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Jazztrack

Jazztrack Mal Stanley
Page added Dec 2, 2011 Updated Apr 25, 2016

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.

 

Latest Episode

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

Captured live at the 2017 Melbourne International Jazz Fest, Swiss outfit MaxMantis band together as a trio of jazz 'super heroes.'

Recent Episodes

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

On Jazztrack, some rare recordings featuring the Jamaican born UK saxophonist Joe Harriott - an exponent of bop and free-form improvisation.

Broadcast:
Sun 18 Jun 5:00pm
Wed 21 Jun 2:00pm
Wed 21 Jun 9:00pm

Tune in for the second recording from the New York City quartet 'Heads of State,' featuring veterans Gary Bartz and Al Foster.

Broadcast:
Sat 17 Jun 5:00pm
Tue 20 Jun 2:00pm
Tue 20 Jun 9:00pm

Music from a recent Jazztrack live recording of saxophonist Angela Davis and her quartet at the Melbourne Recital Centre.

Broadcast:
Sun 11 Jun 5:00pm
Wed 14 Jun 2:00pm
Wed 14 Jun 9:00pm

Catch part of our recent recording of the great Bill Frisell - captured live at the 2017 Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

Broadcast:
Sat 10 Jun 5:00pm
Tue 13 Jun 2:00pm
Tue 13 Jun 9:00pm

Music from the groundbreaking guitarist Charlie Christian and his short-lived career as one of the key figures of bebop and modern jazz.

Broadcast:
Sun 4 Jun 5:00pm
Wed 7 Jun 2:00pm
Wed 7 Jun 9:00pm

Perth outfit Speedball make a welcome return with a new CD. They're also due to preview the work at the Melbourne International Jazz Fest.

Comments

On Jun 25, 2017. 4:32pm
Anonymous said

Hi Mal,
The Nick Haywood Trio piece you played was the highlight of my month. Colin Hopkins is seriously one of the most sublime musicians breathing and it astounds me the rest of the world hasn't worked this out yet. "Still" is one of the best cds, jazz or otherwise, to emerge in this country. Might I request "Kali", a spell binding piece I suspect you know as you produced the album. Wish he'd record a follow up.
Cheers.

On Jun 13, 2017. 9:13am
ABC Jazz said

Hi Christopher,

Yes - unfortunately our site is a little quirky in that way. It's a 2009 build and we're in the process of putting together a new website. We really do value your input as a regular contributor here.

All the best - ABC Jazz

On Jun 10, 2017. 7:27pm
Anonymous said

Hi Mal,
Occasionally I try to make a comment on the music and find it absurdly disallowed on the basis that I've made reference to illegal substances, financial matters and other issues. I pride myself on integrity, courtesy as well as wholesome living and therefore remain baffled as to why this happens. Maybe your system is 'over-sensitive' in some way?
Christopher Lynch.

On May 22, 2017. 9:23am
ABC Jazz said

Thanks, will pass the compliments on! =)

On May 21, 2017. 8:30pm
Anonymous said

Just clicked on the latest Jazz track and was floored by the sublime Jarrett selection from "Facing You", an album I own and a track I had forgotten.
Mal, you are a deadset gun Jazztrack is one of the few radio shows worth listening to. Loved the Bell Award focus too. Thank Zeus someone still cares for home grown music.
Where do I vote for Mal for PM or better still, Mal for head of the ABC?

On May 15, 2017. 10:19pm
Anonymous said

Youn Sun Nah is indeed an outstanding jazz vocalist and was a worthy inclusion in Sunday night's edition of Jazztrack. My lovely Korean associates and yours truly are thrilled whenever such a soulmate gains air time, so hearty thanks Mal.
Nah Youn-sun, as we call her, makes a truly unique contribution to jazz. We experienced the pleasure of seeing her live accompanied by an outstanding group of European musicians during her Melbourne visit in 2006. She is charmingly friendly and delights in meeting her fans and discussing her music. Hopefully, we'll see her again soon at home in Korea or abroad. Naturally, I'll be purchasing her new album. Her take on that Joni Mitchell classic was sublimely uplifting last night, by the way.
Christopher Lynch.

On May 9, 2017. 10:41am
Anonymous said

Hello Mal,
As you're no doubt aware, I'm a keen Jazztrack enthusiast and an ABC Jazz lover who is consistently full of praise for all involved. However I'm bewildered as to why that terrible vocal female vocal track from Gian Slater made it to air last weekend. I'm sure she can do better.
Christopher Lynch.

On May 8, 2017. 11:41pm
Anonymous said

Hello Mal

Thanks for your fabulous program. Jen Salisbury here from new jazz release 'Unspoken Rule' feat James Mustafa.
I wanted to let you know that our cd is now available for sale at Thomas Music (ABC), 31 Bourke Street Melbourne.
If you play any songs from 'Unspoken Rule' on Jazztrack in the future you can direct interested listeners there to purchase the album.
Kind regards
Jennifer Salisbury

On Apr 21, 2017. 6:56pm
Anonymous said

Greetings to all at ABC Jazz.
Have been listening to quite a bit of jazz during OS flights over the years and again recently.
I continue to be disappointed, sorry to report.
The selections remain predictably mainstream with little to offer any serious jazz devotee. Sure, the announcers themselves sound highly professional and are certainly slick in terms of presentation, yet the programme contents are consistently limp. One can't help but wonder if the presenters really love or understand jazz, or if they even have sufficient knowledge to be doing what they do. (I suspect most are merely well-paid radio pros.)
Airlines are seemingly in desperate need of the services of long-term, committed jazz afficionados who really know what they're talking about, to arrange their jazz schedules.
Love you always ABC Jazz - how fortunate we are to have you around,
Christopher Lynch.

On Apr 21, 2017. 6:28am
Anonymous said

Although I am in the city right now and have good internet, at home in the country there is no way we can listen to podcasts or stream programs or anything like that. Our internet, our phone all of those things are unreliable at best, non-functioning at worst. Which of course is due to long term government neglect, making us practically a third world country as far as the internet is concerned.

I think people in government who make these decisions to cut radio programs are very, very out of touch with what people's lives are really like, especially in the country. Or, they just don't care. Probably the latter. The money saved is insignificant and not worth the loss incurred.

ABC radio and TV are vital to Australia. I'm sure you already know this, but I wish your current bosses also understood that.

On Apr 20, 2017. 6:55pm
Anonymous said

Good.

On Apr 7, 2017. 4:22pm
ABC Jazz said

Hi there, thanks for tuning in! You can also listen to any episode of Jazztrack with catch-up listening at a time that suits you - right here on our website. Normally each episode of Jazztrack is uploaded after the initial 5pm broadcast on weekends, and will be online for 1 month.

On Apr 7, 2017. 10:44am
Anonymous said

I used to absolutely love Jazztrack when it was in the late night weekend time slot on ABC RN! I was crushed when I heard that it had been discontinued. I'm so glad to find that it is now on ABC Jazz but am concerned that I will not often be able to listen to it in the earlier time slot (too much to do at that time). However, I will do my best and live in hope that one day it will move back to to a later time slot on the weekends!

On Mar 15, 2017. 7:22pm
Anonymous said

Hi Mal,
Sunday 26th March from 4PM
The Paul Bird Band will be playing at the Open Cellar, 1123 Burke Rd., Kew
Entry is free
Jazz quartet comprising Paul Bird (tenor), Tim McLaren (guitar), Quintoin Smith (bass), Bob Macqueen (drums)

All the best
Paul

On Mar 14, 2017. 8:11am
ABC Jazz said

Hey there - Jazztrack is still very much alive and well, right here on ABC Jazz! You can catch Mal every weekend from 5pm on Digital TV (Channel 201), Digital Radio, online or on your mobile. Hope you can stick with us =)

On Mar 13, 2017. 3:36pm
Anonymous said

Jazz Track - please come back one day. I am just so disappointed that the management cut this. The people who have taken over the ABC must be philistines... this will NOT be forgotten. The politicians who encouraged it, and who openly fraternize with xenophobic people have besmirched their reputations forever. What do they even stand for. This is not directed at ABC staff, except for those overlords who have brought this about. What do you know of people, culture and humanity? Well guess what. We are not putting up with it. Actually, I thank you for going too far with this, because it has woken me up and I am now joining with a lot of other previously sedate middle aged and older people who have had enough. We are getting active and believe me, we are not going away.

On Mar 4, 2017. 8:36pm
Anonymous said

Applause to Mal Stanley and the Jazztrack team for their various and relevant musical inclusions on the 100th anniversary of those first jazz - or 'jass' - recordings in recent editions of the programme.
Whilst I find it both joyful and uplifting to encounter so many bright younger jazz lovers and others newer to the genre so interested in this true art form, it can be equally disappointing to observe their lack of deeper knowledge of jazz and its at times grim history, along with its technical development. Sure those good folk know about Miles and some of the greats as well as some more recent stars, yet a deeper understanding of jazz historically and in terms of technical knowledge is often lacking. Your efforts to correct this imbalance are commendable.
Thankyou.
Christopher Lynch.

On Feb 13, 2017. 9:15am
Anonymous said

Thanks so much Mal for that wonderfully heartwarming anecdote in Sunday's edition of Jazztrack, concerning dynamic trombonist Reggie Watkins and his ultimate connection with his trombone playing hero, Jimmy Knepper.
If the recording featured is any indication, Watkins is certainly making meaningful use of that great man's instruments. At times during his soloing, I thought it actually WAS Mr Knepper and that a mistake in presentation had occurred!
The delightful lesson for us all in this Reggie Watkins story, is that if we show people some love and respect then inspirational outcomes may result.
Christopher Lynch.
PS: Jeremy Pelt's trumpet playing has me hooked too! I'm in awe. More please Mal.

On Feb 11, 2017. 2:10pm
Anonymous said

Saturday and Sunday nights are no longer the same without Mal Stanley's Jazztrack on RN. It has been a highlight of my week and a great way to hear many Australian jazz musicians old and new, as well as many other fabulous musicians.
The replacement programs are BORING, and not what you want to listen to when winding down on a weekend.
Get real ABC and improve your late night programming instead of losing loyal listeners such as myself.

On Feb 7, 2017. 3:32pm
ABC Jazz said

Hi Angela, thanks for your comment - we will make sure to pass it onto Mal as well...

If you'd like to send us feedback, there are online forms available here: http://about.abc.net.au/talk-to-the-abc/feedback-and-enquiries/

Also, you may be aware that ABC Jazz and Jazztrack are available on Digital TV around Australia. You can find us on channel 201. We're also on VAST Satellite TV for those in remote areas.

Thanks for the feedback.

On Feb 7, 2017. 3:18pm
Anonymous said

Hello Mal
Have enough internet to send this, but can't get a continuous decent feed to listen to Jazztrack on digital. REALLY MISS YOUR programme on Classic FM. I switch across each Saturday and Sunday and try to enjoy it with the blessed limitations we have where we live.
What's the best way to lobby for Jazztrack return to FM? Or RN on AM?

Finally figured out how to contact you. Tried when your programme was taken off Classic FM ages ago, without success.
Keep up yr great work, Angela

On Dec 19, 2016. 8:42am
Anonymous said

I think that Jazz has an image problem in Australia. When you mention Jazz to a 30 year old in Australia general populas they think its 60-70 year olds playing Trad Jazz and don't realize that there are many younger improvising modern sounding music that they would enjoy

On Dec 19, 2016. 8:17am
ABC Jazz said

Hi there, it was Count Basie: Complete Live at the Crescendo 1958.

You can listen back to the full conversation here: https://soundcloud.com/abc-jazz/mals-top-finds-for-2016-mark-simmonds-on...

On Dec 17, 2016. 5:15am
Anonymous said

On Thursday the 15th of December, around about 2:00pm on 846 I heard Mal having a ramble. He recommended a Count Basie live CD set (with 5 CDs)... anybody know which one this was?

On Dec 6, 2016. 1:30pm
Anonymous said

Have to say I've managed to get a pretty nice sound sourced from digital tv via my Cambridge amp and Kev speakers (and Ruark bookshelves if I want it through the house).

My ability to adapt doesn't mean I support these sinister moves on the ABC tho...

On Dec 6, 2016. 12:16pm
Anonymous said

Thanks for a great morning's music (6/12), made patching and painting a funky doddle!

On Nov 29, 2016. 12:25pm
Anonymous said

I agree with many of the comments above - Please bring back Jazztrack on ABC Classic FM. I also miss it very much. It was also the soundtrack for my weekends. Not everyone wants to be messing with the internet all the time. When did the ABC start making such bad decisions?

On Nov 22, 2016. 10:14am
ABC Jazz said

Thanks for listening Jonathan.

The track was 'Aziza Dance' by the band Aziza (and from the album Aziza)! It's Dave Holland, Chris Potter Lionel Loueke and Eric Harland, together on Dare2 Records (DR2-009). A quick Google search of "aziza dance dave holland" should get you there, but we obviously can't give direct links to buy right here. You can also listen again here: https://radio.abc.net.au/programitem/pey39bYa9Q?play=true

On Nov 22, 2016. 8:05am
Anonymous said

Hi Mal,
You played a track by a band you named Aziza or something like that, it was on Sunday night at 11.25?approx and it was funky jazz. keen to buy some of their music, please advise the correct name.
Thank you Jonathan

On Nov 21, 2016. 8:52am
ABC Jazz said

Hi there,

Jazztrack with Mal Stanley can still be heard right here on ABC Jazz as per usual from 5pm every Saturday and Sunday. You can tune in via your Digital TV (Channel 201), Digital Radio, the ABC Radio App or online: https://radio.abc.net.au/stations/jazz/live?play=true

Thanks for listening!

On Nov 18, 2016. 4:31pm
Anonymous said

Hi Mal
I realise you can't comment, but thank you for the decades of listening pleasure! No comments here re going off RN now. Must be another reason apart from attracting a younger audience. What's wrong with JJJ? Punishing us so called 'lefties'!
Will you be on ABC Jazz?

On Nov 11, 2016. 6:35pm
Anonymous said

Thank you Mal!

On Nov 11, 2016. 1:27pm

Hello Mona,

yes I received the cd and played a track on Jazztrack on Sun 6th November

Mal Stanley

On Nov 11, 2016. 8:21am
Anonymous said

Dear Mal,

just a quick question, a few weeks ago I sent you the album "The Blue Road" by Snow Owl, did you receive it? Thanks and continue as you do!

Mona

On Nov 7, 2016. 7:56am

Hello Barbod,
yes received the cd thanks..will get to it shortly
Mal Stanley

On Oct 29, 2016. 11:19am
Anonymous said

Hi Mal,

I have posted my CD, Birth of the Persian Jazz to the address above fe weeks ago. I am just wondering if you receive it?

Regards
Barbod Valadi

On Oct 17, 2016. 3:02pm

Hello Ian,
I have recently played a few from the new Gadjo Guitars album...
any cds can be sent to me at Jazztrack, GPO Box 9994, Melbourne,3001,Vic
Regards
Mal Stanley

On Oct 14, 2016. 10:49pm
IJD said

How do I get a track played on this show?

On Sep 20, 2016. 9:38pm
Anonymous said

Wow. That rendition of "Lola" from Jacqui Naylor during Saturday's Jazztrack was a chiller- thriller Mal. I couldn't stop grinning as I listened attentively to her boldly embracing those slightly risque Ray Davies lyrics. Ms Naylor is indeed a soulful lady whose music is gloriously schmaltz-free. The idea of juxtaposing one tune over another was made to work with such sophisticated funk. I've been listening to several of her other tracks and I particularly recommend her take on Cole Porter's standard "Love For Sale", which is superimposed over the Bill Withers classic,"Use Me". Naturally, I'll be purchasing her album and listening out for more of her quirky yet elegant musical sparks.
Cheers Mal,
Christopher Lynch.

On Sep 16, 2016. 11:27am
Anonymous said

Hi Mal

The Song Company is a regular on the Andrew Ford show and is doing a series of jazz concerts

The Song Company is Australia's leading acapella song group.

The Song Company's sixth concert is called Strange Fruit and features the music of Billie Holiday which would be of interest to your listeners

Concert dates are:

Pier 4 The Wharf Hickson Rd Walsh Bay 7 October 7:30 pm
Blackheath Uniting Church 8 October 3 pm
Independent Theater North Sydney 9 October 3 pm
Berry Uniting Church 12 October 7 pm
Wesley Uniting Church Canberra 13 Oct 6 pm

Tickets are available via the website Songcompany.com.au

Regards

Alicia Gibbons
Operations Manager
The Song Company
8272 9500

On Jul 18, 2016. 4:23pm
Anonymous said

Hi Mal,

My name is Andy Bogan and I work for Time Out Media. We represent Oleg Frish, who is a well known TV/Radio personality from New York and a great performer with huge following. I'd like to introduce Oleg, as he is performing in Sydney in July.

Oleg hosts his weekly TV show on RTVI and his radio program on WNYM in NY and also performs in jazz and cabaret clubs around the country.He successfully performes at the 54 Below and Metropolitan Room in NY, Catalina Jazz Club in LA, at the Trumpets in NJ and in other venues in Russia, Canada and the UK.

His music is swing and standards. the genre you play in the air!
Oleg just released a wonderful set of duets with the legendary American singers from the 50-70s and performs with some of them, as his guest artists and with his band.

Here is Oleg's EPK - www.olegfrish.com/epk
His website - www.olegfrish.com

His music video clips:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHLT97IsUjY - duet with Gary U.S.Bonds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yowCNirdi0 - duet with Lou Christie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxmtO3_5xVI - solo music clip
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUxjALND0mg - live CD release party in NYC

Hope you will enjoy his swinging and positive music!
His CDs are distributed by RED Distribuiotn by SONY Music, and ill be great if Oleg could be interviewed in your radio program when he is in Sydney ( he is coming on July 21)
I will appreciate if you like his music and give his track an airplay.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Best,

Andy Bogan
Executive Assistant
Time Out Media
718 368 9292

On Jul 12, 2016. 9:51am
Anonymous said

A hearty 'Thankyou' Mal for the those fascinating old vinyl recordings now thoughtfully featured in Jazztrack.
Like many 'well-conditioned' jazz addicts, I still treasure my old vinyl and I've now been inspired to replay my beloved discs with greater frequency. What a thrill furthermore, to see wonderful vinyl available again in a number of stores. To spend some hours browsing through those vinyl archives at our glorious ABC, must by akin to spending time in musical paradise! Like famed Japanese author, Haruki Murakami, I have an obsession with libraries. However, at the ABC it must be really something.
Thanks and cheers Mal,
Christopher Lynch.

On Jul 8, 2016. 3:46pm
Anonymous said

Mal,

Is JazzTrack back on ABC FM?

Peter Moylan

On Jul 6, 2016. 1:47am
Snow Owl said

Dear Mal,

I hope this message finds you well. My name is Mona Müller, I am an Austrian Journalist and publicist for the American/Colombian Composer Juan García-Herreros. His recent achievements for his Multi cultural ensemble “ Snow Owl” include a Latin Grammy Nomination and a Global Music Award.

Snow Owl’s latest album “The Blue Road” will be released July 5th, 2016. It is a statement of unity and solidarity with all refugees crossing The Blue Road in search of a better life. The production features none other than Grammy Winner Roberto Quintero, Emmy Winning Singer SuCh, Bulgarian Percussionist master Stoyan Yankulov and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra just to name a few. 

First impression
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HspZwVYIHY

Please contact me for further information, this Artist is worth to be listened to all over the world. You can also find first reviews about the Album online.

pr@the-snow-owl.com

On Jul 4, 2016. 10:22am
Anonymous said

The inclusion of that delightful Korean piece in yesterday's edition of Jazztrack, was greatly appreciated Mal.
My Korean wife of thirty-seven years instantly recognised the enchanting melody. (At the time we were actually completing a couple of jobs in the garden while we were listening, meaning the reference to a flower in the song title was particularly relevant.) Obviously, we've both spent an enormous amount of time in Korea and Asia generally over the years; therefore we're thrilled to note the ongoing advance of jazz in that region of our world.
Thanks and cheers Mal,
Christopher Lynch.

On Jun 27, 2016. 9:11am
ABC Jazz said

Hi Andrew, playlists for all ABC Jazz programs are now being displayed over on the ABC Radio Player website, along with listen again audio. The best way to access them is to find the Jazztrack episode page via the ABC Jazz website and follow the "Listen Again" link, available after the original broadcast. That will redirect you to the audio and playlist below.

For example, the playlist for Saturday's program can be accessed by the episode page (http://abcjazz.net.au/programs/jazztrack/kristins-3rd-bell) by clicking either the large play icon on the image of Kristin Berardi, or to the right of that at the link under "Listen Again." That should take you to the Radio Player with a playlist data display.

Hope that helps.

On Jun 27, 2016. 4:23am
Anonymous said

Dear Mal,

My name is Andy Bogan and I work for Time Out Media. We represent Oleg Frish, who is a well known TV/Radio personality from New York and a great performer with huge following. I'd like to introduce Oleg, as he is performing in Sydney , at the Foundry 616 on July 29.

Oleg hosts his weekly TV show on RTVI and his radio program on WNYM in NY (devoted to the legendary American and world music legends) and also performs in jazz and cabaret clubs around the country and abroad.He successfully performes at the 54 Below and Metropolitan Room in NY, Catalina Jazz Club in LA, at the Trumpets in NJ and in other venues in Russia, Canada and the UK.

His music is swing and standards.
Oleg just released a wonderful set of duets with the legendary American singers from the 50-70s and performs with some of them, as his guest artists and with his band. Such people as Ben E.King, Bobby Rydell, Melissa Manchester, Tony Orlando, Lainie Kazan, B.J.Thomas, Chris Montez, Gary U.S.Bonds, Lou Christie, Peggy March are on the Oleg's record.
With introduction by Connie Francis.

Here is Oleg's EPK - www.olegfrish.com/epk
His website - www.olegfrish.com

His music video clips:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHLT97IsUjY - duet with Gary U.S.Bonds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yowCNirdi0 - duet with Lou Christie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxmtO3_5xVI - solo music clip
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUxjALND0mg - live CD release party in NYC

Hope you will enjoy his swinging and positive music!
His CDs are distributed by RED Distribuiotn by SONY Music, and ill be great if Oleg will be interviewed on your radio station when he is in Sydney ( he is coming on July 21)

Hope to hear from you soon.

Best,

Andy Bogan
Time Out Media
namedia11235@gmail.com

On Jun 25, 2016. 12:02pm
Anonymous said

Mal, for the life of me I cannot find link to playlists... it used to be so straight forward/obvious??
Help please, Andrew

On Jun 10, 2016. 3:02pm
ABC Jazz said

Hi @auswazza - yes we do think they're useful! We're sorry they didn't appear this weekend. Unfortunately, the ABC servers suffered an outage late Sunday and song metadata on the ABC Radio Player was affected across a number of networks. We tried to find some fixes during the week to restore the original playlists - sadly this didn't work. However, we've now added them to the original Jazztrack pages for June 4 & 5 on this website, so please feel free to view them there. Regards.

On Jun 9, 2016. 3:26pm
auswazza said

Hello Jazztrack. Is anyone awake there? Where are the playlists for June 4 and 5?
Or do you no longer think people might find them useful?

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