Night Train wraps up the June Blue Note feature, including music from one of the label’s most adventurous artists – pianist and composer Andrew Hill, who was born on this date. In hour two of the show, it’s a special encore presentation of Piano Jazz with Andrew Hill as the featured guest. Night Train also kicks off a weeklong salute to the newly named 2015 NEA Jazz Masters with music from George Coleman and highlights new music from the Roberto Magris Septet and Chris Parker.
Global Village highlights an array of Latin sounds this time around, including Latin psychedelia from Joe Cuba, Latin soul from percussion great Mongo Santamaria, Latin jazz from the Miles Español album in tribute to Miles Davis, Latin ska from the pioneering Skatalites, and some Latin rock from ‘70s Belgian artist Nico Gomez and from Santana.
Everette DeVan releases his new album For The Love of You this weekend with two area shows—one in his home base of Kansas City and another here in Wichita. The record marks the first recording on the new Wichita-based label Henry Records. DeVan says that it was label founder Tim Henry who approached him about making the album.
“He said, ‘I’d like to do a CD.’ He said, ‘All I want you to do is go in there and play the organ the way that I know you know how to play it. And I don’t want any singin’ on it.’ I just gave him what he asked for,” DeVan says.
When Graham Colton began writing songs for the follow-up to his 2011 album Pacific Coast Eyes he soon realized that he wasn’t happy with his creative process.
“I just picked up the guitar and started to do what I always do and it wasn’t very exciting to me. It felt like I was playing the guitar the same old way and singing in the same spots and the same things were kind of happening and it just didn’t inspire me.”
Coming up tonight on New Settlers, it's R&B favorite Kelley Hunt and her band from their performance at the Old Settlers Inn of Mounridge, Kansas. Listen for blues, ballads and Kelley's distinctive "boogie woogie" piano style all in front of a sold-out crowd. It's a great show.
Straight No Chaser continues to join Night Train in featuring Blue Note Records, the American jazz record label, for the month of June in celebration of their 75th Anniversary.
Tune in for a special tribute show tonight in honor of Blue Note recording artist and legendary jazz musician Horace Silver. Horace Silver, an American jazz pianist and composer, died on June 18th at the age of 85.
Wednesday, June 25: Hypnotic Eye is the upcoming release from Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, marking the band’s 13th studio effort and a return to its 70’s roots. We’ll hear songs from the album on this episode of Strange Currency, along with selections from Lonely Ones, the latest release by Oklahoma singer-songwriter Graham Colton.
This week at the Crossroads we wrap up the June feature looking back at the last half decade of Blues Music Award winners with artists who took home awards in 2010 and 2011 – including Buddy Guy, Joe Louis Walker, Irma Thomas, Dr. John and Pinetop Perkins. Plus music from artists with concerts in the coming week and new music from Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eden Brent, Damon Fowler, and Janiva Magness.