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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Monday 11.7.16

Night Train teams up with Global Village and Strange Currency to celebrate the birthday of acclaimed singer and songwriter Joni Mitchell. Night Train highlights jazz versions of some of her classic songs from the likes of Herbie Hancock, Karrin Allyson, Diana Krall, Pat Martino with Cassandra Wilson, Tierney Sutton and more, along with a track from Mitchell’s Mingus album,  and in hour two, a special devoted to her classic album, Blue.

Tuesday 11.8.16

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  1. Bill Evans – Some Other Time (Resonance)

 

  1. John Scofield – Country for Old Men (Impulse)

 

  1. One for All – The Third Decade (Smoke Sessions)

 

  1. Catherine Russell- Harlem on My Mind (Jazz Village)

 

  1. Cyrus Chestnut – Natural Essence (High Note)

 

  1. Nels Cline – Lovers (Blue Note)

 

Monday 10.31.16

Night Train teams up with Global Village and Strange Currency for a full evening of music tricks and treats, ghosts and goblins, and lots of spirited and scary sounds.

Tuesday 11.1.16

Monday 10.24.16

It’s another Monday Night at the Movies tonight on the Night Train, joining Global Village and Strange Currency every Monday night this month to highlight film related music. Tonight it’s film noir – with music from these post-war dark classics performed by Gerry Mulligan, Dmitri Matheny and the Jazz at the Movies Band – and a special in hour two exploring the scores of film noirs.

Tuesday 10.25.16

Monday 10.17.16

It’s another Monday Night at the Movies tonight on the Night Train, joining Global Village and Strange Currency every Monday night this month to highlight film related music. Tonight it’s jazz versions of film themes from Wes Montgomery, the Phil Norman Tentet, and birthday artists Luiz Bonfa (of Black Orpheus fame – also featured on Global Village tonight), and guitarists Howard Alden and Barney Kessel. Plus new music from Shirley Horn, the Steve Gadd Band and Kenia.

Tuesday 10.18.16

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  1. Charlie Hunter – Everybody Has A Plan Until They Get Punched in the Mouth (Ground Up)

 

  1. Dan Cray – Outside In (Origin)

 

  1. Catherine Russell- Harlem on My Mind (Jazz Village)

 

  1. Edward Simon – Latin American Songbook (Sunnyside)

 

  1. Cyrus Chestnut – Natural Essence (High Note)

 

  1. Dave Stryker – Eight Track II I(StrikeZone)

 

Monday 10.3.16

Night Train kicks off the October Latin Jazz feature and joins in with Global Village and Strange Currency for a ‘Monday Night at the Movies’ feature throughout the month highlighting film-related music, and marks birthdays of two NEA Jazz Masters – saxophonist Von Freeman and jazz impresario George Wein.

Tuesday 10.4.16

Monday 9.26.16

Night Train marks birthdays of one of the greats of the Great American Songbook, George Gershwin (including a Gershwin Songbook special in hour two of the show), ‘cool singer’ Julie London, guitarist Vic Juris, and trumpeter Nicholas Payton. Plus NO BS Brass do a tribute to Charles Mingus, and Houston Person & Ron Carter do a song on their new album written by Ira Gershwin with Kurt Weill.

Tuesday 9.27.16

Monday 9.19.16

Night Train highlights saxophone classics from John Coltrane, Gene Ammons and Sonny Rollins, Brazilian jazz from Flora Purim and Eliane Elias, and drummer leaders Joe Chambers, Leon Parker and Chris Parker.

Tuesday 9.20.16

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