Night Train begins a week-long tribute to two great jazz talents who passed away at the beginning of the month – Latin jazz percussionist and trumpeter Jerry Gonzalez, and baritone saxophonist and World Saxophone Quartet co-founder Hamiet Bluiett. Plus more music for the October Latin Jazz feature, and birthday salutes to singer and pianist Freddy Cole, bassist Palle Danielsson, and pianist Bill Charlap (featuring in a Savannah Music Festival concert special in hour two of the show with saxophonist Houston Person.)
Night Train marks birthdays of trombonist Ray Anderson (solo and with early John Scofield), trumpeter Roy Hargrove (from his Latin jazz masterpiece Habana), and drummer Mark Walker (with the Caribbean Jazz Project and Steve Khan). Plus more for the October Latin Jazz feature and for this week’s tribute to two master musicians who passed away at the beginning of the month - Jerry Gonzalez (tonight with the Fort Apache Band and flamenco guitarist Niño Josele) and Hamiet Bluiett (with the World Saxophone Quartet and as a special guest with James Carter). And there’s new music from Tribu, Tim Warfield, Bobby Broom, Miki Yamanaka, and the Rob Dixon Trio.
Night Train marks birthdays of three guitarists – Howard Alden, Barney Kessel, and bossa nova pioneer Luiz Bonfa (including a special in hour two exploring the connections between jazz and bossa nova). Plus more in our week-long tribute to Jerry Gonzalez (including the classic Moliendo Café album he did with the Fort Apache Band) and Hamiet Bluiett (from an album he did in tribute to Nat ‘King’ Cole). Plus new music from Houston Person with Ron Carter, and from saxophonist Tucker Antell.
Night Train wraps up a week-long tribute to trumpeter/percussionist Jerry Gonzalez and baritone saxophonist and World Saxophone Quartet cofounder Hamiet Bluiett, who passed away earlier this month. We also mark birthdays of Wynton Marsalis, Anita O’Day, Curtis Stigers, and Esperanza Spalding (including a special featuring the bassist and singer at the Newport Jazz Festival in hour two of the show); along with new music from organist Jimmie Smith (in tribute to soul jazz organ pioneer Jimmy Smith), Crescent City pianist Ellis Marsalis, and Latin jazz pianist Eddie Palmieri.