Night Train kicks off a week of music and features for Nat Cole, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, with music from his brother Freddy Cole. Plus birthday salutes to songwriter Alec Wilder and Sonny Bono (!), some “Pres” (Lester Young) for Presidents’ Day, and new music from organist Brian Charette and trombonist Conrad Herwig.
Global Village celebrates birthdays of Latin Jazz pioneer Machito and Portuguese guitar master Carlos Paredes. Plus music from 2015 Grammy Lifetime Achievement recipient Flaco Jimenez, this year’s Best Latin Jazz Album winner, Arturo O’Farrill, and new electro-tango from Intended Immigration.
Tonight on Straight No Chaser we hear lots of recordings with great historical significance. Our selection includes Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Jim Hall, plus Jerry Mulligan with his concert jazz band. Tune in for featured selections from Art Pepper's Complete Galaxy Recordings, reinvigorated and released in 2000. This album features Art Pepper with all star bands during sessions originally recorded from 1979-1982.
Everyone loves a love song, right? But no one more than singers and songwriters, who write about love in any conceivable form. This Saturday, the New Settlers' Radio Hour celebrates Valentine’s Day with Anne Hills, Pierce Pettis, Cheryl Wheeler, Brooks Williams, Tom Prasada-Rao and others- recorded at the Old Settlers Inn and other Wichita area venues.
Afraid of Ghosts is the latest release from singer-songwriter Butch Walker. The album is a quieter, more serious turn from Walker, who is also an acclaimed producer, and features a guest appearance from actor Johnny Depp, who was brought in at the suggestion of Ryan Adams, who oversaw the sessions for the album. We’ll hear from that recording as well as from the new recording by singer-songwriter Chadwick Stokes.
Night Train kicks off Mingus Week – a salute to one of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winners for the February feature – with some classic music from Mingus and part one of a two-part Jazz Profiles Mingus special. Plus a birthday salute to one of the leading saxophonists on the scene today – Steve Wilson – with music he did along with Chick Corea, Dave Holland, and on the Grammy-nominated 2014 release from the Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio.
Throughout February, Crossroads highlights music from the blues and R&B winners of Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards - including music in hour one from Muddy Waters, Booker T & the MGs and John Lee Hooker.
Several generations of soukous are featured this time in the Global Village – from the ‘father of Congolese music’ Le Grand Kalle to one of the giants of the music, Tabu Ley Rochereau , to one of the later stars, Sam Mangwana, and a new group reviving the classic sound, Black Bazar. Plus Bill Frisell, Willie Bobo, Steely Dan, and some rockin’ twist music from ‘60s Spain.