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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NEW RELEASES FEATURED THIS WEEK:  Kansas City’s OJT, Mike LeDonne & his Groover Quartet, Terell Stafford’s tribute to Lee Morgan, and the Complete Concert by the Sea from Erroll Garner.

Monday 10.26.15

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NEW RELEASES FEATURED THIS WEEK:  Guitarist John Scofield with his reunited ‘90s quartet, the gypsy jazz sounds of the Hot Club of Philadelphia, Dee Dee Bridgewater’s salute to the Crescent City, and a live set from the Christian McBride Trio.

Monday 10.19.15

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NEW RELEASES FEATURED THIS WEEK:  Ron Carter with the WDR Big Band, jazz uke player Paul Hemmings, Tony Bennett with Bill Charlap, and a bevy of new B3 releases – including Mike LeDonne , Pat Bianchi, Ben Paterson, Kansas City’s OJT and more.

Monday 10.12.15

Monday 10.5.15

Night Train pays tribute to Phil Woods, one of the great alto saxophonists in jazz, who passed away on September 29. This special edition of the show features music he did with Quincy Jones, Clark Terry, Thelonious Monk, and Oscar Peterson, as well as with his long-standing Quintet. Then in hour two of the show, it’s a special performance from the Newport Jazz Festival when Woods was a special guest with a young saxophonist he mentored, Grace Kelly.

Tuesday 10.6.15

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1.    Erroll Garner - The Complete Concert by the Sea (Columbia/Legacy)

2.    Karrin Allyson - Many a New Day (Motema)

3.    Jeff Benedict Big Big Band - Holmes (Jeff Benedict)

4.    Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio - Live in Studio (Whaling City Sound)

5.    George & Chico Freeman - All in the Family (Southport)

6.    Kenny Werner - The Melody (Pirouet)

7.    Dee Dee Bridgewater - Dee Dee's Feather (OKeh)

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Monday 9.28.15

Night Train highlights more from September featured artist John Coltrane – including music from his classic album, My Favorite Things, and new releases with Coltrane tributes from Eric Alexander, Heads of State, the Jeff Benedict Big Big Band, and the Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet.

Tuesday 9.29.15

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September 19th marked the 60th anniversary of Erroll Garner’s historic 'Concert by the Sea'. It was part of a concert series that led to the famed Monterey Jazz Festival, and it resulted in an album that not only was Garner’s most successful, but was something like the ‘Kind of Blue’ of its era - it seemed nearly every home had one. Now, for the first time, the complete concert has been released and Night Train will feature music from it – both popular selections from the original album, and previously unreleased material – throughout the entire week.

Monday 9.14.15

Night Train celebrates the birthdays of saxophonist, bandleader and co-founder of the innovative World Saxophone Quartet, Oliver Lake, and of Cuban bassist and Latin jazz pioneer Cachao. Plus new music from Dee Dee Bridgewater, the Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet, and Bob McChesney – and more highlights from September featured artist John Coltrane, including part one of a two-part Jazz Profiles special in hour two of the show.

Tuesday 9.15.15

Tuesday, September 8

Night Train features new music from pianist and composer George Cables, selections from Mosaic Records' Limited Edition sets, and some favorites from trumpeter Thad Jones and saxophonist and flautist Bud Shank who rose to fame in Stan Kenton's Innovations in Modern Music Orchestra.

Wednesday, September 9

We'll hear some favorites from times long forgotten including tracks from Jimmy Smith and Wes Montgomery, Shirley Scott, Dexter Gordon and Horace Silver.

Thursday, September 10

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1.    George & Chico Freeman - All in the Family (Southport)

2.    Charlie Haden/Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Tokyo Adagio (Impulse)

3.    Harold Mabern - Afro Blue (Smoke Sessions)

4.    Dave Stryker - Messin' with Mr. T (Strike Zone)

5.    Katie Thiroux - Introducing (Green Gig Music)

6.    Kenny Werner - The Melody (Pirouet)

7.    Bob Mintzer Big Band - Get Up (MCG Jazz)

8.    Eddie Henderson - Collective Portrait (Smoke Sessions)