May 28, 2010


June 2 Listen Before You Buy: Recent jazz and blues issues which feature almost all
of the instruments used in jazz, as played by Cindy Blackman, Frank Carlberg,
Francois Carrier, Anat Cohen, Andrew Downing, John Fedchock, John Goldsby,
Butch Harrison, Organissimo, Stryker/Slagle Band, Gabriele Tranchina,
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,
Sharon Jones, 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.

July 7 Listen Before You Buy: Ron reviews recent jazz and blues releases,
including Beegie Adair, Dither, Tom Graf, Rocky Jackson, Mendelson Joe,
Roberto Magris, One For All, Karin Plato, David Liebman, Odean Pope, Project Trio, Taeko and Tomas Ulrich.

July 14 Myra Melford: An update on this eminent pianist’s recording activities since 2000, with Alex Cline, Mark Dresser, Andrew Drury, Marty Ehrlich,
Satoko Fujii, Ben Goldberg, Tanya Kalmanovitch, Chris Speed, Cuong Vu
and Matt Wilson.

July 21 Lester Young: Rare recordings from clubs and concerts, made between 1951 & 1956.

July 28 Albert Ayler at La Fondation Maeght: We celebrate the fortieth anniversary of this famous concert.

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