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Rabble Without A Cause
Wednesday March 24th, 2021 with Ron Steeds
Bernard Stepien Tribute

The passing of Bernard Stepien will leave a large void in Jazz programming here at CKCU-FM. Tonight we pay tribute to the man by airing portions of programs he hosted over the years. Bernard was passionate about Jazz and his enthusiasm is evident in the shows he produced.
Break Tune
Arthur Blythe - In The Tradition - Columbia
Set 1
La Culture
Lindsey Wellman - Manifesto - no label Canadian
Set 2
Punkeydoodles Corners
Stretch Orchestra - Stretch Orchestra - Stretch Orchestra Canadian
Set 3
Cones Of Chrome
Angelica Sanchez and Wadada Leo Smith - Twine Forest - Clean Feed
Set 4
Sweet Beverley
Ken Aldcroft and William Parker - One Sunday - Trio Records Canadian
Break Tune
Arthur Blythe - In The Tradition - Columbia
Interactive CKCU
Dave Aardvark (host)
Going to sorely miss Bernard! He introduced me to all kinds of angular and abstract sounds and then of course some killer free jazz players with diverse influences. When we talked programming business on the phone we'd always deviate to catch up our mutual love for whatever recent heavyweights that play and perform from the outside so to speak. Such wide-ranging knowledge and passion! And I even talked him into doing the odd "Swing Is In The Air" now and then, and he brought some of his approach to that program w/o scaring of its listeners too much haha! Bernard was a pillar of the Ottawa music community, and embodied the adventurous spirit that CKCU programming is meant to be..... Condolences to Thomas and his whole family. R.I.P.

11:04 PM, March 24th, 2021
Dave Aardvark (host)
dang foiled by the silence detector there a minute, sorry FM listeners! well at least it was something King Tubbys and didn't stay too long!

11:23 PM, March 24th, 2021
Ron Steeds (host)
Nicely put, Dave.

11:35 PM, March 24th, 2021