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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, Ron Steeds and Bruce Walton
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
Jan. 13, 2021 Ron Steeds Two Recordings Made By Ensembles Led By Women Recorded January 13.
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Dec. 23, 2020 Bernard Stepien Angelica Sanchez with Wadada Leo Smith
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Dec. 16, 2020 Ron Steeds Recorded December 14 - 17, 1989 Horace Tapscott records THE DARK TREE in Hollywood
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Dec. 9, 2020 Bernard Stepien Portuguese trumpeter Luis Vicente in Amsterdam
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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!