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Peter de Ryk


19th January

Show Playlist
  • Strayhorn: take the A Train. B# big band
  • Allison: Young Man's Blues. Mose Allison (Vocal, piano)
  • Allison: Parchman Farm. Mose Allison (piano, vocal)
  • Ellington: Don't get around much anymore. Mose Allison (vocal, piano)
  • Macdonald: Song for sam. Glyn Macdonald (piano), Sam Anning (bass), Michael Perkins (drums)
  • Brown/Fain: That old Feeling. Al Somma (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Monk/Hanighen/Cootie: Round Midnight. Al Somma (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Pepper: Straight Life. Art Pepper (alto sax), Claude Williamson (piano), Monte Budwig (bass), Larry Bunker (drums)
  • The way you look tonight. art pepper (alto sax), Larry Bunker (drums), Claude Williamson (piano), Monte Budwig (bass)
  • Davis, Miles: Blue in Green. Ted Vining Trio .
  • Porter, Cole: Easy to Love. Don Burrows, reeds, James Morrison, brass, Phil Stack, db.
  • Porter, Cole: Every Time We Say Goodbye. James Morrison, sax., James Muller, gtr., Phil Stock, bass .
  • James/Ellington/Rodgers/Jones: I'm beginning to see the light. Ella Fitzgerald (vocal), Count Basie Orchestra
  • Tracey/Tauber/Pinkard: Them there eyes. Ella Fitzgerald (vocal), Count Basie Orchestra
  • Ellington, Duke: Happy-Go-Lucky Local (aka Night Train). Oscar Peterson, pno. Oscar Peterson Trio .
  • Peterson, Oscar: Hymn to Freedom. Oscar Peterson, pno. Oscar Peterson Trio .
  • Moncur: The Coaster. Kevin Mahogany (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Coates: The City Lights. Kevin Mahogany (vocal), Jazz Trio
  • Heath: C.T.A. Lee Morgan (trumpet), Sonny Clark (piano), Doug watkins (bass), Art Taylor (drums)
  • Johnson: Since I fell for you. Lee Morgan (trumpet), Sonny Clark (piano), Doug watkins (bass), Art taylor (drums)
  • Wilder: While we're young. Keith Jarrett trio

  • 12th January

    Show Playlist
  • Ellington, Duke (arr. Schroder, Ken): Angelica. Schroder's Big Band .
  • Gershwin: Medley. Modern Jazz Quartet
  • Sedergreen: Bix's Bag. The Ted Vining trio
  • Redman, Don: Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You. Brian Czach, drums, Bucky Pizzarelli, gtr., Mike Lee, bass, Tony DeSare, pno., Tony DeSare, voc.
  • DeSare, Tony: Last First Kiss. Mike Lee, bass, Tony DeSare, electric piano, Tony DeSare, pno., Tony DeSare, voc. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Gillespie/Fuller: Oop Bop Sh'Bam. Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet), Jazz Ensemble
  • Gillespie: Dizzy Atmosphere. Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet), Jazz ensemble
  • Davis, Miles: Blue in Green. Bill Evans, pno., Paul Motian, drums, Scott LaFaro, db.
  • de Paul, Gene: Teach Me Tonight. Don Burrows, reeds, James Morrison, brass, Phil Stack, db.
  • Cahn, Sammy: I Should Care. Adam Katz Piano Trio .
  • Sievier/Hamilton: You're Blase Ella Fitzgerald (vocal), Joe Pass (guitar)
  • Swan: When your lover has gone. Ella Fitzgerald (vocal), Oscar Peterson (piano)
  • Kirk: Stompin ground. Roland Kirk
  • Kirk: Now, please don't you cry Beautiful Edith. Roland Kirk
  • Leigh/Coleman: Witchcraft. Mark Murphy (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Hamilton/Siever: You're Blase. Mark Murphy (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Torme: born to be Blue Grant Green (guitar), Jazz Ensemble
  • Rainger/Robin: If I should lose you. Grant Green (guitar), Jazz Ensemble
  • Styne/Cahn: Time after Time. Keith Jarrett trio

  • 5th January

    Show Playlist
  • Basie: One OÇlock Jump. JW Swing Orchestra
  • Mobley: Cattin 'Hank Mobley (tenor sax), Donald Byrd (trumpet), Ronnie Ball (piano), Doug watkins (bass), Kenny Clarke (drums)Powell: Budo.
  • Woods: there will never be another you. Hank Mobley (tenor sax), Donald Byrd (trumpet), Ronnie Ball (piano), Doug watkins (bass), Kenny clarke (drums)
  • Montgomery: Tear it down. Wes Montgomery (guitar), Orchestra
  • Gillespie: Con Alma. Wes Montgomery (guitar), Orchestra
  • Ellington: Money Jungle. Duke Ellington (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
  • Ellington: Fleurette Africaine. Duke Ellington (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
  • Earle: Undertow. Jack Earle trio
  • Davis, Miles: Blue in Green. Bill Evans, pno., Cannonball Adderley, sax., Jimmy Cobb, drums, John Coltrane, sax., Miles Davis, tpt., Paul Chambers, db.
  • Van Heusen, Jimmy: I Thought About You. Don Burrows, reeds, James Morrison, brass, Phil Stack, db.
  • Van Heusen, Jimmy: Second Time Around. James Morrison Quartet .
  • Rodgers/Hammerstein: the Gentleman is a dope. Ella Fitzgerald (vocal), Nelson Riddle Orchestra
  • Green: Body and Soul. Ella Fitzgerald (vocal), Nelson Riddle Orchestra
  • Warner/Dubin: Lulu's back in town. Pee Wee Russell (clarinet), Buck Clayton (trumpet), Tommy Flanagan (piano), Wendell Marshall (bass), Osie Johnson (drums)
  • Donaldson/Lyman: What can I say dear after I say I'm sorry. Pee Wee Russell (clarinet), Buck Clayton (trumpet), Tommy Flanagan (piano), Wendell Marshall (bass), Osie Johnson (drums)
  • Traditional: The blues came falling down. Al Hibbler (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Warren/Gordon: This is Always. Al Hibbler (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Weill/Gershwin: My Ship. Jackie Paris (vocal), Orchestra
  • Jones: Thad's Blues. Jackie Paris (guitar), Jazz Ensemble

  • 29th December

    Show Playlist
  • Basie: One OÇlock Jump. JW Swing Orchestra
  • Mobley: Cattin 'Hank Mobley (tenor sax), Donald Byrd (trumpet), Ronnie Ball (piano), Doug watkins (bass), Kenny Clarke (drums)Powell: Budo.
  • Woods: there will never be another you. Hank Mobley (tenor sax), Donald Byrd (trumpet), Ronnie Ball (piano), Doug watkins (bass), Kenny clarke (drums)
  • Montgomery: Tear it down. Wes Montgomery (guitar), Orchestra
  • Gillespie: Con Alma. Wes Montgomery (guitar), Orchestra
  • Ellington: Money Jungle. Duke Ellington (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
  • Ellington: Fleurette Africaine. Duke Ellington (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
  • Earle: Undertow. Jack Earle trio
  • Davis, Miles: Blue in Green. Bill Evans, pno., Cannonball Adderley, sax., Jimmy Cobb, drums, John Coltrane, sax., Miles Davis, tpt., Paul Chambers, db.
  • Van Heusen, Jimmy: I Thought About You. Don Burrows, reeds, James Morrison, brass, Phil Stack, db.
  • Van Heusen, Jimmy: Second Time Around. James Morrison Quartet .
  • Rodgers/Hammerstein: the Gentleman is a dope. Ella Fitzgerald (vocal), Nelson Riddle Orchestra
  • Green: Body and Soul. Ella Fitzgerald (vocal), Nelson Riddle Orchestra

  • 22nd December

    Show Playlist
  • Shearing, George (arr. Jones, Quincy): Lullaby of Birdland. Quincy Jones' s Orch .
  • Davis – Tune Up – Miles Davis Quartet with John Lewis pno, Percy Heath gtr, Max Roach dms
  • Evans – Turn Out the Stars – Bill Evans Trio with Eddie Gomez bass, Marty Morell dms
  • Metheny – Unquity Road – Pat Metheny gtr Jaco Pastorius bass Bob Moses dms
  • Hubbard - Up Jumped Spring – Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), Curtis Fuller (trombone), Wayne Shorter (tenor sax), Cedar Walton (piano), Jymie Merritt (bass), Art Blakey (drums)
  • Strayhorn - Upper Manhattan Medical Group (UMMG) – Duke Ellington Orch feat Dizzy Gillespie
  • Carla Bley – Vashkar – Jaco Pastorius bass with Pat Metheny gtr, Bruce Ditmas and Paul Bley pno.
  • Bill Evans - Very Early – Stan Getz ten, Jim McNeely pno, Marc Johnson bass, Billy Hart dms
  • Coltrane, John (arr. Benson, George): Naima. George Benson, gtr. David Garfield, piano, Ben Williams bass Harvey Mason dms.
  • Styne, Jule: I Guess I'll Hang my Tears out to Dry. Dexter Gordon, sax. Sonny Clark pno, Butch Warren bass, Billy Higgins dms
  • Gershwin, George (arr. Freedman, Robert): My Man's Gone Now. Wynton Marsalis, tpt. Jazz Ensemble, Studio Orch/Robert Freedman.
  • Davis, Miles: Water on the Pond. Miles Davis, tpt., Wayne Shorter, sax. Herbie Hancock elec pno, Joe Beck gtr, Ron Carter bass, Tony Williams dms
  • Zindars, Earl: Elsa. Cannonball Adderley, sax. Bill Evans, pno. Percy Heath bass Connie Kay dms
  • Sandy Evans - Drums Across the Ganges - Sandy Evans sop, etc.
  • Bob Carleton - Ja Da - Judy Bailey pno solo

  • 15th December

    Show Playlist
  • Lennon/McCartney: Norwegian wood. Buddy Rich Big Band
  • Lennon/McCartney: Can't Buy Me Love. Stanley Turrentine, sax. McCoy Tyner pno, Bob Cranshaw bass, Elvin Jones dms
  • Lennon/McCartney: Blackbird. Tony Williams, drums Wallace Roney tpt Bill Pierce sop, Mulgrew Miller pno Iris Coleman bass.
  • Wonder, Stevie: I Wish. Najee, sax. George Duke organ/arranger
  • Wonder, Stevie: Too High. Pat Martino, gtr. Charlie Hunter 8-string gtr, Scott Amendola dms
  • Jagger/Richards (arr. Dennerlein, Barbara): Satisfaction. Barbara Dennerlein, org. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Corea – Tones For Joan’s Bones – Chick Corea Piano: Chick Corea, Flute/Tenor Saxophone: Joe Farrell, Trumpet: Woody Shaw Jr. Bass: Steve Swallow Drums: Joe Chambers
  • Evans – Time Remembered – Bill Evans Quintet: Zoot Sims (tenor sax), Bill Evans (piano), Jim Hall (guitar), Ron Carter (bass), Philly Joe Jones (drums)
  • Henderson/Sample – Tough Talk – The Jazz Crusaders Wayne Henderson - trombone Wilton Felder - tenor saxophone Joe Sample - piano, harpsichord Bobby Haynes - bass Stix Hooper - drums
  • Gary McFarland – Train Samba – J.J. Johnson Big Band Hank Jones pno Bob Cranshaw - bass Grady tate dms
  • Kuhn – Trance/Oceans in the Sky – Steve Kuhn Trio with Steve Swallow bass, Billy Drummond dms
  • Jobim – Triste – Oscar Peterson Trio with Sam Jones bass, Bobby Durham dms
  • Romberg, Sigmund: New Moon: Lover Come Back to Me. Billie Holiday, voc. Joe Newman tpt Paul Quinichette ten Oscar Peterson pno Freddie Green gtr Ray Brown bass Gus Johnson dms
  • Wayne, Bernie (arr. Gordy, Herb): Blue Velvet. Arthur Prysock, voc. Studio Orch .
  • Ellington, Duke: Imagine My Frustration. Ella Fitzgerald, voc. Duke Ellington and His Orch .
  • Monk, Thelonious (arr. Paich, Marty): 'Round Midnight. Frank Rosolino, tbn., Marty Paich, pno., Mel Torme, voc. Studio Orch/Marty Paich.
  • Barnes, Bill (arr. Broadbent, Alan): Something Cool. Alan Broadbent, pno., Ralph Moore, sax., Ruth Cameron, voc. Rhythm Section .
  • Hillard, Bob: In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning. Elvin Jones, drums, Hank Jones, pno., Johnny Hartman, voc., Kenny Burrell, gtr., Milt Hinton, db.

  • 8th December

    Show Playlist
  • Bailey - Two Part Sketch - Judy Bailey's Jazz Connection Big Band
  • Bailey - Rocking Horse - Judy Bailey's Jazz Connection Big Band
  • G&I Gershwin – They Can’t Take That Away From Me – Fred Astaire with Oscar Peterson pno, Charlie Shavers tpt, · Flip Phillips ten · Barney Kessel gtr · Ray Brown bass - Alvin Stoller dms
  • G&I Gershwin – They Can’t Take That Away From Me – Red Garland (piano), John Coltrane (tenor saxophone), Donald Byrd (trumpet), George Joyner aka Jamil Nasser (bass), and Arthur Taylor (drums).
  • Cables – Think On Me – George Cables - piano Tony Dumas - bass Carl Burnett - drums
  • Tyner – Three Flowers – McCoy Tyner pno, Thad Jones tpt, Frank Strozier alto, John Gilmore ten, Butch Warren bass, Elvin Jones dms
  • Keller - Lady Geri - Andrea Keller pno, Oliver Rolfe pno, Felix Meredith tpt, Jonathan Copper ten, Luke Dema tbn, Thomas Kindermann gtr, Jonah Grant bass, Bryce Zelno dms
  • Fain, Sammy: Secret Love. Dexter Gordon, sax., Eddie Gladden, drums, George Cables, pno., Rufus Reid, bass .
  • Simon - Kathy's Song - Allira Wilson voc,
  • Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years - Allira Wilson voc, Harry Mitchell pno, Karl Florisson bass, Ben Vanderwal dms
  • Mezza - Seismi Dell'Anima - The Mezza-Ginsburg Ensemble
  • Mezza - Affezioni - Mezza Ginsburg Ensemble
  • Winther, Jens: One for Anke. Carl Winther, pno., Daniel Franck, bass, Dejan Terzic, drums, Jens Winther, tpt.
  • Rodgers/Hart - There's a Small Hotel - Michelle Nicolle voc with Geoff Hughes gtr, Howard Cairns bass, Ronny Ferella dms
  • Freeman, Russ (arr. Mandel, Johnny): The Wind. Bud Shank, sax., Chet Baker, tpt., Jack Montrose, sax., Zoot Sims, sax. Jazz Ensemble, String Ensemble .
  • Gershwin, George (arr. Paich, Marty): Love Walked In. Bud Shank, sax., Chet Baker, tpt., Jack Montrose, sax., Zoot Sims, sax. Jazz Ensemble, String Ensemble .

  • 1st December

    Show Playlist
  • Symes/Jones – There Is No Greater Love – Betty Carter with Kenny Burrell gtr and unknown
  • Symes/Jones – There Is No Greater Love – Oscar Peterson with Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen and Ray Brown
  • Hancock – Tell Me a Bedtime Story – Herbie Hancock with Joe Henderson, Alto fl/ten Johnny Coles tpt/flg Garnett Brown tbn Buster Williams bass Albert "Tootie" Heath dms
  • Warren/Gordon – There Will Never Be Another You – Arturo Sandoval tpt, Piano: Mahesh Balasooyria Sax: Zane Musa Bass: John Belzaguy Drums: Johnny Friday.
  • R. Holmes (arr. Buddle) - Morris the Minor - Errol Buddle Quartet: E.B. reeds, Judy Bailey pno, Lyn Christie bass, Len Young dms
  • Orszaczky - Thoughts of Home - Jackie Orszaczky Bass – Jackie Orszaczky Drums – Graham Morgan Guitar – John Robinson Keyboards – Peter Jones Synthesizer – Michael Carlos
  • Tozan - The Benders Jason Morphett sax Chris Abrahams pno Lloyd Swanton bass Andrew Gander dms
  • L. Cable - Dance for Joyful Spirits - Atmasphere Darryl Pratt vibes Mike Nock kbds Adam Armstrong bass David Jones dms
  • Sangster - Mistlestone - Tom Baker sax with friends of J.S.
  • Sangster - Rivera Mountain - Ian Bloxom vibes, Graeme Lyall sop and fiends of J.S.
  • Grabowsky - Sideshow Sarabande - Paul Grabowsky pno, Branford Marsalis sop, Joe Lovano ten, Scott Tinkler tpt, Ed Schuller bass, Jeff Tain Watts dms
  • Jordan - Cezanne - Michael Jordan dms, Julien Wilson sax/bass clt, Barney McAll pno.
  • Ginsburg - Nostalgia - Mezza Ginsburg Ensemble
  • Ginsburg - Big Sea - Mezza Ginsburg Ensemble
  • J. Bailey - Unity - Judy Bailey conducting the staff & students of Sydney Conservatorium, Conservatorium High School and the Jazz Connection

  • 24th November

    Show Playlist
  • Mintzer - One Man Band - Bob Mintzer Big Band
  • Rodgers/Hammerstein arr. Buddle - Hello Young Lovers - Australian Jazz Quintet
  • Rodgers/Hammerstein arr. Buddle - March of the Siamese Children - Australian Jazz Quintet
  • Loewe, Frederick: Get Me to the Church on Time. Andre Previn, pno. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Loewe, Frederick: I've Grown Accustomed to her Face - McCoy Tyner, pno.
  • Loewe, Frederick: Wouldn't It Be Loverly ?. Oscar Peterson, pno. Oscar Peterson Trio . Ray Brown bass, Gene Gammage dms
  • Bernstein - Prologue - Dave Grusin (arr Grusin/Don Sebesky)
  • Bernstein - Maria - Dave Brubeck Quartet
  • Bernstein, Leonard: Cool. Bill Charlap, pno. Bill Charlap Trio .
  • Bernstein - Tonight - Oscar Peterson Trio Ray Brown bass, ed Thigpen dms
  • Bernstein - Something's Coming - Dave Grusin
  • Bernstein, Leonard: Somewhere. Ted Vining Trio . Bob Sedergreen pno, Gareth Hill bass, Ted Vining dms
  • Bernstein - Jet Song - Oscar Peterson Trio
  • Bernstein, Leonard: I Feel Pretty. Dave Brubeck, pno., Paul Desmond, sax. Eugene Wright bass, Joe Morello dms
  • Bernstein, Leonard: Jump. Bill Charlap, pno. Bill Charlap Trio .
  • Bernstein - America - Dave Grusin
  • Desmond - Take Five - Dave Brubeck Quartet
  • Strayhorn - Take the A Train - Duke Ellington Orchestra (solos by the Duke and Ray Nance)
  • Strayhorn - Take the A Train - Nikki Yanofsky
  • Niles - Tame Thy Pen - Richard Niles gtr, Steve Hamilton pno, Sam Burgess bass, Danny Gottlieb dms.