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Peter de Ryk


21st January

Show Playlist
  • Gary Carney - Bumper to Bumper - Down Beat Big Band
  • Oliver Nelson - Stolen Moments - Down Beat Big Beat
  • D. Dower - Take On Me - David Dower Trio
  • D. Dower - The Painter - David Dower Trio
  • A. Keller - Search For Optimism (II) - Andrea Keller
  • A. Keller - Domesticity - Andrea Keller
  • Sangster - Ithildin - John Sangster feat. Don Burrows clt, John McCarthy clt.
  • Sangster - V-M-E Day (A Mondorian Phantasmagoria) - John Sangster feat Bob Bertles alto.
  • Reinhardt - Improvisation No. 2 - Mark Twigden
  • Coltrane – Naima – John Coltrane Bass – Jimmy Garrison Drums – Rashied Ali Percussion – Emanuel Rahim* Piano – Alice Coltrane Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Pharoah Sanders Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Bass Clarinet – John Coltrane
  • Davis – Nardis - Bill Evans: piano, Scott LaFaro: bass, Paul Motian: drums
  • Davis – Nefertiti – Miles Davis Bass – Ron Carter Drums – Tony Williams* Piano – Herbie Hancock Tenor Saxophone – Wayne Shorter Trumpet – Miles Davis
  • Loesser – Never Will I Marry - Cannonball Adderley and the Poll Winners Cannonball Adderley, Alto Saxophone Wes Montgomery, Guitar Victor Feldman, Piano, Vibes Ray Brown, Bass Louis Hayes, Drums
  • Silver – Nica’s Dream - Blue Mitchell - trumpet ·Junior Cook - tenor sax ·Horace Silver - piano ·Gene Taylor - bass ·Roy Brooks - drums
  • Porter – Night and Day - Stan Getz

  • 14th January

    Show Playlist
  • Basie, Count: One O'clock Jump. Count Basie orchestra.
  • McHugh/Fields: Exactly Like You. Basie/Durham/Rushing: Sent for You Yesterday and Here You Come Today. Jimmy Rushing, vocal. Caount Basie Orchestra.
  • Lunceford: Stratosphere. Parrish/Hudson/Mills: Organ Grinder's Swing. Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra
  • Lunceford: Lunceford Special. Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra.
  • Cahn/Chaplin: The Lady Who Swings the Band. Williams: Twinklin'. Andy Kirk & His Twelve Clouds of Joy
  • Parker: Ko-Ko. Charlie Parker, alto sax & ensemble.
  • Williams: Roll'Em. Mary Lou Williams trio.
  • Young: Lester Leaps Again. Blue Lester. Lester Young, sax & ensemble.
  • Donaldson/Whiting: My Blue Heaven. Mary Lou Williams Trio.
  • Styne, Jule: Time After Time. Ben Webster, tenor sax & ensemble.
  • Davis: All Blues. Mary Lou Williams, Brian Torff, bass.
  • Mitchell, Joni (arr. McKenzie, Sarah): Big Yellow Taxi. Sarah McKenzie, pno., Sarah McKenzie, voc. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Gensler/Robin: Love Is Just Around the Corner. Alex Hutchinson, clarinet. Mark Fitzgibbon, piano. Geoff Kluke, bass. Sonja Horbelt, drums.
  • Sting: Fragile. Becky Fox, voc. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Wonder: For Once In My Life. Mistaken Identity.
  • Loewe, Frederick: I've Grown Accustomed to his Face. Christine Sullivan, vocal. Joe Chindamo, piano. Doug DeVries, guitar. Darren Farrugia, drums.
  • Ranger: If I Should Lose You. Andrea Keller, piano. Tamara Murphy, bass. Allan Browne, drums.
  • Carmichael, Hoagy: The Nearness of You. Craig Fermanis, gtr., Danny Fischer, drums, Jonathan Zion, db., Julien Wilson, sax., Sam Keevers, pno., Tamara Kuldin, voc.
  • Robison-Hill: Old Folks. Joe Chindamo, piano. Ben Robertson, bass. David Beck, drums.

  • 7th January

    Show Playlist
  • Schifrin: Paraphrase. James Morrison, trumpet. Christian McBride, bass. Gordon Rytmeister, drums. Sysney SO/Schifrin
  • Hart/Stone/Raposa: Sesame Street. The Singers Unlimited, Oscar Peterson Trio.
  • Kern/Fields: Pick Yourself Up. Buddy De Franco, clarinet. Oscar Peterson Quartet.
  • Mulligan: Bernie's Tune. Gerry Milligan, baritone sax & trio.
  • Mulligan: Bernie's Tune. Karrin Allyson & Brian Hicks, vocals & ensemble.
  • Ellington, Duke: The Mooche. The New Wolverine Jazz Orchestra.
  • Tizol/Ellington: Caravan. Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano & ensemble.
  • Ellington, Duke: Sentimental Lady. Duke Ellington orchestra.
  • Ellington, Duke: I Didn't Know About You. Julie Anthony, vocal & Don Burrows Quartet.
  • Ellington, Duke (arr. Strayhorn, Billy): Satin Doll. Alan Turnbull, drums, Craig Scott, db., Don Burrows, fte., George Golla, gtr., James Morrison, tpt., Tony Ansell, pno.
  • Hendricks: Jon Hendricks, vocal & ensemble.
  • Strayhorn, Billy: Chelsea Bridge. Claude Bolling Band
  • Grouya/Anderson: Flamingo. Jimmy Smith, organ & ensemble.
  • Schertzinger/Mercer: I Remember You. Karlie Bruce, vocal. John Harkins, piano. Jonathan Zwartz, bass. Dave Hibberd, drums.
  • Columbo/Gaskill/Robin: Prisoner of Love. Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster, tenor sax. Oscar Peterson quartet.
  • Powell/de Moraes: Tempo Feliz. Richard Stoltzman, clarinet & ensemble.
  • Holiday, Billie: God Bless the Child. Billie Holiday, voc. Jazz Ensemble .

  • 31st December

    No available playlist

    24th December

    Show Playlist
  • Fox: Zat You, Santa Claus? Ingrid Lucia, vocal.
  • Trad: Hark The Herald Angels Sing. Don Burrows quintet
  • Berlin: White Christmas. Ella Fitzgerald, vocal.
  • Gillespie/Coots: Santa Claus is Coming to Town. Oscar Peterson, piano & ensemble.
  • Pierpont: Jingle Bells. Swingle Singers.
  • Traditional: The twelve days of Christmas. Stan Kenton Orchestra.
  • Brown/Redd: Please Come Home for Christmas. Papa von Vappie's New Orleans Jazz Band.
  • Traditional: Good King Wenceslas. Tony Gould, pno.
  • Trad: What Child is This (Greensleeves). John Coltrane, tenor sax & ensemble.
  • Henderson: All I Want for Christmas. Ray Charles & orchestra.
  • Cahn/Styne: Let It Snow. Wynton Marsalis, trumpet & ensemble.
  • Traditional: O Tannenbaum. Tony Gould, pno.
  • Trad: O Come All Ye Faithful. James Morrison, trumpet & band.
  • Hairston: Mary's Boy Child. Emma Pask, vocal & ensemble.
  • Kenton: Christmas Medley. Stan Kenton Orchestra.
  • Torme: The Christmas Song. Mel Torme, vocal & ensemble.
  • Trad: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. James Morrison, tenor sax & band.
  • Cahn/Styne: Christmas Waltz. Oscar Peterson, piano & ensemble.
  • Blane/Martin: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Diana Krall, piano & vocal, ensemble.
  • Trad: The First Noel. O Little Town of Bethlehem. Chris Botti, trumpet & orchestra.
  • Rossetti/Holst: In the Bleak Midwinter. Michael Harding, piano.
  • Guaraldi/Mendelson: Christmas Time is Here. Diana Krall, vocal & piano. Ensemble.

  • 17th December

    Show Playlist
  • Bailey, Judy: Two-Part Sketch. Judy Bailey's Jazz Connection Big Band
  • Greer/Klages: Just You, Just Me. George Washingmachine & Julie O'Hara, vocals.
  • Brown/freed: Should I. Kenny Davern, clarinet. Bob Wilber, soprano sax & band.
  • Armstrong: Cornet Chop Suey. Louis Armstrong, trumpet & the Hot Five.
  • Armstrong: Cornet Chop Suey. Harry James, trumpet & big band.
  • Jones: A Child is Born. Coates: A Song for Christmas. Nancy Lamott, vocal & ensemble.
  • Chestnut: Strolling in Central Park.
  • Lewis, John: Skating in Central Park. MJQ.
  • Ellington: I'm Just a Lucky So and So. Youmans: I Know That You Know. Jackie Cain, vocal. Roy Kral, piano & ensemble.
  • Dennerlein: Green Paradise. Barbara Dennerlein, organ & ensemble.
  • Morton: Wolverine Blues. Ralph Sutton, piano. Bob Barnard, cornet. Len Barnard, drums.
  • Rutter, John: Candlelight Carol. James/Wheeler: The Silver Stars are In the Sky. The Idea of North.
  • Trad: Blue Dove (La Paloma). Paul Desmond, alto sax, MJQ.
  • Fox: Buddy's Blues. Mimi Fox, guitar & ensemble.
  • Trad: God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen. George Shearing Quintet.
  • Van Heusen/Arlen: Stormy Weather. Marie Wilson, vocal & sensemble.
  • Schneider: Nocturne. Maria Schneider Orchestra.

  • 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.