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An introduction to the entire history of jazz, from its beginnings to the latest innovations.
Hosted by: Bernard Stepien, Ron Steeds, Mark Keill, Allan Wigney, Jean-Michel Labatut and Aidian Thomas
Airs: Every Wednesday from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM

In A Mellow Tone

Date Host Highlight On Demand
May. 24, 2017 Allan B. Wigney Archie Shepp is 80!
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May. 17, 2017 Jean-Michel Labatut Charlie Haden/​Carla Bley - The Liberation Music Orchestra: a Political Barometer.
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May. 10, 2017 Ron Steeds We depart from our usual format and present some recent and new jazz releases both Canadian and otherwise.
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May. 3, 2017 Aidian Thomas In Good Company: Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble
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Apr. 26, 2017 Ron Steeds Jazz and Blues recorded April 26 between 1937 and 2000.
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Apr. 19, 2017 Jim Reil Ernie Watts
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IN A MELLOW TONE INTRODUCES LISTENERS TO THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF JAZZ, FROM ITS BEGINNINGS TO THE LATEST INNOVATIONS. THE HOSTS DRAW ON THEIR LARGE PERSONAL CD AND LP COLLECTIONS TO SUPPLEMENT CKCU'S EXTENSIVE RESOURCES.

IN A MELLOW TONE was created and hosted by Ron Sweetman until he retired from radio in Septermber 2015. The program has been a weekly fixture on CKCU-FM 93.1 since May 1976. He was a founder member of L’Atelier de Musique Experimentale (1972), Jazz Ottawa (1976), and Music Now (1997). He has written for CODA magazine since 1970, and has been a member of the Down Beat International Critics Poll since 1982.

IN A MELLOW TONE is now hosted by a rotating collective of jazz zealots including Ron Steeds, Jim Reil, Aidian Thomas, Jean-Michel Labatut, Allan Wigney and Mark Keil. They intend on taking IAMT forward with the high standards of broadcasting that Ron Sweetman established for decades.

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