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Dave Brubeck And Clark Terry Centennials Plus Eddie Palmieri, Andy Razaf And Jazz Quartets

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Monday, December 14

Night Train marks the centennial birthday of featured artist Clark Terry in a special edition of the show. We’ll hear music from Terry in hour one, ranging from his early work with Ellington, to his debut album, and onto guest appearances he made with Ray Brown, Oscar Peterson, Dianne Reeves, Dinah Washington and more. Then a special in hour two surveys the life and career of the master trumpeter, mentor and pioneering jazz educator.

Tuesday, Decmeber 15

Night Train marks birthdays of trombonist Curtis Fuller (with John Coltrane), pianist Barry Harris, and Latin jazz piano master Eddie Palmieri (featured in a Piano Showdown Special in hour two of the show). We also continue with music from December featured artists Dave Brubeck (from the classic Time Out album) and Clark Terry (with saxophone great Coleman Hawkins), and highlight new releases from Cuban pianist Harold Lopez-Nussa and drummer Joe Farnsworth.

Wednesday, December 16

Night Train marks birthdays of multi-instrumentalist Joe Farrell, guitarist John Abercrombie, organist Johnny “Hammond” Smith, and songwriter Andy Razaf (featured in a special in hour two showcasing the classic songs he wrote with stride piano great Fats Waller). There’s more music from Dave Brubeck and Clark Terry (featured throughout the month for their centennial birthdays) and new releases from Cosmic Vibrations, Steve Cardenas, and 3 More Sounds.

Thursday, December 17

Tonight on the Night Train we highlight classic jazz quartets, including those led by John Coltrane, Benny Goodman and December featured artist Dave Brubeck, along with the World Saxophone Quartet, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Charlie Haden’s Quartet West, and the Classical Jazz Quartet.