Jazz Harps, Trios, Male Singers & Birthdays

Feb 4, 2019

The Golden Striker Trio

Monday, February 4

Night Train highlights jazz trios, including the Golden Striker Trio,  Steve Kuhn Trio, Great Jazz Trio and Thrasher Dream Trio,  Keith Jarrett’s ‘Standards Trio,’ the Chick Corea Trio, 2019 NEA Jazz Master Bob Dorough and his Trio, Horace Parlan’s Us Three, the Organic Trio, and the Organik Vibe Trio.

Bill Mays

Tuesday, February 5

Night Train marks the birthday of pianist, composer and popular studio musician Bill Mays with music he did as a leader, with Gerry Mulligan, and as a guest with the Airmen of Note in an hour two special. Plus more jazz harps for the February feature including a Kansas born harpist featured on Kenny Dorham’s innovative Jazz Contrasts album, and a classic from harpist Alice Coltrane. We’ll also hear recordings from Ella Fitzgerald, and Frank Sinatra with Antonio Carlos Jobim, that will be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame this year.

Bob Marley

Wednesday, February 6

Night Train joins in with Global Village to mark the birthday of Bob Marley with jazz covers of his songs from Monty Alexander and Eliane Elias. It’s also the birthday of ace bassist Larry Grenadier and we’ll hear him with Brad Mehldau (on a Night Train favorite of 2018), Joshua Redman, John Scofield, and Charles Lloyd; and the birthday as well of guitarist John Pisano and we’ll hear him in duets with guitarists Phil Upchurch and Lee Ritenour. Plus music from the great Dorothy Ashby for the February Jazz Harp feature and the latest from former KC drummer and bandleader Matt Kane, singer Roseanna Vitro, and guitarist Gilad Hekselman.

Jon Hendricks

Thursday, February 7

Night Train highlights male jazz vocalists tonight – including vocalese pioneer Jon Hendricks and another vocalese master Mark Murphy, veterans Ernie Andrews and Andy Bey, rising stars Gregory Porter, Allan Harris, and Jose James, and beyond category – Bobby McFerrin.