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 6.27.16 The National Endowment for the Arts has just announced the 2017 NEA Jazz Masters – an annual award recognizing some of the best living jazz musicians. The upcoming year’s honorees include singer Dee Dee Bridgewater, bassist Dave Holland, pianist Dick Hyman, and organist Dr. Lonnie Smith. This special edition of Night Train features music from all four artists – along with music from past NEA Jazz Masters including June featured artist Chick Corea, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter,...

Monday 6.20.16 Night Train continues the June Chick Corea 75 th birthday feature with music from his double-Grammy winning album, Trilogy, and from the Rendezvous in New York set that captured a series of performances he did with musician friends to mark his 60 th birthday. It’s also the birthday of clarinet and saxophone player Eric Dolphy and Night Train highlights music from him in hour one of the show. In hour two it’s a special about the music Dolphy did in the last year of his life ...

Monday 6.13.16 Night Train highlights vocalists Shirley Horn, Joe Williams, Jeff Baker and Billie Holiday, along with classics from Cannonball Adderley, Art Tatum and Freddie Hubbard. And Rez Abbasi’s Acoustic Quartet does a Chick Corea/Return to Forever favorite for the June Chick Corea feature. Tuesday 6.14.16 Night Train continues the June Chick Corea feature with music from the first Return to Forever album and the Manhattan Transfer’s Chick Corea Songbook release – plus in hour two of...

Monday 6.6.16 Night Train marks birthdays of guitar great Grant Green and pianist Monty Alexander (also featured tonight on Global Village , where the Jamaican and Caribbean side of his work is explored). And there’s music from June featured artist Chick Corea (with Bela Fleck, his Akoustic Band and his New Trio) – and new music from tenor sax master George Coleman, singer Nicholas Bearde, harmonica player Hendrik Meurkens, and trumpeter Jim Rotondi. Tuesday 6.7.16 Night Train highlights a...

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1. Carla Bley – Andando el Tiempo (ECM) 2. Charles Lloyd & the Marvels - I Long to See You (Blue Note) 3. Ed Cherry – Soultree (Posi-Tone) 4. Joe Chambers – Landscapes (Savant) 5. Hristo Vitchev – In Search of Wonders (Hristo Vitchev) 6. Herlin Riley - New Direction (Mack Avenue) 7. Freddy Cole – He Was the King (High Note) 8. Kevin Mahogany - The Vienna Affair (Mahogany Jazz) 9. Randy Napoleon – Soon (Detroit Music Factory) 10. Great American Music Ensemble – It’s All in the GAME (Jazzed...

Monday 5.30.16 Tonight on the Night Train – remembering clarinet and big band legend Benny Goodman, including a special in hour two that looks at not only his music, but the major impact he had on popular culture. It’s also the birthday of guitarist Randy Napoleon and there’s music from both his new album and from his work as part of the band on Freddy Cole’s new release. Also more from May featured artist Carla Bley (from the I Hate to Sing album) and new music from Cyrille Aimee, Danny...

Monday 5.23.16 Night Train marks birthdays of pianist Richie Beirach , trumpeter Randy Sandke , and clarinetists Ken Peplowski and Artie Shaw (including an Artie Shaw Jazz Profiles special in hour two of the show). Plus more music from May featured artist Carla Bley (from her albums Heavy Heart and Looking for America ) and new music from Three More Sounds’ tribute to McCoy Tyner and Gene Harris, and June Bisantz’s tribute to Chet Baker. Tuesday 5.24.16 Night Train joins in with Global...

Monday 5.16.16 Tonight on the Night Train – May featured artist Carla Bley, a birthday salute to one of the great singers in jazz – Betty Carter, previews of jazz concerts in the coming week, and new music from trumpeters Ray Vega & Thomas Marriott, guitarist Horace Bray, and the Great American Music Ensemble. Tuesday 5.17.16 Night Train highlights new music from 2015 NEA Jazz Masters George Coleman, Charles Lloyd, and May featured artist Carla Bley. Plus music from 2016 NEA Jazz Master...

Monday 5.9.16 Night Train highlights new albums from jazz guitarists Ed Cherry, John Hart, Randy Napoleon, Andy Brown and Peter Bernstein; marks birthdays of guitarist Anthony Wilson and pianist/vocalist Tania Maria; and continues with more music from May featured artist Carla Bley (this time with covers of her compositions from both John McLaughlin and Gary Burton). Tuesday 5.10.16 Night Train marks birthdays of guitarist Jimmy Ponder and drummer Mel Lewis (including music from the newly...

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1. Bill Charlap Trio – Notes from New York (Impulse) 2. Ed Cherry – Soultree (Posi-Tone) 3. Joe Chambers – Landscapes (Savant) 4. Charles Lloyd & the Marvels - I Long to See You (Blue Note) 5. Herlin Riley - New Direction (Mack Avenue) 6. Mike Freeman ZonaVibe - Blue Tjade (VOF) 7. Christian Tamburr - People Talk (Christian Tamburr) 8. Freddy Cole – He Was the King (High Note) 9. Russell Malone – All About Melody (High Note) 10. Hubert Laws/Jeffrey Biegel - Suite for Flute & Jazz...

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