April 6 Listen Before You Buy: Recent jazz and blues releases. Will include the big bands of John Burnett, Joseph Daley & Mr. Ho, a feature on Ottawa musician Dean Pallen, and the blues of Papa Chubby,
Damon Fowler, Buddy Guy, James Kinds & John Studebaker.
April 13 Ellington at the Blue Note: An intimate session by the Ellington Orchestra at the Blue Note in Chicago [one of the Duke’s favourite venues] in August of 1959. The band included soloists
Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Harry Carney, Paul Gonsalves,
Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Quentin Jackson, Ray Nance,
Russell Procope, Billy Strayhorn, Clark Terry, Sam Woodyard and of course the Duke himself.
April 20 April 20: Co-Host Ron Steeds surveys jazz and blues recorded on April 20 between 1926 and 2000. You will hear Lovie Austin, Jelly-Roll Morton, Blind Willie Johnson, Billie Holiday, Johnny Hodges, Buddy DeFranco, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Gil Melle, Horace Parlan, Sun Ra,
Wes Montgomery and Elvin Jones, among others.
April 27 FIMAV: A preview of some of the artists who will be appearing at the Festival International de Musique Actuelle in Victoriaville between May 19 and May 22. Will include Ab Baars, Anthony Braxton, Peter Brotzmann, Lori Freedman, Mats Gustafsson, Ig Hanneman, Marilyn Lerner, Ken Vandermark, Annie Whitehead and Wolter Wierbos.
May 4 Listen Before You Buy: Ron Sweetman reviews recent jazz and blues releases.
May 11 May 11: Co-Host Ron Steeds presents jazz and blues recorded on May 11 between 1927 and 1995. You’ll hear Louis Armstrong, Teddy Wilson,
Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Eddie Bert, Russ Freeman, Charlie Rouse & Blue Mitchell,Jack Montrose & Bob Gordon, Bill Evans, Roland Kirk,
Muhal Richard Abrams & Amina Claudine Myers, Gary Thomas, Either/Orchestra and the Herbie Nichols Project among others.
May 18 CTI, Moonjune and Songlines: Profiles of three unique record labels. Artists will include Ron Carter, Benoit Delbecq, Paul Desmond, Robin Holcomb and Milt Jackson.
May 25 Mingus at Birdland: We’ll hear selections from seven broadcasts from Birdland between between October 21, 1961 and October 26, 1962. Sidemen change between broadcasts and include Pepper Adams,
Toshiko Akiyoshi, Don Butterfield, Jaki Byard, Booker Ervin, Henry Grimes, Roland Kirk, Jimmy Knepper, Yusef Lateef, Charles McPherson and
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