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‘Concert By The Sea’ Week, Coltrane’s Birthday, Day Of Peace & First Day Of Fall

September 19th marked the 60th anniversary of Erroll Garner’s historic 'Concert by the Sea'. It was part of a concert series that led to the famed Monterey Jazz Festival, and it resulted in an album that not only was Garner’s most successful, but was something like the ‘Kind of Blue’ of its era - it seemed nearly every home had one. Now, for the first time, the complete concert has been released and Night Train will feature music from it – both popular selections from the original album, and previously unreleased material – throughout the entire week.

Monday 9.21.15

Night Train kicks off Concert by the Sea week, featuring music from the newly reissued, and for the first time complete performance of Erroll Garner’s famous concert – plus more music from September featured artist John Coltrane, birthday salutes to Jerry Hahn, Frank Foster, Slam Stewart. Chico Hamilton, and Henry Butler, and some music to mark the International Day of Peace.

Tuesday 9.22.15

Live performances are the focus tonight on the Night Train, with September featured artist John Coltrane caught Live at Birdland, new live albums from the Bob Mintzer Big Band and Abbey Lincoln, more from the newly released Complete Concert by the Sea from Erroll Garner, and music from artists with concerts coming up later in the week. Plus part one of a two part special on Coltrane’s classic, A Love Supreme.

Wednesday 9.23.15

Night Train celebrates today’s birthday of September featured artist John Coltrane with music from a series of musical pairings – with Duke Ellington, Milt Jackson, Johnny Hartman and Tadd Dameron – plus part two of the Love Supreme special in hour two of the show. Also birthday salutes to Les McCann, Ray Charles and Irene Reid, more from Erroll Garner’s Complete Concert by the Sea, and some music for the first day of autumn.

Thursday 9.24.15

Night Train highlights the jazz piano trio– including more from the newly reissued, Complete Concert by the Sea from Erroll Garner, new titles from 12-year old phenom Joey Alexander, Kenny Werner, Lafayette Harris, Jr., George Cables, the Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Trio, and the Mitchel Forman Trio. Plus more music from September featured artist John Coltrane and various Coltrane band mates – including the McCoy Tyner Trio, Red Garland Trio, and Bill Evans Trio.