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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Throughout July, Night Train hosts a summer jazz fest with the best in live jazz recordings done at famous festivals like Newport and Montreux, acclaimed jazz tours like Jazz at the Philharmonic, and legendary jazz clubs and concert halls.

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Not that we really needed an excuse, but with June 6th as his birthday, Night Train and Straight No Chaser will spend the month of June celebrating the music of Grant Green.

Top 40 Albums May 2013

May 31, 2013
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1. Organissimo - Dedicated (Big O)
2. Kyle Eastwood - The View from Here (Jazz Village)
3. Ben Sidran - Don't Cry for No Hipster (Unlimited Media)
4. Jacky Terrasson - Gouache (Sunnyside)
5. Eric Alexander - Touching (High Note)

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Throughout May, Night Train teams up with Global Village, Strange Currency, Crossroads and Straight No Chaser to celebrate B3 Month on KMUW. On the Night Train, it's music from the giants and rising stars of jazz organ.

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  1. Ben Sidran - Don't Cry for No Hipster (Unlimited Media)
  2. Eric Alexander - Touching (High Note)
  3. The Jazz Professors - Do That Again (Flying Horse)
  4. Aaron Diehl - The Bespoke Man’s Narrative (Mack Avenue)
  5. Scott Hamilton - Remembering Billie (Blue Duchess)

  1. Kevin Mahogany - Old, New, Borrowed, and the Blues (Mahogany Jazz)
  2. Benny Green - Magic Beans (Sunnyside)
  3. Claire Daly Quartet - Baritone Monk (NCB Jazz)
  4. Nate Najar Trio - Blues for Night People (Candid)
  5. Ian Hendrickson-Smith - The Soul of My Alto (Cellar Live)
  6. Organissimo - Dedicated (Big O)
  7. Ben Sidran - Don't Cry for No Hipster (Unlimited Media)
  8. Anat Cohen - Claroscuro (Anzic)
  9. Marc Johnson/Eliane Elias - Swept Away (ECM)
  10. Chester 'C.T.' Thompson - Mixology (Doodlin')
  11. Ibrahim Maalouf - Wind (Harmon

April is Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) and this year JAM is featuring several artists as part of the celebration, among them vibes pioneer Lionel Hampton. Throughout the month, Night Train teams up with Strange Currency and Straight No Chaser to join in the festivities with "Good Vibes Month" highlighting music of Hampton and many other great, forgotten, and rising stars of the vibes.

  1. Kevin Mahogany - Old, New, Borrowed and the Blues (Mahogany Jazz)
  2. Luciana Souza - The Book of Chet (Sunnyside)
  3. Houston Person - Naturally (High Note)
  4. Claire Daly Quartet - Baritone Monk (NCB Jazz)
  5. Nate Najar Trio - Blues for Night People (Candid)
  6. Ian Hendrickson-Smith - The Soul of My Alto (Cellar Live)
  7. Grupo Los Santos - Clave heart (OA2)
  8. Clayton Brothers - The Gathering (Artist Share)
  9. Organissimo - Dedicated (Big O)
  10. Anat Cohen - Claroscuro (Anzic)
  11. The Jazz Professors - Do That Again (Flying Hor

Throughout March, Night Train highlights music from throughout Brubeck's career - from the early octet to his final recordings. We'll also feature music from other musicians who worked with him over the years, including Paul Desmond, Joe Morello, Cal Tjader, the Brubeck brothers, Bobby Militello, and Michael Moore.

  1. Clayton Brothers - The Gathering (Artist Share)
  2. Houston Person - Naturally (High Note)
  3. Luciana Souza - The Book of Chet (Sunnyside)
  4. Graham Dechter - Takin' It There (Capri)
  5. Marc Johnson/Eliane Elias - Swept Away (ECM)
  6. Pancho Molina/Elias Meister - Open for Business (EMPM)
  7. Denise Donatelli - Soul Shadows (Savant)
  8. George Cables - My Muse (High Note)
  9. Steve Davis - Gettin' It Done (Posi-Tone)
  10. Anat Cohen - Claroscuro (Anzic)
  11. Cheryl Bentyne - Let's Misbehave (Summit)
  12. LaVerne Butler - Love Lost

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