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


13th April

Show Playlist
  • Zacharias, Helmut: Presto aus der Fantasie in Be-Bop. Kurt Edelhagen and His Orch .
  • Gershwin - Blues aus An American in Paris - Kurt Edelhagen and His Orch .
  • Burnett - Darkness (2nd mvt of "Soaring at Dawn") - Fiona Burnett, sop Ben Robertson bass David Jones dms Silo String Quartet
  • Chindamo - Blue Heart - Joe Chindamo pno, Ben Robertson bass, Andrew Gander dms + members of the MSO
  • Rodgers/Hart - There's a Small Hotel - Michelle Nicolle voc, Geoff Hughes gtr, Howard Cairns bass, Ronny Ferella dms
  • Dorge - To Mr Dolphy - Pierre Dorge and the New Jungle Orchestra
  • Raye/Depaul: You Don't Know What Love Is. Eric Dolphy, fte. Misja Mengelberg pno, Jacques Schols bass, Han Bennink dms
  • Desmond, Paul: Take Ten. Connie Kay, drums, Eugene Wright, db., Jim Hall, gtr., Paul Desmond, sax.
  • Warren, Harry: You're My Everything. Bernie McGann, sax., Paul Grabowsky, pno., Philip Rex, db., Simon Barker, drums .
  • Colman - The Disguise - Ornette Coleman(as) Don Cherry(t) Walter Norris(p) Don Payne(b) Billy Higgins(d)
  • J.J. Johnson - Kelo - Miles Davis- Trumpet, J.J Johnson- Trombone, Jimmy Heath- Tenor Saxophone, Percy Heath- Bass, Gil Coggins- Piano, Art Blakey- Drums
  • Ellington/George - I’m Afraid - Duke Ellington Anita Moore voc.
  • Shorter - Mr Jin - Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers with Lee Morgan, Trumpet Curtis Fuller, Trombone Wayne Shorter. Tenor Sax Cedar Walton, Piano Reggie Workman, Bass Art Blakey. Drums
  • Rodrigo - Concierto de Aranjuez - Chet Baker tpt, Paul Desmond alto, Jim Hall gtr, Ron Carter bass, Steve Gadd dms, Don Sebesky cond.
  • Chapman - Mother Earth - Paul Williamson's Hammond Combo P.W. sax/voc Tim Neal org, Niko Schauble (SHOYBLER) dms, Mike Andrews pno, Stephen Hadley bass,
  • Lennon/McCartney: Blackbird. Andrew Gander, drums, Christopher Hale, gtr., Fiona Burnett, sax., Leonard Grigoryan, gtr.

  • 6th April

    Show Playlist
  • Morton - Grandpa's Spells - Dick Hyman pno and directing big band
  • Johnson - Snowy Morning Blues - Dick Hyman piano and Ruby Braff cornet
  • Waller/Kirkeby - Ain't Nothin'To It (Gettin'Much Lately?) - Fats Waller, His Rhythm & his Orchestra
  • Frishberg/Dorough - I'm Hip - Janet Seidel pno/voc, Chuck Morgan gtr, David Seidel bass Billy Rossdms.
  • Handy arr Dorge - St Louis Blues - Pierre Dorge & the New Jungle Orchestra
  • Pettis/Meters/Schoebel - Bugle Call Rag - Buddy Rich Big Band solos by Chuck Findley tpt, Jay Corre ten, Buddy Rich dms
  • Bill Holman - Loose - Buddy Rich Big Band soloists - Bobby Shew tpt, Quin Davis alto
  • Introduction. Sonny Rollins
  • Lane, Burton: Old Devil Moon. Elvin Jones, drums, Sonny Rollins, sax., Wilbur Ware, db.
  • Corea/Rodrigo - Spain - Return to Forever Bass, Electric Bass – Stanley Clarke Drums, Percussion – Airto Moreira Electric Piano – Chick Corea Flute, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Joe Farrell Percussion, Vocals – Flora Purim
  • Bacharach - Alfie - Art Farmer tpt/flg Cedar Walton pno, Sam Jones bass, Billy Higgins dms
  • Hill - Black Monday - Andrew Hill pno, John Gilmore ten, Bobby Hutcherson vibes, Richard Davis bass, Joe Chambers dms
  • Tyner - Contemplation - McCoy Tyner pno, Joe Henderson sax, Ron Carter bass, Elvin Jones dms.
  • Carter - Sounds - Betty Carter with Danny Mixon pno, Buster Williams bass, Chip Lyle dms
  • John Lewis - Sketch 1 - J.J. Johnson tbn, Clifford Brown tpt, Jimmy Heath ten/bari, John Lewis pno, Percy Heath bass, Kenny Clarke dms
  • Griffin, Johnny : The JAMFS Are Coming. Johnny Griffin, sax., Roy Hargrove, tpt. Peter Martin pno, Rodney Whitaker bass, Gregory Hutchinson dms
  • Jones, Samuel: Unit 7. Wes Montgomery, gtr. Wynton Kelly pno, Paul Chambers bass, Jimmy Cobb dms.
  • Berlin - Be Careful It's My Heart - Michelle Nicole voc, Geoff Hughes gtr, Howard Cairns bass, Ronny Ferrella dms

  • 30th March

    Show Playlist
  • Gillespie, Dizzy: Groovin' high. Art Pepper, sax. with orch cond Marty Paich
  • Gillespie, Dizzy: Woody 'n' You. Max Roach, dms, Kenny Dorham tpt, Sonny Rollins ten Ray Bryant pno, George Morrow bass
  • Thomas, Walter: On the 'Bean'. Thelonious Monk, pno. Coleman Hawkins Quartet . Edward Basie Robinson bass Denzil Da Costa dms
  • Thomas, Walter: Flyin' Hawk. Thelonious Monk, pno. Coleman Hawkins Quartet .
  • Valentine, Gerald: I'll Wait and Pray. Sarah Vaughan, voc. Billy Eckstine and His Orch . incl Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Gene Ammons, Art Blakey.
  • Gillespie, Dizzy: Interlude (vocal version of A Night in Tunisia) Sarah Vaughan, voc. Dizzy Gillespie and His Orch (Dizzy doubles on piano)
  • Gillespie - Interlude (A Night in Tunisia) - Boyd Raeburn and his Orch. (incl Trummy Young tbn, Boyd Raeburn bass sax, Oscar Pettiford bass, Shelley Manne dms)
  • Gillespie - Be Bop - Dizzy Gillespie All Stars
  • Davis, Miles: Milestones (not the well-known tune) - Miles Davis All Stars Miles Davis, tpt. Charlie Parker alto John Lewis pno Nelson Boyd bass Max Roach dms
  • Davis, Miles: Little Willie Leaps. Miles Davis, tpt.
  • Rodgers/Hart - You Are Too Beautiful - Johnny Hartman and John Coltrane McCoy Tyner pno, Jimmy Garrison bass, Elvin Jones dms
  • Raye/DePaul - You Don’t Know What Love Is - Roy Hargrove txt, Antonio Hart alto, Stephen Scott pno, Christian McBride bass, Billy Higgins dms.
  • Rodgers/Hart - You Took Advantage of Me - Andre Previn quartet Al Viola gtr, Lloyd Pratt bass, Jackie Mills dms.
  • Metheny - Midwestern Night’s Dream - Pat Metheny gtr, Jaco Pastorius bass, Bob Moses dms
  • Holiday, Billie: God Bless the Child. Bernie McGann, sax. Ted Vining Trio (Bob Sedergreen pno, Barry Buckley bass, Ted Vining dms)
  • Green, Johnny: Out of Nowhere. James Clark, db., Juliarna Clark, voc., Mat Jodrell, tpt., Sam Lemann, gtr., Steve Grant, pno.
  • Wallington, George: (arr. Sherlock/Hanlon):Godchild. Benjamin Hanlon, db., James Sherlock, gtr.
  • Frisell, Bill: Blues Dream. Bill Frisell, gtr., Dave Holland, db., Elvin Jones, drums .
  • Haden, Charlie: Hello My Lovely. Charlie Haden Quartet West . Ernie Watts ten, Alan Broadbent pno, Charlie Haden bass, Larance Marable dms
  • Porter, Cole: You're Sensational. Freddy Cole, voc/pno Jerry Byrd gtr Herman Burney bass Curtis Boyd dms

  • 23rd March

    Show Playlist
  • Kenton - Tribute to a Flettened Fifth - Stan Kenton Orchestra
  • Kenton - Opus in Pastels - Stan Kenton Orchestra
  • Porter, Cole: It's All Right With Me - Stephane Grappelli vln with Mark Hemmeler pno, Eddie Louiss org, Luigi Trussardi,bass, Daniel Humair drums
  • Frishberg, Dave: Sweet Lover No More. Gordon Webster, pno., Hetty Kate, voc. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Lennon/McCartney - Yesterday - The Manhattan Jazz Orchestra David Matthews pno/arr, George Young flute, Chip Jackson bass, Terry Silverlight dms, + strings
  • Kern - Yesterdays - Benny Golson ten, Curtis Fuller tbn, Ray Bryant pno, Paul Chambers bass, Art Blakey dms.
  • Kern - Yesterdays - Billie Holiday & her Orchestra Kenneth Hollon ten, Sonny White pno, Jimmy McLin gtr, John Williams bass, Eddie Dougherty dms
  • Wonder - You Are the Sunshine of My Life - Ella Fitzgerald with Joe Pass gtr
  • Rodgers/Hart - My Heart Stood Still - Stan Gets ten, Bill Evans pno, Richard Davis bass, Elvin Jones dms.
  • Evans - Solea - Miles Davis & Gil Evans Orch
  • Van Ross, Paul: Blue Rendezvous with Three Turks. Hugh Stuckey, gtr., Kim Kelaart, electronic organ, Mark Lockett, drums, Paul Van Ross, sax.
  • Ferry - More Than This. Charlie Hunter, gtr., Norah Jones, voc.
  • Swallow - Masquerade in 3 Parts (Carnation - Dark Glasses - Mustache) - Carla Bley pno & Steve Swallow bass
  • Stevens, Tim: Synapse. Tim Stevens pno solo
  • de Paul, Gene: You Don't Know What Love Is. Wessell Anderson, sax., Wynton Marsalis, tpt. Jazz Ensemble .

  • 16th March

    Show Playlist
  • Smith, Tab (arr. Levy, Joshua): The Jitters. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy .
  • Newman, Randy: It's Lonely at the Top. Andy Rowley, voc. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy .
  • Bloom, Rube: Day In, Day Out. Count Basie and His Orch .
  • Young, Victor: (I Don't Stand a) Ghost of a Chance. Count Basie and His Orch .
  • Morey, Larry: Someday My Prince Will Come. Bill Evans, pno., Paul Motian, drums, Scott LaFaro, db.
  • Porter, Cole: You do Something to me. Ben Riley, drums, Bob Cranshaw, bass, Jim Hall, gtr., Sonny Rollins, sax.
  • Mingus, Charles: Gunslinging Bird. Charles Mingus, db. Jazz Ensemble .
  • McLaughlin - Wings of Karma - Mahavishnu Orchestra with the LSO/Michael Tilson-Thomas orchestrated by Michael Gibbs Jean-Luc Ponty vln
  • W Shorter - Witch Hunt - Wayne Shorter ten, Freddie Hubbard tpt, Herbie Hancock pno Ron Carter bass, Elvin Jones dms
  • Gillespie - Woody ‘n You - Dizzy Gillespie, Junior Mance pno, Sam J. Jones bass, Lex Humphries dms, Les Spann, flute/gtr
  • W Shorter - Yes or No (aka Yes and No) - Wayne Shorter ten, McCoy Tyner pno, Reggie Workman bass, Elvin Jones dms
  • Harrell, Tom: Sail Away. Charlie Haden, db., Kenny Barron, pno., Roy Haynes, drums .
  • Chestnut, Cyrus: Greens at the Chicken Shack. Johnny Griffin, sax., Roy Hargrove, tpt. Ron Blake ten/sop Cyrus Chestnut piano Rodney Whitaker bass Gregory Hutchinson dms
  • Lovano, Joe: I'm All for You. Joe Lovano, ten Hank Jones pno George Mraz bass, Paul Motian dms
  • Metheny, Pat: This Belongs to You. Antonio Sanchez, drums, Ben Williams, acoustic bass, Chris Potter, reeds, Pat Metheny, gtr.
  • Freddy Logan - Freshwater - Australian All-Stars Don Burrows - clt/fl/alto/bar Dave Rutledge - ten/fl Terry Wilkinson - pno Freddy Logan - bass Ron Webber - dms
  • Shorty Rogers - Lotus Bud - Australian All-Stars
  • Burrows - Melindy - Australian All-Stars
  • I. Jones - On the Alamo - Australian All-Stars
  • Ron Falson - Down the Mine - Australian All-Stars
  • Kern - Old Man River - Australian All-Stars

  • 9th March

    Show Playlist
  • Williams - Roll 'Em - Benny Goodman Orchestra featuring Mary Lous Williams, pno
  • Seidel - Dear Blossom - Janet Seidel voc/pno, Chuck Morgan gtr, David Seidel bass, Billy Ross dms.
  • C. Bley - Ad Infinitum - Carla Bley pno, Steve Swallow bass
  • Keller - Lady Geri - Andrea Keller
  • Allen, Geri: Feed the Fire. Betty Carter, voc. Geri Allen pno, Dave Holland bass, Jack DeJohnette dms
  • Carter - What Is It? - Betty Carter voc. Onaje Allan Gumbs pno Buster Williams bass, Louis Hayes dms.
  • Perica - Saint Lazare - Vanessa Perica Orchestra
  • Simone, Nina: Mississippi Goddam. Nina Simone, voc. Hannibal - flute/vocal Tony Armstrong bass, Lucky Wedgestone dms
  • Bailey - Two Part Sketch - Judy Bailey's Jazz Connection Big Band
  • Nicolle - Putting It Off - Michelle Nicolle voc Geoff Hughes gtr, Howard Cairns bass, Ronny Ferella dms
  • McHugh/Adamson - Where Are You – Jack Teagarden with orch cond Claus Ogerman
  • McHugh/Adamson - Where Are You - Ben Webster - tenor sax Oscar Peterson - piano Herb Ellis - guitar Ray Brown - bass Stan Levey - drums
  • W Shorter - Wildflower – Wayne Shorter sax, Freddie Hubbard tpt, Herbie Hancock pno, Ron Carter bass, Elvin Jones dms
  • Corea - Windows – Chick Corea pno Hubert Laws flute, Ron Carter bass, Grady Tate, dms.
  • Ron Falson - Criss Cross - Australian All-Stars Don Burrows- Clarinet Dave Rutledge- Tenor Sax Terry Wilkinson- Piano Freddy Logan- Bass Ron Webber- Drums
  • Hampton - Midnight Sun - The Australian All-Stars
  • Mulligan - Decidedly - The Australian All-Stars
  • Bryce Rohde - Pearly - The Australian All-Stars
  • Lane/Loesser - I Hear Music - The Australian All-Stars
  • Terry Wilkinson - Steynelus - The Australian All-Stars

  • 2nd March

    Show Playlist
  • Armstrong - Potato Head Blues - Louis Armstrong Hot Seven
  • Armstrong/Morton - Wild Man Blues - Louis Armstrong's Hot Seven
  • Melrose/Rymal/Bloom - Willie the Weeper - Louis Armstrong's Hot Seven
  • Rodgers, Richard: Ev'rything I've Got Belongs To You. Benny Goodman, cl., Eddie Grady, drums, Mel Powell, pno.
  • Donaldson, Walter: What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry. Benny Goodman, cl., Bobby Donaldson, drums, Mel Powell, pno.
  • Robison - Don't Smoke In Bed. Peggy Lee, voc. with Dave Barbour's Orchestra
  • Clark/Dennis - Show Me the Way to Get Out of This World. Peggy Lee, voc. with the Dave Barbour Orchestra
  • Porter - What Is This Thing Called Love? - Clifford Brown + Max Roach Quintet Clifford Brown tpt, Sonny Rollins sax, Richie Powell pno, George Morrow bass, Max Roach dms
  • Heyman/Young - When I Fall in Love – Michael Buble
  • Heyman/Young - When I Fall in Love - Trumpet: Miles Davis Piano: Red Garland, Upright Bass: Paul Chambers, Drums: Philly Joe Jones Coltrane at session but did not play on this track.
  • Fisher/Segal - When Sunny Gets Blue – McCoy Tyner
  • Turrentine, Tommy: June Bug. Stanley Turrentine ten. Hubert Laws fl Sir Roland Hanna pno Ron Carter bass Grady tate dms
  • Zwartz, Jonathan: And in the Night Comes Rain. Hamish Stuart, drums, Jonathan Zwartz, db., Julien Wilson, sax., Mike Nock, pno.
  • Wilson, Julien: Riverside. Hamish Stuart, drums, Jonathan Zwartz, db., Julien Wilson, sax., Mike Nock, pno.
  • Jobim/de Moraes - O Morro Nao Tem Vez - pron. "OH MOWRO NOW DEM VAYZ" Stan Getz ten Luiz Bonfa - gtr Antonio Carlos Jobim gtr Tommy Williams bass Paulo Ferreira dms, Jose Carlos perc.
  • Jones, Thad: Don't Get Sassy. Ray Brown, db. Ray Brown Trio Benny Green pno Jeff Hamilton dms
  • Gillespie, Dizzy: Con Alma. Ray Brown, db. Ray Brown Trio Benny Green pno Jeff Hamilton dms
  • Schulz - The Plan - Frock Anthony Schulz - acc Simon Starr - bass Adam Starr gtr Dave Beck - ds Craig Beard vibes
  • Hawes, Hampton: Irene. Charlie Haden, db., Hampton Hawes, pno.

  • 23rd February

    Show Playlist
  • MA rAINEY mOTHER OF THE BLUES
  • Bessie Smith Empress of the blues
  • Hot Jazz Duo Judith Durham and Ron Edgeworth
  • Memphis Minnie Queen of The Country Blues
  • First Came Memphis Minnie
  • Jumping At The Woodside Storyville Allstars and Beverley Sheehan
  • Storyville Allstars with Beverley Sheejhan
  • judith Durham and The Hottest Band inTown
  • Tom Bakers San Francisco Jazz Band 1977 1978
  • The San Francisco Jazz Tradition Tom Bakers Big Bear Jazz Band
  • Judith Durham and The Hottest Band in Town

  • 16th February

    Show Playlist
  • Jones, David: Family Love. Bob Sedergreen, pno., David Jones, drums, Mal Sedergreen, sax., Steve Sedergreen, pno.
  • Sedergreen, Bob: Love Song. Annette Yates, db., Bob Sedergreen, pno., Glenn Cannon, gtr., Jacki Gaudion, voc.
  • Farrugia, Darryn: Seeds. Darryn Farrugia, drums, Gavin Pearce, db., Glenn Cannon, gtr., Luke Howard, kybd.
  • Madeleine Peyroux (arr. Crellin, Naomi): Don't Wait Too Long. The Idea of North .
  • Shorter, Wayne: Adams Apple. Dave Pietro Ensemble .
  • Grabowsky, Paul: Paradise. Paul Grabowsky Sextet .
  • Grabowsky, Paul: Black Saffron. Paul Grabowsky Sextet .
  • McAll, Barney: February. Barney McAll, pno., Barney McAll, voc., Jonathan Zwartz, db., Julien Wilson, sax., Mino Cinelu, perc., Simon Barker, perc., Stephen Magnussen, gtr.