November 5 Listen Before You Buy: The cream of the crop of recent jazz and blues releases by Damien Argentieri, Frederic Borey, Carlos Del Junco, John Geggie, Gabe Hasselbach, Mike Khoury, Markus Lauterburg, Piotr Michalowski, Ben Sidran, Thomas Silvestri, Alain Tissot, Matt Ulery and Wayne Wallace.
November 12 The Vice-President: As the American election results came in, jazz fans already knew that the Vice-Pres (or Vice-Prez) was named years ago, because of tenor saxophonist Paul Quinichette’s stylistic resemblance to the Prez – Lester Young.
November 19 Sheila Jordan: The great lady of jazz singing will celebrate her 80th birthday on October 18. We’ll celebrate her long and distinguished recording career with her recordings from 1962 to 2004 with George Russell, Roswell Rudd,
Aki Takase, Jane Bunnett, the Vienna Art Orchestra and many fine accompanists.
November 26 Reel Recordings: Let’s welcome a new Canadian label with high production and musical standards, whose catalogue includes Kevin Ayers, Lol Coxhill, Elton Dean, Ken Hyder, Steve Miller, Mike Osborne, Ray Russell, Soft Heap
and Gary Windo.
December 3 Shopping List – Instrumentals: Some jazz instrumental gift suggestions. Will be chosen from Leonardo Cioglia, Anat Cohen, Carlo Actis Dato, Marty Grosz, Hank Jones, Ron Kalina, Roger Kellaway, James Moody, Organissimo,
Ovale Trio, Dave Pietro, Steve Ramsdell, Matana Roberts, Paul Seaforth, Jim Self, Tim Warfield & Pete Zimmer.
December 10 Shopping List – Vocals: Some vocal jazz and blues gift suggestions. Will be chosen from Rory Block, Charmaine Clamor, Denise Donatelli, Cynthia Felton, Julia Fordham, Cynthia Hilts, Kristin Korb, Ava Logan, Elaine Lucia, Robin McKelle, Terre Roche, Joe Louis Walker & Xenia Zampieri.
December 17 Canadian Shopping List: Some gift suggestions of CDS by Canadian instrumentalists and singers including Ken Aldcroft, Antoine Berthiaume,
Hubert Bruno, Harley Card, Francois Carrier, Chantal Chamberland, Morgan Childs,
Marie Josee Houle,Mike Martell, Les Poules, Danielle Roger, Paula Shear,
John Stetch, Don Thompson and Al Wood.
December 24 Dance Party: Danceable jazz, blues & rhythm ‘n’ blues.
December 31 Best of 2008: Ron’s favourite jazz and blues recordings issued/reissued in 2008: Will include Bik Bent Braam, Don Cherry, Art Farmer, Francois Houle, Chris McGregor’s Blue Notes, Roscoe Mitchell, Sandy Mosse,
Sonny Rollins, George Russell, Cy Touff, Little Walter and Way Out West.
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