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Rabble Without A Cause
Rabble Without A Cause is a program devoted to the Avantgarde side of Jazz.
Hosted by: Bernard Stepien, Bruce Walton and Ron Steeds
Airs: Every Wednesday from 11:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Join Bernard Stepien and other guest hosts for avant-garde Jazz, live performances by local and international musicians and analysis of new currents thoughout the history of Jazz.

Rabble Without A Cause

Date Host Highlight On Demand
Sep. 30, 2020 Ron Steeds Birthday boy Scott Fields records BITTER LOVE SONGS on his birthday, September 30, 2007.
Sep. 23, 2020 Bernard Stepien Sam Rivers 1973
Sep. 16, 2020 Ron Steeds A Tale Of Two Orchestras: Either/​Orchestra recorded September 16, 1987 and Vienna Art Orchestra recorded September 16, 1989
Sep. 9, 2020 Ron Steeds Ingrid Laubrock Sleepthief - The Madness Of Crowds - recorded September 9, 2010
Sep. 2, 2020 Ron Steeds A trio vs. an orchestra recorded September 2 - John Tchicai, Reggie Workman, Andrew Cyrille from 2004 and the ICP Orchestra from 2009
Aug. 26, 2020 Ron Steeds John Coltrane and Marilyn Crispell

Rabble Without a Cause features:

  • Avant-garde Jazz
  • Live performances of local and international Musicians
  • The analysis of new currents thoughout the history of Jazz
  • Rabble Without A Cause is a program devoted to the Avantgarde side of Jazz. It features Jazz Avantgarde music of all times. Forexample, Louis Armstrong was an avangarde artist when he first played West End Blues in 1921 !

    Duke Ellington, the most intensive innovator of Jazz History has been a perpetual avantgardist creating sound textures, styles that were constantly sounding new. Jazz Avantgarde has exploded since the early '60 when a score of very creative musicians from John Coltrane to Charles Mingus to Cecil Taylor to Anthony Braxton and to a lots of canadian musicians including Peggy Lee.

    RWAC features programs with biographical details of musicians, analysis, interviews and live on air performances of local musicians such as Billy Robinson, Kenji Omae, John Geggie, Rody Ellias, Steve Groves, Petr Cancura, GleBop, Anna Williams, Dan Friedman, Peter Turner, Linsey Wellman, Mike Essoudry and more to come!