Great jazz of all styles, ranging from easy listening to more funky, standard works. Swing into the night with overseas and local (Melbourne and other Australian) groups – and don’t miss the Jazz Venue Gig Guide.

Peter de Ryk


20th July

Show Playlist
  • Smith, John S.: Star Spangled Banner. Duke Ellington and His Orch .
  • Father Norman O'Connor Introduces Duke & the Orchestra/Duke Introduces Tune & musicians. Duke Ellington, spkr., Father Norman O'Connor, spkr.
  • Ellington, Duke: Black and Tan Fantasy. Duke Ellington and His Orch .
  • Duke Introduces Soloist & Tune. Duke Ellington, spkr.
  • Youmans, Vincent: Tea for Two. Duke Ellington and His Orch .
  • Father Norman O'Connor Speaks About Newport Jazz Festival. Father Norman O'Connor, spkr.
  • Strayhorn, Billy: Take the A Train. Duke Ellington and His Orch .
  • Duke Announces "A Train","Festival Suite. Part 1" & Soloists.. Duke Ellington, spkr.
  • Ellington, Duke: Festival Suite. Part 1: Festival Junction. Duke Ellington and His Orch .
  • Duke Announces Soloists. Introduces Festival Suite Part 2.. Duke Ellington, spkr.
  • Ellington, Duke: Festival Suite. Part 2: Blues to be There. Duke Ellington and His Orch .
  • Duke Announces Soloists. Introduces Festival Suite, Part III. Duke Ellington, spkr.
  • Ellington, Duke: Festival Suite. Part 3: Newport Up. Duke Ellington and His Orch .
  • Duke Announces Soloists and Tune. Duke Ellington, spkr.
  • Boussaguet, Pierre: Talma. Ali Jackson, drums, James Morrison, tpt., Peter Zog, gtr., Pierre Boussaguet, db.
  • Reinhardt, Django (arr. Lee, Julian): Nuages. Don Burrows, cl., George Golla, gtr., Julian Lee, pno. Don Burrows Quintet, Studio Orch .
  • Knowles, Pamela: Boites de Jazz. Pamela Knowles, voc Graham Jesse sax/fl Alister Spence pno, Criag Scott bass, Toby Hall dms Fabian Heva perc,
  • Duke, Vernon: April in Paris. Jeffrey Watts, drums, Marcus Roberts, pno., Robert Hurst, db., Wynton Marsalis, tpt.
  • Legrand - Summer of '42 - Janet Seidel voc Kevin Hunt pno David Seidel bass Bob Jeffery ten Billy Ross dms
  • Gay, Byron: Fate. Titi Winterstein Quintett . Titi Winterstein vln, Lulu Reinhardt gtr, Holzmanno Winterstein rhythm guitar, Silvano Lagreno pno, Banscheli Lehmann bass.
  • Leighton/Nikolsky: Redemption. Margot Leighton, voc., Tim Nikolsky, gtr. Adrian Whitehead sax Craig Smith pno, Ivan Rosa bass, George Andrews dms
  • Pappas, Chris: Sober nova. Chris Pappas ten, Jason Dickie gtr, Jonathan Zion bass, Anthony Baker dms.
  • Young, Victor (arr. Morrison, James): Stella by Starlight. James Morrison, fluegelhorn Studio Orch, The Idea of North .
  • Rodgers, Richard (arr. Gould, Tony): People Will Say We're in Love. Ben Robertson, db., Graeme Lyall, sax., Joe Batrouney, drums, Tony Gould, pno.

  • 13th July

    Show Playlist
  • Chase, Bill: 23 Red. Woody Herman and His Swinging Herd .
  • Rader, Don: Greasy Sack Blues. Woody Herman and His Swinging Herd .
  • Browne, Allan: Magpie Stomp. Allan Browne, perc. Allan Browne's Australian Jazz Band .
  • Handy, W. C.: St Louis Blues. David 'Fathead' Newman, sax., James Zollar, tpt., Nicholas Payton, tpt. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Potzi: High, Low, In. Belle Du Berry, voc. Paris Combo .
  • Lewis, D.: Ennemis Siamois. Belle Du Berry, voc. Paris Combo .
  • Berlin - They Say That Falling In Love is Wonderful - Dexter Gordon sax, Lionel Hampton vibes
  • Berlin, Irving: Remember. Wes Montgomery, gtr. The Montgomery Brothers .
  • Dennis/Adair - The Night We Called It a Day - June Christy & Pete Rugolo & his Orch.
  • Evans, Bill: Waltz for Debby. Bill Evans, pno., Cannonball Adderley alto, Percy Heath bass, Connie Kay dms
  • Benson, George: Shadow Dancers. George Benson, gtr. Brother Jack McDuff Quartet .
  • Robin, Leo: Easy Living. George Benson, gtr. Brother Jack McDuff Quartet .
  • Gershwin, George: Porgy and Bess: Oh Bess, oh where's my Bess?. Joe Henderson, sax. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Tiomkin, Dmitri (arr. Simone, Nina): Wild is the Wind. Nina Simone, pno/voc Rudy Stevenson gtr, Lisle Atkinson bass, Bobby Hamilton dms
  • Gould - The Subtlety of Time (2nd movement: slow) - Graeme Lyall sax, Tony Gould pno, Ben Robertson bass, Steve Heather perc, Geminiani Orch cond Gould
  • Davis, Miles: Human Nature. John Scofield, gtr., Miles Davis, tpt. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Green, Johnny: I Cover the Waterfront. Don Byron, cl., Jack DeJohnette, drums, Jason Moran, pno.
  • Metheny - Move to the Groove - Pat Metheny with the Heath Brothers

  • 6th July

    Show Playlist
  • K. Schroder - I've Never Been to Cuba - Moovin' & Groovin' Orchestra
  • Di Sario - Arthur Boyd - Frank Di Sario Trio
  • P. Williamson - Hook, Line & Boatshed - Paul Williamson's Hammond Combo
  • Young/Robertson - Alter the Aperture - Lisa Young
  • S, Starr - Petrified Wood - Frock
  • B. Brown - Time With You - Brian Brown Quartet
  • M. Fitzgibbon - The Raven - Mark Fitzgibbon Trio
  • L. Davidson - Heritage - Unlokked
  • Barnes - Something Cool - June Christy
  • Hampton/Burke/Mercer - Midnight Sun - June Christy
  • Weston/Stordahl/Cahn - I Should Care - June Christy
  • Weill/Hughes - Lonely House - June Christy
  • Jones/Symes - There Is No greater Love - Dizzy Gillespie
  • Rainger/Parker - I Wished On the Moon - Coleman Hawkins
  • Goodman - A Smooth One - Junior Mance
  • McHugh/Fields - On the Sunny Side of the Street - Johnny Hodges & his Orchestra
  • Haggart/Burke - What's New - George Benson
  • Rodgers/Hart - You Are Too Beautiful - Sonny Rollins
  • Mulligan - Fall Out - Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond
  • Carter - I Still Love Him So - Roy Eldridge

  • 29th June

    Show Playlist
  • Sangster, John: The Pobble Who Has No Toes. Ivan Smith, spkr. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Sangster, John: The Beautiful Pea Green Boat. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Jackson, Milt: Bluesology. Connie Kay, drums, John Lewis, pno., Milt Jackson, vibraphone, Percy Heath, db. The Modern Jazz Quartet .
  • Davis, Miles: Four. Al Jarreau, voc., George Benson, voc/gtr., Patrice Rushen pno, Stanley Clarke bass, Vinnie Colaiuta dms.
  • Terrasson, Jacky: Hommage a Lili Boulanger. Jacky Terrasson, pno., Leon Parker, drums, Ugonna Okegwo, db.
  • Coltrane, John: Giant Steps (Version 1). Bob Mintzer, sax., Don Grolnick, pno., Michael Brecker, sax., Michael Formanek, db., Peter Erskine, drums .
  • Griffin, Johnny : Wistful. Curtis Fuller, tbn., Johnny Griffin, sax., Michael Weiss, pno., Steve Nelson, vibraphone, Dennis Irwin bass, Kenny Washington dms.
  • Fort, Anat : Just Now, Variation I. Anat Fort, pno., Ed Schuller, db., Paul Motian, drums,
  • Fort, Anat : Morning: Good. Anat Fort, pno., Ed Schuller, db., Paul Motian, drums, Perry Robinson, cl.
  • Lloyd, Charles : Migration of Spirit. Charles Lloyd, reeds, Eric Harland, perc., Jason Mason, pno., Reuben Rogers, db.
  • Nelson, Prince Rogers: Diamonds and Pearls. Marcin Wacilewski, pno., Slawomir Kurkiewicz, bass Michal Miskiewicz, drums.
  • Wasilewski, Marcin: The Cat. Marcin Wacilewski, pno., Michal Miskiewicz, drums, Slawomir Kurkiewicz, bass .
  • Rodgers, Richard: This Nearly Was Mine. Bill Frisell, gtr., Joe Lovano, sax., Paul Motian, drums .
  • Motian, Paul: Cambodia. Bill Frisell, gtr., Joe Lovano, sax., Paul Motian, drums .
  • Gustavsen, Tord: At Home. Tord Gustavsen Trio . Tord Gustavsen pno, Harald Johnsen bass, Jarle Vespestad dms
  • Gustavsen, Tord: Vicar Street. Tord Gustavsen Trio .
  • Mazur, Marilyn: Dunun Song. Jan Garbarek, reeds, Marilyn Mazur, perc.
  • Mazur, Marilyn: Totem Dance. Jan Garbarek, reeds, Marilyn Mazur, perc.

  • 22nd June

    Show Playlist
  • Cahn, Sammy: Until the Real Thing Comes Along - Erroll Garner "with rhythm accompaniment"
  • Fields/McHugh: On the Sunny Side of the Street - Erroll Garner "with rhythm accompaniment"
  • Fischer, Carl: When You're Smiling - Erroll Garner pno, Bass – John Simmons Drums – Shadow Wilson
  • Arlen, Harold/Hudson, Mills & De Lange: Let's Fall in Love/Moonglow - Erroll Garner with Woody Herman, vocal Bass – Wyatt Ruther Drums – Fats Heard
  • Jones/Kahn - I'll See You in My Dreams - Erroll Garner with Woody Herman vocal, Bass – Wyatt Ruther Drums – Fats Heard
  • Tizol, Juan: Caravan - Erroll Garner Trio Bass – Eddie Calhoun Drums – Denzil Best
  • Raksin, David: Laura - Erroll Garner Trio Bass – Eddie Calhoun Drums – Denzil Best
  • Porter, Cole: It's All Right With Me - Erroll Garner Trio Bass – Eddie Calhoun Drums – Denzil Best
  • Garner - Solitaire - Erroll Garner
  • Gershwin, George: The Man I Love - Erroll Garner Trio Al Hall bass, Gordon (Specs) Powell dms
  • Garner - Farewell to Paris - Erroll Garner Bass – Edward Calhoun Percussion – Kelly Martin
  • Octave 103 - Erroll Garner Bass – Eddie Calhoun Drums, Percussion – Kelly Martin
  • Fain/Kahal/Norman - A New Kind of Love - Erroll Garner with orch cond. by Leith Stevens
  • Garner - Theme from "A New Kind of Love" - Erroll Garner with orch cond Leith Stevens
  • Garner - Paris Mist - Erroll Garner with orch cond Leith Stevens
  • Rodgers, Richard: Where or When - Erroll Garner Bass – Eddie Calhoun Drums – Kelly Martin
  • Sunny - Erroll Garner
  • Wild Music - Erroll Garner
  • Hancock - Watermelon Man - Erroll Garner featuring The Brass Bed (arr/cond Don Sebesky)
  • Gershwin/Gershwin - I Got Rhythm - Erroll Garner featuring the Brass Bed
  • The Coffee Song - Erroll Garner featuring The Brass Bed

  • 15th June

    Show Playlist
  • Lennon/McCartney - Norwegian Wood - Buddy Rich Big Band
  • Lennon/McCartney (arr. Castro-Neves, Oscar): I Want to Hold Your Hand. David Garfield, keyboards, George Benson, gtr. Studio Orch .
  • The Band - The Weight. Cassandra Wilson, voc.
  • Dylan - My Back Pages - Keith Jarrett pno, Charlie Haden bass Paul Motian dms
  • Leonard Cohen - Dance Me to the End of Love - Madeleine Peyroux
  • Leonard Cohen - Suzanne. Nancy Wilson, voc.
  • Don Walker - Khe Sanh - Frock
  • Bowie, David: Starman. Trio Toykeat .
  • Sting - Fragile - Idea of North
  • Wilson, Brian: God Only Knows. James Sherlock, gtr., Kristin Berardi, voc.
  • Paul Simon - 59th Street Bridge Song - Paul Desmond
  • Paul Simon - America - Joe Chindamo Trio
  • Morrison, Van: Moondance. Susi Hyldgaard, voc. Danish Radio Big Band .
  • Ferry - More Than This. Charlie Hunter, gtr., Norah Jones, voc.
  • Lauper, Cyndi: Time After Time. Miles Davis, tpt. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Newman, Randy: Baltimore. Lee Ritenour, gtr.
  • Tom Waits - Invitation To The Blues. Holly Cole, voc.
  • Neil Finn - Four Seasons In One Day - Frock
  • Lennon/McCartney - Here There & Everywhere - Gonzalo Rubalcaba
  • Elvis Costello - Alison. Holly Cole, voc.

  • 8th June

    Show Playlist
  • McKenzie - Still Workin' It - Daryl McKenzie Jazz Orchestra Ian Bell tbn, Tony Hicks sax
  • R. Irwin - East Side Lonely - Daryl McKenzie Jazz Orchestra Tony Hicks sax
  • Grabowsky - Make It Easy On Yourself - Paul Grabowsky Trio
  • Donny Hathaway - Take a Love Song - Vince Jones
  • Neal - Gospel Shuffle - Tim Neal org, Mike Jordan dms
  • Sauter - Focus - Stan Getz
  • Arslanian - Pas de Trois - John Hicks pno, Bobby Hutcherson vibes, Walter Booker bass
  • Lewis, Curtis: Gone Again. Arthur Prysock, voc. Count Basie and His Orch .
  • Rantala - June - Iiro Rantala pno
  • Gordon - Montmartre - Dexter Gordon ten, James Moody ten, Barry Harris pno, Buster Williams bass, Albert "tootie" Heath dms
  • Scurry, John: Yes. Allan Browne, perc. Allan Browne Quartet .
  • Legrand - Summer of '42 - Janet Seidel voc Kevin Hunt pno David Seidel bass Bob Jeffery ten Billy Ross dms
  • Lawrence, Jack: Tenderly. George Benson, gtr.

  • 1st June

    Show Playlist
  • Welcome & intro
  • Johnson: May I Have Dis Dance ?. J J Johnson, tbn., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Hunter: Ashby Man. Charlie Hunter, gtr., Dave Ellis, sax., Calder Spanier, sax., Scott Amendola, drums.
  • Gillespie: A Night in Tunisia. Clifford Brown, tpt., Jazz Ensemble.
  • : Baby, You Got What It Takes. Dinah Washington, voc., Studio Orch.
  • Marsalis: Swinging at the Haven. Marsalis Family.
  • Marsalis: Nostalgic Impressions. Marsalis Family.
  • Mingus: Mysterious Blues. Roy Eldridge, tpt., Charles Mingus, db.
  • Hunter: 911. Charlie Hunter, gtr., Dave Ellis, sax., Calder Spanier, sax., Scott Amendola, drums.
  • Berlin: Cheek to Cheek. Peggy Lee, voc., Studio Orch/Nelson Riddle.
  • Brown: You Stepped out of a Dream. Paul Williamson Quartet.
  • Porter: Dream Dancing. Tony Bennett, voc., Bill Evans, pno.
  • Ellington: I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good. J J Johnson, tbn., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Green: Body and Soul. Roy Eldridge, tpt., Charles Mingus, db.
  • Burrell: Be Yourself. Kenny Burrell, gtr., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Rodgers: My Funny Valentine. Gerry Mulligan, sax., Chet Baker, tpt., Chet Baker, voc., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Porter: Let's Do It. Dinah Washington, voc., Studio Orch.
  • Coward: Mad about the boy. Dinah Washington, voc., Studio Orch.

  • 25th May

    Show Playlist
  • Cave, Jenna: A Stranger in Helsinki. Justin Buckingham, sax., Luke Liang, gtr. Divergence Jazz Orch/Jenna Cave.
  • Ferrante, Russell: Revelation. Bob Mintzer, sax., Jimmy Haslip, electric bass, Marcus Baylor, drums, Russell Ferrante, kybd.
  • Parker - Ko Ko - Charlie Parker (from Savoy original recording) with addition of John Faddis tpt, Monty Alexander pno, Ray Brown bass, John Guerin dms.
  • Schulz - The Plan - Frock Anthony Schulz acc, Craig Beard vibes, Adam Starr gtr, Simon Starr bass, Dave Beck dms
  • Weill, Kurt: September Song - Art Pepper alto, Tommy Flanagan pno, Red Mitchell bass, Billy Higgins dms
  • Monk, Thelonious: Reflections - Donald Fagen synths, Steve Kahn gtrs
  • Beckenstein, Jay: Wrapped in a Dream. Spyro Gyra .
  • N. Adderley - The Jive Samba. Cannonball Adderley, alto, Yusef Lateef ten/fl, Nat Adderley cnt, Joe Zawinal pno, Sam Jones bass, Louis Hayes dms.
  • Rollins, Sonny: Rollins - Alfie's Theme - Lee Ritenour, gtr Ronnie Foster Hammond B3 Bill Evans ten, Larry Williams alto, Jerry Hey & Gary Grant tpts, Bill Reichenbach tbn, Sonny Emory dms
  • Durham, Eddie: Topsy - Buddy Rich Quartet Flip Phillips, ten Ronnie Ball pno, Peter Ind bass, Buddy Rich dms
  • Wichita Lineman. Cassandra Wilson, voc. Kevin Brett resonator gtr Marvin Sewell ac gtr, Mark Peterson bass, Cyro Baptista perc, Jeffery Haynes perc.
  • Truffaz, Erik: Turiddu. Erik Truffaz tpt, Patrick Muller pno, Marcello Giuliani - bass, Marc Erbetta dms.
  • Mercer/Arlen: My Shining Hour. Warren Vache, cornet . Brian Lemon pno, Dave Cliff bass, Allan Ganley dms
  • Cory/Cross - I'll Look Around - Madeleine Peyroux voc. Larry Goldings pno, Dean Parks gtr, David Piltch bass, Scott Amendola, brushes
  • Autumn Leaves. Patricia Kaas, voc.
  • Berlin - It Only Happens When I Dance With You - Andre Previn pno solo