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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1:58 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

No. 1 on Night Train last month: Featured artist Pat Metheny

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NIGHT TRAIN - TOP 40 March 2014

1.    Pat Metheny Unity Group - Kin (Nonesuch). Night Train featured Metheny last month - read more about the artist, listen and watch a couple live performances here.

2.    Sheryl Bailey - A Meeting of Minds (Cellar Live)

3.    Stacey Kent - The Changing Lights (Warner Bros.)

4.    Harold Mabern - Right on Time (Smoke Sessions)

5.    Dave Stryker - Eight Track (Strikezone)

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5:56 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Night Train starts its month-long Big Beat salute to jazz drummers

Babatunde Lea, one of April's Big Beat featured percussionists
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Monday 3.31.14

Night Train wraps up the March Pat Metheny feature with music from a guest appearance he made with bassist Marc Johnson, from the Question & Answer album with Dave Holland and Roy Haynes, and from his new Unity Group album, Kin. Plus a birthday salute to vibes pioneer Red Norvo, including a Jazz Profiles special about his life and music in hour two of the show.

Tuesday 4.1.14

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3:13 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

A showcase of jazz pianists, more from March featured artist Pat Metheny

Tuesday: Bruce Barth is among the featured jazz pianists' who have new releases.
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Monday 3.24.14

Night Train marks birthdays of vocalese pioneer King Pleasure, Oregon co-founder Paul McCandless, and pianists Steve Kuhn and Renee Rosnes (including a special in hour two featuring Rosnes along with husband Bill Charlap at the Savannah Music Festival). Plus a new Beatles jazz compilation, the latest from soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom, and more from March featured artist Pat Metheny – from his solo album, One Quiet Night.

Tuesday 3.25.14

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Jazz
9:02 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Birthdays and more from March feature on Night Train

Bill Frisell
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Monday 3.17.14

Night Train joins in with Global Village and Strange Currency to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with some jazzy green things. We also mark birthdays of the legendary Nat Cole, organist Ron Oswanski, and pianist Jessica Williams, and highlight more from March featured artist, Pat Metheny, this time with the great jazz drummer Roy Haynes.

Tuesday 3.18.14

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Jazz
2:56 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Honoring The Late Paco de Lucia, More From March's Featured Artist: Pat Metheny

Night Train will honor the late Paco de Lucia all this week. The legendary flamenco guitarist passed away at the age of 66 last month.
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Monday, March 10

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Jazz
1:56 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Night Train's March Featured Artist: Pat Metheny

Metheny on the Dec. 2013 cover of Downbeat magazine
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Pat Metheny is one of those rare artists in jazz who combines the highest level of artistry with a popularity that extends well beyond the usual jazz circles. He is widely regarded as one of the finest guitarists of his generation and is known for his technical skill, heartland melodies and adventurous artistry.
 
Official Pat Metheny website:
www.patmetheny.com
 

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Jazz
3:44 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

A Mardi Gras Focus on Crescent City Jazz, Featured Artist Pat Metheny

Jazz drummer Jason Marsalis, who turns 37 Tuesday, will be featured on Night Train's Mardi Gras special.
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Monday 3.3.14

Night Train explores some jazz with international influences tonight – including music from Lebanese oud player Rabih Abou-Khalil, African guitarist Lionel Loueke, flamenco-jazz trumpeter Greg Duncan, the Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet and the Bobby Matos Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble. Plus, some “good vibes” from vibraphonists Gary Burton, Joe Locke, Stefon Harris and Christian Tamburr.

Tuesday 3.4.14

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Jazz
5:00 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Night Train's February Top 40 List

February's No. 1: George Cables - Influences and Icons
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NIGHT TRAIN TOP 40: February 2014
1. George Cables - Icons and Influences (High Note)
2. Edward Simon - Venezuelan Suite (Sunnyside)
3. Jane Ira Bloom - Sixteen Sunsets (Outline)
4. Dr. Lonnie Smith - In the Beginning Vols. 1 & 2 (Pilgrimmage)
5. Romero Lubambo - So: Brazilian Essence (Sunnyside)
6. Rene Marie - I Wanna Be Evil (Motema)
7. Kevin Coelho - Turn It Up (Chicken Coup)
8. Catherine Russell - Bring It Back (Jazz Village)
9. Jacques Schwarz-Bart - Jazz Racine Haiti (Motema)

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3:13 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

71 Years of George Harrison, 'Beatlejazz' Wraps Up

On Tuesday, legendary Beatles guitarist George Harrison would have turned 71.
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Monday 2.24.14

Night Train marks the birthday of acclaimed tenor sax and flute player David Fathead Newman, with music from throughout a career that started in the mid-'50s and continued for the next six decades. Along with music from releases under his own name, the show features work he did with Ray Charles, Dr. Lonnie Smith and Roy Hargrove. Plus more Beatle jazz, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (who have an area date later this week), and new music from Chick Corea, the Mack Avenue Superband, and Bob Dorough.

Tuesday 2.25.14

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4:56 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Lester "Prez" Young, and Bossa Nova - The Brazilian Style

Lester "Prez" Young
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Monday 2.17.14

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