November 02, 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.

*November 3 Listen Before You Buy: Recent jazz and blues releases by Gabriel Alegria,Georg Breinschmid, Black Butterflies, Cookers, Kellylee Evans, Fond of Tigers, Christian Howes, Paul Jaurena, Charles Lloyd, Dudu Pukwana and Sarah Wilson.

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

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

November 24 Seasonal Suggestions: Recent jazz and blues releases, with an emphasis on vocal performances. Will include Charmaine Clamor, Cynthia Felton, Lauren Hooker, Dolores Scozzesi, Serafin, Milton Suggs, Joe Louis Walker and Julian Yeo.

December 1 Seasonal Suggestions: Recent jazz and blues releases, with an emphasis on instrumental performances. Will be chosen from Dan Adler, Ab Baars,
Hadley Caliman, Pete Christlieb, Avishai Cohen, Eli Degribi, John Goldman,
Michael Herring, Jazz Passengers, Matt Jorgensen, Dave Liebman, Aaron Lington, Tom Rizzo, Don Scott, Paul Tynan, UOU and Bruce Williamson.

December 8 Lula Reed: A singer with a distinctive style, who came from the church, found fame with R&B bandleader Sonny Thompson, but gave it all up to return to the church. We’ll hear her recordings from 1951 to 1962 for the King and Federal labels.

December 15 Ornette Coleman Quartet Reunion: The magnificent 1990 Italian concert by the reunited Ornette Coleman Quartet of Ornette Coleman [alto sax], Don Cherry [trumpet], Charlie Haden [bass] and Billy Higgins [drums].

December 22 Teddy Wilson: This elegant pianist in solo, trio, quartet, sextet and big band performances recorded between 1939 and 1983.

December 29 The Best of 2010: Ron’s choice of the best jazz recordings that he acquired during 2010.

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