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Celebrating The Jazz Singers and 2016 New Releases

Monday 2.1.16

Night Train kicks off the February feature – celebrating The Jazz Singers – with music from Dinah Washington, Johnny Hartman, Randy Crawford, Susan Krebs and more. Plus birthday salutes to Joe Sample (of the Crusaders) and saxophonists Joshua Redman and Ari Brown, and new music from the Will Caviness Sextet, Scott Hamilton with the Jeff Hamilton Trio, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and Brad Mehldau’s 10 Years Solo Live box set.

Tuesday 2.2.16

Night Train marks the birthday of singer Ed Reed (as part of the February Jazz Singers feature), as well as those of pianist Jodie Christian and saxophonists Sonny Stitt and Stan Getz. Plus a track from the Wee Trio’s Ashes to Ashes Bowie jazz tribute album, several albums in tribute to Nat Cole, and new music from Charles Lloyd & the Marvels (featuring Bill Frisell) and Kansas City soul jazz group OJT.

Wednesday 2.3.16

Night Train marks birthdays of trumpeter Snooky Young, tuba master Bob Stewart, pianist Lil Hardin Armstrong, singer Dennis Rowland, and saxophonist John Handy. Plus more jazz singers (the February feature) and new music from Don Braden and Cowboys & Frenchmen.

Thursday 2.4.16

Night Train highlights a host of jazz organists tonight – from classic soul jazz players like Jimmy McGriff, Dr. Lonnie Smith and Shirley Scott to contemporary performers, including Mike LeDonne, Larry Goldings and Kansas City favorite Everette DeVan.  Also classics from Yusef Lateef and Teddy Edwards, and Latin jazz from Mike Levine and Gabriel Alegria.