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


10th December

Show Playlist
  • Gnattau: Atabaque. Weill: Speak Low. Laurind Almeida, guitar & trio.
  • Maria: Valeu. Tania Maria, vocal & ensemble.
  • Miller: Rippertunis. Society Sincopators Band
  • Mancini (arr Chindamo): The Pink Panther. Joe Chindamo Trio.
  • Jobim, Antonio-Carlos: How insensitive. Don Burrows, fte., James Morrison, pno. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Adolfo/Gaspar/Bergman: Pretty World. Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66.
  • Jobim: Wave. Oscar Peterson, piano & orchestra.
  • Mingus: Goodbye Pork Pie Hat. Charles Mingus, bass & ensemble.
  • Webster/Mandel: The Shadow of Your Smile. Astrud Gilberto, voc & orchestra.
  • Jobim: Agua de Beber. Antonio Carlos Jobim, piano & ensemble.
  • Galper: Tune of the Unknown Samba. Phil Woods, alto sax & ensemble.
  • Primrose, Joe (arr. McKenzie, Sarah): St James Infirmary. Alex Boneham, bass, Andrew Murray, tbn., Carlo Barbaro, sax., Craig Simon, drums, Eamon McNelis, tpt., Hugh Stuckey, gtr., Sarah McKenzie, pno., Sarah McKenzie, voc.
  • Strazzullo, Guy: Mandela. Guy Strazzullo, gtr., Slava Grigoryan, gtr.
  • Villodo/Allen/Hill: Kiss of Fire. Billy Eckstine, voc & orchestra.
  • Velasquez: Besame Mucho. Chucho Valdes, piano.
  • Mayfield: Hit the Road Jack. Renee Olstead, voc & ensemble.
  • Bonfa, Luis (arr. Lyall, Graeme): Manha de Carnaval. Graeme Lyall, sax., John Hoffman, flugel horn Jazz Trio, String Ensemble/Graeme Lyall.
  • Trad/North: Black Is the Colour/Spartacus Love Theme. Fred Hersch, piano
  • Gardot, Melody: Mira. Melody Gardot, voc. Studio Orch/ Unnamed Conductor.

  • 3rd December

    Show Playlist
  • Reinhardt - Belleville - Django Reinhardt with the Air Transport Command Band
  • Gillespie - Afro Paris - Dizzy Gillespie
  • Sangster - Merry-Go-Round - John Sangster, with soloists Tony Buchanan ten, Bob McIvor tbn, Errol Buddle alto, Bob Barnard tpt.
  • Sangster - Hoblyti-Hoblyta - John Sangster
  • Dower/Vasileva - Leto Ide - David Dower trio and Bulgarian choir
  • Dower - Purple Haired Lady - David Dower trio with Zhivko Vasilev on Bulgarian kaval
  • Keller - Sleep Cycles (II) - Andrea Keller pno, Julien Wilson ten, Sam Anning bass.
  • Keller - Do Not Go Gentle - Andrea Keller pno, Stephen Magnusson gtr.
  • Marsalis - Harriet Tubman - Wynton Marsalis
  • Taylor, Billy: I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel to be Free). Billy Taylor, pno. Jazz Ensemble .
  • N'Diaye, Abdoulaye: Xarrit Sama. Abdoulaye N'Diaye, sax.
  • Beckenstein, Jay: Morning Dance. Spyro Gyra .
  • Hampton/Burke/Mercer Midnight sun - Caecilie Norby, voc.
  • Young/Washington - Stella By Starlight - Philip Catherine, gtr, Marc Fosset gtr, Niels Henning Orsted Pederson bass
  • Bolling, Claude: Suite No.2 for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio. Roselli Quartet .
  • Jenkins, Gordon: Goodbye. Bill Evans, pno., Cannonball Adderley, sax. Jazz Ensemble .

  • 26th November

    Show Playlist
  • Mann: Memphis Underground. Herbie Mann, flute & band.
  • Keller: The Amplified Small. Andrea Keller Quintet
  • Frank: My Name is Carnival. Youn Sun Nah, voc & band.
  • Conti:Rocky - Gonna Fly Now. Maynard Ferguson, trumpet & big band.
  • Frampton: From Way Back. The Engine Room.
  • Strayhorn: Isfahan. Duke Ellington Orchestra
  • Pomus/Shuman/Diamond: Can't Get Used to Losing You/Red Red Wine. Barb Jungr, vocalist & band.
  • Petrucciani: Looking Up. Michel Petrucciani & ensemble.
  • Rainger/Robin: Easy Living. Enrico Rava, trumpet & ensemble.
  • Williams/Woods: St Martin de Porres. Mary Lou Williams, piano. The Ray Charles Singers.
  • North: Theme from Spartacus. Bill Evans, piano.
  • Corea: Senor Mouse. Chick Corea, piano. Gary Burton, vibes.
  • Gershwin: My Man's Gone Now. Bill Charlap, Renee Rosnes, pianos.
  • Davenport/Cooley: Fever. Janet Seidel, vocal & ensemble.
  • Pinkard/Mitchell Alexander: Sugar. Peggy Lee, vocal & Dave Barbour Band.
  • Handy: Beale Street Blues. Peggy Lee, vocal & ensemble.
  • Holiday/Herzog. God Bless the Child. Grant Green, guitar & ensemble.
  • Livingston, Jay (arr. Lyall, Graeme): Tammy. Graeme Lyall, sax., John Hoffman, flugel horn Jazz Trio, String Ensemble/Graeme Lyall.
  • Bernstein/Comden/Green: Some Other Time. Anita Harris Quartet.

  • 19th November

    Show Playlist
  • Mercer - Somethin's Gotta Give - Mel Torme with the Marty Paich Orch
  • Gershwin/Gershwin - Nice Work if you can Get It - Mel Torme with the Marty Paich Orch.
  • Duke/I. Gershwin - I Can't Get Started - Toni Lamond with Bob Bertles sax, David Levy pno, Chris Qua bass, Ron Lemke - dms
  • Weill - Moritat (Mack the Knife) - Sonny Rollins ten, Tommy Flanagan pno, Doug Watkis bass, Max Roach dms
  • Weill, Kurt: Speak Low. Billie Holiday, voc. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Weill, Kurt: Lost In The Stars. Barney McAll, pno., Vince Jones, tpt. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Sangster - Three is Company - John Sangster feat. Don Burrows and John McCarthy clts, Bob Barnard tpt
  • Sangster - Eleventy-One Today - John Sangster feat. Don Burrow school flute, John McCarthy clt. and strings
  • Menescal - My Little Boat (O Barquinho) - Karin Allyson
  • Wood/Mellin - My One and Only Love - John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman, McCoy Tyner pno, Jimmy Garrison dms, Elvin Jones dms
  • Rodgers/Hart - My Romance - Gene Ammons Quintet Gene Ammons ten, Tommy Flanagan (p) Doug Watkins (b) Art Taylor (d) Ray Barretto (cga)
  • Shorter – Mysterious Traveller – Weather Report Drums – Ishmael Wilburn, Skip Hadden Electric Bass – Alphonso Johnson Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Josef Zawinul Percussion – Dom Um Romao Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Piano [Tac], Conch [Sea Shell] – Wayne Shorter
  • Weill/Gershwin – My Ship - Herbie Hancock pno, Michael Brecker ten, Roy Hargrove tpt, , John Patitucci bass, Brian Blade dms Based on the Gil Evans arrangement, adapted for quintet by Gil Goldstein
  • Kern, Jerome (arr. Kravitz, Howie): Yesterdays. Dizzy Gillespie, tpt. Dizzy Gillespie and His Orch . Solos: Phil Woods alto, Frank Rehak tbn, Diz tpt
  • Raskin/Mercer - Laura - Charlie Parker with strings
  • Koehler - Let's Fall in Love - Stephane Grappelli vln, Joe Pass gtr, Niels-Henning Orsted Pederson bass
  • Rodgers, Richard: Where or When. James Sherlock, gtr., Julien Wilson, sax., Kristin Berardi, voc., Sam Anning, db., Steve Newcomb, pno.
  • Burwell/Parish: Sweet Lorraine. Lionel Hampton, vibraphone, Ron Carter, db., Roy Haynes, drums, Wallace Roney, tpt. Roberta Piket pno,
  • Van Heusen/Cahn - All My Tomorrows - Keith Jarrett pno, Gary Peacock bass, Jack De Johnette dms

  • 12th November

    Show Playlist
  • Porter - Get Out of Town - Mace Francis Orchestra
  • Richman/Kahal - There Ought to Be a Moonlight Saving Time - Toni Lamond with Bob Bertles sax, David Levy pno, Chris Qua bass, Ron Lemke dms
  • Sangster - Hairy Foolish Soft-Shoeless Feet - John Sangster
  • Sangster - The Uruk-Hai - John Sangster
  • O'Hagan - Strongman of the North - Shol
  • O'Hagan - 135th Street - Shol
  • Coltrane – Mr. P.C. – John Coltrane ten sax, Drums: Art Taylor, Bass Guitar: Paul Chambers Piano: Tommy Flanagan
  • Mann – Memphis Underground – Herbie Mann Flute -- Herbie Mann Organ -- Bobby Emmons Joel Brodsky Piano, Electric Piano – Vibraphone -- Roy Ayers Guitar – Larry Coryell, Reggie Young, Sonny Sharrock Bass [Fender] -- Mike Leech Drums -- Gene Christman*
  • Rodgers/Hammerstein – My Favourite Things – John Coltrane sax, McCoy Tyner pno,
  • Washington/Young – My Foolish Heart - Bill Evans Trio Bill Evans - piano Scott LaFaro - bass Paul Motian - drums
  • Rodgers/Hart – My Funny Valentine – Chet Baker
  • Kern/Hammerstein - Life Upon the Wicked Stage - Andre Previn (pno) Quartet Mundell Lowe gtr Ray Brown bass Grady Tate dms
  • Kern/Hammerstein - Why Do I Love You - Andre Previn Quartet
  • Kern/Hammerstein - I Might Fall Back on You - Andre Previn Quartet
  • Kern/Hammerstein - Nobody Else But Me - Andre Previn Quartet
  • Porter - What is This Thing Called Love? - Keith Jarrett pno, Gary Peacock bass, Jack De Johnette dms
  • Parker - Kim - Charlie Parker alto, Hank Jones pno, Teddy Kotick bass, Max Roach dms

  • 5th November

    Show Playlist
  • Turcio - Hola - Daryl McKenzie Jazz Orchestra
  • Ross Irwin - East Side Lonely - Daryl McKenzie Jazz Orchestra
  • Funk Outro #1 - Funk Squad
  • Spring is Here - Three's a Crowd
  • Sangster - Lullaby in Lorien - John Sangster feat. Bob McIvor tbn
  • Sangster - Proper Fourteen-Twenty - John Sangster feat. Don Burrows bari, John McCarthy bari
  • Skepper - Requiem for a Chilli Plant - Shol
  • Pappas - Fable for Fabian - Shol
  • Silver, Horace: Wipe Away the Evil. Gail Nelson, voc. Horace Silver Quintet .
  • Chambers, Joe: Hello to the Wind. Bobby Hutcherson, vibraphone, Gene McDaniels, voc., Harold Land, sax., Kenny Barron, pno., Wally Richardson, gtr. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Everything I Have Is Yours. Roy Hargrove, tpt. Roy Hargrove Quintet .
  • Cherry, Don: Art Deco. Charlie Haden, db., Don Cherry, tpt., Ed Blackwell, drums .
  • Hawes, Hampton: Irene. Charlie Haden, db., Hampton Hawes, pno.
  • Wilson, Cassandra: My Corner of the Sky. Cassandra Wilson, voc. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Davis, Steve: One For All (And All For One). Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers .
  • Turrentine, Tommy: June Bug. Stanley Turrentine, sax. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Rodgers, Richard: This Can't Be Love. Tony Bennett, voc. Ruby Braff/George Barnes Quartet .
  • Rodgers, Richard: Spring is Here. Tony Bennett, voc. Ruby Braff/George Barnes Quartet .
  • Rodgers, Richard: Wait Till You See Her. Tony Bennett, voc. Ruby Braff/George Barnes Quartet .

  • 29th October

    Show Playlist
  • Berry/Razaf: Christopher Columbus. Bob Crosby & The Bobcats
  • Bauduc/Crosby/Haggart" March of the Bobcats. Bob Crosby & the Bobcats
  • Williams/Creamer" That's a Plenty. World's Greatest Jazzband
  • Razaf/Waller/Brooks: Black and Blue. World's Greatest Jazzband.
  • DeSylva/Brown/Henderson: I Want to be Bad. World's Greatest Jazzband, Teresa Brewer (voc).
  • Ellington/George: I Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues. Teresa Brewer (voc), Duke Ellington Orchestra.
  • Ellington: Sophisticated Lady. Don Burrows (clarinet) & orchestra.
  • Galapagos Duck: Sari Pacific. Galapagos Duck.
  • Rodgers, Richard (arr. Gould, Tony): My Favorite Things. Peter Petrucci, gtr., Tony Gould, pno.
  • Elington/Laine: What Am I Here For. Johnny Mathis (voc) & ensemble.
  • Morgan: The Procrastinator. Lee Morgan (trumpet), Wayne Shorter (tenor sax), Bobby Hutcherson (vibes), Herbie Hancock (piano), Ron Carter (bass), Billy Hggins (drums).
  • Traditional: Dark eyes. Itzhak Perlman, vln., Oscar Peterson, pno. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Albinoni/Silver: Adagio in G Minor/Lonely Woman. Ingrid James (voc) & the San Gabriel 7.
  • Gillespie: Dizzy Atmosphere. Charlie Parker (Alto sax), Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet), John Lewis (piano), Al McKibbon (bass), Joe Harris (drums).
  • Feather: I Remember Bird. Oliver Nelson orchestra.
  • Camarata/Russell/Herzog/Holiday: No More/God Bless the Child. Ellis Larkins (piano).
  • Williamson: Zamisdat. Paul Williamson (tenor sax), John McAll (piano), Philip Rex (bass), Michael Jordan (drums).
  • Berlin, Irving: Isn't this a Lovely Day. Stacey Kent (voc), (Jim Tomlinson (sax), Colin Oxley (guitar), David Newton (piano), Simon Thorpe (bass), Steve Brown (drums).
  • Hall/Metheny: Improvisations 1 - 5. Jim Hall & Pat Metheny (guitar).
  • Fisher/Preston: You Are So Beautiful. Joe Williams (vocal), Milt Jackson (vibes), Joshua Redman (tenor sax), Cedar Walton (piano), John Clayton (bass), Billy Higgins (bass).
  • Thornhill: Let's Call It a Day. Claude Thornhill Orchestra.

  • 22nd October

    Show Playlist
  • Robertson - Quiet Riot - Buddy Rich Orch
  • Salvador/Quincy Jones/Dorcas Cochran - The Midnight Sun Will Never Sleep - Benny Carter Orchestra
  • Mandel/Webster - The Shadow of Your Smile - Ella Fitzgerald
  • Ellington - Mood Indigo - Mood Indigo
  • Farrell – Moon Germs - * Joe Farrell - Soprano Sax * Herbie Hancock - Electric Piano * Stanley Clarke - Bass * Jack DeJohnette – Drums Farrell – Moon Germs - * Joe Farrell - Soprano Sax * Herbie Hancock - Electric Piano * Stanley Clarke - Bass * Jack DeJohnette – Drums
  • Warren/Gordon - The More I See You - Chet Baker Bass – George Morrow, Sam Jones Drums – "Philly" Joe Jones, Dannie Richmond Piano – Kenny Drew Trumpet, Vocals – Chet Baker
  • C. Bley – Mother of the Dead Man – Gary Burton Quartet Bass – Steve Swallow Drums – Bobby Moses* Guitar – Larry Coryell
  • Sangster - Rivendell Rort - John Sangster soloists John McCarthy clt, Bob Barnard tpt, Don Burrows bar.
  • Sangster - Arwen's regret - Jahn Sangster soloists: John Sangster vibes, Bob Barnard muted tpt, John McCarthy clt, Don Burrows bar.
  • Raye/De Paul/Johnston - I'll Remember April - Stephane Grappelli vln, Joe Pass gtr, Niels-Henning Orsted Pederson bass
  • Porter - I Get a Kick Out of You - Stephane Grappelli
  • Garner - Misty - Pippa Wilson voc Helen Jowsey pno Ron Trigg sax Ron Sandilands - dms
  • Kern/Hammerstein - Make Believe - Andre Previn pno, Mundell Lowe gtr, Ray Brown bass, Grady tate dms
  • Kern/Hammerstein - Can't Help Lovin' That man - Andre Previn
  • Kern/Hammerstein - Ol' Man River - Andre Previn
  • Kern/Hammerstein - Bill - Andre Previn
  • Coslow/Johnston - My Old Flame - Stan Getz Quartet
  • Shearing - Lullaby of Birdland - Sarah Vaughan
  • Coots/Gillespie - You Go To My Head - Roy Hargrove
  • Skepper - Amygdala Hijack - Shol

  • 15th October

    Show Playlist
  • McKenzie - Still Workin' It - Daryl McKenzie Jazz Orchestra
  • Davidson - Upon a Rock - Daryl McKenzie Jazz Orchestra
  • Arlen - It's Only a Paper Moon - Stephane Grappelli & Martin Taylor's Spirit of Django
  • Ronell - Willow Weep For Me - Stephane Grappelli & Martin Taylor's Spirit of Django
  • Sangster - The Balrog - John Sangster
  • Sangster - Oliphaunts - John Sangster
  • Garner - Misty - Erroll Garner (piano), Wyatt Ruther (bass), Eugene "Fats" Heard (drums)
  • Shorter - Miyako - Wayne Shorter ten sax, Curtis Fuller tbn, James Spaulding alto/fl, Herbie Hancock pno, Ron Carter bass, Joe Chambers dms
  • Farrell - Molten Glass - Joe Farrell w/w, Chick Corea pno, Jack De Johnette dms, Dave Holland bass, John McLaughlin gtr
  • Moment's Notice - John Coltrane - tenor saxophone Lee Morgan — trumpet Curtis Fuller — trombone Kenny Drew — piano Paul Chambers — double bass Philly Joe Jones — drums
  • Mandel - I Want to Live film soundtrack - Baritone - Gerry Mulligan Alto/Flute – Bud Shank Bass – Red Mitchell Drums – Shelly Manne Piano – Pete Jolly Trombone – Frank Rosolino Trumpet – Art Farmer
  • Perkins/Parish - Stars Fell on Alabama - Cannonball Adderley
  • Basie/Livingstone/David - Blu & Sentimental - Count Basie and Paul Quinichette
  • Move to the Groove - Pat Metheny gtr, and the Heath Brothers (Jimmy Heath ten, Percy Heath bass, Albert "Tootie"Heath dms)
  • Wells/Torme - Born to Be Blue - Chet Baker