September 30, 2010


*Funding Drive: This year’s CKCU Funding Drive runs from Friday October 22 to Sunday November 7. You can donate by filling in a pre-pledge form, pledging on-line at or by phoning 613-520-3920 during the Funding Drive. Your support is essential for jazz and blues programming at CKCU.

October 6 Listen Before You Buy: The cream of the crop of recent jazz and blues releases by Sylvia Brooks, Michael Dease, Livia Devereux, Xu Fengxia,
Gunda Gottschalk, Sean Harkness, Mike Herriott, Chie Imaizumi, Darrell Katz, Klezwoods, Roberto Magris and Jacob Melchior.

October 13 Paul Dunmall: Ron and co-host Anna Williams will introduce the great English tenor, alto and soprano saxophonist and clarinetist Paul Dunmall
in sessions from May 1995, July 2000, February 2004, April 2008 & July 2009.

October 20 Guitarists: Recent releases by jazz and blues guitarists
Luther Allison, Grady Champion, Andy Cohen, Les Copeland, Jimmy Dawkins,
Terry Gillespie,Gordon Grdina, Sean Harkness, Chris James, Tomas Janzon, JW Jones,
Steve Raegele, Stickman & Tim Woods.

*October 27 Great Lady Singers: Ron’s nominations for the six greatest lady jazz singers: Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sheila Jordan, Anita O’Day, Sarah Vaughan
and Dinah Washington.

*November 3 Listen Before You Buy: Recent jazz and blues releases by
Gabriel Alegria, Georg Breinschmid, Black Butterflies, Charmaine Clamor, Cookers,
Cynthia Felton, Fond of Tigers, Kellylee Evans, Christian Howes, Paul Jaurena,
Dave Liebman, Charles Lloyd, Elisabeth Lohninger, Dudu Pukwana, Dolores Scozzesi, Sarah Wilson and Julian Yeo.

November 10 Keyboards: Pianists and organists Dave Bass, Dan Berg, Greg Burk,
Roger Davidson, Hilario Duran, Joe Gilman, Greg Lewis, Richard Sussman
and Chucho Valdes.

November 17 Larkin’s Jazz: A Proper box containing the favourite recordings of English poet/critic Philip Larkin offers us the opportunity to play some rarely-heard vintage jazz and blues recordings.

November 24 Seasonal Suggestions: Recent jazz and blues releases, with an emphasis on vocal performances.

“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:
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