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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.


13th November

Show Playlist
  • Theme and opening remarks Jazz from 1978 Miles Davis from 1968 left over from last week
  • Davis - Tout de Suite - Miles Davis tpt, Wayne Shorter ten, Herbie Hancock pno, Ron Carter bass, Tony Williams dms
  • Arlen/Mercer - Blues in the Night - Mel Torme with the Buddy Rich Big Band
  • Bernie/Pinkard/Casey - Sweet Georgia Brown - Oscar Peterson pno, Ray Brown OR Niels-Henning Orsted Petersen bass
  • Corea - Cappucino - Chick Corea kbds, Joe Farrell sax, Eddie Gomez bass, Steve Gadd dms.
  • Zawinul - The Pursuit of the Woman With the Feathered Hat - Weather Report Wayne Shorter sax, Joe Zawinul kbds, Jaco Pastorius bass, Peter Erskind dms, Manolo Badrena voc.
  • Sangster/Lear - The Owl and the Pussycat - John Sangster and friends feat. Jim Kelly gtr, Ivan Smith narrator
  • Sangster - The Runcible Hat - John Sangster glock & marimba, Bob Barnard cnt, Tony Gould pno, Chris Qua bass, Doug Gallagher dms.
  • Sedergreen - Street of Dreams - Brian Brown sax, Bob sedergreen pno, Ted Vining dms. First Aust. group to play the Scandinavian jazz festivals.
  • Giuffre - Four Brothers - Manhattan Transfer
  • Golson - I Remember Clifford - Sarah Vaughan
  • Sun Ra - Where Pathways Meet - Sun Ra and his Arkestra
  • Waller/Razaf - Honeysuckle Rose - Sun Ra pno solo
  • Hancock - Sunlight - Herbie Hancock kbds/voc, Bennie Maupin sop, Ray Parker Jr. gtr, Paul Jackson bass, James Levi dms, Bill Summers perc.
  • Scofield - Amy (Who Else?) - John Scofield
  • Lennon/McCartney - She's Leaving Home - Al Jarreau
  • Closing remarks and theme

  • 6th November

    Show Playlist
  • Theme and opening remarks: the music of 1968
  • Clapton/Bruce/Brown - Sunshine of Your Love - Ella Fitzgerald & Ernie Heckscher Big Band with Tommy Flanagan pno. Allen Smith tpt.
  • Silver - Psychedelic Sally - Horace Silver – piano Charles Tolliver – trumpet Stanley Turrentine – tenor saxophone Bob Cranshaw – bass, electric bass Mickey Roker – drums
  • Hancock - Speak Like a Child - Herbie Hancock - piano Thad Jones - fluegelhorn Jerry Dodgion — alto flute Peter Philips — bass trombone Ron Carter — bass Mickey Roker — drums
  • Roach - Members Don't Git Weary -Max Roach - drums Charles Tolliver - trumpet Gary Bartz - alto saxophone Stanley Cowell - piano, electric piano Jymie Merritt - electric bass Andy Bey - vocal
  • Lewis - Three Little Feelings (I, II & III) - Modern Jazz Quartet (Milt Jackson - vibraphone John Lewis - piano Percy Heath - double bass Connie Kay - drums, percussion)
  • Taylor - Why? The King of Love is Dead - Nina Simone
  • A. Coltrane - Lord Help Me to Be -Piano: Alice Coltrane Percussion: Ben Riley Drums: Rashied Ali Upright Bass: Jimmy Garrison Tenor Saxophone: Pharoah Sanders
  • McDuff/Meshel - Esperanto - Jack McDuff - organ David Newman, Danny Turner - alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute Leo Johnson - tenor saxophone, flute Melvin Sparks - guitar Abe Blassingame - drums
  • Morgan - Yes I Can, No You Can’t Lee Morgan (Trumpet) Wayne Shorter (Tenor Saxophone) Harold Mabern Jr. (Piano) Bob Cranshaw (Bass) Billy Higgins (Drums)
  • Burrows - Spider Gang/Hitch Hiker Don Burrows: Baritone Sax, Alto Sax, Clarinet, Flute, Alto Flute. Errol Buddle: Alto Sax, Bassoon, Oboe, Clarinet, Flute. Graeme Lyall: Tenor Sax, Clarinet, Flute. Bill Burton: Trumpet, Fluegel Horn. Peter Haslam: Trombone. John Sangster: Vibes, Percussion. George Golla: Guitar. Ed Gaston: Bass. Jackie Dougan: Drums.
  • Libaek - The Big Ones Sven Libaek Don Burrows - reeds George Golla - gtr John Sangster - vibes Richard Brooks - harmonica
  • Corea - Now He Sings, Now He Sobs Chick Corea - pno.
  • Ellington - I Like the Sunrise Frank Sinatra and Duke Ellington Ellington won Grammy for BEST INSTRUMENTAL JAZZ PERFORMANCE - LARGE GROUP OR SOLOIST WITH LARGE GROUP: “AND HIS MOTHER CALLED HIM BILL”
  • Noble - The Touch of Your Lips (many different recordings of this by Evans) Bill Evans pno, Eddie Gómez - double bass Jack DeJohnette - drums GRAMMY - BEST INSTRUMENTAL JAZZ PERFORMANCE - SMALL GROUP OR SOLOIST WITH SMALL GROUP
  • Davis - Tout de Suite Miles tpt, Drums: Tony Williams Piano: Herbie Hancock Bass: Ron Carter Tenor Saxophone: Wayne Shorter
  • Carla Bley - A Genuine Tong Funeral: Opening/Shovels/The Survivors/Grave Train Gary Burton vibs Michael Mantler - trumpet Jimmy Knepper – trombone, bass trombone Howard Johnson – tuba, baritone saxophone Steve Lacy – soprano saxophone Gato Barbieri – tenor saxophone Carla Bley – piano, organ, conductor Larry Coryell – guitar Steve Swallow – double bass Bob Moses – drums
  • Closing remarks and theme

  • 30th October

    Show Playlist
  • Theme and opening remarks: The music of 1958 - jazz releases from 60 years ago.
  • Ellington - Just Scratchin' the Surface - Duke Ellington & his Orchestra
  • Ellington - Jump For Joy - Dave Brubeck Quartet: Brubeck pno, Paul Desmond sax, Joe Benjamin bass, Joe Morello dms.
  • Roy Eldridge/Buster Harding - Little Jazz - Ella Fitzgerald + the Marty Paich Dectet
  • Kern/Mercer - I'm Old Fashioned - John Coltrane ten, Lee Morgan tpt, Curtis Fuller tbn, Kenny Drew pno, Paul Chambers bass, Philly Joe Jones dms.
  • Ramirez - Lover Man - Jimmy Smith org,Lou Donaldson alto, Eddie McFadden gtr, Donald Bailey dms.
  • Ellis/Frigo/Carter - Detour Ahead - Australian Jazz Quintet Ed Gaston, Errol Buddle reeds, Dick Healey, Bryce Rohde pno, Jack Brockensha vibes.
  • Terry - In Orbit - Clark Terry fl, & Thelonious Monk pno, Sam Jones bass, Philly Joe Jones dms.
  • Gershwin/Gershwin - How Long Has This Been Going On? - Chet Baker tpt/voc, Kenny Drew pno, Sam Jones bass, Dannie Richmond dms.
  • Porter - Love For Sale - Cannonball Adderley alto, Miles Davis tpt, Hank Jones pno, Sam Jones bass, Art Blakey dms.
  • Coleman - The Sphinx - Ornette Coleman alto, Don Cherry cnt, Walter Norris pno, Don Payne bass, Billy Higgins dms.
  • Gillespie - Con Alma - Dizzy Gillespie tpt, and Sonny Stitt ten, Ray Bryant pno, Tommy Bryant bass, Charlie Persip dms.
  • Jones/Vaughan - No Count Sarah - Sarah Vaughan with the Count Basie Orch (minus Count Basie - Ronell Bright at piano)
  • Diggers' Rest - Brian Brown Quartet with Stewie Speer dms
  • Two Bass Hit - Miles Davis tpt, Cannonball Adderley alto, John Coltrane ten, Red Garland pno, Paul Chambers bass, Philly Joe Jones dms.
  • Coward - Some Day I'll Find You - Sonny Rollins ten, Oscar Pettiford bass, Max Roach dms.
  • Simon/Bernier - Poinciana - Ahmad Jamal pno, Israel Crosby bass, Vernel Fournier dms.
  • Sinatra - I'm a Fool to Want You - Billie Holiday with the Ray Ellis Orchestra
  • Closing remarks and theme

  • 23rd October

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    16th October

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    9th October

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    2nd October

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    25th September

    Show Playlist
  • Theme and opening remarks - Real Book Richard Dworsky featured pianist
  • Mingus - Group Dances (Soul Fusion - Freewoman and Oh! This Freedom's Slave Cries - Charles Mingus
  • Grappelli/Reinhardt - Swing 39 - Charlie Byrd
  • Dworsky - Summit Avenue Rag - Richard Dworsky with Guy's All Star Shoe Band
  • Dworsky - Stride by Stride - Richard Dworsky
  • King/Stewart/Price - You Belong to Me - Janet Seidel
  • Hefti - Duet - Ben Jones
  • Swallow - Hullo Bolinas - Bill Evans
  • Towner - Icarus - Paul Winter Consort
  • Duke: I Can't Get Started. Wynton Marsalis, tpt., Shirley Horn, voc., Wycliffe Gordon, tbn., Herb Harris, sax., Alvin Batiste, cl., Wessell Anderson, sax., Marcus Roberts, pno., Reginald Veal, bass, Herlin Riley, drums, Todd Williams, sax., Joe Temperley, sax., Todd Williams, cl.
  • Rodgers (arr. Bregman): I Could Write a Book. Ella Fitzgerald, voc., Studio Orch/Buddy Bregman.
  • Dworsky - They Don't Want Piano - Richard Dworsky and
  • Dworsky - Frostbite Boogie - Richard Dworsky
  • Symes/Neiburg/Levinson - The Talk of the Town - Errol Buddle Sextet
  • Jobim - Wave - Rosemary Clooney
  • Parish: Sweet Lorraine. Lionel Hampton, vibraphone, Ron Carter, db., Roy Haynes, drums, Wallace Roney, tpt., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Williams - Air Dancing - Buster Williams
  • Tchicai - Pa Tirsdag - Pierre Dorge and his New Jungle Orchestra
  • Perroni - Moliendo - Charlie Byrd
  • Gershwin - Swanee - Richard Dworsky and Rob Fisher
  • Dworsky - Emily Dickinson Suite - Sally Dworsky and Richard Dworsky
  • Monk - Straight No Chaser - Paul Grabowsky Trio
  • Closing remarks and theme

  • 18th September

    Show Playlist
  • Theme and Opening remarks - Featured pianist Yaron Gershovsky Real Book John Sangster
  • Sauter - Clarinet a la King - Sauter-Finegan Orchestra
  • Wolf/Davis - Azure Te (Paris Blues) - Sauter-Finegan Orchestra
  • Crossroads - Yaron Gershovsky
  • In the Deep - Yaron Gershovsky Trio
  • Sangster - Summer's Solstice - John Sangster
  • Sangster - Winter's Solstice - John Sangster
  • Sangster - Sunup - Friends of John Sangster
  • House of Jade - Wayne Shorter ten, McCoy Tyner ono, Reginald Workman bass, Elvin Jones dms
  • Lewis: How High the Moon - Benny Goodman Septet
  • Lewis: How High the Moon. Ella Fitzgerald, voc., Charlie Parker, sax., Jazz at the Philharmonic.
  • Jobim: How insensitive. Don Burrows, fte., James Morrison, pno., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Zindars - How My Heart Sings - Bill Evans pno, Chuck Israels bass, Paul Motian dms
  • Devotion - Yaron Gershovsky Trio with Janis Siegel vocal
  • A Song For Mia - Yaron Gershovsky Trio
  • Cahn/Styne: I Fall in Love Too Easily. Warren Vache, cornet.
  • Berlin - What'll I Do? - Connie Lansberg
  • Dust in the Wind - Julie Eigenberg and Yaron Gershovsky