April 7 Listen Before You Buy: Recent jazz and blues releases by
Antoine Berthiaume, Big Crazy Energy New York Band, James Carney, Steve Colson,
Jay D’Amico, Peggy Duquesnel, Empirical, Fred Fried, Pierre Labbe, William Parker, Nicole Ratte, Dave Sharp, Trio This 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.
May 5 Listen Before You Buy: Recent jazz and blues recordings. May include
Sophie Berkal-Subit, John Blake, Rita Chiarelli, Carsten Dahl, Christine Duncan, Kellylee Evans, Champian Fulton, Gray Code, Sherman Irby, Barb Jungr,
Guy Frank Pellerin, Marc Pompe, Stuff Smith, Ian Tordella, Michael Treni
and Mort Weiss.
May 12 Origin & Porter: A sampling of the recordings issued by these two innovative record companies, whose artists include Rashied Ali, Curt Berg,
Henry Grimes, Dana Hall, Khan Jamal, Phil Kelly, John Moulder, Marcus Nordal,
Nu Band, Old Dog, Odean Pope, Tom Tallitsch & Matt Vashlishan.
May 19 Satoko Fujii & Natsuki Tamura: Recent recordings by this highly-talented couple, pianist Satoko Fujii and trumpeter Natsuki Tamura.
May 26 Mamie Smith: This star of the stage, the recording studio and the silver screen was born 127 years ago today. We’ll hear recordings from her recording and film careers.
“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