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In A Mellow Tone
An introduction to the entire history of jazz, from its beginnings to the latest innovations.
Hosted by: Bernard Stepien, Ron Steeds, Jean-Michel Labatut and Jim Reil
Airs: Every Wednesday from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Coming up at 9:00 PM on July 24th, 2019:
The first ECM album was recorded in 1969 by Mal Waldron. Tonight we celebrate the amazing music created by this label over the past fifty years. Join Ron Steeds for two hours of the "next best thing to silence". The Classic Jazz Recording On Vinyl this week, appropriately, is Kenny Wheeler's ECM recording DEER WAN.

In A Mellow Tone

Date Host Highlight On Demand
Jul. 17, 2019 Jean-Michel Labatut Mediterraneo part 2.
available
Jul. 10, 2019 Jean-Michel Labatut Mediterraneo part 1
available
Jul. 3, 2019 Ron Steeds Jazz For a July 3rd Evening
available
Jun. 26, 2019 Ron Steeds & Andy Meredith Andy's Choice
available
Jun. 19, 2019 Ron Steeds An Interview, A New Recording, A Classic Jazz Album On Vinyl and so much more!
available
Jun. 12, 2019 Ron Steeds Two Pianists born June 12 - Chick Corea & Geri Allen
available

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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