January 5 Listen Before You Buy: Recent jazz releases. Will be chosen from
Jason Adasiewicz, Alaniaris, Tom Culver, Chris Dahlgren, Exploding Star Orchestra, Tania Gill, Phil Hawkins, Darcy Hepner, Jazz Passengers, Matt Jorgensen,
Dave Liebman, Mathias Lupri,and Keith & Julie Tippett.
January 12 Jim Reil: Co-Host Jim Reil introduces himself, musically speaking,
with a taste of what you can expect from his future shows - from vintage Basie and Ellington to last month’s Vandermark 5 and Mary Halvorson.
January 19 Sketches of Spain: Miles Davis and Gil Evans recorded these pieces in November 1959 and March 1960. Trumpeter Lew Soloff re-recorded five of them with
Steve Richman conducting the Harmonie Ensemble New York in May 2008.
We’ll compare the two recordings tune by tune.
January 26 Vocalese: Co-Host and singer Anna Williams brings us Vocalese:
the Art and the Artists – tracing the art of Vocalese from the original solos to the singers’ versions with premier practitioners like King Pleasure, Jon Hendricks,
Kurt Elling and the Manhattan Transfer.
February 2 Listen Before You Buy: Recent jazz releases, with a focus on trumpeters Avishai Cohen, Mac Gollehon, Brad Goode, Thomas Marriott, Chad McCullough,
Sue Richardson and Wadada Leo Smith, plus a feature spot for three recent releases by saxophonist Jason Robinson.
February 9 Frederick Douglass and Martin Luther King: In our first Black History Month program, we’ll feature musical and verbal tributes to writer Frederick Douglass and activist Martin Luther King.
February 16 Johnny Coles: In our second Black History Month program, we’ll feature black trumpeter Johnny Coles, whose career included playing with Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Gil Evans.
February 23 Black Canadian Musicians: In our third Black History Month program,
Co-Host Anna Williams plays recordings by black Canadian instrumentalists and singers.
“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