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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4:56 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

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

Lester "Prez" Young

Monday 2.17.14

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12:45 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Big Band Throwback Sounds Of The Fat Babies, More 'Beatlejazz'

The Fat Babies featured Wednesday, Feb. 12

Monday 2.10.14

Night Train celebrates birthdays of Italian trumpeter Paolo Fresu, Brazilian composer and pianist Antonio Adolfo, drummer and band leader Chick Webb, bassist Rufus Reid and pianist Sir Roland Hanna. Plus more for the February ‘Beatle Jazz’ feature with jazz covers of Beatles tunes this time from Anthony Wilson, Lynne Arriale, John Scofield and Herbie Hancock – and also new music from Edward Simon, George Cables, Rene Marie, and the Pat Metheny Unity Group.

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1:33 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Night Trains New Month Feature Marks The 50th Anniversary Of The Arrival Of The Beatles In America

February Feature: Beatlejazz - Jazz Covers of Beatle Songs

Monday 2.3.14

Night Train kicks off a new month’s feature marking the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the Beatles in America with great jazz covers of Beatles’ songs. Plus birthday celebrations tonight for saxophonist John Handy, tuba master Bob Stewart, and pianist, composer and Hot Five member Lil Harden Armstrong – and music from Grammy nominee Wayne Wallace, and Jazz Vocal Album Grammy winner, Gregory Porter.

Tuesday 2.4.14

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9:36 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Night Train's Top 40 Albums of January 2014

1. Hutchinson Andrew Trio - Prairie Modern (Chronograph)

2. Joe Locke - Lay Down My Heart (Motema)

3. Bobby Watson & the 'I Have A Dream' Project - Check Cashing Day (Bobby Watson)

4. Gregory Porter - Liquid Spirit (Blue Note)

5. Ahmad Jamal - Saturday Morning (Jazz Village)

6. Jane Ira Bloom - Sixteen Sunsets (Outline)

7. Dr. Lonnie Smith - In the Beginning Vols. 1 & 2 (Pilgrimmage)

8. Anne Drummond - Revolving (Origin)

9. Rene Marie - I Wanna Be Evil (Motema)

10. Christian McBride Trio - Out Here (Mack Avenue)

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11:19 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Best Music of 2013

Music hosts Jedd Beaudoin, Chris Heim, Carla Eckels and Bill Pearce run down the best in music for 2013 - including selections for world, rock, local music, jazz, R&B, gospel, blues, rockumentaries and books about music.

Join KMUW's music hosts throughout January on Global Village, Strange Currency, Night Train, Crossroads, Soulsations and Straight No Chaser for a month-long feature of the Best of 2013. See individual show pages for more information on upcoming shows and to listen to past shows through the streaming archive.

Best of 2013 lists:

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11:13 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Night Train's Top 20: Best of 2013

1.       Ahmad Jamal - Saturday Morning (Jazz Village)

2.       Cecile McLorin Salvant - WomanChild (Mack Avenue)

3.       Aaron Diehl - The Bespoke Man's Narrative (Mack Avenue)

4.       Joe Locke - Lay Down My Heart: Blues and Ballads 1 (Motema)

5.       Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette - Somewhere (ECM)

6.       Paolo Fresu Devil Quartet - Desertico (Ota)

7.       Dr. Lonnie Smith Octet - In the Beginning: Volumes 1 & 2 (Pilgrimage)

8.       Christian McBride Trio - Out Here (Mack Avenue)

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1:45 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

Night Train's Top 40 Albums of December 2013