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World Saxophones, World Jazz And Ethio-Jazz This Week In The Global Village

Monday November 17

Global Village celebrates birthdays of two jazz artists who have incorporated world influences in their work – trombonist Roswell Rudd and bassist Ben Allison. Plus a newly released classic from Ethiopia, and new music from kora player Mamadou Diabate and Robert Plant.

Tuesday November 18

Tonight in the Global Village, more world saxophones for the November feature – this time from African saxophonist Peter King and world jazz saxophonist Peter Apfelbaum. Also birthday salutes to Compay Segundo from the Buena Vista Social Club, avant and world trumpeter Don Cherry, and Graham Parker – and new music from the Psychedelic Planet and Rolé: New Music of Brazil compilations.

Wednesday November 19

Global Village heads to Brazil tonight for a wide array of styles of music - from the early choro style showcased on the latest album from Mike Marshall & Choro Famoso, to new compilations featuring the Amazonian Brazilian sound of Mestre Cupijo and the contemporary Brazilian underground of the Friends from Rio Project, a new big band frevo project by the Spok Frevo Orquestra, and a bossa nova classic from saxophonist Stan Getz.

Thursday November 20

Global Village highlights world versions of pop hits from the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Joni Mitchell and others performed by Herbie Hancock, the Easy Star All Stars, Monty Alexander, Mongo Santamaria and more.

 Friday November 21

Global Village wraps up the week with birthday salutes to New Orleans legend Dr. John and percussionist Milton Cardona. Plus more global saxophone sounds for the November feature – this time from African great Manu Dibango and flamenco saxophonist Jorge Pardo. Also new music from Brazil’s Bebel Gilberto and the Barcelona-based Alma Afrobeat Ensemble.

Strange Currency and Crossroads will also celebrate Dr. John’s birthday tonight.

Chris Heim produces and hosts Global Village, a nationally and internationally distributed world music show; the nightly jazz show Night Train, and Crossroads, KMUW’s twice-weekly blues and R&B show. Chris is also a critic and freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Utne, Global Rhythm, Dirty Linen, and Option, among others.