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


20th October

Show Playlist
  • Trumpets All Out – Ernie Wilkins Big Band (featuring 5 trumpets)
  • Oh Gee, Oh Me, Oh My – Billy Ver Planck & his Orchestra
  • F. Navarro - Nostalgia – Lee Morgan with Hank Mobley
  • C. Byrd - Homage to Charlie Christian – Charlie Byrd
  • Zappa - Son of Mr. Green Genes - Frank Zappa feat. Drums – Paul Humphrey Electric Bass – Max Bennett
  • Ellington - Sophisticated Lady - Johnny Hodges alto sax, Nelson Williams (trumpet), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Al Sears (tenor sax), Leroy Lovett (piano), Lloyd Trotman (bass), Sonny Greer (drums)
  • Hancock - The Sorcerer - Herbie Hancock piano Thad Jones — fluegelhorn Jerry Dodgion — alto flute Peter Philips — bass trombone Ron Carter — bass Mickey Roker — drums
  • Davis - So What - Miles Davis Alto Saxophone – Cannonball Adderley Bass – Paul Chambers Drums – Jimmy Cobb Piano – Bill Evans Tenor Saxophone – John Coltrane Trumpet – Miles Davis
  • Schroder, Ken: Panther. Moovin' and Groovin' Orch .
  • Lewis, John: Skating in Central Park. David Ward-Steinman, pno., Tony Gould, pno.
  • Lewis, John: Milano. Tony Gould, pno.
  • Lewis, John: Concert piece for two pianos: In Memoriam. David Ward-Steinman, pno., Tony Gould, pno.
  • Kaper, Bronislau: Invitation. John Montesante Quintet .
  • Gassin, Daniel: Crossover. Daniel Gassin, pno., Daniel Susnjar, drums, Sam Anning, db.

  • 13th October

    Show Playlist
  • Raeburn/Finckel - "BOYD MEETS STRAVINSKY" Boyd Raeburn and his orchestra. superb piano solo by Dodo Marmarosa. Harry Klee, Wilber Schwartz, Ralph Lee, Gus McReynolds, Hy Mandel, Boyd Raeburn (sax) Dale Pierce, Ray Linn, Cari Groen, Nelson Shelladay (tp) Ollie Wilson, Britt Woodman, Hal Smith (tb) Dodo Marmarosa (p) Harry Babashin (b) Dave Barbour (g) Jakie Mills (ds)
  • Foster - Alternative – Frank Foster feat. Kenny Burrell / Benny Powell / Kenny Clarke
  • Romberg – Softly as in a Morning Sunrise – Modern Jazz Quartet: Milt Jackson (vibraphone), John Lewis (piano), Percy Heath (bass), Kenny Clarke (drums)
  • Gillespie – Birk’s Works – Dizzy Gillespie tpt, Milt Jackson vibes, John Coltrane ten, Percy Heath bass, Al Jones dms. Unknown gtr.
  • Cirillo - Level Seven - Wally Cirillo pno, Teo Macero ten, Charles Mingus bass, Kenny Clarke dms
  • Clarke - Volcano – Kenny Clarke
  • L. Young - Blue Lester – Lester Young (ts), Count Basie (p), Freddie Green (g), Rodney Richardson (b), Shadow Wilson (ds)
  • Gershwin/Gershwin – How Long Has This Been Going On – Al Cohn ten with George Wallington pno - Tommy Potter bass, Max Roach dms
  • Cadena - The Jazz Message (Freedom for All) (Hank Mobley feat. Donald Byrd, Horace Silver, John Laporta & Kenny Clarke) · Donald Byrd · Horace Silver · John LaPorta · Kenny Clarke ·
  • Cadena - What’d You Say – Frank Wess, sax, Frank Foster, Benny Powell Bennie Powell Henry Coker, Eddie Jones, Kenny Clarke
  • Porter – All Through the Night – John Mehegan pno
  • Wayne - Butterfingers – Chuck Wayne Quintet: Brew Moore (tenor sax), Harvey Leonard (piano), Chuck Wayne (guitar), George Duvivier (bass), Ed Shaughnessy (drums)
  • Wallington - Joy Bell - George Wallington Trio
  • R. Noble - Love Is the Sweetest Thing – Johnny Coates pno with rhythm
  • Best - Move – Red Norvo vibes, Tal Farlow gtr, Charlie Mingus bass
  • Lester Young - Tickle Toe – Art Pepper
  • R. Brecker – Some Skunk Funk – The Brecker Brothers 1975
  • Stu Balcomb – Song – Yvan Jacques gtr.
  • H. Silver – Song For My Father – Horace Silver
  • Kern/Hammerstein – The Song is You – Grant Green gtr, Sonny Clark pno, Sam Jones bass, Art Blakey dms.
  • Morrison, James: My Beautiful. James Morrison, tpt., Ray Brown, db. Benny Green pno, Jeff Hamilton dms

  • 6th October

    Show Playlist
  • Duvivier - Jay Gee - Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra
  • Wilcox - The Jimmies - Jimmie Lunceford Orch.
  • George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin - A Foggy Day / Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart - The Lady Is a Tramp/ Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler - I've Got the World on a String Personnel: Marian McPartland (piano), Vinnie Burke (bass), Joe Morello (drums)
  • Parker - Now's the Time - Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie
  • Parker - Koko - Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie
  • I Dig You the Most - Ernie Wilkins Septet - Personnel: Eddie Bert (trombone), Ernie Wilkins (alto sax, tenor sax, arrange), George Barrow (tenor sax, baritone sax), Cecil Payne (baritone sax), Hank Jones (piano), Wendell Marshall (bass), Kenny Clarke (drums) from the album
  • Lament · J.J. Johnson tbn, Kai Winding tbn, Charlie Mingus bass, Billy Bauer gtr · Kenny Clarke dms, Wally Cirillo pno
  • Kern/Harbach - Yesterdays - Duke Jordan Trio
  • Coward - I’ll Follow My Secret Heart – Coleman Hawkins ten.
  • Bohemia After Dark - Nat Adderley (cor), Donald Byrd (tp), Julian "Cannonball" Adderley (as), Jerome Richardson (ts,fl), Horace Silver (p), Paul Chambers (b), Kenny Clarke (ds)
  • Waldron - Big E - Nat Adderley
  • A Little Taste - Cannonball Adderley - Alto Sax, Nat Adderley - Cornet Hank Jones - Piano Paul Chambers - Bass Kenny Clarke – Drums
  • Odd Number Hank Jones Trio – Hank Jones pno, Kenny Clarke dms, Wendell Marshall bass
  • Gus Arnheim, Charles N. Daniels, Harry Tobias - Sweet And Lovely - Howard McGhee tpt & Milt Jackson vibes
  • Davis/Tyner/Kramer/Smith/Thompson - Borderline - Ray McKinley Orch
  • Oakland/Murray - If I Love Again - Donald Byrd
  • Churchill, Frank: Someday My Prince Will Come. Dave Brubeck, pno., Paul Desmond, sax. Dave Brubeck Quartet .
  • Bernstein/Comden/Green – Some Other Time – Blossom Dearie pno/voc, Ray Brown bass, Ed Thigpen dms
  • Mihanovich – Sometime Ago – Art Farmer Quartet, Art Farmer tpt , Jim Hall gtr, Steve Swallow bass, Walter Perkins dms

  • 29th September

    Show Playlist
  • Daly/Wilson: Col's Dilemma. Daly Wilson Big Band.
  • Daly/Wilson: Today. Daly Wilson Big Band. Kerrie Biddell, voc.
  • Simon: Still Crazy After All These Years. Brad Mehldau, piano. Larry Grenadier, bass. Jorge Rossy, drums.
  • Palmer/Williams: I've Found a New Baby. Sam Pilafian, tuba. Mark Shane, piano. Frank Vignola, guitar. Jimmy George, rhythm guitar.
  • Raglus/Haymes: Never Say Never. FOGG: Bruce Haymes, piano. Jeff Raglus, trumpet. Atlanta Coogan, voc. James Sherlock, guitar. Joe Camilleri, alto sax. Adam Simmons, baritone sax. Jordan Murray, trombone. Steve Hadley, bass. Nicky Bomba, drums.
  • Speak No Evil. Wayne Shorter, sax. Various .
  • Brown: Dahoud. Emily Remler, guitar. Hank Jones, piano. Buster Williams, bass. Marvin Smitty Smith, drums.
  • Kern, Jerome (arr. McKenzie, Sarah): I Won't Dance. Sarah McKenzie, pno., Sarah McKenzie, voc.
  • Rodgers/Hart: Dancing on the Ceiling. Warren Vache, cornet. Bill Charlap, piano.
  • Howard: Stationary. Luke Howard, piano. Leonard Grigoryan, guitar. Ben Robertson, bass. Darryn Farrugia, drums. Alex Pertout, percussion.
  • Telson: Bagdad Cafe - Calling You. Richard Stoltzman, clarinet. Jeremy Wall & Rob Mounsey, piano & keyboards. Dave Samuels, vibes, marimba & percussion. Gene Bertoncini, guitar. Eddie Gomez, bass.
  • Porter: Every Time We Say Goodbye/Burden. Phlipp Weiss, voc. Lew Soloff, trumpet. Tim Bolden, flugelhorn. Eric Alexander, tenor sax. Steve Kuhn, piano. David Fink, bass. Billy Drummond, drums.
  • Gershwin, George (arr. Grusin, Dave): Nice Work if you Can Get it. Simon Tedeschi, pno.
  • Schneider: Dissolution. Maria Schneider Orchestra..
  • Bricusse: When I Look In Your Eyes. Carol Sloane, voc. Bill Charlap, piano. Howard Alden, guitar. Steve Gilmore, bass. Ron Vincent, drums.

  • 22nd September

    Show Playlist
  • Tapscott - Mary On Sunday - Horace Tapscott Orchestra
  • Nock - Kiss - Mike Nock pno, Lloyd Swanton bass, Hamish Stuart dms
  • Nock, Mike: Kiss. Caroline Lynn, voc.
  • Lynn, Caroline: Walk Soft. Caroline Lynn, voc.
  • Traditional (arr. Orszaczky, Jackie): Sir az ut elottem. The World According to James .
  • Beard, Craig: Tell. Adam Starr, gtr., Anthony Schulz, piano accordion, Craig Beard, vibes/perc. Simon Starr bass, Dave Beck dms
  • Pendlebury, Andrew: Catalina. Andrew Pendlebury, gtr., Doug De Vries, gtr.
  • Isaacs, Mark: Incantation. Mark Isaacs, pno. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Traditional: Pygmy Lullaby. Emma Gilmartin, voc., Tony Gould, pno.
  • Gershwin, George (arr. Crellin, Naomi): But Not for Me. The Idea of North .
  • Strayhorn, Billy (arr. Powell, Kenny): Lush Life. Bob Barnard, cornet Kenny Powell Orch .
  • Gelling, Peter (arr. Gelling, Peter): Five Wheel Drive. Doug Williams, voc., Peter Gelling, keyboards, rhythm .
  • Grabowsky, Paul: The Happy Go Lucky Country. Allan Browne, perc. Paul Grabowsky Trio .
  • Robertson, Ben: Morning Service. Geoff Hughes gtr, Allan Browne, perc., Ben Robertson, db.
  • D. Samuel - Slowly Gone, Bygone - European String Connection (feat. Mic Oechsner & Uli Graner)
  • Davis – Solar – Miles Davis: trumpet Dave Schildkraut: alto saxophone Horace Silver: piano Percy Heath: bass Kenny Clarke: drums.
  • Ellington – Solitude – Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Max Roach

  • 15th September

    Show Playlist
  • Mulder - Mambo For Mike - Esstee Big Band soloist: Matt Poynter sax
  • Grabowsky - Angel - Esstee Big Band soloist: Scott Templeton sax
  • Chidzey, Alinta: Don't Hold On. Alinta Chidzey, voc. Alinta and the Jazz Emperors .
  • Morrison, William (arr. Morrison, William): The Night Was Sultry. Harry Morrison, db., James Morrison, brass, Patrick Danso, drums, William Morrison, gtr.
  • De Sylva/Brown/Henderson - Broadway - Tal Farlow gtr, Eddie Costa pno, Vinnie Bourke bass
  • Mulligan - Fall Out - Gerry Mulligan bar, Paul Desmond alto, Joe Benjamin bass, Dave Bailey dms
  • Seven Come Eleven - Benny Goodman Sextet with George Benson gtr
  • Laws - Shades of Light - Hubert Laws fl with the Louis Van Dyke Trio Louyis Van Dyke pno Jaques Scholz bass John Engels dms
  • Mandel/Webster - The Shadow of Your Smile - Ron Carter bass, Stephen Scott pno, Lewis Nash dms
  • Morgan - The Sidewinder - Lee Morgan tpt, Joe Henderson ten, Barry Harris pno, Bob Cranshaw bass, Billy Higgins dms
  • Carla Bley - Sing Me Softly of the Blues - John McLaughlin gtr, Joey DeFrancesco organ, Elvin Jones dms
  • John Lewis - Skating in Central Park - Bill Evans pno, Jim Hall gtr
  • Metheny, Pat / Berardi, Kristin (words): Unity Village. Kristin Berardi, voc., Steve Newcomb, pno., James Sherlock, gtr., Sam Anning, db.,
  • Johnston, Phillip: Temporary Blindness. Phillip Johnston & the Coolerators .
  • Hamilton, Arthur: Cry Me a River. Mike Nock Trio . Anthony Cox bass Tony Reedus dms
  • Keller/Dylan Thomas - Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night - Andrea Keller pno, Gian Slater & Vince Jones voc, Julien Wilson sax, Steve Magnusson gtr
  • Keller - Listen (instrumental) - Andrea Keller

  • 8th September

    Show Playlist
  • Donaldson - Blues Walk - Alto Saxophone – Lou Donaldson Bass – 'Peck' Morrison* Congas – Ray Barretto Drums – Dave Bailey Piano – Herman Foster
  • Myrow - Autumn Nocturne - Alto Saxophone – Lou Donaldson Bass – 'Peck' Morrison* Congas – Ray Barretto Drums – Dave Bailey Piano – Herman Foster
  • Midnight Creeper - Saxophone [Alto] – Lou Donaldson Drums – Leo Morris Guitar – George Benson Organ – Lonnie Smith Trumpet – Blue Mitchell
  • Willie "The Lion" Smith - Fingerbuster - Dick Hyman
  • rALPH bURNS/wOODY hERMAN/jOHNNY mERCER - Early Autumn - Dick Hyman Trio
  • Rodgers/Hammerstein - My Favourite Things - Dick Hyman Trio Bass – Jay Leonhart Drums – Chuck Redd
  • Kahn/Jones - It Had to Be You - Tony Bennett
  • Porter - I Get a Kick Out of You - Tony Bennett Art Blakey dms Milt Hinton bass Ralph Sharon pno Al Cohn ten Nat Adderley tpt
  • Bernstein/Comden/Green - Some Other Time - Tony Bennett with Bill Evans pno
  • When They Ask About You - Ernie Andrews Bass – Ray Drummond Drums – Michael Carvin Guitar – Jimmy Ponder Piano – Junior Mance Tenor Saxophone – Houston Person Vocals – Ernie Andrews
  • Johnson - Big City - Ernie Andrews with Cannonball Adderley Bass – Sam Jones Cornet – Nat Adderley Drums – Louis Hayes Piano – Joe Zawinul Saxophone, Cannonball Adderley Vocals – Ernie Andrews
  • Girl Talk - Ernie Andrews Bass – John Webber (2) Drums – Alvin Atkinson Guitar – Dom Minasi (tracks: except tracks 2, 7, 10) Piano – Aaron Graves Tenor Saxophone – Houston Person Vocals – Ernie Andrews
  • Barnet - Skyliner - Doc Severinson & the Tonight Show Band arr. Mike Barone
  • Carmichael - Georgia On My Mind - Doc Severinson arr. Tommy Newsom
  • Gillespie - A Night in Tunisia - Doc Severinson with the University of North Texas One O'Clock Lab Band dir. Jay Saunders rec. Dallas Texas March 2015
  • Mingus - Self Portrait in Three Colours - Charles Mingus
  • Jarrett - Semblence - Keith Jarrett pno
  • Corea - Senor Mouse - Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band featuring Chick Corea pno
  • Kirk - Serenade to a Cuckoo - Roland Kirk fl Horace Parlan pno Michael Fleming bass Walter Perkins dms Crystal-Joy Albert voc
  • Goodman/Christian - Seven Come Eleven - Benny Goodman - clarinet George Benson - guitar (lead & solo) Bucky Pizzarelli - rhythm guitar John Bunch - piano Ron Carter - bass Grady Tate - drums
  • Davis - Seven Steps to Heaven - Miles Davis – trumpet George Coleman – tenor saxophone Herbie Hancock – piano Ron Carter – bass Tony Williams – drums

  • 1st September

    Show Playlist
  • Calloway - Minnie the Moocher - Cab Calloway with the Blues Brothers Band
  • Ellington - Ad Lib on Nippon - Duke Ellington Orchestra
  • Bryant - Reflection - Roy Haynes Trio Roy Haynes dms Phineas Newborn pno Paul Chambers bass
  • Pozo - Tin Tin Deo - Roy Haynes (voc/dms) Kenny Barron pno/elec pno Richard Davis bass
  • Parker - Yardbird Suite - Roy Haynes dms, Kenny Garrett alto Roy Hargrove tpt Dave Kikoski pno Dave Holland bass
  • Lullaby of the Leaves - Benny Goodman Sextet feat. Terry Gibbs
  • Gibbs arr. B. Holman - It Might As Well Be Swing - Terry Gibbs Big Band
  • Kosma - Autumn Leaves - Terry Gibbs vibes, John Campbell pno Mike Gurrota bass Gerry Gibbs dms
  • Sun Ra - Plutonian Nights - Sun Ra & his Myth Science Arkestra feat. Marshall Allen alto/fl
  • Allan/Boykins - Angels and Demons at Play - Sun Ra & his Myth Science Arkestra feat Marshall Allen fl.
  • Sun Ra - Planet Earth - Sun Ra & his Solar Arkestra feat. Marshall Allen fl. solo James Spaulding, John Gilmore saxes Lucious Randolph tpt Sun Ra - piano/bells Jim Herndon timbales Pat Patrick bells/drums
  • Nestico - Pressure Cooker - Sammy Nestico feat Louis Belson dms Pete Jolly pno Bob Hardaway sax
  • Nestico - A Warm Breeze - Sammy Nestico Big Band
  • Nestico - Charlie the Whale - Sammy Nestico & the SWR Swing Band
  • Nestico - Ya Gotta Try Harder - Quincy Jones/Sammy Nestico Orchestra
  • Carmichael - Georgia On my Mind - Dave Brubeck Quartet (with Eugene Wright)
  • Wright - The Wright Groove - Eugene Wright
  • Desmond - When Joanna Loved Me - Paul Desmond sax, Jim Hall gtr, Eugene Wright bass, Connie Kay dms
  • Desmond - Take Five - Dave Brubeck Quartet feat Eugene Wright bass