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Jazztrack

Jazztrack Mal Stanley
Page added Dec 2, 2011 Updated Jan 27, 2015

Mal Stanley brings you the best jazz from Australia and around the world. On-air Saturday & Sunday at 5pm, repeated Tuesday & Wednesday at 2pm & 9pm.

Join him for a whole world of jazz, including new and historical recordings and the ABC's own recordings in studios and at festivals.

Changes to Jazztrack in 2015

Jazztrack is no longer broadcast on ABC Classic FM but is repeated on RN at 11pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

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Coming Up

Broadcast:
Sat 31 Jan 5:00pm
Tue 3 Feb 2:00pm
Tue 3 Feb 9:00pm

Mal spins some rarities by the great tenor player Stanley Turrentine, captured in both a quintet and sextet setting from a reissue box set.

Broadcast:
Sun 1 Feb 5:00pm
Wed 4 Feb 2:00pm
Wed 4 Feb 9:00pm

On this episode, we'll hear highlights from Jeff 'Tain' Watts' performance at Wangaratta 2014, which we were lucky enough to record live.

Latest Episode

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Broadcast:
Sun 25 Jan 5:00pm
Wed 28 Jan 2:00pm
Wed 28 Jan 9:00pm

In honor of the Australian pianist Tony Gould's 75th birthday, Mal presents a classic recording with his trio plus Graeme Lyall from 1994.

Recent Episodes

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Broadcast:
Sat 24 Jan 5:00pm
Tue 27 Jan 2:00pm
Tue 27 Jan 9:00pm

Singer Peggy Lee is featured on this episode with an after-hours live recording captured at New York's Basin Street East Club in 1961.

Broadcast:
Sun 18 Jan 5:05pm
Wed 21 Jan 2:00pm
Wed 21 Jan 9:00pm

To mark the final Jazztrack on Classic FM, Mal is featuring a number of tracks that he played on his first episode of the show in 2004.

Broadcast:
Sat 17 Jan 5:05pm
Tue 20 Jan 2:00pm
Tue 20 Jan 9:00pm

Reissued rarities and new releases, from swing to bop, including Amancio D'Silva's once hard to find 'Hum Dono' - presented by Gerry Koster.

Broadcast:
Sun 11 Jan 5:05pm
Wed 14 Jan 2:00pm
Wed 14 Jan 9:00pm

Gerry Koster presents never before released Bernie McGann, plus new releases from Jef Neve, Verneri Pohjola, Tim Garland and James Mustafa.

Broadcast:
Sat 10 Jan 5:05pm
Tue 13 Jan 2:00pm
Tue 13 Jan 9:00pm

Boogie, blues, ragtime, bebop, big band - some old school as well as some new and recent releases on the show, presented by Gerry Koster.

Sam Keevers
Broadcast:
Sun 4 Jan 5:05pm
Wed 7 Jan 2:00pm
Wed 7 Jan 9:00pm

With the closure of Melbourne's Bennetts Lane in mid 2015 we'll hear one of the many Jazztrack recordings made there by pianist Sam Keevers.

Comments

On Jan 28, 2015. 6:36pm
Anonymous said

I've got to tell you that I really missed jazztracks on the weekend. Saturday and Sundays at 5pm. ABC classic FM. That's where Jazztracks belongs.

Please ABC, find somewhere else to save a couple of $$ and bring it back to its rightful place...

Matt

On Jan 28, 2015. 10:36am
Anonymous said

Regional Australia abandoned! Thank you Jane Atkinson and Steven Lewis for sharing your dismay at ABC abandoning what used to work so well for jazz lovers. Seems like the city-centric decision makers just don't understand what an important role radio plays when it is the only channel of communication with the rest of the world. You would hope that these Sydney-centric media bogans (shame on you) would understand that there is no coverage for digital radio out here where there is no phone or TV coverage. But it seems they don't.

Best wishes to those that share a love of refined ideas... Simon Pockley (Warrumbungles).

On Jan 25, 2015. 6:33pm
Anonymous said

Please reinstate Jazztracks on previous timeslots. Jazz can be seen as classical, at least as crossover, very frequently, and we regular classics listeners enjoy the mix. Can't tell you how much we enjoyed a Saturday pre-dinner drink with Mal, and now he's been relegated to gone to Oh-God-O-Clock, or fiddle around with the internet when you're trying to use it for something else, so it restarts all the time.. Didn't do this on purpose because of the election this weekend did you?
Jane Atkinson.

On Jan 25, 2015. 5:49pm
Anonymous said

To whom it may concern;
PLEASE bring back Jazz Up Late with Jerry Koster...the time slot was perfect and the accessibility on FM Radio was handy...Not everyone has a digital radio or access to one, when listening to jazz on the ABC...ABC Classic FM have, in one clean swoop, eliminated a vast intelligent listener base, by removing ALL jazz programming from Classic FM and not understood the variety Jazz Up Late would have had to ABC Jazz Digital...Why on earth has Jazz Up Late been canned...after 8 solid years! A very many jazz listener and musician needed this show! It was new, often confronting musically and always educational. I believe ABC Classic FM and ABC Jazz Digital have successfully alienated a major section of their listener audience by not appreciating the significance of Jazz Up Late and should bring back Jazz Up Late or a programme of comparative equal significance, before the damage to the listener base to Jazz music at ABC is irreparable! Jazz Up Late really complimented the mostly mainstream jazz presented at ABC radio...Insane decision to remove Jazz Up Late...AT LEAST! it could have moved to ABC Jazz!...intelligent management call(where was the market research)...word of mouth is the greatest fatal knife to any organisation...even Government funded? orgs such as the ABC! BRING BACK THE SHOW!...Nice!

Regards;
Steven Lewis-Jazz Educator and Musician.

On Jan 25, 2015. 12:11am
auswazza said

1. Are playlists still available now that Jazztrack is no longer on Classic FM?
If so, where?
2. Why was no explicit mention made anywhere (e.g. in programs, on line, in the weekly newsletter ..) that ABC Jazz Digital Radio was reinstating a 3 hour delay, (given daylight saving in Eastern states), to its to West Australian transmissions from this week? Still, as no indication was given last September when the delay was removed, I suppose it was not surprising. Still if ABC expects us to listen to specific programs, it would be nice if we knew when they were on!

On Jan 24, 2015. 3:09pm
Anonymous said

Seems that non-major-capital cities jazz lovers are left out in the cold. No digital service available, and listening on my computer is not exactly the way one wants to enjoy jazz..... ABC FM is available in most areas, so why this action to cut us off? and replace it with colorless middle of the road 'movies music'? - even classics fans (and I do listen to a lot of classics - yes on ABCFM) will not be pleased ! Makes no sense at all, and does nothing for customer relations.

On Jan 13, 2015. 1:46pm
joannejzg said

Hi Mal,

Perhaps a group of interest? Brisbane grown group "Cleon's Three" launching their original Cuban-Jazz album "Techni-colour Rain". Touring nationally in Feb, playing Brisbane Jazz Club, Melbourne's Bennett's Lane, NIMA and more.
Originals by Cleon Barraclough (Piano) and Sacha K (Drums) completed with slick bass playing by Cuban international musical director/composer for stage show "Ballet Revolucion", Osmar "Chiki" Salazar.

Demo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju1u0F1aqNE
Tour - http://www.cleon.com.au/gigs-tours/
More info - cleon.com.au

Jo Anne | joanne@jzg.com.au

On Jan 12, 2015. 10:59pm

No digital TV reception here. My understanding is that you need an internet connection for streaming. That's why I asked about downloading the program when I go to town. 11pm on RN is too late for me. Best wishes Simon

On Jan 12, 2015. 4:34pm
ABC Jazz said

Hi Simon, ways to listen to Jazztrack in 2015 are highlighted here: http://abcjazz.net.au/frequently-asked-questions

If you have digital TV (i.e. a set-top box or a digital tuner - which covers both metro and rural areas), you can access ABC Jazz on channel 201, or you can catch the Jazztrack repeats on RN at 11pm on Saturday and Sunday nights (your frequency would be 107.9FM for the Central Western Slopes). Jazztrack episodes are also available as streaming audio after broadcast (see 'Listen again'). Thanks for listening.

On Jan 12, 2015. 4:15pm

I don't have internet or phone coverage where I live (Warrumbungles). But I go to town one a week where I can access low bandwidth internet (5KB/sec) in the town library. In the post ABC Classic FM world am I able to download pod casts of Jazz Track? My world will be diminished without access to this program.

On Oct 8, 2014. 3:04pm
Anonymous said

@Christopher Lynch,

Your comments on Joseph O'connor's magnifiicent playing echo my sentiments exactly - Yes! We are truly blessed; I don't have sufficient superlatives to describe how well his playing fits this part of this century!

Cheers,

John Henry.

On Sep 17, 2014. 11:30am
Anonymous said

Thanks Mal for including the stunning "Angel City", by Dizzy Gillespie with Gil Fuller and esteemed company in last Saturday's Jazztrack programme. What a soulful, evocative, compelling piece of marvellously arranged music.
May I passionately recommend this entire album to all jazz lovers - there's not a dud track on it! (The edition I have is actually a double album on the one disc containing twenty superb cuts - Blue Note 17466.)
Cheers,
Christopher Lynch.

On Aug 13, 2014. 8:31pm
Anonymous said

Hi Mal,
I'd appreciate if you could please mention our upcoming gig,

MELBOURNE
The Paul Bird Band, featuring vocalist Lizzie Bird, will be playing at Dizzy's Jazz Club Richmond, Saturday 23rd August 2014.

Thanks and regards, Paul

On Aug 4, 2014. 12:12pm
Anonymous said

The more I hear of pianist Joseph O'Connor, the more I'm convinced that we have been blessed with an extraordinarily gifted, creative musician in our very midst. (I've been listening to countless jazz pianists and other musicians both live and on record since the early sixties, and therefore feel I can spot a unique musical voice when I hear it.) O'Connor's sound and touch on the keyboard are tasteful and very much his own. In his way, O'Connor is as original as the outstanding Brad Meldhau. Naturally, I'm delighted to know he'll be recording in the ABC studios and of course I'll be purchasing his album upon release. Incidentally, I suspect somebody like Manfred Eicher would be thrilled to have Joseph O'Connor on the ECM recording roster too. He'd fit in marvellously there!
Cheers and happy listening to all,
Christopher Lynch.

On Jun 15, 2014. 8:09pm
Anonymous said

Love it. My favourite piece of radio.

On May 5, 2014. 3:00pm
ABC Jazz said

Hi there, the music listings for Sunday's Jazztrack are published at this link:
http://www.abc.net.au/classic/program/jazztrack/music-listings/?date=201...

Not sure if this was 'down' for a period of time (apologies if-so), but it looks OK from our end.

Thanks for the message!

On May 4, 2014. 7:52pm
Anonymous said

Hi Mal, same complaint as some of the above..........where is the chronological listing???? This was incredibly useful especially for anything of Keith Jarrett's, who has produced hundreds of albums. The website is not even accepting my request despite triple checking that l've ticked all boxes !!!! Veeerrry frustrating!

On Apr 28, 2014. 12:57pm
ABC Jazz said

Hi there, April 20th music listings should all be fixed and displaying correctly. Thanks for the message!

On Apr 21, 2014. 10:11am
Anonymous said

Message to MAL STANLEY.

I would like to have the program listing for Jazz Track last Sunday, i.e. 20 April 2014. No listing is available online whatever the date. Thank you for having a look as to why listings info is not supplied.

On Jan 31, 2014. 3:37pm
Anonymous said

Hi , I have been tuning in to ABC Jazz on wednesday nghts at 9 pm to hear the repeat of the sunday Jazztrack program but there was just normal abc jazz programming and not the repeat , whats going on ?.

On Dec 16, 2013. 11:10am
Anonymous said

One of the not-so-good aspects of getting older - I'm well into my sixties - is that one constantly hears of the deaths of boyhood musical and other heroes including Nelson Mandela. Therefore, I was saddened Mal to hear of the passings of Jim Hall and Chico hamilton in addition to Stan Tracey, all over the past week or so.
I forward at least to any musical tributes coming.
Christopher Lynch.

On Dec 9, 2013. 9:38am
Anonymous said

Hi again Mal,
As always, there was a delightful selection of music during this weekend's Jazztrack programmes.
Yet there are times when one hears a track beyond today; something that makes time stand still.
Such was the case yesterday with that closing inclusion by the Bennie Maupin Ensemble. Bennie's haunting alto flute playing emanated from another time and place - a mystical place beyond life's often grim paradigm. So impressed was the Jazzbear that he kept repeating those sounds in his head for the remainder of Sunday evening! Nothing else went on the stereo.
I know I can be a pest at times Mal, but any chance of hearing more from that intriguing album?
Further to my comment yesterday on Stan Tracey, the Dylan thomas album I had in mind was "Under Milk Wood'.
Once more, thanks for your continually outstanding efforts.
Cheers,
Christopher Lynch.

On Dec 8, 2013. 8:09am
Anonymous said

Hello Mal.
I noticed that the wonderful UK musician, Stan Tracey, has just passed away.
Will ABC Jazz be doing a feature on his life and work? I hope so.
Stan's tribute album to Dylan Thomas for starters, remains an adorable classic.
Kind regards,
Christopher Lynch.

On Dec 5, 2013. 1:52pm
Anonymous said

Hi Mal,

I happened to be listening to lastnight's reply of Sunday Jazztrack and heard Emily Remler's Pocket Wes for the first time. Totally blown away. How did I missed such a wonderful jazz guitarist all these years? Thank you for introducing Remler to me.

Cheers.

John Liu

On Nov 19, 2013. 1:46pm
Anonymous said

Thanks Mal for the technical information concerning recording techniques, types of microphones and such during Jazztrack. Like you, I love the smooth sound via ribbon mikes. As you well know I always enjoy your programmes, but this additional detail is a further enhancement. Keep it coming please.
Thanks and cheers,
Christopher Lynch.

On Oct 30, 2013. 3:17pm
ABC Jazz said

Hi Andrew, thanks for the info about Tommy Whittle. We'll make sure Mal gets the message.
Cheers,
ABC Jazz

On Oct 25, 2013. 1:06pm
Anonymous said

Greetings Mal.
You may or may not be aware that Tommy Whittle died recently whilst on holiday in Spain. He leaves a wife -Barbara Jay, and two sons, Sean and Martin.

Your sincerely,
Andrew Willox (eldest son of Roy Willox, Sax/Flt/Clar)

awilllox@skymesh.com.au
Near Ballarat

On Oct 15, 2013. 5:13pm
Siri said

What is the song name that was played on Jazztrack Saturday on Tue15 at 2 p.m? I really like this song.

Thank you.

On Oct 5, 2013. 6:32pm
Anonymous said

Hey Mal - I am sitting on the Gold Coast right now in ultra relaxed mode listening to your program - something that I used to love and which I still hear the intro to from time to time in my head - I live in Seattle nowadays and i do miss Jazz Track. So many thanks for your selections and presentation - Jazz with James on QANTAS is the only one who comes even close :)) It's been a difficult two years for me - such a solace listening to your program as I slowly enter a better and new phase. Cheers Darren

On Aug 8, 2013. 5:30pm
ABC Jazz said

Hi Julius, thanks for making contact - we'll pass it on to Mal,
ABC Jazz

On Aug 4, 2013. 12:56am
Anonymous said

HI Mal,

Goddam while on holidays I missed the May 12 program with the extraordinary Phronesis live in Australia, one of my current favourite jazz groups but the Listen Again has expired. Any chance of broadcasting the concert again or reinstating the Listen Again? Thanks heaps, loved the live Christian McBride and Mike Stern. Julius

On Jul 23, 2013. 1:13pm
ABC Jazz said

Hi there, in regards to gig listings... please feel free to post on our Facebook page as our followers may pick up on info there:
Facebook/ABCJazz

And if you need to address any specific communication, please use this Contact Us Page:
http://www.abc.net.au/contact/contactabc.htm

Addressing to the presenter in question will hit the mark.

Thanks for the inquiry,
ABC Jazz

On Jul 8, 2013. 5:22pm
ABC Jazz said

Hi there - here are the details for the La Passion track:
'Honeysuckle Rose' F Waller
Roby Lakatos - 'La Passion' (Avanti Classical 5414706104125)

On Jul 6, 2013. 6:41pm
Anonymous said

Mal. What was the track from La Passione that you played please?

On Jun 28, 2013. 10:54am
Anonymous said

Thanks so much Mal for your inclusion of the traditional Korean tune 'Arirang', by Youn Sun Nah in a recent edition of Jazztrack. Having many lovely Korean friends and relatives this provided a very meaningful, romantic interlude (lump in throat!) for me and many others.
Cheers,
Christopher Lynch.

On Jun 11, 2013. 10:53am
ABC Jazz said

Hi Ian, thanks for making contact. The Jazztrack theme music is:
'Blues on the Table' Doug de Vries
DdV 601 (Free Range)

On Jun 8, 2013. 6:14pm
Anonymous said

LOve the program Mal

What is the title of the opening guitar riff and who is playing it
Cheers Ian

On May 30, 2013. 1:50pm
Anonymous said

Youn Sun Nah has emerged as one of the most innovative, multi-faceted and intriguing female singers in jazz today. In fact, she is quite impossible to categorize. Being an enthusiastic supporter of the Asian influence in jazz - in her case Korean - I've been enthralled to hear pieces from her latest album during a couple of episodes of Jazztrack. (I already own four of her albums.) Thankyou so much Mal Stanley. Please keep sharing any new music from this region of the world with us. Don't miss this remarkable lady live should she return to these shores. Recommended.
Cheers,
Christopher Lynch.

On May 18, 2013. 5:09pm
Anonymous said

Yes, thank you! That's the song, the version of Desperadoes under the eaves, that i heard. Thank you, appreciate that!
Christopher

On May 16, 2013. 4:03pm
ABC Jazz said

Hi Christopher, we couldn't locate the exact track at the time you mentioned (what time-zone were you listening from?), but our guess is that it was a cover of 'Desperados Under the Eaves' by Madeleine Peyroux.
Could this be the one?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2X1CGxJPgA

On May 15, 2013. 11:04am
Anonymous said

Hi,
I was hoping you might be able to tell me the singer of a track; heard it at around 6.30pm, Saturday 11th May, the track was a cover of the old Warren Zevon song "Desperados under the eaves". Because it was a female vocalist one line was changed to "And I'm trying to find a boy who understands me" instead of the original "girl".
Cheers
Christopher

On May 7, 2013. 12:50pm
Anonymous said

The Giacomo Gates beguiling take on the classic "All Blues" - featured during last Sunday's edition of Jazztrack - fairly took my breath away! A haunting, timeless melody combined with enchanting lyrics made time stand still for several intensely intoxicating minutes.
Many thanks Mal Stanley.
Any more coming?
Cheers,
Christopher Lynch.

On May 7, 2013. 12:50pm
Anonymous said

The Giacomo Gates beguiling take on the classic "All Blues" - featured during last Sunday's edition of Jazztrack - fairly took my breath away! A haunting, timeless melody combined with enchanting lyrics made time stand still for several intensely intoxicating minutes.
Many thanks Mal Stanley.
Any more coming?
Cheers,
Christopher Lynch.

On Mar 18, 2013. 11:19am
ABC Jazz said

Thanks for your comments Arth!

On Mar 16, 2013. 2:58pm
Anonymous said

Never before has the word "seamless" been so relevant. It perfectly describes the transition from Jim McLeod to Mal Stanley. Thankyou for so many new artists and tracks - favourites include Dr Lonny Smith, The Necks, Pat Metheny, Ray Brown Trio, Modern Jazz Quartet, Al de Meola and so many more.

Arth

On Mar 6, 2013. 12:06pm
ABC Jazz said

Hello, there are 2 possibilities of what track was heard (in Brisbane) at around 14:40 on March 5, 2013.

If it was an up-tempo track is was:
'More Sympathy for the Drummer' by Zwingberger/Waters/Watts/Green,
from the album 'The ABC and D of Boogie Woogie' (Eagle EAGCD4885'55)

If it was a slower vocal track, it would have been:
'I Fall in Love Too Easily' by Luciana Souza
from the album 'The Book of Chet' (Sunnyside ssc 1316)

You can hear the program again and get the complete playlists here:
http://abcjazz.net.au/programs/jazztrack/3-heads-are-better-than-1

Thanks for listening,
ABC Jazz

On Mar 5, 2013. 3:42pm
Anonymous said

What is the song that being play at 14:40 Brisbane time?

On Feb 25, 2013. 2:33pm
Anonymous said

Thanks Mal Stanley for your excellent Jazztrack programmes this past weekend - always a pleasure to the ears.
No doubt you're a very busy chap, but if possible I'd love to hear another track or two from these albums:
Wynton Kelly - "It's All Right".
Dick Morrissey Quartet - "Storm Warning".
Cheers and thanks Mal,
Christopher Lynch.

On Feb 18, 2013. 4:02pm
ABC Jazz said

Thanks for the Johnny Smith article Kenny!

On Feb 12, 2013. 9:43pm
Anonymous said

You just played a Johnny Smith track from '67.

The major reason he left New York and stopped touring was not fear of the studio but to look after his then 4 year old daughter, following his wife's death. So - a decent man, too. More detail on him is here, in an article from the Colorado Springs Independent (from quite some time ago now).
http://www.csindy.com/coloradosprings/guitar-legend-johnny-smith-alive-a...

He was a fine fine player, undeservedly neglected today. Unlike many guitarists of later generations, he used sublime technique only to serve expression, not to dazzle for its own sake.

k-k-k-kenny

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