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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, David Broscoe and Zach Baird
Airs: Every Wednesday from 11:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Coming up at 11:00 PM on September 26th, 2018:
RWAC host Ron Steeds features two recordings led by David Murray made four years apart - 1983 and 1987 - on September 26 for the Black Saint label. MORNING SONG is a quartet session and THE HEALERS is a duo session (with recently deceased pianist Randy Weston).

Rabble Without A Cause

Date Host Highlight On Demand
Sep. 19, 2018 Jim Reil Anthony Braxton at the outer edge of his music
Sep. 12, 2018 Bernard Stepien sound artist Pierre-Yves Martel - drought
Sep. 5, 2018 Jean-Michel Labatut Francois Bourassa Quartet Number 9
Aug. 29, 2018 Bernard Stepien Cecil Taylor Jazz Advance 1956
Aug. 15, 2018 Jean Michel Labatut Mary Halvorson and Code Girl (2018)

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!