May 26, 2011


June 1 Listen Before You Buy: Recent jazz releases by pianists David Braid,
Roger Davidson, Bob Gluck, Sir Roland Hanna, David Lopato, Roberto Magris,
Andrew McCormack, Soren Norbo, Roberta Piket, Michel Reis,
Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Mary Lou Williams and organist Atsuko Hashimoto.

June 8 Ottawa International Jazz Festival: Ron’s choice of the many artists appearing between June 23 and July 3. Will include Darcy James Argue, Atomic,
Chick Corea, James Cotton, Kelly Craig, Chet Doxas, Kurt Elling, Gord Grdina,
Mats Gustafsson, Jon Irabagon, Vijay Iyer, Christian McBride, Brad Mehldau,
Myra Melford, Lucky Peterson, Nicole Ratte, Joshua Redman, The Thing,
Marianne Trudel, Erik Truffaz and Kenny Wheeler.

June 15 Listen Before You Buy: Recent jazz releases, with an emphasis on guitarists and big bands. Will include Elaine Amherd, Sheryl Bailey, Brian Carpenter,
Chris Cocco, Chad Coe, Gord Grdina, Fred Hess, I Compani, Thad Jones,
Pierre Labbe, Jon Lundbom, John Vanore and Lou Volpe.

June 22 Rex Stewart: The great Ellingtonian trumpeter in non-Ellington recordings
made in 1939, 1940, 1947 and 1966 with sidemen Barney Bigard,
Lawrence Brown, Henri Chaix, Cozy Cole, Billy Kyle and Django Reinhardt.

June 29 Bluesfest: CKCU’s blues guru John Tackaberry introduces the blues artists who will be playing at this year’s Bluesfest [July 5 to July 17].

July 6 Listen Before You Buy: Recent jazz releases with an emphasis on exploratory
musicians and groups such as Ambush Party, Eastern Boundary, New Tricks,
Paw Music, The Rent, Premier Roeies, Toca Loca, and Vertical Squirrels.

July 13 Professor Longhair: The epitome of good-times New Orleans music.

July 20 Nels Cline: Co-Host Jim Riel will present an overview of the diverse and exciting improvisation-focused recordings of guitarist Nels Cline,
who is better known for his work with Wilco.

July 27 Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis: The first of two programs on his 1958 “Cookbook” sessions with Shirley Scott, Jerome Richardson, George Duvivier & Arthur Edgehill.

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