Night Train

Monday - Thursday at 10pm

Monday through Thursday nights, it’s the best in jazz on Night Train, hosted by KMUW’s Chris Heim. From classic artists and recordings to today’s emerging artists and most intriguing new releases - along with specials, in-depth features, jazz concert highlights and more - Night Train will take you to the best of “America’s classical music.”

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1.    New Gary Burton Quartet - Guided Tour (Mack Avenue)

2.    Ahmad Jamal - Saturday Morning (Jazz Village)

3.    Warren Wolf - Wolf Gang (Mack Avenue)

4.    Christian McBride Trio - Out Here (Mack Avenue)

5.    Chester Thompson Trio - Approved (Joyful Noise)

1. Aaron Diehl - The Bespoke Man’s Narrative (Mack Avenue)
2. Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette - Somewhere (ECM)
3. Jacky Terrasson - Gouache (Sunnyside)
4. Cecile McLorin Salvant - Woman Child (Mack Avenue)
5. Joe Locke - Lay Down My Heart (Motema)

Earlier this year vibes master and jazz educator Gary Burton turned 70. But the celebrations are just getting underway now with the August release of the new Guided Tour album by the New Gary Burton Quartet and the publication of his autobiography, Learning to Listen: The Jazz Journey of Gary Burton, at the beginning of September.

Top 40 Albums July 2013

Aug 1, 2013

1. Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette - Somewhere (ECM)
2 . Paolo Fresu Devil Quartet - Desertico (Ota)
3. Eliane Elias - I Thought About You (Concord)
4. Cecile McLorin Salvant - Woman Child (Mack Avenue)

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August 25th marks the 80th birthday of jazz giant Wayne Shorter and throughout the month Night Train celebrates with music from his long and illustrious career as one of the finest composers and saxophonists in jazz.

Top 40 Albums June 2013

Jul 2, 2013

1. Cecile McLorin Salvant - Woman Child (Mack Avenue
2. Ben Sidran - Don't Cry for No Hipster (Unlimited Media)
3. Joshua Redman - Walking Shadows (Nonesuch)
4. Jacky Terrasson - Gouache (Sunnyside)

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Throughout July, Night Train hosts a summer jazz fest with the best in live jazz recordings done at famous festivals like Newport and Montreux, acclaimed jazz tours like Jazz at the Philharmonic, and legendary jazz clubs and concert halls.

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Not that we really needed an excuse, but with June 6th as his birthday, Night Train and Straight No Chaser will spend the month of June celebrating the music of Grant Green.

Top 40 Albums May 2013

May 31, 2013

1. Organissimo - Dedicated (Big O)
2. Kyle Eastwood - The View from Here (Jazz Village)
3. Ben Sidran - Don't Cry for No Hipster (Unlimited Media)
4. Jacky Terrasson - Gouache (Sunnyside)
5. Eric Alexander - Touching (High Note)

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Throughout May, Night Train teams up with Global Village, Strange Currency, Crossroads and Straight No Chaser to celebrate B3 Month on KMUW. On the Night Train, it's music from the giants and rising stars of jazz organ.