Dave Brubeck And Clark Terry Centennials Plus Cello Day, Frank Vignola And New Year’s Eve
Monday, December 28
Night Train marks birthdays of Lonnie Liston Smith, Ed Thigpen, Earl Hines, and Michel Petrucciani; highlights new music from Bill Warfield and Ryan Cohen; and continues with December featured artists Clark Terry (with the Oscar Peterson Trio) and Dave Brubeck (featured in a Jazz Profiles special in hour two of the show).
Tuesday, December 29
Night Train marks International Cello Day with music from Oscar Pettiford, Dave Brubeck (with cellist son Matthew), and the Chico Hamilton Quintet (with groundbreaking jazz cellist Fred Katz). We also mark birthdays of pianists Danilo Perez and Sullivan Fortner (with 2020 Genius Grant recipient Cecile McLorin Salvant), and saxophonist Joe Lovano (including a special in hour two highlighting contemporary saxophonists inspired by Charlie Parker), and feature new music from Latin jazz trombonist Noah Bless, and saxophonist Ian Hendrickson-Smith.
Wednesday, December 30
Night Train marks birthdays of drummers Lewis Nash and Jerry Granelli, and guitarists Ron Affif and Frank Vignola (featured in a concert special in hour two of the show). Plus music from December featured artists Clark Terry and Dave Brubeck, and recent releases from Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers, Artemis and the Uptown Jazz Tentet.
Thursday, December 31
Night Train celebrates birthdays of Odetta, John Kirby and Jule Styne (including a special featuring his music in hour two of the show). There’s also new music from New Orleans High Society and the John Santos Sextet, some final selections from December featured artists Dave Brubeck and Clark Terry, and a few little musical gems especially for New Year’s Eve.