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

September Rain- Jazz Smiles Part One


A favorite standard of many jazz musicians comes up today- Chad MacQuarrie starts it off with 'Stella by Starlight' leading into his experimental electronica and a unique world/rock/hard core/jazz influenced track. Hear MacQuarrie on Rhythmaning next week for a live interview at 5 pm. Sample 'Untitled 1' and 'Swanvista Suite C' in this podcast and much more next week September 23rd including Chad's latest solo work for his upcoming October tour in Eastern Canada. Visit for more info.

September 30th at 5 pm on Rhythmaning will feature acclaimed Vancouver jazz club owner, saxophonist and producer for Cellar Live record label Cory Weeds on the program and the legendary and great jazz pianist Harold Mabern from New York. We will hear music from Weed's and Mabern's projects, recordings and more from Cellar Live label artists. Lastly some exciting news- Cory Weeds will be performing with New York legendary pianist Harold Mabern here in Nanaimo October 1 at VIU Theatre and 11:30 in a workshop for the public at VIU on October 2nd. They will be joined by bassist John Webber and drummer Joe Farnsworth from New York city. Listen to a track from Cory's album with guitarist Bill Coon and one from Harold Mabern's latest....catch them on Salt Spring or in Nanaimo- to learn more

Greetings to new listeners in the UK and also Africa it is nice to have you exploring Canadian and American improvisation and jazz music!

In this episode Paolo Fresu Sextet,and a nice triple shot of guitarist Wes Montgomery then one favorite saxophonist/composer Wayne Shorter leading into some playing from the Sonny Greenwich Ensemble with 'Fragments of a Memory.'

Closing up the set with Ingrid Jensen- a New York trumpet sensation who lived and grew up here in Nanaimo. The best of Rhythmaning 2013 jazz and improvised music radio podcasts going back to 2010 in the archives is always available at, iTunes, and

Hang in for Part Two there is more jazz smiling in Best Part Two for your September rainy days on the wild west coast of BC in a paradise called Vancouver Island in Canada- yes Canada. Have a cup of tea or jazzy java and crank the tunes!

June 23, 2012 | Kerilie McDowall-Rhythmaning-CHLY 101.7 FM,Nanaimo, BC, Canada Rhythm'a'ning

Improvisation, listening and more-Part Two-June 18, 2012


Listen to this epic improvisation from Spring Heel Jack's album called 'Live'. The recording features Spring Heel Jack on electronics and other instruments ( Spring Heel Jack is a dance DJ duo from Britain both Ashley Wales and John Coxon), Britain's Evan Parker on saxophone and J. Spaceman on guitar, New York's Matthew Shipp on Fender Rhodes and William Parker on bass and Holland's Han Bennink on drums.

The intensity and passion and free spirited improvisation fused with studio manipulated electronics, loops and explorations is a must for anyone interested in improvisation and composition. This is a highly charged and passionate performance. Some tips are provided in the podcast with some ideas of how to approach listening in this podcast.

This podcast also features Vancouver Island's multi JUNO winner Phil Dwyer on Bemsha Swing from the Bridge Quartet album with musicians from Oregon, USA. One of Canada's major jazz talents and most recorded artists, Phil Dwyer was featured on June 11th with a feature interview for his latest release Changing Seasons. Check out the June 11th, 2012 podcast it is available now.