Skip to Main Content
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
Jul. 1, 2020 Ron Steeds Happy Canada Day!
available
Jun. 24, 2020 Ron Steeds Two quartets featuring wife and husband duos recorded June 24 in 2001 and 2017
available
Jun. 17, 2020 Ron Steeds Ornette Coleman's CHAPPAQUA SUITE
available
Jun. 10, 2020 Bruce Walton The Willem Breuker Kollektief
available
Jun. 3, 2020 Ron Steeds Two quartet recordings made June 3, 2006
available
May. 27, 2020 Ron Steeds Three recent releases from Songs Of Tales, Peripheral Vision, and Ernesto Cervini's Tetrahedron
available

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!