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.
March 2 Listen Before You Buy: The cream of the crop of recent jazz releases, with the
Aeroplane Trio, Lina Allemano, Carsten Dahl, Bob Gluck, Michael Jefry Stevens,
Gordon Lee, Jeff Palmer, Peter Paulsen, Joey Sellers, Subtle Lip Can,
Bruno Tocanne, Undivided, and Wayne Wallace.
March 9 Sax Appeal: Saxophonists Dmitry Baevsky, Jane Ira Bloom, Alex Dean,
Jake Fryer, Peter Macdonough, Mike Murley, Bud Shank, Wil Swindler,
Paul Van Kemenade and Chris Woodbury.
March 16 Henry Threadgill: Co-Host Jim Reil explores the career of seminal Chicago musician and composer Henry Threadgill through selections from the recent Mosaic 8-CD box set of Threadgill’s Columbia and RCA recordings. Outstanding and diverse music from one of the greats.
March 23 Ethiopian Jazz: Co-Host Alnoor Allidina presents two hours of Ethiopian jazz, focusing heavily on Ethio-jazz pioneer Mulatu Astatke.
March 30 March 30 Recordings: Co-Host Ron Steeds presents some of the jazz and blues recorded on March 30 between 1925 and 1996. We'll hear the Little Ramblers, Jimmy Noone, Jabbo Smith, Duke Ellington, Johnny Griffin, David Murray & Dave Burrell, the Lounge Lizards and the Keith Jarrett Trio among others.
“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: www.inamellowtone.com