Detroit Jazz including ’23 Jazz Masters and Motor City Pianists plus Joni Mitchell and Mark Turner

monday november 7

Night Train joins Global village to mark Joni Mitchell’s birthday. We’ll hear music from Mitchell as well as jazz covers of his songs from Tierney Sutton, Herbie Hancock, Karrin Allyson, Marc Copland, Diana Krall, Dianne Reeves and Claire Martin in the first hour. Then in the second hour, it’s a special on Joni Mitchell and jazz.

tuesday november 7

In conjunction with November’s Detroit Jazz feature, Night Train features music from the recently announced 2023 NEA Jazz Masters, all hailing from Motor City. We will hear violinist Regina Carter as leader and guest along with guitarist Stanley Jordan and cousin and saxophonist James Carter. Louis Hayes is featured on one of his early gigs, with Horace Silver, also with Curtis Fuller, and on his latest album, Crisis. And Kenny Garrett is featured with music from his latest album, as a guest on a rare set with Latin jazz pianist Hilton Ruiz, and in a second hour special.

Wednesday, November 9

In conjunction with November’s Detroit Jazz feature, Night Train features two specials featuring legendary Detroit pianists – in the first hour – Tommy Flanagan, then in the second hour – Barry Harris.

Thursday November 10

Night Train marks the birthdays of flautist Hubert Laws (with an early classic and on a new album by vocalist Tierney Sutton), vibes player Warren Wolf, saxophonist Houston Person (with Detroit jazz legend Ron Carter) and saxophonist Mark Turner (from one of his first albums as a frontman and featured in a special during the show’s second hour). We’ll also hear the latest from organist Ronnie Foster (his first in over three decades), guitarist Julian Lage (with special guest Bill Frisell), Brazilian pianist and singer Eliane Elias (a sequel to the last year’s Grammy-winning album), and award-winning singer Samara Joy (with her second release).

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