March 2 Listen Before You Buy: Recent jazz releases by soloists, trios, quartets and quintets. We’ll hear 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.
April 6 Listen Before You Buy: Recent jazz and blues releases. Will include the big bands of John Burnett, Joseph Daley & Mr. Ho, a feature on Ottawa musician Dean Pallen, and the blues of Papa Chubby,
Damon Fowler, Buddy Guy, James Kinds & John Studebaker.
April 13 Ellington at the Blue Note: An intimate session by the Ellington Orchestra at the Blue Note in Chicago [one of the Duke’s favourite venues] in August of 1959. The band included soloists
Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Harry Carney, Paul Gonsalves,
Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Quentin Jackson, Ray Nance,
Russell Procope, Billy Strayhorn, Clark Terry, Sam Woodyard and of course the Duke himself.
April 20 April 20: Co-Host Ron Steeds gives us a historical overview of jazz and blues recordings made on April 20.
April 27 FIMAV: A preview of some of the artists who will be appearing at the Festival International de Musique Actuelle in Victoriaville between May 19 and May 22. Will include Ab Baars, Anthony Braxton,
Peter Brotzmann, Lori Freedman, Mats Gustafsson, Ig Hanneman,
Marilyn Lerner, Ken Vandermark, Annie Whitehead and Wolter Wierbos.
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