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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12:16 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

March Artists Clark Terry & Charles Lloyd And Salutes To Paul Motian & James Moody

Vibes player Stefon Harris

Monday March 23

Night Train celebrates birthdays of vibes players Dave Pike and Stefon Harris, and smart songwriter Dave Frishberg. There’s also more music from March featured artists Charles Lloyd (the first recorded version of “Dream Weaver” from a newly released album of previously unreleased concert performances) and Clark Terry (with singer Dinah Washington and pianist Oscar Peterson) – and in hour two, a special with Stefon Harris at Symphony Center.

Tuesday March 24

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10:10 am
Mon March 16, 2015

March Featured Artists Clark Terry & Charles Lloyd, Remembering Lew Soloff & St. Paddy’s Day Jazz

Clark Terry, March featured artist

Monday, March 16

Night Train continues with more music from March featured artists Clark Terry (this time with Duke Ellington) and Charles Lloyd, and begins a week-long tribute to trumpeter Lew Soloff. Plus birthday salutes to coronetist Ruby Braff, bassist Brian Torff, and ‘the poet of the piano’ Tommy Flanagan – including a Jazz Profiles special about his life and music in hour two of the show.

Tuesday, March 17

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10:12 am
Mon March 9, 2015

Clark Terry, Charles Lloyd, & Birthday Salutes To Ronnie Earl, Ornette Coleman & Poet Jack Kerouac

Pianist Justin Kauflin with jazz great Clark Terry

Monday March 9

Night Train marks birthdays of NEA Heritage Fellow and tabla master Zakir Hussain (performing with March featured artist Charles Lloyd), and singers Laurie Antonioli and Keely Smith. It’s also the birthday of Ornette Coleman, and along with music from both ends of his career, the second hour of the show features a special salute to the avant-garde pioneer  from Dewey Redman and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

Tuesday March 10

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11:31 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Clark Terry Week + A Few Birthday Celebrations

Trumpeter Clark Terry

Monday March 2

Night Train kicks off this month's feature of music from saxophone, flute and tárogató player Charles Lloyd, who celebrates his 77th birthday on the fifteenth of this month, and we'll hear all week from trumpet player Clark Terry who died on February twenty-first at the age of 94, leaving behind an extraordinary legacy of music and jazz education.

Tuesday March 3

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10:01 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Night Train Top 40 Albums For February 2015

Akua Dixon's self titled album
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1.    Akua Dixon - Akua Dixon (Akua's Music)

2.    Kenny Barron/Dave Holland - The Art of Conversation (Impulse)

3.    Chick Corea Trio - Trilogy (Stretch/Concord)

4.    Brad Goode Quartet - Montezuma (Origin)

5.    Carol Saboya/Antonio Adolfo/Hendrik Meurkens - CopaVillage (AAM)

6.    Louis Hayes & the Cannonball Legacy Band - Live at Cory Weed's Cellar Jazz Club (Cellar Live)

7.    Richard Galliano - Sentimentale (Resonance)

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3:25 pm
Mon February 23, 2015

Miles Week & Birthday Salutes To David ‘Fathead’ Newman, James Moody & Caruso

Legendary jazz musician Miles Davis

Night Train (along with Global Village and Crossroads) features music from Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipients throughout February. This week Night Train focuses in on jazz honoree Miles Davis  - with music from the legendary artist, covers & tributes, recordings by members of his various bands, and specials that highlight his many styles and two of his classic recordings.

Monday, February 23

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1:56 pm
Mon February 16, 2015

Nat Cole Week, A New Orleans' Jazz Mardi Gras Party & Some “Pres” For Presidents’ Day

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner Nat King Cole

Monday, February 16

Night Train kicks off a week of music and features for Nat Cole, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, with music from his brother Freddy Cole. Plus birthday salutes to songwriter Alec Wilder and Sonny Bono (!), some “Pres” (Lester Young) for Presidents’ Day, and new music from organist Brian Charette and trombonist Conrad Herwig.

Tuesday, February 17

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10:56 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Charles Mingus Week + Saxophonists Steve Wilson & Brent Jensen, And Ethan Iverson Of The Bad Plus

American jazz musician Charles Mingus Jr.

Monday, February 9

Night Train kicks off Mingus Week – a salute to one of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winners for the February feature – with some classic music from Mingus and part one of a two-part Jazz Profiles Mingus special. Plus a birthday salute to one of the leading saxophonists on the scene today – Steve Wilson – with music he did along with Chick Corea, Dave Holland, and on the Grammy-nominated 2014 release from the Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio.

Tuesday, February 10

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5:21 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

Duke Ellington Week + Stan Getz, Bob Stewart & John Handy Birthdays

Jazz legend Duke Ellington

Monday, February 2

Night Train kicks off a new month’s feature celebrating Grammy Lifetime Achievement recipients and a week-long salute to the first jazz artist so honored – Duke Ellington. Along with music from Duke in hour one of the show, the first of a two part Jazz Profiles special in hour two surveys his music and career. Plus birthdays of tenor saxophonists Stan Getz and Sonny Stitt, and new music from Ahmad Jamal and Louis Hayes with the Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band.

Tuesday, February 3

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8:58 am
Mon February 2, 2015

Night Train Top 40 Albums For January 2015

Chick Corea Trio, 'Trilogy'
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1.    Chick Corea Trio - Trilogy (Stretch/Concord)

2.    Jamie Dubberly & Orquesta Dharma - La Clave del Gumbo (Jamie Dubberly)

3.    Omer Avital - New Song (Motema)

4.    Houston Person - The Melody Lingers On (High Note)

5.    Conrad Herwig - The Latin Side of Joe Henderson (Half Note)

6.    Kenny Barron/Dave Holland - The Art of Conversation (Impulse)

7.    Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio - We're Back (Whaling City Sound)

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