature including another Monday Night at the Movies special, this time exploring the connections between jazz and film.

Tuesday 10.14.14

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8:54 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Mad Hatter Day, Jazz Noir & Steven Bernstein, Yusef Lateef, Kenny Garrett, Dave Samuels Birthdays

Blow-Up, the 1966 film from Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni

Monday 10.6.14

Night Train celebrates Mad Hatter Day (!) and the birthdays of pianist Norman Simmons and guitarist Mark Whitfield. Plus more for the October Jazz Noir feature – this time with music Herbie Hancock wrote for the neo-noir film, "Blow-Up", and Norman Simmons’ version of “Harlem Nocturne,” which was used as the theme song for the Mike Hammer TV show. Then, in hour two, it’s the start of Monday Night at the Movies specials in conjunction with the October feature – tonight a look at the scores of the early classic films noir.

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10:45 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Night Train Top 40 Albums Of September 2014

Night Train Top Album: Jane Bunnett & Maqueque
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Night Train - Top 40 September 2014

1. Jane Bunnett - Jane Bunnett & Maqueque (Justin Time)

2. Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein, Bill Stewart - Ramshackle Serenade (Pirouet)

3. Everette DeVan - For the Love of You (Henry)

4. Mike LeDonne - I Love Music (Savant)

5. Jimmy Cobb - The Original Mob (Smoke Sessions)

6. Miami Jazz Project - Miami Jazz Project (Zoho)

7. Cyrille Aimee - It's A Good Day (Mack Avenue)

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10:42 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Bassist Birthdays – Oscar Pettiford & Dave Holland, Coffee Day, Jane Bunnett Wrap Up & Oct Jazz Noir

Serving up some java jive for International Coffee Day

Monday 9.29.14

Night Train marks birthdays of violinist Jean-Luc Ponty (with music he did with Frank Zappa and as a leader) and pianist David Kikoski (as part of the BeatleJazz lineup, and with Pat Martino). Plus more from September featured artist Jane Bunnett - and we team up with Global Village and Strange Currency to serve up some java jive for International Coffee Day.

Tuesday 9.30.14

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10:11 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Joe Sample & Kenny Wheeler Tributes, John Coltrane's Birthday & Sept. Featured Artist Jane Bunnett

Jazz saxophonist John Coltrane

Monday 9.22.14

Tonight on the Night Train, it’s ‘new standards’ – contemporary songs in a jazz setting – from Dr. Lonnie Smith, Charles Lloyd, the World Saxophone Quartet, Brian Ho, and the Jazz Soul Seven with jazz versions of music from Jimi Hendrix, Nick Drake, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, Amy Winehouse, Curtis Mayfield, Johnny Cash and more.

Tuesday 9.23.14

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11:51 am
Tue September 2, 2014

September Feature Jane Bunnett, Labor Day Celebrations & Horace Silver Birthday Salute

Jane Bunnett, soprano sax and flute player

Monday 9.1.14

Night Train marks Labor Day with some jazz songs about work; celebrates birthdays of pianist Gene Harris, keyboardist Wayne Horvitz, singer Terri Thornton, and saxophonist Art Pepper; and kicks off a new month’s feature of music from soprano sax and flute player and explorer of a wide range of Cuban jazz, Jane Bunnett. Plus, a Labor Day special in hour two of the show highlighting Popular Songs on the Picket Line.

Global Village and Strange Currency also feature music for Labor Day tonight.

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11:01 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Night Train Top 40 Albums For August 2014

Mike LeDonne's I Love Music
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Night Train - Top 40 August 2014

1. Mike LeDonne - I Love Music (Savant)

2. Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein, Bill Stewart - Ramshackle Serenade (Pirouet)

3. Steve Khan - Subtext (Tone Center)

4. Bob Stewart - Connections: Mind the Gap (Sunnyside

5. Jane Bunnett - Jane Bunnett & Maqueque (Justin Time)

6. Bobby Hutcherson - Enjoy the View (Blue Note)

7. Keith Jarrett/Charlie Haden - Last Dance (ECM)

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9:02 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Newport Finale With Concerts From The Fest Each Night Plus Birthdays of Wayne Shorter & Lester Young

Saxophone legend Wayne Shorter

Monday 8.25.14

Night Train marks birthdays of tenor sax legend Wayne Shorter, guitar great Pat Martino, and bassist Charles Fambrough. Tonight also begins a week of Newport Jazz Festival concert specials to conclude the August feature celebrating the 60th anniversary of the ‘granddaddy of all jazz fests.’ This evening features the iconoclastic young ensemble, Mostly Other People Do the Killing.

Tuesday 8.26.14

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3:50 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

More Newport; Count Basie And Other Birthdays; Jane Bunnett Sneak Preview & Hungarian Jazz

Jazz singer Cecile McLorin Salvant

Monday 8.18.14

Night Train continues with more music in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival with music from the Newport Jazz Festival All-Stars, Gregory Porter – who appeared at this year’s festival, and a live performance in hour two of the show from another of the stars of this year’s Newport, singer Cecile McLorin Salvant. Plus birthday salutes to pianist Adam Makowicz and guitarist Ed Laub – and new music from Dee Alexander and the Band of Bones.

Tuesday 8.19.14

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10:28 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Remembering Kenny Drew, Jr. And Celebrating Big Six-Ohs For Newport And Pat Metheny

Pianist Kenny Drew, Jr.

Monday 8.11.14

Night Train celebrates the birthday of Pittsburgh soul jazz organist Bill Heid; begins a week-long salute to pianist Kenny Drew, Jr. who passed away last week; and continues a month-long celebration of the Newport Jazz Festival’s 60th anniversary – this time with music from vibes star Warren Wolf, who performed at this year’s festival, and in hour two, a performance from organist Joey DeFrancesco at Newport.

Tuesday 8.12.14

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