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Wrapping Up May/Kicking Off June Feature – Erroll Garner, Chick Corea & Tal Farlow

Monday, May 31

Night Train wraps up the May feature with some Asian-inspired music from Tito Puente, along with organist Atsuko Hashimoto, Brazilian-inspired singer Yuko Ito, and in hour two a special featuring Keith Jarrett.  We also mark birthdays of saxophonists Red Holloway and Greg Abate, drummer Albert ‘Tootie’ Heath and bassist Christian McBride, and highlight new titles from guitarist Dan Wilson, and Tony Monaco with Hendrik Meurkens.

Tuesday, June 1

Night Train kicks off the June feature, as we mark the centennial birthdays of pianist Erroll Garner (tonight with some of his earliest recorded work and in a Jazz Profiles special in hour two) and guitarist Tal Farlow, and what would have been the 80th birthday of pianist Chick Corea (from a Grammy winning album with Return to Forever). We’ll also hear the latest from the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, the Larry Newcomb Quartet, pianist George Kahn, and bassist and singer Nicki Parrott.

Wednesday, June 2

Night Train highlights acoustic guitar recordings tonight, including a rare example from John Scofield, plus Ralph Towner, John Pizzarelli, John Pisano with Gene Bertoncini, and gypsy jazz guitarists Stephane Wrembel, Romane, Stochelo Rosenberg, and Martin Taylor. We’ll also sneak in a few keyboard players too, including pianists Michel Camilo and Leslie Pintchik, and organists Mel Rhyne and Joey DeFrancesco.

Thursday, June 3

It’s a piano jazz night tonight on the Night Train, with music from both legends and contemporary stars of jazz piano. Among the artists showcased are June featured artists Chick Corea and Erroll Garner, along with Marian McPartland, Monty Alexander, Fats Waller, Joey Alexander, and Keith Jarrett. We’ll also hear new piano jazz titles from Chris Rottmayer, the Russell Ferrante Trio, the Adam Glaser Trio, Emmet Cohen, Lisa Hilton, and Eric Reed.

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.