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Tadd Dameron, David Fathead Newman, Mardi Gras, Dexter Gordon And More

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Monday, February 24

Night Train marks the birthday of David Fathead Newman with music from his first Ray Charles Presents debut and a later album he did in tribute to Charles in hour one, along with a special feature with music and an interview with Newman in hour two. Plus more Tadd Dameron music for the February feature and the latest from guitarist Steve Khan and saxophonist George Coleman.

Tuesday, February 25

Two specials tonight for Mardi Gras from Club McKenzie (showcasing rare sounds from ‘20s New Orleans) and from Riverwalk.

Wednesday, February 26

Night Train highlights pianists tonight, both legendary and contemporary. We’ll hear music from Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Horace Silver, Red Garland, and Erroll Garner, along with the latest releases from Keith Jarrett, Roberto Fonseca, Bill Cunliffe, Lynne Arriale, and Lisa Hilton.

Thursday, February 27

Night Train marks birthdays of Django-inspired guitarist Stephane Wrembel, pianist and composer Joey Calderazzo, and saxophonist Dexter Gordon – including music he did with February featured artist Tadd Dameron in hour one and a special about him in hour two of the show. We’ll also hear the Grammy nominated Afro-Caribbean album from David Sanchez, and recent albums from guitarist Joshua Breakstone (in tribute to the Jazz Messengers), and saxophonists Bobby Watson, Vincent Herring and Gary Bartz (in tribute to Charlie Parker).

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.