Jazz Organ, Remembering Sonny Fortune & Birthdays Of Joni Mitchell, Chris Connor & More

Nov 5, 2018

Monday 11.5.18

As part of the November feature celebrating the centennial birthday of jazz organ pioneer and Parsons KS native Wild Bill Davis, Night Train highlights a number of jazz organists tonight. We’ll hear Davis with long-time music partner and fellow Ellington alum Johnny Hodges, along with music from organists Pat Bianchi, Jack McDuff, Jimmy McGriff, Mel Rhyne, Jared Gold and more. Plus new music from Aimee Allen, Tiffany Austin, Tim Warfield, Stefon Harris + Blackout, and the Rob Dixon Trio.

Night Train features pianist Kenny Barron

Tuesday 11.6.18

Night Train will be pre-empted tonight for election coverage – but you can join us on-line afterwards for tonight’s edition of the show through the streaming archive player you’ll find right near the top of the Night Train page on our website.

Night Train offers a special rebroadcast of “Live from the Caramoor Jazz Festival” with performances from a great line-up of veteran players and rising stars of jazz, including pianist Kenny Barron, the Cookers, singers Gretchen Parlato and Dee Dee Bridgewater, and the Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band.

Wednesday 11.7.18

Night Train celebrates a long list of birthdays tonight – including Joni Mitchell (with covers of her songs from Lynne Arriale and Tierney Sutton), Lighthouse All Stars leader Howard Rumsey, and singers Denise Jannah, Kitty Margolis, and Rene Marie (who will also be featured in an hour two special). Plus, Night Train pays tribute to saxophonist Sonny Fortune who recently passed away, and there’s more jazz organ for the November feature including contemporary players Larry Goldings, Ben Paterson, and Larry Young.

Night Train marks the birthday of Eric Harland

Thursday 11.8.18

Night Train marks birthdays of drummer Eric Harland, cool jazz singer Chris Connor, and guitarist Russell Malone. Plus we remember saxophonist Sonny Fortune, who passed away recently, and the Night Train November feature celebrating the centennial birthday of jazz organ pioneer Wild Bill Davis continues with a guest appearance he made with Arnett Cobb.