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 1.12.15

Special: Night Train marks the birthday of keyboardist, band leader and producer George Duke. Tonight's program focuses on the many jazz-oriented projects under Duke's own name and with such esteemed artists as Miles Davis, John Scofield, cousin Dianne Reeves, Stanley Clarke, the Brecker Brothers, Sonny Rollins and more.

Tuesday 1.13.15

Monday 1.5.15

Night Train celebrates the birthdays of pianist and composer Lisa Hilton, and drummer Paul Wertico – best known for his work with Pat Metheny. Plus more of the best of 2014 – including the Helge Lien Trio, Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio, Kenny Barron & Dave Holland, Steve Khan,  Latin Grammy winner Paquito D’Rivera, and the start of a week-long salute to bop clarinetist Buddy DeFranco, who passed away at the end of last year.

Tuesday 1.6.15

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

2.  Joey DeFrancesco - Home for the Holidays (JDM)

3.  Various - It's Christmas on Mack Avenue (Mack Avenue)

4.  Hollywood Tuba 12 - Tis the Season TUBA Jolly ((Basset Hound Music)

5.  Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse - A New Orleans Creole Christmas (BasinStreet)

6.  Jeff Coffin & the Mu'tet - Side Up (Far Up)

Monday 12.29.14

Night Train marks birthdays of two major figures in contemporary jazz, pianist Danilo Perez and saxophonist Joe Lovano. There’s music from them as both guests and leaders, including Lovano’s Grammy-nominated performance on the new Latin Side of Joe Henderson album, and Perez appearing on the first Latin Side recording, featuring the music of John Coltrane.

Tuesday 12.30.14

  Music hosts Jedd Beaudoin, Chris Heim, Carla Eckels and Bill Pearce run down the best in music for 2014 - including selections for world, rock, local music, jazz, R&B, gospel, blues, rockumentaries and books about music.

Music hosts Jedd Beaudoin, Chris Heim, Carla Eckels and Bill Pearce run down the best in music for 2014 - including selections for world, rock, local music, jazz, R&B, gospel, blues, rockumentaries and books about music.

 

1. On Highway 61: Music, Race and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom by Dennis McNally (Counterpoint)

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Monday 12.22.14

Lots of seasonal favorites on tap tonight on the Night Train, including some Chipmunk and Charlie Brown Christmas songs, along with holiday music from jazz legend Dave Brubeck, pianist Duke Pearson, Paul Zauners Christmas All Stars, and singers Betty Carter and Mary Stallings.

Tuesday 12.23.14

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Monday 12.15.14

Night Train marks birthdays of pianists Barry Harris and Eddie Palmieri, trombonist and Jazz Messenger Curtis Fuller, and Mingus drummer Dannie Richmond. Plus holiday sounds from drummer and WSU alum Matt Wilson, and new music from Latin percussion master Candido and guitarist Bobby Broom.

Tuesday 12.16.14

Monday 12.8.14

Night Train kicks off a week-long feature highlighting this year’s new jazz holiday releases with music from organists Radam Schwartz and Joey DeFrancesco. It’s also the birthday of legendary jazz organist Jimmy Smith - hour one features music he did as a leader and with jazz guitar great Wes Montgomery – then in hour two, it’s a Jazz Profiles special about the life and music of Jimmy Smith.

Tuesday 12.9.14

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