April 26, 2012


May 2 Listen Before You Buy: The cream of the crop of recent jazz releases. Will include Ken Aldcroft, Billy Bang, Chicago Underground Trio, Bill Cole, Jeff Gauthier, Thom Gossage, Jeff Hamilton, October Trio, William Parker, Post Jazz Mistress and Undivided. May 9 Michael Moore: Ron Sweetman reviews six recent releases by alto saxophonist and clarinetist Michael Moore recorded in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011 with sidemen Han Bennink, Eric Boeren, Tobias Delius, Ernst Glerum, Michael Vatcher, Eric Vloeimans and Wolter Wierbos. May 16 Cuban Jazz: Co-Host Jim Reil offers us a cross-section of current styles and players in Cuba. May 23 May 23: An historical survey, conducted by Co-Host Ron Steeds, of jazz and blues recordings made on May 23. Will include Una Mae Carlisle, Charles Gayle, Dexter Gordon, Roscoe Mitchell, Odean Pope and Jimmy Witherspoon. May 30 Michael Garrick: On what would have been his 79th birthday, a tribute to pianist, composer & bandleader Michael Garrick, who died on November 11, 2011. June 6 Ottawa International Jazz Festival: Ron Sweetman introduces the many artists appearing at this year’s Festival, which runs from June 21 to July 1. June 13 Listen Before You Buy: Ron Sweetman plays recent jazz and blues releases by Cannonball Adderley, Peter Appleyard, Susie Arioli, Eric Bibb, Eddie Campbell, Cynthia Felton, Sue Foley, Benny Goodman, Studebaker John, Peter Karp, Gregoire Maret, Pinetop Perkins, Christine Reisner and Toots Thielemans. June 20 Elton Dean’s Ninesense: An historic concert from 1979, with Harry Beckett, Mark Charig, Nick Evans, Radu Malfatti, Harry Miller, Louis Moholo, Alan Skidmore and Keith Tippett. June 27 Ottawa Bluesfest: CKCU’s blues guru John Tackaberry identifies and plays the most interesting artists appearing at Bluesfest between July 4 and July 15. ________________________________________________________________________