The podcast and Canadian jazz and improvised music radio show Rhythmaning with host/producer Kerilie McDowall is an exploration of the new and also the innovative. Every week Rhythmaning features the latest jazz and improvisation new releases from eclectic, creative, post bop,Latin,early jazz, women in jazz, experimental, avant garde, the sometimes traditional and a mix of other sounds with fun ventures into the past. The best Canadian, European and American jazz artists with a diverse variety of current exciting jazz and improvisation available for listening, subscription or download on podcast. Past radio interview and podcast highlights include impressive Order of Canada and JUNO winners and many of Canada's best. McDowall was an active performer/composer/jazz guitarist in the 1990's to learn more visit the website www.rhythmaning.ca.

Join Rhythmaning live on Mondays at 5-8 pm at CHLY 101.7 FM. Tune in live online at www.chly.ca. Free weekly Rhythmaning jazz podcasts including interviews and show updates and latest news on the website www.rhythmaning.ca. Play or subscribe or download. Rhythmaning podcasts are available on iTunes.
June 13, 2013 | Kerilie McDowall-Rhythmaning-CHLY 101.7 FM,Nanaimo,BC,Canada Rhythm'a'ning

More from the 1930s and recent 2013 tracks


CHLY host and producers Tom Roden and Gord Theedom join me once again for some co-production in bringing you some fine 1930s tracks once again from sassy Dolly Dawn and The George Hall Orchestra and some fantastic Cab Calloway hits from the early 30s period chosen by Theedom for this show. Roden's picks include the opening Billie Holiday track and the later Bessie Smith from the 1920s. I have been so fortunate to have Theedom and Roden comb their 78 collections for some great tracks and it is always so fun and very enjoyable to work with them on shows.

Later in the sets we hear tracks coming into the station from the latest releases and then catch three tracks from gifted multi JUNO winning Vancouver Island multi-instrumentalist and composer Phil Dwyer from three separate albums including his 2012 orchestral JUNO winning album Changing Seasons. Hear Phil featured once again with Canada's Laila Biali. Laila is a gifted pianist and vocalist from Toronto with also much talent as an arranger and writer so be sure to stop by and do not miss it.

Again grateful thanks to co-producers Gord Theedom and Tom Roden for their work and for their always excellent ideas and amazing creativity and knowledge. You can listen to their programs at CHLY with What's Next with Tom Roden on Mondays at 10 am and Gord Theedom's Music from the Past at 11am also on Mondays at www.chly.ca and 101.7 FM on your radio dial.

June 05, 2013 | Kerilie McDowall-Rhythmaning-CHLY 101.7 FM,Nanaimo,BC,Canada Rhythm'a'ning

Barry Elmes Interview


Multi award winning Ontario jazz drummer/producer/recording engineer and Cornerstone Records president Barry Elmes is featured in a two hour close up interview in this podcast episode. This Rhythmaning show's playlist features past quintet albums and new unreleased quartet music tracks from Elmes' recordings as a leader. Elmes just picked up the 2013 JUNO award for Traditional Jazz album of the Year for his work as a producer and recording engineer for the Canadian jazz trio album, 'Test of Time'.

The new album 'Test of Time' is a Cornerstone Records release of previously unreleased tracks featuring the popular Toronto jazz artists Mike Murley, Ed Bickert and Steve Wallace. The trio performs standards and a few of leader Mike Murley's originals and all are in top form for some lyrical swinging standards and well crafted original compositions. This podcast episode also features compositions from the JUNO winning album so do not miss Bickert, Murley and Wallace's intuitive interplay on this album recorded and produced by internationally known drummer Barry Elmes.

Elmes joins me in this episode for a conversation about his work over the past decades as a drummer, composer, producer, recording engineer and professor at Ontario's York University. Barry has recorded over 70 albums as a drummer and has recorded with artists such as Dizzy Gillespie and Moe Koffman, Tommy Flanagan, Diana Krall, Oliver Jones and many more over the years.

Listen to some of my favorite tracks from several of the Barry Elmes Quintet albums and the recent JUNO winning album produced by Elmes. Talented drummer Elmes is also a gifted composer and we sample many of Barry's original catchy and melodic jazz compositions during the show that feature Elmes' exceptional drumming and writing. Hear three of Canada's premier jazz guitar players with some nicely exquisite work. Toronto favorites Ed Bickert and Reg Schwager perform brilliantly as does Montreal's Sonny Greenwich, who captures the poignant and spiritual composition by Elmes entitled, 'Fleur du Cap'.

Vanessa Rodrigues digs in nicely on the Hammond B3 organ on the Barry Elmes Quartet's new album, 'Happy Hour'. Saxophonist Perry White's melodies combined with Vanessa's Hammond B3, guitarist Reg Schwager and Elmes' drumming are a pure delight. As the album title, 'Happy Hour' suggests the music tracks on this recording offer up some truly enjoyable and happy vibes to the jazz listener.

Sample some of the new album's tracks here before they are released this summer. The new album 'Happy Hour' featuring the Barry Elmes Quartet will be available for sale at cornerstonerecordsinc.com so be sure to visit the website. If you would like to learn more about Barry Elmes visit www.barryelmes.com.

In this interview listen in as Elmes recounts the experience as a drummer working with American trumpet player Dizzy Gillespie and about recording and performing with Canada's Ed Bickert and much more for some compelling listening.

Join Rhythmaning for an intriguing delve into multi-talented Barry Elmes' world of drums, production, recording, teaching and more. Hear the tracks that feature some of Canada's finest jazz musicians. Learn about Barry's latest projects, news and thoughts and hear some fantastic music tracks. Catch all the details in this podcast with performances by some of Canada's best in this episode.

A grateful thanks to Joan Isberg-Herron for production assistance and for always going that extra mile.

The radio show Rhythmaning is brought to you by CHLY 101.7 FM in Nanaimo, BC, Canada livestreaming at www.chly.ca. The program can be heard live on Mondays from 5-7 pm Pacific Standard Time and 8-10 pm Eastern Standard Time. Coming at you from Vancouver Island, British Columbia and broadcasting to the west coast of British Columbia and Upper Washington, USA and on the world wide web by global podcast.

May 21, 2013 | Kerilie McDowall-Rhythmaning-CHLY 101.7 FM,Nanaimo,BC,Canada Rhythm'a'ning

1930s and 40s Jazz and the Latest


This podcast spotlights the popular sounds of 1930s vocalist Dolly Dawn as featured by George Hall and his Taft Hotel Orchestra. Later vocalist/composer Dolly Dawn broke out her own and led her own band. Enjoy Dolly Dawn's sassy interpretations and carefree upbeat lyrics, brought to you thanks to assistance from producer and record collector Gord Theedom, host of CHLY's 'Music from the Past'. The Dolly Dawn tracks are from the mid 1930s and are wonderfully joyous all around.

Later hear more vocals from other Americans like Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald and Canada's Norma Locke, Phyllis Marshall and Kay Foster. Top it off with a bit of Nina Simone and Carmen McRae. Then hear from a listener's favorite request with a track from saxophonist Art Pepper.

Closing off the show with the latest from Vancouver's Cellar Live record label from the Mike Ledonne Trio and the Dave Robbins Electric Band. These are some great releases that are impressive and feature some fantastic musicians so be sure to check in and hear the latest coming from Cellar Live.

To wrap up dig in and listen to the Canadian JUNO winning album from Ontario's Cornerstone Records called 'Test of Time' featuring leader Mike Murley, legendary guitarist Ed Bickert and powerhouse bassist Steve Wallace. The JUNO winning album's producer and recording engineer, Barry Elmes will be on the show next Monday May 27th at 5 pm PST and 8 pm EST. Elmes is the president of Cornerstone Records and is an exceptionally gifted jazz composer and drummer. He has recorded over 70 albums with top North American musicians. Tune in to hear the story behind the JUNO and to catch up with drummer Elmes' news and projects. We will listen to some compositions from Barry Elmes from some of his past albums and a few tracks off the JUNO winning album so do not miss it. Catch this upcoming show next week on the livestream at www.chly.ca at 5 pm Monday May 27th, 2013 from Nanaimo, BC, Canada.

May 17, 2013 | Kerilie McDowall-Rhythmaning-CHLY 101.7 FM,Nanaimo,BC,Canada Rhythm'a'ning

Robins and Roses-more from the 1930s -May 13, 2013


This spring time podcast episode moves in retrograde starting with most recent releases moving to jazz tracks from my collection from the 1950's 1940s, 1930s and even a blues from the 1920's. A special gift from CHLY's producer and host Gordon Theedom is heard with some early recordings of Ina Ray Hutton and the Melodears from the 1930s and 1940s originally released on red vinyl from the Franklin Mint. Hear the charming track appropriate for spring, 'Robins and Roses', from one of the past's great 1930s entertainers-Dolly Dawn. Thanks to Music from the Past's Gord Theedom for music production assistance in the second hour of the show. Gord's radio show on CHLY plays music going from the 1950s back to the 1920s and 30s be sure to catch it on Mondays at 11 am it's a great show. It is possible that Gord Theedom may be one of the oldest radio hosts and producers in Canada currently on the air at age 86 and is one of CHLY's treasured radio hosts.

Sample tracks from recent Vancouver JUNO winners for Canada's Best Instrumental recording, the Pugs and Crows. Hear the winning album 'Fantastic Pictures' from Pugs and Crows wonderful debut album led by guitarist Cole Schmidt.

Toronto's Best Traditional Jazz album JUNO winners are also featured in this podcast episode. Best Traditional Jazz album winner, 'Test of Time' is from some of Toronto's no nonsense best: saxophonist Mike Murley, guitarist Ed Bickert and bassist Steve Wallace. The trio of musicians create some beautifully melodic and satisfying interpretations of standards as well as a few original compositions by saxophonist Murley.

Toronto's 80 year old Ed Bickert is of legendary status amongst jazz fans and guitarists and is in top form on the album along with Murley and Wallace, two other phenomenally gifted Toronto musicians. Ed Bickert is recognized internationally for his brilliant jazz guitar recordings and performances over past decades. Guitarists marvel at his mastery of the instrument and Bickert is admired for his incredibly intricate and beautiful chordal work and his solos are always lyrical, sensitive and ingenious. You can hear Bickert create his magic on this trio album, along with virtuostic performances also from saxophonist Mike Murley and powerhouse bassist Steve Wallace. Do not miss it.

Later we hear from Ontario's Cornerstone Records label president, engineer and producer: the highly gifted Canadian jazz drummer and composer Barry Elmes. Hear a track of Elmes' Quintet album 'Redshift' with some of Toronto's best musicians on the album as well. Elmes has recorded over 70 albums in past years. The wonderfully super talented Elmes is the producer and recording engineer of the recent 2013 JUNO winning album 'Test of Time'. You can sample some of the tracks from the JUNO winning album in this episode. Visit www.cornerstonerecordsinc.com for more information on Cornerstone Records, the most recent releases and to learn more. Tune in Monday May 27th at 5 pm PST and 8 pm EST for a live interview on Rhythmaning with Barry Elmes and to hear some special tracks from Cornerstone Records.

Hot off the presses the latest Colin Stetson and Darcy James Argue and later more on the topic of spring from Don Thompson, with 'Spring is Here' on solo piano. Then Montreal jazz guitarist Sonny Greenwich from Live at Sweet Basil and Miles Davis from Miles Smiles.

Track back to earlier years with some relaxing sounds from Billie Holiday, all female jazz orchestra The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Ina Ray Hutton and the Melodears ( all female orchestra), Dolly Dawn, Clora Bryant and Mary Lou Williams-North America's great early jazzwomen who continue to inspire listeners with their talent.

Jump in and enjoy this backwards dance to the 1920's starting with the latest coming in the CHLY library from 2013 and latest releases winding back in a lazy retrograde to an early 1921 recording on this springtime episode of Rhythmaning brought to you by CHLY 101.7 FM in Nanaimo, BC, Canada.

May 11, 2013 | Kerilie McDowall-Rhythmaning-CHLY 101.7 FM,Nanaimo,BC,Canada Rhythm'a'ning

Songlines Recordings-Benoit Delbecq and artist features


This podcast episode highlights music from one of North America's most exciting record labels and definitely one of my most favorite sources of leading edge Canadian recordings featuring new art music, avant garde, world, jazz and creative music styles from Canada and also New York and Europe. This is one of BC's most vibrant, daring and innovative businesses in the Canadian artistic world- Vancouver's Songlines Recordings.

Songlines Recordings owner and producer Tony Reif's first recording release was made available in 1992. In a 2011 interview with Jonathan Lindhorst at jazz.about.com, Reif commented, "I wouldn't put out a record that I didn't really believe in, that didn't perk up my ear and move me somehow".

Now with an impressive catalogue available at www.songlines.com, Reif has been able to produce and record exceptional Canadian artistic music of high audio quality and bring some exciting new soundscapes into the world of jazz, world, creative music and avant garde improvisation.

The Songlines listening experience is transformative and label owner and producer Tony Reif deserves an extended bravo and ovation for his outstanding work and fine catalogue of recordings.

Reif's recording artists bring genuine joy to the listener and have been inspirational to fans like myself and to other current CHLY producers/hosts and listeners who are also fans and are paying close attention to this cutting edge Canadian record label.

Listen to the latest recordings from the Songlines Recordings catalogue in this episode along with a few selections from the past. The first hour features one of my favorite Songlines artists, gifted French composer/improvisor and pianist Benoit Delbecq.

Influenced by avant garde composer greats like Gyorgy Ligeti and John Cage, Delbecq uses the exciting sounds of the prepared piano as part of his creative improvisations. Hear more about the prepared piano in this episode. Rhythmaning presents CHLY's recordings of France's Benoit Delbecq as a leader and also as a sideplayer and collaborator in this special feature. Over six different albums of amazing piano work by Delbecq. Do not miss it.

In the second hour we hear from Copenhagen's Sissel Vera Pettersen, then Vancouver's talented Gordon Grdina, New York's Michael Blake teamed up with some of Vancouver's best then another release from the October Trio, a brand new release from Chris Clark and then Montreal's Thom Gossage.

Kicking it off at the intro hear from Ben Monder and Chris Gestrin and Dylan Van Der Schyff. Lastly wrapping up the show with the Seattle/Vancouver collaboration Talking Pictures with Robin Holcomb and Wayne Horvitz.

This is a treasure trove of highly creative music recordings that you should not miss. For the very latest news, articles, links and recordings visit www.songlines.com.

Rhythmaning is brought to you by radio host and producer Kerilie McDowall at CHLY 101.7 FM in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. We are currently in our spring fundraising campaign known as fundrive. Visit www.chly.ca and pledge to Rhythmaning and your name will be entered in a draw for $140 value prize of jazz CDs. The draw winner will be announced on May 20, 2013. Thanks so much for your continued support.

May 05, 2013 | Kerilie McDowall-Rhythmaning-CHLY 101.7 FM,Nanaimo,BC,Canada Rhythm'a'ning

Ken Lister interview-April 29, 2013


Join Rhythmaning host/producer Kerilie McDowall for an up close interview with Vancouver Island jazz bassist Ken Lister. Qualicum's Lister is one of British Columbia's busiest jazz bassists. Ken picked up a JUNO award last year for his performance on the Phil Dwyer Orchestra violin concerto album Changing Seasons. Multi JUNO award winner Lister also won a JUNO award with the Hugh Fraser Quintet on the album In the Mean Time.

Hear some nicely melodic tracks and some sizzling up tempo performances by Ken on some fantastic JUNO winning albums and many more top Canadian recordings from Canada's west coast. Artists include Christine Duncan, Chris Sigerson, Veji,Ian McDougall 12tet, Ross Taggart Trio, Joe Coughlin, Hugh Fraser, Phil Dwyer Orchestra and Pat Coleman. Lister has recorded over 50 albums with some of North America's greatest jazz artists and has performed with with Don Thompson, Ingrid Jensen, Phil Dwyer, Kenny Wheeler, Joshua Redman and Terrell Stafford to name a few.

In this Rhythmaning jazz podcast episode catch up with Ken and hear his thoughts on the acoustic bass, improvisation, on great Canadian musicians, musical interplay and communication. Be sure to visit kenlister.com for a selected list of recordings and for the latest information on upcoming gigs around BC and New York this spring, summer and fall. Brought to you by Vancouver Island's CHLY 101.7 FM in Nanaimo, BC, Canada.

April 23, 2013 | Kerilie McDowall-Rhythmaning-CHLY 101.7 FM,Nanaimo,BC,Canada Rhythm'a'ning

New from Pi Recordings-April 22, 2013


The show kicks off with guitarist Tony Wilson's trio Longhand. Then sounds from back east from drummer Barry Elmes' album Different Voices leading into some improvisatory soundscapes from the Peggy Lee Band and later Robin Holcomb with Talking Pictures and Wayne Horvitz. Later some Keith Jarrett and Barry Romberg's Random Access Part 12 and the latest from Toronto guitarist Reg Schwager. Moving on we hear Rez Abbasi performing with Kiran Ahluwalia do not miss their upcoming concert this Friday at the Port Theatre.

Part Two features the newest from Pi Recordings with Steve Coleman and Five Elements' latest album Functional Arrhythmias. Visit pirecordings.com for more information. To close the show female saxophonists Monik Nordine with her older album Not Just To But Over the Moon and Tia Fuller's latest Angelic Warrior.

Here is hoping you get a chance to snap some photos of the cherry blossoms and flowering trees this weekend. Enjoy the spring weather and make a pledge or donation to CHLY Spring fundrive at 250-716-3410 or toll free at 1-855-740-1017.

Do not miss bassist Ken Lister on the show next Monday. Busy Vancouver Island bassist Lister has recorded over 50 albums and picked up a JUNO award last year for his performance on Phil Dwyer's Changing Seasons album. This is not Lister's first JUNO, he also won with the Hugh Fraser Quintet for the album in the Mean Time. Listen to Ken Lister perform on some truly great Canadian recordings for a live in studio interview next week Monday April 29th at 5 pm Pacific Standard Time. Listen to the livestream at www.chly.ca.

April 09, 2013 | Kerilie McDowall-Rhythmaning-CHLY 101.7 FM,Nanaimo,BC,Canada Rhythm'a'ning

CHLY 101.7 FM Spring Fundrive 2013 with Anna Lyman


Once again SPRING FUNDRIVE is here. April is a time for renewal, rejuvenation and time to re-visit your commitment to CHLY as a listener and donate online at www.chly.ca or call live in the studio at 250-740-1017. You can choose Rhythm'a'ning as the show you want to pledge to if you make a monthly payment online at www.chly.ca and support jazz and improvised music on the airwaves, something we do not get enough of these days out there in the big world of radio and podcasts.

If you make any pledge on Rhythmaning no matter how small your name will be entered into a Rhythmaning draw for seven CDs (approx. $140 value) and one of Anna Lyman's books of arrangements of sheet music for the ukelele entitled 'The Ukelele Soloist'. I will draw the name of the winner of the 7 CDs and book after May 8th, 2013 to give you a lot of time to come through on it and pay your pledge.

CDs in the giveaway package are:

Sway-Quien Sera-Anna Lyman ( Nanaimo )
Lucky So and So-Melinda Whitaker ( Victoria )
Gratitude -Brandi Disterheft ( Toronto)
Rewind-Elizabeth Shepherd ( Toronto )
Do It Live-Hardcoretet ( Seattle )
The Skeptic and The Cynic-Curtis Nowosad ( Winnipeg )
The Thing is-The Thing Is ( Toronto )

One book:

The Ukelele Soloist-1st Edition-Anna Lyman

Today on the show hear one of the happiest little instruments ever invented-the ukelele- as played by my interview guest Anna Lyman, Rhythamning sponsor, vocalist and local instructor. Anna entertains us with some original tunes of the happy variety and we hear some Latin Jazz tracks from her album 'Sway-Quien Sera'. Join Anna and myself for some carefree pop tunes on the ukelele followed by some Jobim tracks from her album.

I hope you will make your pledge or donation to CHLY and keep the many music, news, mental wellness, environment and health shows on the air. If CHLY is part of your daily habit, reach deep in your pockets and give generously our fundrive goal is $40,000. Thank you so much for your continued support of CHLY and thanks again to all who have called in already- we are grateful for your continued appreciation and support.

Coming up Monday April 29, 2013 at 5 pm PST and 8 pm EST:

An interview with JUNO winning Vancouver Island jazz bassist Ken Lister. Qualicum's Lister just picked up a JUNO for his performance on the album Changing Seasons with the Phil Dwyer Orchestra. Lister is one of the island's busiest jazz bassists and has performed with some of the best musicians from North America including Phil Dwyer, Don Thompson and Hugh Fraser as well as Ross Taggart, Christine Duncan, Pat Coleman, Joshua Redman, Terrell Stafford and many more. Lister has performed on a wide variety of Canadian recordings and we will be listening to a few of those recordings and catching up with Ken's latest news. Be sure to tune in to the livestream at www.chly.ca or catch the podcast later. Brought to you by Rhythm'a'ning on CHLY 101.7 FM in Nanaimo, BC, Canada.

April 02, 2013 | Kerilie McDowall-Rhythmaning-CHLY 101.7 FM,Nanaimo,BC,Canada Rhythm'a'ning

Springtime Poetry-April 1, 2013


The robins are a symphony of sound here on the west coast,as they joyfully build their nests. Here in BC the crocuses have been out for weeks, trees are budding, insects and other amazing creatures are awakening. It is time to acknowledge renewal and a fresh beginning. New life that will take root and grow strong throughout the summer months.

In the second hour this jazz podcast celebrates National Poetry Month with four poems from Ontario poet and author Glenda Higgins. I have chosen poems with a nature theme due to the spectacular spring weather and warmth returning and paired them with jazz solos from Flamenco Sketches from Miles Davis' Kind of Blue album. Jazz and poetry have always blended well together and the gentle themes will be sure to inspire.

This jazz podcast features tracks from past years starting with an introduction from the brand new Songlines Recordings' Benoit Delbecq and Fred Hersch Double Trio with a piano duo mingled with some prepared piano to set the mood.

With John' Coltrane's Acknowledgement from the famous A Love Supreme album moving into sounds from Brazil's Dori Caymmi and later Vancouver's Tony Wilson Quintet. Hear Jane Ira Bloom and Monik Nordine recordings-two great female sax players worth exploring and delve into some Wayne Shorter, Sonny Greenwich, Miles Davis, Carla Bley,Van der Schyff with Ben Monder and Chris Gestrin and more only on Rhythmaning.

March 29, 2013 | Kerilie McDowall-Rhythmaning-CHLY 101.7 FM,Nanaimo,BC,Canada Rhythm'a'ning

The Ruth Lowe Story-Tom Sandler interview


In this March 18, 2013 Rhythmaning podcast episode join me for an interview with Toronto, Ontario photographer and musician Tom Sandler. Sandler is the son of important 1930's jazz composer, pianist, radio broadcaster and jazz celebrity Ruth Lowe. Lowe toured with the extremely popular all female US group the Melodears with talented bandleader and vocalist Ina Ray Hutton in the 1930's. Ruth Lowe's 1939 composition I'll Never Smile Again was recorded by Frank Sinatra and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and became a huge hit in 1940 that has now been recorded by over a hundred artists all over the globe and has received a Grammy award.

Lowe was a woman ahead of her time for the time period of the 1930's. Her huge hit "I'll Never Smile Again" caught the sentiments of the time and the Second World War period and has become a standard that has been used over and over in films and recorded by countless musicians. Listen to 1930s and 1940s music and lyrics created by composer Ruth Lowe in this podcast.

Lowe's son Tom Sandler tells the story of his mother Ruth Lowe who endured the hardship of the Depression years and personal loss and overcame all with her natural gift for the piano and composing.

Tom Sandler is a well known photographer in Toronto. Sandler is Ontario's official photographer for the British Royal Family visits and he photographs Canadian VIPs and celebrities in media, politics, fashion and the arts and more in a wide range of prestigious national and international publications.

Do not miss a glimpse into the fascinating world of Ruth Lowe, a female Canadian composer and musician from Canada's past with an inspirational story. Hear personal reminiscing and facts as told by Sandler and learn also about Sandler's own take on creating and professional photography. Brought to you by producer/host Kerilie McDowall on Rhythmaning CHLY 101.7 FM in Nanaimo.

March 12, 2013 | Kerilie McDowall-Rhythmaning-CHLY 101.7 FM,Nanaimo,BC,Canada Rhythm'a'ning

March 11, 2013-Rhythmaning CHLY 1017 FM


This podcast kicks off with Canadian legends from Toronto, bassist and multi-instrumentalist Don Thompson and guitarist Ed Bickert...two of some of my absolute favorites from Toronto. Also in this episode the latest from Toronto's pianist/vocalist Laila Biali and we also hear from leader and trumpet player Lina Allemano.

I love 60's jazz and I drop some tunes from American players like Miles Davis,Ornette Coleman, Wes Montgomery, Wayne Shorter, Sonny Rollins with Jim Hall and later Bill Evans. Then flashback just a few years to selections from Canadians like Tommy Babin's Benzene, Gordon Grdina Trio, Jennifer Scott Trio and the Alan Matheson Nonet. Towards the finish line another beautiful track from multi-instrumentalist Don Thompson, this time on piano from his earlier album Forgotten Memories with an original composition performed with some of North America's finest players. Thompson has a new album in the works and will be in BC in April 2013. The new duo album with Phil Dwyer and Don Thompson is called 'Look For The Silver Lining' on the Triplet Records label. Thompson and Dwyer will be touring BC in April and will also be coming to the Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands area for performances. For more information visit www.phildwyer.com for updates. Thompson and Dwyer will perform at Vancouver's Cellar Jazz Club on Wednesday April 17, 2013. The tour will include Denman Island, Mill Bay, Parksville, Gabriola Island, Powell River and more. Do not miss your chance to see legend Thompson performing with 2012 JUNO winner Phil Dwyer for some very special upcoming duo performances.

Rhythmaning wraps up with a big spectacular splash of intensity and sonic texture from the band Tiger's Milk and the album Android Love Cry ( an album I could not resist) this album comes highly recommended to the adventurous and open minded for some great creative soundscapes and exploration.

Next week join Kerilie McDowall for a live interview with Ontario's Official British Royal Family photographer Tom Sandler. Sandler photographs celebrities and VIPS in politics, the media, fashion, and more.

Toronto's Tom Sandler is the son of important 1930s Canadian jazz pianist, composer and radio broadcaster Ruth Lowe. Learn about Lowe's fascinating story as a woman ahead of her time for a glimpse into some great Canadian history and music from this composer and musician. Tom will share Ruth's story with us and we will hear lyrics and music written by Lowe on the program. We will celebrate and discuss the musical life of this important 1930s Canadian jazz celebrity and more only on Rhythmaning CHLY 101.7 FM. Join us on Monday March 18th, 2013 at 5 pm Pacific Standard Time and 8 pm Eastern Standard Time.

March 10, 2013 | Kerilie McDowall-Rhythmaning-CHLY 101.7 FM,Nanaimo,BC,Canada Rhythm'a'ning

CHLY News and Eclectic Tracks-March 4, 2013


The buzz is CHLY is exploring a potential new global headquarters in an historic downtown building. To hear the latest on this new development tune in to the podcast now. CHLY staff member Tara Thurber fills us in on the latest developments at CHLY for the beginning of the show with some exciting news. We are putting out the call to all local musicians for livestreaming radio and internet tv shows with some new technology implementation from CHLY. If you are a performer of any type ( musician, comedian, actor/ess,multi media artist, musician, dancer, etc, head down to Nanaimo's Globe and talk with CHLY staff or call 250-716-3410 and ask for Tara Thurber.

Following the chat with Tara Thurber, check in for the newest from ECM with a newer Keith Jarrett release and the latest from Chris Potter. Trounce back to the 60s with some tracks from Vancouver vocalist/actor Don Francks accompanied by Canadian guitarist Lenny Breau live at the Village Vanguard in New York. Sample some indie jazz from Norway with the band Pixel. Get into some sizzling Phil Dwyer with a sample from the Bridge Quartet and hear a track from his latest JUNO winning album Changing Seasons. Troy Roberts brings some new sounds fused with jazz and finishing off the show with New York's UOU.

Tune in on March 18 for a live interview with Tom Sandler, son of important 1930's Toronto jazz composer and pianist Ruth Lowe. Lowe's famous jazz hit "I'll Never Smile Again" first recorded by Frank Sinatra with Tommy Dorsey's Orchestra earned her a Grammy award and has now been recorded over 100 times by different artists from around the world.

Lowe was ahead of her time. She was a woman who was a jazz composer, radio broadcaster, jazz pianist and club owner, something unheard of for most women during that time period of the 1930's. Hear Ruth's fascinating story as told by successful Toronto photographer Tom Sandler, Lowe's son, next Monday March 18, 2013 from 5-7 pm Pacific Standard Time and 8 pm Eastern Standard Time live at www.chly.ca brought to you by Rhythmaning's host and producer Kerilie McDowall.

March 05, 2013 | Kerilie McDowall-Rhythmaning-CHLY 101.7 FM,Nanaimo, BC, Canada Rhythm'a'ning

Saxophonist Dave Say-February 25, 2013


In this interview podcast one of Vancouver's best saxophonists joins me on the telephone. Saxophonist and composer Dave Say speaks about his work as a musician and composer and as a recording engineer in Vancouver and Europe. Join us for some great music and to hear about Say's latest news.

The multi-talented Say plays in a diverse number of bands in Vancouver ranging from jazz, R&B, funk and free improvisation to too many big bands to count and other well known Vancouver improvisation orchestras. He has collaborated with Claude Ranger, George McFetridge, has recorded 2 albums with guitarist Tony Wilson's sextet and also worked with trumpet player Kevin Elaschuk in the band ESQ. Dave Say has played with well known artists Brad Turner, The Supremes, Dee Daniels and Michael Buble and has been a force on the Vancouver scene. Known for his soulful melodic sound and composing style and some exciting exploratory powerhouse improvisation, you will not want to miss Say in this episode.

Listen to beautiful free exploratory improvisation with Say and Claude Ranger on some extremely special tracks and hear Say with some gifted Vancouver musicians including George McFetridge, Bob Murphy, Daryl Jahnke, Al Wiertz, Lawrence Mollerup, Steve Holy and the one and only Bernie Arai. These are Vancouver talents you will enjoy with great original writing from Say and some very fine performances by all involved. Be sure to check it out and listen in and hear Say's comments on music and the Vancouver scene and the musicians he has worked with over the years not to be missed and only on Rhythmaning CHLY 101.7 FM.

February 20, 2013 | Kerilie McDowall-Rhythmaning-CHLY 101.7 FM,Nanaimo, BC, Canada Rhythm'a'ning

February 18, 2013-Rhythmaning


Rhythmaning for February 18, 2013 features some exciting improvisation coming out of Ontario and New York. This is one of the best newer Toronto albums I have heard in some time. The band is drummer Barry Romberg's Random Access Part 12. Barry's RA has released over 12 CDs and the band has had different incarnations, four of them over the years. This album features fantastic guitar work from Toronto's Geoff Young and New York's Ben Monder. Tune into some great sounds from this band. The CD is called "Crabpeople" and is really worth checking out and purchasing. Some killer fusion sounds on the first track "20% off". Do not miss this band.

Then we venture into some brand new fabulous tracks from talented pianist David Virelles from his latest release "Continuum" followed by a track from the most recent sounds from powerhouse saxophonist Tia Fuller. Her band and new album features some really nice playing. Then later hear some fantastic BC players on Michael Blake's latest album moving into some prepared piano from Benoit Delbecq and his trio.

In the second hour a triple play of Kenny Garrett,then Canadian guitarist Sonny Greenwich with "Let's Play the Blues" and closing up with Jerry Gonzales and the Fort Apache Band and master saxophonist/composer Wayne Shorter.

Be sure to tune in next week for some soulful saxophone playing from Vancouver's Dave Say. Composer/saxophonist/recording engineer Dave Say has been a force on the Vancouver scene for decades. He has played with everyone on the scene including Tony Wilson, Now Orchestra, Hard Rubber Orchestra, Claude Ranger, ESQ, Brad Turner Quintet, Dee Daniels, George McFetridge, Jill Townsend Big Band, Mike Allen Nonet, The Supremes and much more.

Listen to some of BC's best musicians with some tracks from late drummer Al Wiertz and one of Canada's favorite drummers-Claude Ranger. Listen to some beautiful free improvisation with Say and Ranger and hear tracks with gifted Vancouver guitarist Daryl Jahnke. We will catch up on Say's latest news and projects and hear some special recordings only on Rhythmaning CHLY 101.7 FM. Visit www.rhythmaning.ca for more news, some podcast listening, interviews and more and for the latest on past and current shows. Keep it locked on Rhythmaning.

February 20, 2013 | Kerilie McDowall-Rhythmaning-CHLY 101.7 FM,Nanaimo, BC, Canada Rhythm'a'ning

February 11, 2013-Happy tracks, Indian Jazz and more


In this Rhythmaning podcast episode some positive and upbeat tracks from American jazz greats Nat King Cole with his King Cole Trio from 1939, and great vocal legends Nancy Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald, Betty Carter and Carmen McRae. Moving on we get into some jazz guitar from Wes Montgomery, George Benson and Kurt Rosenwinkel. Then later Canadian tracks from the new album and some improvisation from the Peggy Lee Band on Drip Audio, then more from Peripheral Vision, Iconoclast Trio and Grupo Jazz Tumbao.

In the second hour do not miss a lovely Kenny Wheeler composition as performed by one of the west's finest guitarists- Oregon's John Stowell with some fine work by the band and some fantastic chordal work from Stowell and as always some nice improvisation and guitar sounds.

Finishing off with some Indian jazz dance grooves from vocalist Bappi Lahiri, then sounds from guitarist Rez Abassi and also the epic album and band 'Miles from India' merging some of India's finest musicians with American musicians who recorded or worked with Miles Davis. The show wraps up with one of my favorites, saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa on the New York label Pi Recordings. Have a listen and get into some beautifully pleasant relaxing sounds at the beginning of the show moving into some edgier sounds for the finish line...something for everyone and eclectic in taste.

February 05, 2013 | Kerilie McDowall-Rhythmaning-CHLY 101.7 FM,Nanaimo, BC, Canada Rhythm'a'ning

Eleanor Collins - February 4, 2013


This podcast features an in depth interview with 93 year old Vancouver vocal jazz legend, Eleanor Collins with outstanding music tracks sent from CBC archives. Sitting across from me in her elegant home setting Collins talks about her career, the Vancouver music scene, the jazz scene, the musicians and her l955 television series, entitled the “Eleanor” show. She was an exceptional talent and easily became one of Canada’s best loved jazz vocal artists of the l950’s through the l970’s.

Eleanor began her radio career at CBC Vancouver as featured vocalist with the Ray Norris Quintet and throughout the years she worked with Vancouver’s leading musicians such as the Chris Gage Trio, Doug Parker Orchestra, Lance Harrison Band, Bobby Hales Orchestra and Fraser McPherson. Her television career began with the inaugural musical/dance series out of CBUT Vancouver in August, l954, called “Bamboula”. She later followed with such variety shows as Parade, Riding High, Back-A-Town Blues, Quintet and Heritage as well as guest appearances on numerous other B.C. and Toronto television productions.

An interesting fact is that Collins’ television program preceded Nat King Cole’s l956 tv show in the United States. At the time Nat Cole was thought to be the first artist of colour to host a national show. That credit, however, may rest with a Canadian who is also a woman. Research appears to confirm that the l955 “Eleanor” show was indeed the first national television series in North America to be hosted by a black artist.

Always considered a consummate artist, Eleanor was also blessed with great presence, elegance, beauty and glamour and despite many international offers by leading musicians of the day she chose to remain in Canada. Her television show aired in the l950’s during an oppressive period for artists of colour, but her talent and high visibility helped break down barriers for performers and Canadians from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Eleanor Collins has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the recent award of Canada's highest honour, the Order Of Canada awarded to Collins in June 2014, for her contribution to arts and entertainment as a pioneer jazz vocalist and for breaking down barriers and fostering race relations in the mid-20th century.

Canada's Eleanor Collins is featured on the Coastal Jazz and Blues Society multimedia educational website at http://www.jazzstreetvancouver.ca/artists/23.

CHLY 101.7 FM 's Rhythm'a'ning host and producer Kerilie McDowall is pleased to broadcast and podcast this great Canadian artist as documentation of music history for old and new fans alike. Much gratitude and appreciative thanks goes out to CBC Vancouver archivist Colin Preston. Much thanks also to archivist David Jones, CBC Hot Air producer Phillip Ditchburn and to CBC host and producer Paolo Pietropaolo for sending along the music tracks and for all of your helpful assistance. Thanks so much to all of you for your efforts in making this happen.

Special thanks to the inspirational Eleanor Collins, Judith Maxie, the Collins family, and CHLY l0l.7 FM Assistant Producer Joan Isberg Herron for going the extra mile. Also much appreciation for CHLY l0l.7 FM Program Manager Dylan Perry's assistance with this special project. Heartfelt thanks to all of you and to CBC Vancouver for your positive energy and dedication to this broadcast.

February 05, 2013 | Kerilie McDowall-Rhythmaning-CHLY 101.7 FM,Nanaimo, BC, Canada Rhythm'a'ning

February 4, 2013-Part Two


This is Part Two of the Eleanor Collins feature broadcast on February 4, 2013. This second part of the show celebrates Black History Month with selections from Canadian jazz master guitarist Sonny Greenwich.

Two Greenwich compositions are included from two separate albums, the title track taken from Greenwich's "Fragments of a Memory" recording, and "Black Beauty" from the Spirit in the Air album. These tracks feature Greenwich performing with some of the best Canadian musicians from Toronto and Montreal and the improvisation is exquisite. You will not want to miss it. Be sure to listen to the January 21, 2013 Rhythm'a'ning Sonny Greenwich interview with music on podcast it is available now.

February 02, 2013 | Kerilie McDowall-Rhythmaning-CHLY 101.7 FM,Nanaimo, BC, Canada Rhythm'a'ning

January 28, 2013


January 28, 2013

This podcast episode features tracks from some great American jazz artists like Bill Evans, Miles Davis, Ahmad Jamal, Sonny Rollins, both John and Alice Coltrane,Brian Blade and Lionel Loueke. The show also features Canadians Melinda Whitaker, Longhand and great Canadian legends Ed Bickert and Don Thompson.

Tune in for some relaxing sounds from some great North American jazz artists, sit back, put your feet up and soak in the sounds of some of the great jazz masters with some new artists thrown in for your listening pleasure.

Coming up next week February 4, 2013, at 5 pm Pacific Standard Time the focus will be on Black History Month. I will be featuring two great Canadian jazz artists for the upcoming show. The first part of the show will feature an in depth interview and music from Vancouver jazz vocal legend Eleanor Collins.

Collins is one of Canada's early radio and television pioneers and was the first black artist ever to host a North American television series with her 1955 tv show "Eleanor". A truly brilliant and gifted talent, she is one of Canada's greatest jazz vocal artists from the 1940's.

Now at the age of 93, Eleanor shares stories about her career, the 1950s Vancouver music and jazz scene, the musicians and CBC history in this close up interview. This is some fascinating west coast Canadian history with some really special 1950s and 1960s music tracks generously sent by CBC Vancouver. You will not want to miss this upcoming broadcast and podcast.

The last half of the show will include two tracks that I wanted to play from another important Canadian jazz artist recently on the show for an interview - Sonny Greenwich. Montreal's Sonny Greenwich has had a 50 year career as an innovative guitarist and composer. Do not miss the podcast it is available now.

Eleanor Collins and Sonny Greenwich are the jazz masters featured for February's Black History Month brought to you by Rhythmaning CHLY 101.7 FM. Be sure to join us for some really fantastic tracks from these two brilliant Canadian artists.

January 28, 2013 | Kerilie McDowall-Rhythmaning-CHLY 101.7 FM,Nanaimo, BC, Canada Rhythm'a'ning

Sonny Greenwich Interview


This January 21, 2013 Rhythm'a'ning podcast episode features an interview with Montreal jazz guitar legend Sonny Greenwich. Greenwich is known for his stunning lyricism and melodic compositions that evoke beautiful improvisatory soundscapes and capture a deep spiritual connection with the audience and listener.

An important Canadian artist, Sonny Greenwich is listed in the Canadian Book of Lists as one of the best Canadian jazz musicians of all time. He enjoys an international reputation and has received the Order of Canada, Canada's highest honour for his work as a composer and musician.

Greenwich's recording career spans over 50 years. He has played with the greats of the jazz world including Miles Davis, Pharoah Sanders, Sun Ra, McCoy Tyner, John Handy, Hank Mobley, Don Thompson and more.

In the 1970's Greenwich was part of the cutting edge avant garde scene and is known both in the US and Canada as an innovative player. He has led his own bands with some of North America's greatest musicians. Sonny's beautifully melodic and transcendent compositions allow for majestic improvisation taking the listener on a wondrous and epic journey.

His natural ability to transcend and elevate a band caught the attention of many of the jazz world's greatest American and Canadian artists resulting in recordings for Blue Note, Justin Time, Cornerstone, CBC recordings and his own label Kleo Records.

Sonny is admired by guitarists all over the globe and is known for his writing and brilliant horn inspired guitar lines and improvisation. In this podcast episode you will not want to miss Sonny talking about Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Lenny Breau, Ed Bickert, Sun Ra and also about his compositional work, meditative improvisation and how he gets his sound.

Join Rhythm'a'ning host/producer Kerilie McDowall for an in depth podcast two hour special feature interview that showcases the music of Sonny Greenwich. Visit www.kleo-records.com for more information on the recordings and to learn more.

January 15, 2013 | Kerilie McDowall-Rhythmaning-CHLY 101.7 FM,Nanaimo, BC, Canada Rhythm'a'ning

January 14, 2013-In Memory of Ross Taggart


Victoria born 45 year old tenor saxophonist, pianist and composer Ross Taggart is remembered in this podcast episode in the first hour. CHLY hosts and producers share their memories of Ross Taggart and over 5 albums are played featuring the music of Ross Taggart with his own trio and quartet groups, a duo with Bob Murphy and the group Ugetsu.Ross made a big impact in the jazz world and is remembered fondly by CHLY 101.7 FM Program Director Dylan Perry, host and producer of Fresh Cuts. What's Next host/producer Tom Roden also shares about his experiences with Ross and plays a favorite track of Ross performing on Jobim's Corcovado.

Ross Taggart will be greatly missed by the jazz community and his fans across Canada. A memorial service is planned for Saturday, January 19 at 1 pm at Cordova Bay United Church, 813 Claremont Ave., in Saanich, BC.

In the second hour of the podcast Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Aeroplane Trio and more. Finishing up the show is Order of Canada recipient guitarist/composer Sonny Greenwich from Montreal with music from his 'Live at Sweet Basil' album.

Next week join host Kerilie McDowall on Rhythm'a'ning for news, more music and a live interview with Montreal jazz guitar legend Sonny Greenwich Monday January 21, 2013 at 5 pm Pacific Standard Time and 8 pm Eastern Standard Time on CHLY 101.7 FM at www.chly.ca. For more information on guitarist/composer Sonny Greenwich visit www.kleo-records.com.