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Dave Brubeck & Clark Terry Centennials + Tom Waits, Jimmy Smith & Dan Hicks

Monday, December 7
Night Train continues with music from December featured artists Dave Brubeck and Clark Terry; marks birthdays of singers Louis Prima and Tom Waits, organist Pat Bianchi, and Latin jazz drummer Robby Ameen; and highlights new releases from  bassist Martin Wind, the Flying Horse Big Band in a salute to Ray Charles, and Conrad Herwig’s Latin Side of Horace Silver.

Tuesday, December 8
SPECIAL: Night Train marks the birthday of jazz organ pioneer Jimmy Smith with music from him and from the artists and bands who have followed in his wake. We’ll hear holiday and classics tracks he recorded, a cover of one of his songs off a new album from Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters, and a tribute to the work Smith did with Wes Montgomery and Oliver Nelson from the Christian McBride Big Band. We’ll also hear selections from organists Everett DeVan, Brian Charette (on a new album from Doug Webb), and Akiko Tsuruga in hour one, and a special in hour two featuring contemporary jazz organists and groups, including Dr. Lonnie Smith, Joey DeFrancesco, Organissimo, and the Deep Blue Organ Trio.

Wednesday, December 9
Night Train marks birthdays of trumpeter Donald Byrd and jug band pioneer Dan Hicks (including a concert special with Hicks in hour two of the show; continues with music from December featured artists Clark Terry (with Count Basie) and Dave Brubeck (including a cover on of his classics by the Calle Loiza Jazz Project); and highlights new releases from Loudon Wainwright III, Brazilian guitarist Diego Figeuiredo, and saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin.

Thursday, December 10
Night Train ’gives the drummer some’ in a show devoted to great classic and contemporary jazz drummers – including Jack DeJohnette (with Miles Davis and with the supergroup Hudson), Stanton Moore, Paul Wertico, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Roy Haynes, Louis Hayes, Mel Lewis, WSU alum Matt Wilson, and more.

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.