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Jazztrack - Since 1976

Jazztrack 40th Cover
Oct 25, 2016 Updated Dec 2, 2016

We're celebrating Jazztrack's 40th B'Day - highlights from a new 3CD set of Aussie jazz, recorded by the ABC.

This year Jazztrack turns 40, and to celebrate, Mal Stanley has dug deep into the ABC audio archives to put together a 3 CD collection of material that we've recorded over the last 4 decades.

Mal notes that "ever since Jim McLeod began Jazztrack back in 1976, documenting the growth of jazz in this country has been a central element of the program. The growth and maturity of the music has happily coincided with the program's existence, and it's been such a rewarding experience to be able to both record and present the many musicians both young and old who have been the essential part of it."

The new 3-disc features music from Bernie McGann, Mike Nock, Stephen Magnusson and Kristen Berardi - to name a few! The full set will be available on ABC Music this November to conincide with AusMusic Month here on ABC Jazz. It's also our feature album this week.

Tracks in this feature

CD1 (Studio Sessions)

1. 'Happy Times' - Bernie McGann Quartet
2. 'My One and Only' - Nichaud Fitzgibbon Quartet
3. 'Trinkle, Tinkle' - Ted Nettelbeck
4. 'Crust' - Stephen Magnusson Trio
5. 'Colin Alma' - Paper Hat Trio
6. 'Quite Like Lightning' - Shelley Scown & Tim Stevens
7. 'Cross Purposes' - Antboy
8. 'Seashell' - Kelly Ottaway and The Modern Operative
9. 'Inner Glimpse' - Go
10. 'Aviarytrix' - Mike Nock & Chris Abrahams
11. 'Lawn Boozer' - Carl Mackey Quartet
12. 'Legacy' - Tal Cohen & Jamie Oehlers
13. 'Lost in Motion' - Sorcha Albuquerque Trio
14. 'Whole Tones in Space' - Alister Spence

CD2 (Live Sessions)

1. 'It's Alright With Me' - Joe Chindamo & James Morrison
2. 'When I Grow Too Old To Dream' - Sweet Atmosphere
3. 'Loose Walk' - Errol Buddle, John Harkins, Brendan Clarke & Toby Hall
4. 'Tears' - Stephen Grant
5. 'Criss Cross' - Bopstretch
6. 'Full Bronte' - Wanderlust
7. 'Colonial Sketch No. 1' - Paul Grabowsky Trio
8. 'Solace' - Bob Bertles Moontrane
9. 'A Day In The Life Of A Fool' - Kristin Berardi, James Muller, Mike Nock, Mike Majkowski & Tim Firth
10. 'Toytown' - Blow

CD3 (Live Sessions)

1. 'Fire' - Mark Simmonds' Freeboppers
2. 'The Real Mission' - Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra
3. 'Like Spring' - Mike Nock & Roger Frampton
4. 'So In Love With You' - Michelle Nicolle Quartet
5. 'Hackensack' - Jex Saarelaht Trio with Bernie McGann
6. 'Subconscious-Lee' - Cool's Cool
7. 'Queen of Witches' - Barney McAll, Nash Lee, Phillip Rex, Craig Simon & Javier Fredes
8. 'Response' - Mace Francis Orchestra
9. 'Lover Man' - Tony Gould Trio with Graeme Lyall

CD: Jazztrack - Celebrating 40 Years (ABC Music 481 4683)
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On Nov 12, 2016. 9:51am
Andrew von Niedermueller said

Amongst others, how great to see Adelaide's Ted Nettlebeck included -if my memory is correct I first saw him play at Adelaide downstairs jazz venue "The Cellar" of the mid sixties; a very young Roger Frampton burst onto the scene from The Cellar as well. But Shelley Scown,??? I can readily think of other female singers I'd prefer to see in this collection!

On Nov 4, 2016. 3:48pm
Christopher Lynch said

Hearty congratulations to all - past and present - who have been or remain involved in bringing this wonderful jazz programme to air.
Jazztrack has given so many of us memorable hours of glorious sounds for which we should all be grateful, in addition to keeping us up to date with jazz news. I vividly recall those early editions of the show with the legendary Jim McLeod at the helm. Thanks so much everybody. I'll get my hands on that CD pack ASAP too.
Christopher Lynch - a Jazztrack listener since 1976 and a listener to other fine ABC jazz presentations for (too many now!) years earlier.

On Oct 26, 2016. 3:55pm
Ian Hudson said

'Lover Man' from Tony and Graeme is enough for me to buy the collection. It's been a long time coming, even allowing for the later recording, which, to me, hasn't got the vibrancy or spontaneity of the original.Thanks Mal.

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