May 30, 2008


June 4 Listen Before You Buy: Ron reviews recent jazz and blues releases by the Brubeck Brothers, Dapp Theory, Das Hammerklavier Trio, Roger Davidson, Delirium Blues, Wayne Horvitz, Junior Mance,
Mike Osborne, the Ovale Trio, Deepak Ram, Rave Tesar and
Alon Yavnai.

June 11 Ottawa International Jazz Festival: A preview of this year’s festival, which runs from June 20 to July 1 with Lotte Anker, Ab Baars, Tim Berne, Corkestra, Davidson-Braid-Murley Quintet,
Buddy DeFranco, EST, Richard Galliano, Charlie Haden Quartet West, Herbie Hancock, Impressions in Jazz Orchestra, Oliver Jones,
Gladys Knight, Lee Konitz, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra,
Brad Mehldau, Dom Minasi, L’Orchestre des Pas Perdus, Ken Peplowski, Madeleine Peyroux, Quartetski, Return To Forever, Chris Speed,Torngat, Jean Vanasse and Miroslav Vitous on the program.

June 18 Kurt Mohr: Ron pays tribute to his late friend the Swiss jazz and blues discographer, writer and record producer Kurt Mohr, who introduced European record-buyers to Billy Boy Arnold, Mickey Baker, Hank Ballard, Arnett Cobb, Julian Dash, Bill Doggett, Freddy King,
King Kolax, Snooky Pryor, Lula Reed, Clifford Scott, Dave Shipp,
Sonny Thompson, Johnny Guitar Watson and Joseph Lee Williams.

June 25 Ottawa Bluesfest: CKCU’s blues guru John Tackaberry offers listeners his guidance to the upcoming Ottawa Bluesfest
[July 3-13]. Details at:

July 2 Canada Day Special: An all-Canadian program including Altered Laws, Michael Blake, James Danderfer, Jim Galloway,
Amos Garrett, Chris Gestrin, Jenna Glatt, Hutchinson/Andrew Trio,
J W Jones, Oliver Jones, Robert McFadden, Lisa Miller,
Damian Nisenson, Barry Romberg, Sinistrio and Sisters Euclid.

July 9 Listen Before You Buy: Recent jazz and blues releases by Myriam Alter, Ryan Blotnick, Bobby Broom, Jimmy Bruno,
John Cooper, Luther Hughes, Jon Irabagon, Stanley Jordan,
Michael Pedecin, Poolplayers, Duke Robillard, Dave Specter and
Gust Spenos.

July 16 Legendary Broadcasts: Historical broadcasts by
Mildred Bailey, Count Basie, Benny Carter, Duke Ellington and
Ella Fitzgerald.

July 23 The Human Voice: The voices of Sylvia Bennett,
Lainie Cooke, Joe Coughlin, Melody Diachun, Shirley Eikhard,
Taeko Fukao, Francesca Keller, Susan Krebs, Nguyen Le,
Ndidi Onukwulu, Perez, Catherine Russell and Huong Thanh.

July 30 Canadian Collectors’ Congress: Ron Sweetman shares some of the alleged treasures that he bought at the Canadian Collectors’ Congress in Toronto. These include recordings by Don Byas, Lee Collins, Fred Elizalde, Lud Gluskin, Captain John Handy, Ma Rainey,
Joe Robichaux, Clark Terry and Claude Thornhill.

“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:

For playlists for each program, check: