February 1 Listen Before You Buy: Ron Sweetman reviews recent jazz and blues releases. Will include Jason Adasiewicz, Toronzo Cannon, Eddie Daniels, Holly Hofmann, Bob James, Sharon Lewis, Trio M, Keiko Matsui, Microscopic Septet, New World Jazz Octet, Daniel Smith, Jason Stein, Steven Tsitsos, Mike Wofford & Warren Wolf.
February 8 Canadian Jazz Scene: For our second Black History Month program, Co-Host Susan Galvin plays recordings of black artists who contributed to the Canadian jazz scene.
February 15 New Orleans Clarinets: In our third Black History Month program, and as a tribute to the ongoing Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans, Ron Sweetman plays recordings by the first two generations of black originators of this unique clarinet style, and a few of their white neighbours.
February 22 Coleman Hawkins: For our fourth Black History Month program, Co-Host Jim Reil features the recordings of Coleman Hawkins,
“the man who invented jazz saxophone”.
February 29 Jazzcraft: In our fifth and final Black History Month program, we hear the 1978 and 1979 recordings made for the Danish Jazzcraft label by black bebop pioneers Benny Bailey, Teddy Edwards and Howard McGhee.
March 7 Listen Before You Buy: Ron Sweetman plays recent jazz releases, including trumpeters Guido Basso, Jimmy Owens & Craig Pedersen and saxophonists Harry Allen, Brian Landrus,
Doug Martin, Gary Smulyan, John Surman,
Talking Cows, Jasper Thilo & Jason Yarde.
March 14 Sam Rivers: Co-Host Alnoor Allidina presents a look at the late musician and composer Sam Rivers. We sample from his many varied projects, and include his work as both sideman and leader.
March 21 Carlo Actis Dato: Ron Sweetman celebrates the 60th birthday and the recording career of this innovative Italian saxophonist, composer and band leader.
March 28 March 28: Co-Host Ron Steeds surveys the history of jazz by focusing on jazz recorded on March 28 between 1928 and 2009. Expect to hear Duke Ellington,Cab Calloway, Lester Young,
Charlie Parker, Buddy & Ella Johnson, Art Pepper, Cecil Taylor, John Coltrane, Bob Wilbur & Dick Wellstood, Jimmy Ponder, S. S. Puft & World Saxophone Quartet, among others.
“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: ckcufm.com listen live.
For playlists for each program and monthly schedules check: http://www.inamellowtone.com