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Fall Begins, Remembering Harold Mabern, More Classical Meets Jazz

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Monday, September 23

Night Train marks the arrival of autumn with a program devoted to both classic and contemporary songs about fall. Among the artists featured– Cannonball Adderley, Nat Adderley, John Coltrane with Johnny Hartman, Bob Dorough, the Jacques Loussier Trio, the David Murray Quartet , Mose Allison, Patricia Barber, Vanessa Rubin, and more. Global Village also airs a fall special tonight, 7 to 8 p.m.

Tuesday. September 24

Night Train marks birthdays of “Mr. Bongo” Jack Costanzo, singer and pioneering screen black cowboy Herb Jeffries (featured in Jedd’s Country Music series), and vibes player Jay Hoggard. Night Train also remembers pianist Harold Mabern, who passed away last week, throughout this week.  Tonight we’ll hear music from one of his recent releases, Afro Blue, and music he did along with Eric Alexander. Plus a new tribute to Nat Cole from singer Nicholas Bearde, and more for Classical Music Month with Claude Bolling’s Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio, and a special about Third Stream great Gunther Schuller in hour two of the show.

Wednesday, September 25

Night Train marks birthdays of Latin jazz trombonist Chris Washburne and jazz organist Barbara Dennerlein; highlights new music from Brazilian born-Bay area based guitarist Ricardo Peixoto and guitarist Steve Khan; and continues a week-long tribute to pianist Harold Mabern, who passed away last week, this time with music he did with Eric Alexander, on an album out this week with George Coleman, with Hank Mobley – and in hour two, in a concert special from the Savannah Music Festival as part of the Eric Alexander Quartet.

Thursday, September 26

Night Train wraps up a week long tribute to Harold Mabern with music he did with the Art Farmer/Benny Golson Jazztet, on a new album with legendary drummer Jimmy Cobb, and from a rare ‘90s set with Ron Carter and Jack DeJohnette. Plus more for the September Classical Music Month feature, and birthday salutes to singer Julie London, guitarist Vic Juris and composer George Gershwin, including a special in hour two from the Savannah Music Festival with both jazz and classical musicians teaming up to perform the music of Gershwin.

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.