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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

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
May. 22, 2019 Ron Steeds Cutting Edge Jazz Recorded May 22 Between 1956 and 1999
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May. 15, 2019 Jean-Michel Labatut Mal Waldron: a singular pianist
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May. 8, 2019 Jim Reil Afro space jazz meets reggae dub plus Middle Eastern modes with a dash of rap: hear it all tonight
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May. 1, 2019 Jean-Michel Labatut Warne Marsh: for too long “The Unsung Cat”
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Apr. 24, 2019 Ron Steeds Jazz recorded April 24 between 1927 and 1994.
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Apr. 17, 2019 Bernard Stepien the Sam Rivers, Dave Holland and Barry Altschul revival trio, 2007
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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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