Night Train steps aside for a Memorial Day special with the Airmen of Note, the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force. Hour one of the show features the Airmen in a tribute to some of the most influential small groups in jazz, ensembles led by such legendary names as Charlie Parker, Herbie Hancock, John Coltrane, Miles Davis and more. Then in the second hour, it’s special best-of program with highlights of the Airmen performing with such jazz talents as Al Jarreau, Kurt Elling, Joe Locke, the New York Voices and Phil Woods.
Tonight we cover several more sets from Mosaic Records, the jazz record label that specializes in recordings that had fallen out of print. We'll hear from Thad Jones and the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band, plus Woody Shaw and stuff from Bob Florence and Phil Woods.
This Sunday on Soulsations, we continue our month long celebration of Stevie Wonder's 65th birthday with more Stevie Wonder moments! Hear tunes from the musical genius plus Wonder’s childhood friend from Detroit shares what happens when the Motown star visits her home after touring on the road.
Find more Stevie Wonder moments from KMUW online here.
New Settlers' Radio Hour features the wild, eclectic and multitalented Vance Gilbert performing at the Old Settlers Inn tonight. Vance is a wonderful singer-songwriter and storyteller and he can bring tears to the toughest audience veteran…but he's also so very funny.
Night Train continues its month-long salute to Stevie Wonder and kicks off a week-long celebration of the birthday of Commodore Records founder Milt Gabler, including a four part Commodore Records Story special airing each night this week. Plus birthdays of Kansas City shouter Big Joe Turner and vibes player Christian Tamburr, and new music from Cory Weeds and Delfeayo Marsalis.
Global Village highlights women of Africa this time, including acclaimed Malian singer Oumou Sangare; Dee Dee Bridgewater from her Malian-inspired Red Earth album; the last album from Cape Verde’sCesaria Evora; Brazilian singer Ceu; and the Juno Award-winning tribute to Miriam Makeba from Lorraine Klaasen. Also listen for music from the acclaimed Cajun band Beausoleil, Buena Vista Social Club member Eliades Ochoa, and a Latin soul rarity from Flash & the Dynamics.