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Crescent City, Jazz Trios, Rufus Reid & Ethan Iverson


Monday, February 8

Night Train highlights jazz trios tonight, including the Golden Striker Trio,  Steve Kuhn Trio, Great Jazz Trio, Thrasher Dream Trio,  Keith Jarrett’s ‘Standards Trio,’ the Chick Corea Trio, Horace Parlan’s Us Three, the Organic Trio, and the Organik Vibe Trio.

Tuesday, February 9

Night Train marks birthdays of contemporary vibes player Gehn Gillece and saxophonist Steve Wilson; highlights new music from the Uptown Jazz Tenet and the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio; and continues the February Crescent City feature with music from Ellis Marsalis, and a special performance from the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in hour two of the show.

Wednesday, February 10

Night Train continues the February New Orleans feature with music from Wynton Marsalis (with Herlin Riley – this month’s featured artist on Global Village at the Savannah Music Festival airing February 22nd); highlights music from a Grammy-nominated release from Chick Corea; and marks birthdays of pianists Antonio Adolfo and Sir Roland Hanna, and bassist Rufus Reid (who is also featured in a special in hour two showcasing big band suites from several contemporary composers).

Thursday, February 11

Birthday featured artists tonight on the Night Train include drummer Martin Drew (with Oscar Peterson), jazz fusion violinist Didier Lockwood, and pianist Etan Iverson (with his own quartet, with Albert ‘Tootie’ Heath, and in hour two , a special featuring his work with the Bad Plus). The February Crescent City feature continues with a very different approach to the Lil Hardin Armstrong classic, “Struttin’ with Some Barbecue.” And there’s new music tonight from guitarist Henry Robinett, Latin jazz trombonist Noah Bless, and pianist Billy Childs.

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.