January 3 Best of 2006: Ron plays some of his favourite releases and reissues from 2006. Will include Fred Anderson, Ab Baars, Sean Bergin, Francois Carrier, Dave Douglas,
Paul Dunmall, Joe Harriott, Kieran Hebden, Gerry Hemingway, Russ Johnson, Robert Marcel Lepage, Myra Melford, Odean Pope, Steve Reid, Dewey Redman, Marc Ribot and Clarence Williams.
January 10 Listen Before You Buy: Ron Sweetman reviews recent releases by
Brian Browne, Kenny Davern, Frank Gratkowski, Dewey Jackson, Christine Jensen,
N’Awlins Gumbo Kings, Christian Tamburr, Tanglefoot, Susie Thorne, the Twisters & Peter Woods.
January 17 Satoko Fujii: Guest host Mark Keill has chosen highlights from the latest series of four Orchestra recordings released in 2006 by Japanese composer and pianist Satoko Fujii.
January 24 Jazz International: Jazz from Brazil, England, Germany, Holland, Mexico, Slovenia, South Asia, Spain, Sweden and the United States with Nanny Assis, BAS Trio,
Cross Border Trio, Elton Dean, Sunny Jain, Tomas Janzon, Dr. Macaroni, Albrecht Maurer,
Hendrik Meurkens, Norbert Rodenkirchen, Samo Salamon and Paul Van Kemenade.
January 31 John Carter: The fourth of five programs featuring the five suites of clarinetist/composer John Carter's "Roots and Folklore: Episodes in the Development of American Folk Music". Tonight "Fields" from 1988 with Bobby Bradford, Andrew Cyrille, Marty Ehrlich, Fred Hopkins, Benny Powell & Don Preston.
February 7 Listen Before You Buy: The cream of the crop of recent jazz releases.
Will be chosen from Catz in Hatz, Eugene Chadbourne, Jack DeJohnette, Kahil El’Zabar, Curtis Glatter,
Gordon Grdina, Brian Groder, Gypsy Schaeffer, Nathan Hubbard, Keefe Jackson, Evalyn Parry, Jonathan Poretz, Jodi Proznick and Zapato Negro.
February 14 Black Divas: Combining Black History Month with St. Valentine’s Day,
Ron brings us the music of Black Divas of the ‘Twenties such as Ester Bigeou, Ida Cox, Lizzie Miles,
Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Mamie Smith, Mary Stafford and Sippie Wallace.
February 21 Two Great Groups: A double-header featuring two pioneering groups;
Soft Machine from the ‘seventies and the Microscopic Septet from the ‘eighties.
February 28 Big Bands: Recent releases by the big bands of Jimmy Heath, Thad Jones,
Nathan Hubbard, Netherlands Metropole Orchestra, Fred Stride, Wayne Wallace and Paul Whiteman.
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