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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.


14th August

Show Playlist
  • Theme and opening remarks - Real Book bonanza
  • Guer - Good Evening Mr & Mrs America and All the Ships at Sea - Tom Scott & the L.A. Express
  • Grand Central - Cannonball Adderley Quintet
  • Kaper - On Green Dolphin Street - Oscar Peterson Trio (Ray Brown bass, Ed Thigpen dms) and Milt Jackson vibes
  • The Green Mountains - Gary Burton Quartet
  • Gillespie (arr. Salim): Groovin' high. Dizzy Gillespie, tpt., Dizzy Gillespie Big Band.
  • Grow Your Own - Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett with Sam Brown gtr, Steve Swallow bass, Bill Goodwin dms
  • Half Nelson - Miles Davis All Stars with Charlie Parker sax, John Lewis pno, Nelson Boyd bass, Max Roach dms
  • Golson - Hassan's Dream - Lee Morgan tpt, Benny Golson ten, Gigi Gryce alto/fl, Wynton Kelly pno, Paul Chambers bass, Charlie Persip dms.
  • Rodgers: Have You Met Miss Jones. Tony Bennett, voc., Ruby Braff/George Barnes Quartet.
  • Rodgers: Have You Met Miss Jones. Art Tatum, pno., Red Callender, db., Ben Webster, sax., Bill Douglass, drums.
  • Ellington - Heaven - Duke Ellington Orch with Alice Babs voc.
  • Rodgers/Hammerstein - Hello Young Lovers - Hank Mobley Quartet with Wynton Kelly pno, Paul Chambers bass, Philly Joe Jones dms.
  • Porter: So In Love. Michelle Nicolle, voc., Geoff Hughes, gtr., Ronny Ferella, drums, Tom Lee, db.
  • Burnett: The Gift. Fiona Burnett Trio.
  • Jones/McAll: Can't Afford To Live Can't Afford To Die. Vince Jones, tpt., Barney McAll, pno., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Benson: Shadow Dancers. George Benson, gtr., Brother Jack McDuff Quartet.
  • Green: I Cover the Waterfront. Jason Moran, pno., Don Byron, cl., Jack DeJohnette, drums.
  • Marsalis (arr. Freedman): The Midnight Blues. Wynton Marsalis, tpt., Jazz Ensemble, Studio Orch/Robert Freedman.
  • Closing remarks and theme

  • 7th August

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    31st July

    Show Playlist
  • Theme and opening remarks - Extra Real Book Recent CDs received
  • Bernstein - Some Other Time - Connie Lansberg

  • 24th July

    Show Playlist
  • Theme and opening remarks - Live to air performance by Hermeto Magnetico Latin jazz Eddie Palmieri featured pianist
  • Gillespie/Fuller - Manteca - GRP All-Star Big Band feat. Phillip Bent fl, Arturo Sandoval & Randy Brecker tpts, Dave Weckl dms, Russell Ferrante pno.
  • Pascoal - Montreaux - Hermeto Magnetico
  • Pascoal - Alexandre, Marcelo e Pablo - Hermeto Magnetico
  • Pascoal - Rebulico - Hermeto Magnetico
  • Back announce, Novations and interview with Hermeto Magnetico
  • Pascoal - Taynara - Hermeto Pascoal e Grupo
  • Melao Para El Sapo - Eddie Palmieri
  • Picadillo - Eddie Palmieri & Cal Tjader
  • Tabu - Chucho Valdes feat. Branford Marsalis ten.
  • Acid - Ray Barretto
  • Vamanos Pal Monte - Eddie Palmieri
  • A Mis Abuelos - Arturo Sandoval
  • Azucar Pa Ti - Eddie Palmieri
  • Sofrito - Mongo Santamaria
  • Piazzola - Libertango - Gary Burton
  • Soul Sauce - Cal Tjader
  • Solo Piano - Eddie Palmieri

  • 17th July

    Show Playlist
  • Theme and opening remarks - Billy Kyle featured pianist Real Book Aust jazz
  • Porter - Now You Has Jazz - Bing Crosby and the Louis Armstrong All Stars incl. Billy Kyle
  • Beethoven Riffs - John Kirby Sextet incl. Billy Kyle Kirby on bass, Charlie Shavers on trumpet, Buster Bailey on clarinet, Russell Procope on alto saxophone, Billy Kyle on piano and O'Neill Spencer on drums
  • Berlin - Blue Skies - John Kirby Sextet incl. Billy Kyle Charlie Shavers (trumpet); Buster Bailey (clarinet); Russell Procope (alto sax); Billy Kyle (piano); John Kirby (bass); O'Neil Spencer (drums).
  • Davis - H.R.S. Bounce - Billy Kyle's Big Eight
  • B. Kyle - Contemporary Blues - Billy Kyle's Big Eight
  • Krouse - Baby, I Don't Cry Over You - Billie Holiday with the Billy Kyle Trio
  • Cory/Cross - I'll Look Around - Billie Holiday with the Billy Kyle Trio
  • Hall - Bottle It - Russell Procope's Big Six incl. Billy Kyle
  • Best - Denzil's Best - Russell Procope's Big Six incl. Billy Kyle
  • Ellington - I'm Just a Lucky So and So - Ella Fitzgerald with Billy Kyle & his Trio
  • Handy - St. Louis Blues - Billy Kyle
  • Girl of My Dreams - Billy Kyle
  • Brubeck: Summer Song. Louis Armstrong, voc., Billy Kyle, pno., Dave Brubeck Trio.
  • McFarland - Gary's Waltz - Bill Evans Trio with Eddie Gomez bass, Eliot Zigmud dms.
  • Bonfa: Gentle Rain. Ingrid James, voc., John Reeves, pno.
  • Mclean: Hip Strut. Paul Chambers, db., Jackie McLean, sax., Pete La Roca, drums, Donald Byrd, tpt., Walter Jr Davis, pno.
  • Legrand (arr. Lyall): The Summer Knows. Gian Slater, voc., Peter Marks, french horn, Sergei Golovko, marimba, John Hoffman, flugel horn, String Ensemble, Jazz Trio/Graeme Lyall.
  • Zawinal: Birdland. James Morrison, tpt., Melbourne SO/Benjamin Northey.
  • Adderley: Hummin. Michael Wolff Ensemble.
  • Farrugia: Her Neck of the Woods. Darryn Farrugia, drums, Jazz Ensemble.
  • Sondheim (arr. Lyall): A Little Night Music: Send in the Clowns. Gian Slater, voc., David Griffiths, cl., Peter Marks, french horn, String Ensemble, Jazz Trio/Graeme Lyall.
  • Closing remarks and theme

  • 10th July

    Show Playlist
  • Theme and opening remarks - Real book - extended pieces Scandinavian and other European jazz
  • Karius Og Baktus - Hot Club De Norvege
  • Avalon - Hot Club De Norvege
  • Kern - Yesterdays - Mads Vinding Trio
  • Beady Belle/Lech - Game - Beady Belle
  • Bley - The National Anthem - Carla Bley Big Band
  • Four Winds - Dave Holland Quartet (with Sam Rivers reeds/fl, Anthony Braxton reeds/fl, Dave Holland bass and Barry Altschul perc/marimba)
  • Davis - Freddie Freeloader - Miles Davis Quintet
  • Harris - Freedom Jazz Dance - Eddie Harris ten, Ray Codrington tpt, Cedar Walton pno, Ron Carter bass, Billy Higgins dms.
  • Reinhardt/Grappelli - Daphne - Stephane Grappelli, Django Reinhardt
  • Grappelli - Noel Brings the Swing - Stephane Grappelli & George Shearing
  • Warren/McKnight - Gold Mine - Katia & Marielle Labeque
  • Elfferich - Pets - Elfferich Four
  • Rantala - Waltz - Trio Toykeat
  • Pederson/Endresen - Truth - Sidsel Endresen (voc) & Bugge Wesseltoft
  • Malta - Under the Strawberry Moon - Carlos Malta and Thomas Clausen
  • Closing remarks and theme

  • 3rd July

    Show Playlist
  • Theme and opening remarks: Australian pianists Real Book
  • Sedergreen: Musician and Chef. Steve Sedergreen, pno., Mal Sedergreen, sax., Simon Starr, bass, Mike Jordan, drums.
  • Sedergreen: Constraints in Construction. Steve Sedergreen, pno., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Arnheim: Sweet and Lovely. Bob Sedergreen, pno., Ted Vining, drums, Barry Buckley, db.
  • Sedergreen: Blues for Mary-Lou. Tony Gould, pno., Bob Sedergreen, pno.
  • Dobbins: Spring Song. Tony Gould, pno.
  • Grabowsky: Paradise. Paul Grabowsky Sextet.
  • Carmichael: I Get Along Without you Very Well. Paul Grabowsky, pno.
  • Fortune Smiles - Gary Burton , Keith Jarrett pno/sop, Sam Brown gtr, Steve Swallow bass, Bill Goodwin dms
  • Four - Miles Davis Quintet with John Coltrane ten, Red Garland pno, Paul Chambers bass, Philly Joe Jones dms
  • Four on Six - Wes Montgomery with the Wynton Kelly Trio
  • Van Heusen/Burke - But Beautiful - Pippa Wilson with Helen Jowsey pno/arr,
  • Hamilton: Cry Me a River. Mike Nock Trio.
  • Nock: Colours. Ken Allars, tpt., Karl Laskowski, sax., Mike Nock Trio.
  • Keller: For Bernie. Bernie McGann, sax., Andrea Keller Quartet.
  • Keller: Belonging. Andrea Keller, pno.
  • Pascoal: Chorinho pra Ele. Robert Burke, sax., Mirko Guerrini, sax., Joe O'Connor, pno., Sir Zelman Cowen Music School Jazz Band.

  • 26th June

    Show Playlist
  • Theme and opening remarks: Erroll Garner, featured pianist Real Book
  • Rollins - Oleo - GRP All-Star Big Band
  • Scofield: Hammock Soliloquy. Bill Stewart, drums, John Scofield, gtr., Steve Swallow, electric bass, John Scofield Trio.
  • Jacquet: Robbins' Nest. Erroll Garner, pno., Shadow Wilson, drums.
  • Sievier: You're Blasé. Erroll Garner, pno., Shadow Wilson, drums.
  • Porter - It's All Right With Me - Nina Ferro
  • Bernstein: Cool. Bill Charlap, pno., Bill Charlap Trio.
  • Dennis: Will You Still Be Mine. Erroll Garner, pno., Wyatt Ruther, db., Fats Heard, drums.
  • Coltrane - Central Park West - John Coltrane Quartet zz9with McCoy Tyner pno, Steve Davis bass, Elvin Jones dms.)
  • Shorter - Footprints - Miles Davis Quintet (with Wayne Shorter ten, Herbie Hancock pno, Ron Carter bass, Tony Williams dms)
  • Forest Flower 69 - Charles Lloyd fl/ten, & Keith Jarrett pno, Ron McClure bass, Jack DeJohnette dms
  • For Heaven's Sake - Bill Evans pno, Gary Peacock bass, Paul Motian dms.
  • Garner: Misty. Erroll Garner, pno., Wyatt Ruther, db., Fats Heard, drums.
  • Scherzinger/Mercer - Tangerine - Nina Ferro
  • Bernstein: Some Other Time. Bill Charlap, pno., Bill Charlap Trio.
  • Gershwin: Who Cares? (Take 5). Cannonball Adderley, sax., Bill Evans, pno., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Gershwin: It Ain't Necessarily So. Erroll Garner, pno., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Garner: Eldorado. Erroll Garner, pno., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Closing remarks and theme