February 5/7

It’s “New Month/New Music” time as Crossroads teams up with Global Village and Strange Currency at the beginning of every month to highlight the best in new blues releases.

Featured this time at the Crossroads are:

The latest from soul blues star Johnny Rawls

Maple Blues Awards nominee Cecile Doo-Kingue

Texas bluesman (and Freddy King’s brother) Benny Turner

A return to his roots from North Mississippi All Star Luther Dickinson

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1.       Tinariwen - Live in Paris (ANTI-)

2.       Tiken Jah Fakoly - Racines (Barclay)

3.       Black Masala - I Love You Madly (Black Masala Music)

4.       L'Attirail - La route interieure (Les Chantiers Sonores)

5.       Various - Senegal 70 (Analog Africa)

6.       Seffarine - De Fez a Jerez (Seffarine Music)

7.       SoulJazz Orchestra - Resistance (Strut)

8.       Lura - Herencia (LusAfrica)

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  1.          John Scofield – Past Present (Impulse)

2.          Michael Kocour – Spiffy (Michael Kocour)

3.          Pat Metheny, Jan Garbarek, Gary Burton – Hommage a Eberhard Weber (ECM)

4.          Stanley Clarke/Bireli Lagrene/Jean-Luc Ponty - D-Stringz (Impulse)

5.          Mike LeDonne - Awwl-RIGHT! (Savant)

6.          Christian McBride Trio - Live at the Village Vanguard (Mack Avenue)

7.          Andrea Brachfeld – Lotus Blossom (JazzHeads)

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1.                Zora Young/Little Mike & the Tornadoes - Friday Night (El Rob)

2.                Sam Butler – Raise Your Hands (Severn)

3.                Toni Lynn Washington – I Wanna Dance (Regina Royale)

4.                Trudy Lynn - Everything Comes With A Price (Connor Ray Music)

5.                Harmonica Shah - If You Live to Get Old, You Will Understand (Electro-Fi)

6.                The Ragpicker String Band – The Ragpicker String Band (Yellow Dog)

 Sunday, February 7

Tonight we take the cellophane off the first big shipment of new releases for the year, including great ones from  Renee Rosnes, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and Lionel Loueke.

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Monday 2.1.16

Night Train kicks off the February feature – celebrating The Jazz Singers – with music from Dinah Washington, Johnny Hartman, Randy Crawford, Susan Krebs and more. Plus birthday salutes to Joe Sample (of the Crusaders) and saxophonists Joshua Redman and Ari Brown, and new music from the Will Caviness Sextet, Scott Hamilton with the Jeff Hamilton Trio, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and Brad Mehldau’s 10 Years Solo Live box set.

Tuesday 2.2.16

Monday, February 1

Global Village kicks off the February feature marking the birthday of Bob Marley and highlighting the new roots reggae revival throughout the entire month. Plus a salute to Bob Marley’s favorite singer, Dennis Brown, on his birthday, new music from Black Masala, Mamadou Kelly, and the Souljazz Orchestra, and some soul jazz from organist Charles Kynard.

Tuesday, February 2

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Monday, February 1

Buddy Miller is a prolific songwriter, producer and musician whose work includes credits with Emmylou Harris, Robert Plant and numerous albums as a solo artist and with his wife Julie.

Sunday, January 31

Join us this week for soul music from Paige Bryan, daughter of comedian Sinbad, and the latest release from 3WB – 3 Winans Brothers featuring the Clark Sisters. Plus Wichita singer/songwriter Eugene Canady talks about his jazz/gospel release, Blue Skies

Saturday, January 30

This week New Settlers' Radio Hour hears from Paul Thorn at the Old Settlers Inn. It was a great concert with blues and roots-rock with that hard-to-fine element that says “southern.”  Paul is gritty and graceful and a consummate storyteller.

Listen below for Paul's performance of "I Guess I'll Just Stay Married":