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Cannonball, Horace & Frank + Jazz Birthdays

Monday 9.24.18

Night Train marks birthdays of pioneering bongo player Jack Costanzo, singer (and pioneering African American Western movie star) Herb Jeffries, and vibes player Jay Hoggard. Plus more music from September featured artists Horace Silver, Frank Foster (this time with Count Basie), and Cannonball Adderley, including a special in hour two featuring Cannonball and several other players who helped shape the role of the alto in jazz post-Charlie Parker.

Tuesday 9.25.18

Night Train marks the birthday of German jazz organist Barbara Dennerlein and continues with the September 90th birthday celebrations for Horace Silver, Frank Foster and Cannonball Adderley.  We’ll hear Adderley live in Japan with his classic sextet, Foster as part of the lineup on a soulful set headed up by Illinois Jacquet, and music from a classic album from Horace Silver and then a special all-star tribute to him in hour two of the show.

Wednesday 9.26.18

Night Train marks birthdays of trumpeter Nicholas Payton, singer Julie London, and composer George Gershwin (including a Gershwin special in hour two of the show), Plus more music from September featured artists Cannonball Adderley, Horace Silver, and Frank Foster, along with new music from Houston Person with Ron Carter, Bill Anschell, and Jared Gold.

Thursday 9.27.18

Night Train wraps up the September feature, marking 90th birthdays of Cannonball Adderley, Horace Silver and Frank Foster, and celebrates birthdays of bop trumpeter Red Rodney, drummer Matt Wilson, and piano legend Bud Powell (including a special featuring Bud Powell in hour two of the show). Plus new music from Buster Williams and the Ted Nash Quintet.