March 3 Listen Before You Buy: Recent jazz and blues releases in more adventurous styles by Jason Adasiewicz, Charlie Apicella, Ryan Blotnick, Phil Brown, Charles Evans, Lori Freedman, Von Freeman, Gordon Grdina, Klaxon Gueule,
Billy Lavender, MOPDTK, Dana Reason and Aram Shelton.
March 10 Japanese Women Jazz Pianists: Our contribution to International Women’s Day will feature seven Japanese Women Jazz Pianists: Toshiko Akiyoshi, Satoko Fujii, Hiromi, Keiko Matsui, Junko Onishi, Aki Takase and Eri Yamamoto.
March 17 Hakon Kornstad: We’ll focus on the leading Norwegian saxophonist
Hakon Kornstad, using his recordings made between 2000 and 2007 with stellar sidemen such as Barry Guy, Paal Nilssen-Love and Havard Wiik
March 24 Stan Tracey: The iconic English pianist, composer and band-leader’s recordings, from piano duets to Octets to his 20-piece Orchestra, recorded between 1976 and 2006 with sidemen Alan Barnes, Harry Beckett, Malcolm Griffiths,
Peter King, Evan Parker, Alan Skidmore, Art Themen, Keith Tippett and Don Weller.
March 31 Trumpet Extravaganza: Seven trumpeters - Ian Carey, Amy Horvey, Jim Lewis, Leo Wadada Smith, Erik Telford, John Vanore & Eric Vloeimans.
April 7 Listen Before You Buy: Recent jazz and blues releases by
Antoine Berthiaume, Big Crazy New York Saxophones, James Carney, Steve Colson,
Jay D’Amico, Peggy Duquesnel, Empirical, Fred Fried, Pierre Labbe, Marcus Nordal,
Tineke Postma, George Schuller, Dave Sharp and Kiya Tabassian.
April 14 Bessie Smith: The Empress of the Blues was born on April 15, 1894.
Tonight we play from four Bessie Smith tribute albums by Laverne Baker,
Amina Claudine Myers, Archie Shepp and Dinah Washington.
April 21 Henry Grimes: An update on this great bassist’s recording activities. We’ll play CDs that Henry has made in 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2008,
solo and with Rashied Ali, Roy Campbell, Andrew Cyrille, Hamid Drake, Paul Dunmall, Dennis Gonzalez, David Murray, Marc Ribot and Chad Taylor.
April 28 FIMAV: An introduction to the many artists appearing at the Festival International de Musique Actuelle in Victoriaville between May 20 and May 23
“In A Mellow Tone” is on CKCU every Wednesday from 9:00 to 11:00pm at 93.1FM in Ottawa, and around the world on the Internet at: http://www.ckcufm.com/audio.html
For playlists for each program and monthly schedules check: http://www.inamellowtone.com.