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00000179-cdc6-d978-adfd-cfc6d87f0001KMUW music hosts Jedd Beaudoin, Carla Eckels and Chris Heim share their selections for the best music releases of 2019 - including world music, jazz, R&B and gospel, blues and archival releases.Join us throughout January 2020 for a month-long feature of the Best of 2019.

Night Train's Best Releases Of 2019

  1. Steve Khan – Patchwork (Tone Center)
  2. Corey Christiansen – La Proxima (Origin)
  3. Chick Corea – Antidote (Concord)/Trilogy 2 (Concord)
  4. Joe Fiedler – Open Sesame (Multiphonics)
  5. Monty Alexander – Wareika Hill Rastamonk Vibrations (MACD)
  6. Edmar Castaneda & Gregoire Maret – Harp vs. Harp (Act Music)
  7. Catherine Russell – Alone Together (Dot Time)
  8. Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan – Epistrophy (ECM)
  9. Dan McCarthy – City Abstract (Origin)
  10. Hiromi – Spectrum (Telarc)
  11. Erroll Garner – Octave Remastered Series (Mack Avenue/Octave Music)
  12. John Coltrane – Blue World (Impulse)
  13. Hendrik Meurkens – Cobb’s Pocket (In and Out)
  14. Lioness – Pride and Joy (Posi-Tone)
  15. Pete Coco – Lined with a Groove (Pete Coco Music)
  16. Paul Combs – Unknown Dameron (Summit)
  17. Ethan Iverson Quartet – Common Practice (ECM)
  18. Al Foster – Inspirations & Dedications (Smoke Sessions)
  19. Allison Miller’s Boom Tick Boom – Glitter Wolf (Royal Potato Family)
  20. Jim Snidero – Waves of Calm (Savant)
  21. Chuck Redd – Groove City (Delphine)
  22. Ellen Rowe Octet – Momentum (Smokin’ Sleddog)
  23. JV’s Boogaloo Squad – Going to Market (Flatcar)
  24. Betty Carter – The Music Never Stops (Blue Engine)
  25. Mary Stallings – Songs Were Made to Sing (Smoke Sessions)
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.