September 5 Listen Before You Buy: Ron Sweetman plays recent releases by the big bands Ensemble X, Michael Gibbs, Chuck Jackson & John Tesh, singers David Basse, Steve Berndt, Lisa Kirchner, Sandra Marlowe, Christina Morrison, Daniela Nardi, Rhiannon, Jennifer Scott, Virginia Schenck & Cassandra Wilson, and small groups led by percussionists Harris Eisenstadt, Devin Gray, Andrea Marcelli & Pete Zimmer.
September 12 Jumbie Label: Join Co-Host Jim Reil and CKCU alumnus Aidian Thomas as they feature artists and recordings on the Jumbie record label including the David Rogers Sextet, Imaginary Homeland - another David Rogers "musical project" which blends Celtic, West African and Appalachian folk traditions - and Dallam-Dougou, a jazz band blending and improvising on West African and Hungarian folk forms.
September 19 September 19: Co-host Ron Steeds surveys jazz and blues recorded September 19 between 1928 and 2007. Expect to hear Charlie Johnson, Wingy Manone, King Pleasure, Quincy Jones, The Jazztet, Walter Benton, Carmen McRae, Don Cherry, Gary Burton, Zoot Sims & Jimmy Rowles, Dave Douglas, Matthias Lupri, CDB Trio
and Ken Vandermark’s Freefall, among others.
September 26 Out Of The Cool: Master arranger Gil Evans was born 100 years ago this past May. Co-Host Alnoor Allidina presents a look at this great Canadian jazz icon, drawing from his 1960s recordings on Impulse and Verve. Alnoor will also sample from Centennial, a collection of Evans' recently discovered works.
October 3 Listen Before You Buy: Ron Sweetman reviews recent jazz and blues releases by Linsey Alexander, Peter Appleyard, Johnnie Bassett,
Jimmy Bowskill, Georg Breinschmid, Brian Bromberg, Ori Brown, Papa Bue, Grady Champion, Natalie Cressman, Zac Harmon, Omar & the Howlers, Joanne Shaw Taylor and Jay Vonada.
October 10 ESP Reissues: The iconic label ESP have reissued some of their finest recordings, including Albert Ayler’s “Spiritual Unity” & “New York Ear and Eye Control”, Sun Ra’s “The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra”
and Pharoah Sanders’ “In The Beginning 1963-1964”.
October 17 Louis Armstrong and his All Stars: Recordings made between 1947 and 1967. The All Stars during this period included Barney Bigard,
Sid Catlett, Joe Darensbourg, Edmond Hall, Earl Hines, Billy Kyle,
Velma Middleton, Jack Teagarden & Trummy Young.
October 24 United Nations Day: To celebrate United Nations Day, Ron Sweetman and Co-Host Anna Williams offer you jazz recordings made by musicians from around the world. This is also our first Funding Drive program, so please phone in your pledge tonight at 613-520-3920 – we’re counting on you!
October 31 Great Canadian Jazz: Co-Hosts Susan Galvin and Alnoor Allidina present an All-Canadian instrumental and vocal jazz program. This is our second Funding Drive program, so please phone in your pledge tonight at
613-520-3920 – we’re counting on you!