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Page added Mar 28, 2012 Updated Oct 21, 2015

Exploring the favourite music of the musicians themselves... hear what inspires and influences them.

Talking Jazz features both recent and archival interviews, including the series 'My Favourite Things.'

Coming Up

Fri 30 Sep 2:00pm

Our presenter Jessica Nicholas caught up with pianist Shai Maestro whilst he was on tour down under. Catch the conversation right here.

Fri 7 Oct 2:00pm

Our Talking Jazz topic this week is the great Art Blakey. Hear the jazz legend from an archival interview in 1985 with pianist Ben Sidran.

Latest Episode

Fri 23 Sep 2:00pm

Join Gerry Koster for a special episode of My Favourite Things with Tomasz Stanko, recorded during the '16 Melbourne International Jazz Fest

Recent Episodes

Fri 16 Sep 2:00pm

Our Talking Jazz topic this week is the Latin Jazz icon Arturo O'Farrill, who sat down with RN's Andrew Ford for a discussion on his latest LP.

Fri 9 Sep 2:00pm

As we remember Rudy Van Gelder this week, we're also replaying an archival interview with the iconic sound engineer, tracked in 1985.

Fri 2 Sep 2:00pm

Drummer Brian Blade joins RN's Andrew Ford to discuss his musical outlooks, as well as role as a sideman with some of jazz's biggest names.

Fri 26 Aug 2:00pm

On Talking Jazz, we're talking Steve Khan: Catch an archival interview with the American guitarist from 1985, talking with Ben Sidran.

Fri 19 Aug 2:00pm

Join us for an archival interview featuring vocal icon and pianist Carmen McRae, who discusses and performs some of her favourite music.

Fri 12 Aug 2:00pm

Catch an encore broadcast of Andrew Ford's conversation on RN with singer/pianist and a recent visitor to Australia - Karrin Allyson.


On May 25, 2015. 10:40am
ABC Jazz said

Hi there - you can find more info on the Joe Williams Talking Jazz program here: http://abcjazz.net.au/programs/talking-jazz/joe-williams-with-marian-mcp...

Thanks for listening!

On May 22, 2015. 10:22pm
Anonymous said

i caught the talking jazz program at 2 o'clock this afternoon. it was fabulous, interesting, and there was some great music played. however, i can't find anywhere on your website that tells me who the talkers were. it shows the program last week and the program next week - but not today's. please help (and also advise how i can find current program info). thank you.

On Oct 16, 2013. 10:27am
Anonymous said

Is it still possible to listen to Arch McKirdy's last program?

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