May 03, 2008


May 7 Listen Before You Buy: Guest host Alan Surmachynski plays recent jazz and blues releases by Dustin Arbuckle, Karen Blixt, Theresia Bothe, Eric Brochard, Peter Croton, Lola DeValence,
Honeyboy Edwards, Gekko Quartet, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Rick Helzer, Diane Hoffman, Jason Hwang, Aaron Moreland, Kat Parra,
Edward Perraud, Thom Rotella, John Stowell and Julian Yeo.

May 14 Pianorama: The distinctive keyboard styles of Miles Black, Gene DiNovi, Jesse Gelber, Francois Ingold, Marcos Jimenez, Stacie McGregor, Vince Seneri, Rossano Sportiello and Bob Weller.

May 21 Canadian Special: A celebration of Canadian talent as exemplified by Barnyard Drama, David Braide, Tara Davison,
Jean Derome, Lisle Ellis, Colin Fisher, Lori Freedman, Jeff Healey, Fraser MacPherson, Jean Martin, Mike Murley, Quartetski, Evan Shaw, Chris Tarry, Scott Thomson and Richard Underhill.

May 28 New Orleans: New Orleans jazz from the “revival” period of 1945-1956 with leaders Alvin Alcorn, Paul Barbarin, Sharkey Bonano, Oscar Celestin, Lee Collins, Wilbur DeParis, George Girard,
Percy Humphrey, George Lewis, Kid Ory and Johnny Wiggs.

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, Gladys Knight,
Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Brad Mehldau, Dom Minasi,
L’Orchestre des Pas Perdus, Ken Peplowski, Quartetski,
Return To Forever, Chris Speed 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 Guitar 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]. The schedule includes Blind Boys of Alabama,
Bernard Allison, Lurrie Bell, Nappy Brown, Michael Jerome Browne, Shirley Ceasar, Guy Davis, L’il Ed, Great Big Sea, Holmes Brothers,
Dr. John, Bettye LaVette, Sonny Landreth, Taj Mahal, David Maxwell, Keb’ Mo’, Roxanne Potvin, Otis Taylor, Allen Toussaint,
James Blood Ulmer, Lucinda Williams, Cassandra Wilson
and Johnny Winter.

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