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Thursday December 31st, 2015 with David Dalle
Oscar, With Love, and a look at my 2015 favourites

The end of another year, and before we start delving into all the wonderful music which will be composed, performed, imagined, discovered, and recorded in 2016 I will look back at some of my favourite recordings of 2015. Today we will also focus on one of my recent favourites, a lovingly produced 3-CD tribute to the Canadian giant of jazz piano, Oscar Peterson. "Oscar, With Love" was the idea of Oscar Peterson's widow Kelly Peterson born in 2012 when the head piano technician for Bosendorfer was visiting from Vienna and checking Oscar's treasured Bosendorfer Imperial Grand he declared the piano was in wonderful shape but needed to be played. This comment along with the fact that she had many compositions by Oscar which had never been recorded inspired this project. She invited 16 of the world's most talented jazz pianists who had a personal connection with Oscar to come to her home and record this music on Oscar's Bosendorfer. The result is 3 albums of mostly solo piano brimming with love and joy and many premieres of Oscar Peterson's music. Just wonderful! The pianists are: Monty Alexander, Lance Anderson, Kenny Barron, Robi Botos, Bill Charlap, Gerald Clayton, Chick Corea, Benny Green, Hiromi, Oliver Jones, Justin Kauflin, Michel Legrand, Ramsey Lewis, Audrey Morris, Makoto Ozone, and Renee Rosnes. We will also hear some of my other 2015 favourites, the list includes (in no particular order): -BKO Quintet "Bamako Today" Buda -Derek Charke/Tanya Tagaq, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Kronos Quartet "Tundra Songs" Canadian Music Centre -Christos Hatzis/Tanya Tagaq, Steve Wood, The Northern Cree Singers, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Tadeusz Biernacki "Going Home Star" Canadian Music Centre -Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal "Musique du Nuit" Six Degrees -Vijay Iyer Trio "Break Stuff" ECM -Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba "Ba Power" Glitterbeat Records -Ludovico Einaudi "Taranta Project" Ponderosa -Dildar Hussain Khan & Party "Sur Sangeet" Kanaga System Krush Records -Snarky Puppy & Metropole Orkest "Sylva" Impulse! -Fatoumata Diawara & Roberto Fonesca "At Home - Live in Marciac" Jazz Village -W.A. Mozart/Marc-André Hamelin "Piano Sonatas" Hyperion -Mohamed Abozekry & Heejaz Extended "Ring Road" Jazz Village -Thomas Mapfumo "Lion Songs" Lion Songs -Anouar Brahem, Francois Couturier, Klaus Gesing, Bjorn Meyer, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Pietro Mianiti "Souvenance" ECM -Various artists "Oscar, With Love" Two Lions -Lubomyr Melnyk "Rivers & Streams" Erased Tapes -Dastan Ensemble with Mahdieh MohammadKhani "A Window" -Isaac Albeniz, Enrique Granados/Melani Mestre, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins "The Romantic Piano Concerto vol. 65" Hyperion
The Contessa
Makoto Ozone - Oscar, With Love - Two Lions Canadian New
One For Oscar
Chick Corea - Oscar, With Love - Two Lions Canadian New
Sir Lancewell
Lance Anderson - Oscar, With Love - Two Lions Canadian New
Vijay Iyer Trio - Break Stuff - ECM
Mohamed Abozekry & Heejaz Extended - Ring Road - Jazz Village
Anouar Brahem, Francois Couturier, Klaus Gesing, Bjorn Meyer, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Pietro Mianiti - Souvenance - ECM
Santu Paulu/Finale
Ludovico Einaudi - Taranta Project - Ponderosa
BKO Quintet - Bamako Today - Buda
Te Duniya Laban
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba - Ba Power - Glitterbeat Records
Musique de nuit
Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal - Musique de nuit - Six Degrees
Thomas Mapfumo - Lion Songs - Lion Songs
The Curtain
Snarky Puppy & Metropole Orkest - Sylva - Verve!
Just enough time to sneak in an 80 second Mozart piece. Despite its brevity, this late work by Mozart is wonderfully angular and chromatic. M-A Hamelin is exceptionally good with Mozart and Haydn and this album is tremendous.
Gigue in G K574
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart/Marc-Andre Hamelin - Piano Sonatas - Hyperion Canadian
Hymn To Freedom
Gerald Clayton - Oscar, With Love - Two Lions Canadian New
Fatoumata Diawara & Roberto Fonseca - At Home - Live in Marciac - Jazz Village
Interactive CKCU
David Dalle (host)
Happy New Year's!!

2:15 PM, December 31st, 2015
Sarah & Teshome
Listening from Norway, celebrating a relaxed New Year's Eve in the north with Dave Dalle music...

2:20 PM, December 31st, 2015
David Dalle (host)
With some Ethiopian food? I have a huge craving for Ethiopian food.

2:31 PM, December 31st, 2015
Sarah & Teshome
The music is great! What are we listening to now? Waiting to hear your explanation...

2:59 PM, December 31st, 2015
Robert Rubino
Just Beautiful TKS SO MUCH I LOVED OSCAR PETERSON AND His Music Happy New Year to You All<3 <3 :)

8:43 PM, December 31st, 2015
David Dalle (host)
You are welcome. Happy New Year to you as well!

1:12 AM, January 1st, 2016
Riobert Rubino
New Years Day Listening to All the Artists Playing ''Tunes'' for Oscar--Fantastic Pianists !!TKS So Much Happy New YearAgain!! and I shall 'Cherish' these ''Favourites'<3 '

1:31 PM, January 1st, 2016
Robert Rubino
I'm in Las Vegas Nv Can I get this Station on my car RadioCKCU 93.1???? TKS

1:34 PM, January 1st, 2016