May 5 Listen Before You Buy: Recent jazz and blues recordings. May include
Sophie Berkal-Subit, John Blake, Rita Chiarelli, Carsten Dahl, Christine Duncan, Kellylee Evans, Champian Fulton, Gray Code, Sherman Irby, Barb Jungr,
Guy Frank Pellerin, Marc Pompe, Stuff Smith, Ian Tordella and Michael Treni.
May 12 Origin & Porter: A sampling of the recordings issued by these two innovative record companies, whose artists include Rashied Ali, Curt Berg, Henry Grimes,
Dana Hall, Khan Jamal, Phil Kelly, John Moulder, Marcus Nordal, Nu Band, Old Dog, Odean Pope, Tom Tallitsch & Matt Vashlishan.
May 19 Satoko Fujii & Natsuki Tamura: Recent recordings by this highly-talented couple, pianist Satoko Fujii and trumpeter Natsuki Tamura.
May 26 Mamie Smith: This star of the stage, the recording studio and the silver screen was born 127 years ago today. We’ll hear recordings from her recording and film careers.
June 2 Listen Before You Buy: The cream of the crop of recent jazz and blues issues.
Will be chosen from Antonio Adolfo, Cindy Blackman, Ran Blake, Bluesmasters,
Frank Carlberg, Francois Carrier, Anat Cohen, Andrew Downing, John Fedchock,
John Goldsby, Butch Harrison, Ron Miles, Hugh O’Connor, Organissimo,
Ken Peplowski, Monica Ramey, Stryker/Slagle Band, Sultans of String,
Gabriele Tranchina, Trichotomy and Pharez Whitted.
June 9 Ottawa International Jazz Festival: A preview of the many fine artists appearing at this year’s Ottawa Jazz Festival between June 24 and July 4. Will include Eric Boeren, Dave Brubeck, Etienne Charles, Anat Cohen, Bill Frisell,
Robert Glasper, Herbie Hancock, Roy Hargrove, Christine & Ingrid Jensen,
Joe Lovano, MOPDTK, Joshua Redman, David Sanborn and John Scofield.
June 16 Europe Calling: Recent jazz issues recorded in Europe by Ab Baars,
Sean Bergin, Salvatore Bonafede, Ian Carr, the ICP Orchestra, David Liebman,
New York Art Quartet, Evan Parker, Little Red Suitcase, Roberto Magris,
Tineke Postma, Don Rendell, Martin Taylor and Bo van der Graff.
June 23 Sonny Rollins & Don Cherry in Copenhagen: The 1963 Copenhagen concert by the Rollins/Cherry Quartet, with Henry Grimes and Billy Higgins.
June 30 Ottawa Bluesfest: CKCU’s blues guru John Tackaberry will give us an introduction to the blues and gospel artists who will be appearing at this year’s Ottawa Bluesfest between July 6 and July 18.
“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: http://www.ckcufm.com/audio.html
For playlists for each program and monthly schedules check: http://www.inamellowtone.com