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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, Mark Keill, Allan Wigney, Jean-Michel Labatut and Aidian Thomas
Airs: Every Wednesday from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Expect a focus on a musician, a city, a festival, an instrument, a record label or on recent releases from the beginnings of Jazz to its latest innovations.

In A Mellow Tone

Date Host Highlight On Demand
Jul. 18, 2018 Ron Steeds Two interviews - Noam Lemish in hour one and Adrean Farrugia in hour two - oh yeah, and lots of great music!
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Jul. 11, 2018 Jim Reil Shelly Manne classic recordings
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Jul. 4, 2018 Jean-Michel Labatut The multi talented Henry Threadgill
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Jun. 27, 2018 Ron Steeds Canada Day Preview
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Jun. 20, 2018 Zach Baird Bix, Bunny and Bird: Three early Jazz musicians with a tragically short career
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Jun. 13, 2018 Jim Reil Two piano-driven records, featuring Sun Ra and Esbjorn Svensson.
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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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