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

Sun 26 Mar 5:00pm
Wed 29 Mar 2:00pm
Wed 29 Mar 9:00pm

On this episode, Mal previews some of the international artists headed our way for the winter festival season, including Bill Frisell.

Recent Episodes

Sun 9 Oct 5:00pm
Wed 12 Oct 2:00pm
Wed 12 Oct 9:00pm

Plenty of recent recordings on this episode, including US pianist Robert Glasper's latest foray into the realm of hip hop and jazz fusion.

Sat 8 Oct 5:00pm
Tue 11 Oct 2:00pm
Tue 11 Oct 9:00pm

Thelonious Monk was perhaps one of the most unique composers, and on this episode, we'll hear two takes on some classic Thelonious tracks.

Aaron Choulai
Sun 2 Oct 5:00pm
Wed 5 Oct 2:00pm
Wed 5 Oct 9:00pm

Catch an archival recording on this episode from Aussie pianist Aaron Choulai, captured live in concert in 2002, plus a heap of new music.

Sat 1 Oct 5:00pm
Tue 4 Oct 2:00pm
Tue 4 Oct 9:00pm

Catch a live recording of the great Count Basie and his band, captured with incredible clarity for the time - live in Los Angeles, 1958.

Sun 25 Sep 5:00pm
Wed 28 Sep 2:00pm
Wed 28 Sep 9:00pm

Australian guitarist Jim Kelly of Crossfire fame pays tribute to the drummers on his latest record, which we'll hear on this episode.

Sat 24 Sep 5:00pm
Tue 27 Sep 2:00pm
Tue 27 Sep 9:00pm

Some recently unearthed Abbey Lincoln with her quartet on this episode, tracked live in San Francisco, CA, at the Keystone Korner Jazz Club.


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).

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.


On Dec 21, 2012. 2:39pm
ABC Jazz said

Hi Robert, we've tracked down the piece in question, broadcast on the Jazztrack repeat on Dec 12, 2012.

It's from the WA band 'Daramad'
Track: 'Lamma Bada'
CD: 'Daramad' (Parenthese Records)

Thanks for listening,
ABC Jazz

On Dec 12, 2012. 4:03pm
Anonymous said

Two questions.

What was that middle eastern sounding piece by (I think) a West Australian outfit.

I am writing as anonymous because after I registered I kept getting "access denied" whenever I tried to move around the website and ABC Jazz doesn't exist in the help pages.


Robert Wood

On Nov 4, 2012. 11:01pm

Good Program...Nice mate!

On Oct 17, 2012. 11:04am
ABC Jazz said

Hello, thanks for the question about Theo Bleckmann's 'Hello Earth' disc...

We can't really point you to places to purchase the album, but we did a quick search online and found some options to either order a physical disc or a downloaded copy.

Good luck tracking it down and thanks for listening...!

On Oct 17, 2012. 11:00am
ABC Jazz said

Hi there... the 'smooth French singer' played in Jazztrack was Cyrille Aimee, a French singer, now living in Brooklyn. She will be heading to Australia November, so you may catch a gig...?
The track we heard on Jazztrack was:
'Django Mort' from the album 'Junction' by the band; Hot Club of Detroit.

Thanks for listening...!

On Oct 16, 2012. 3:26pm
Anonymous said

please what is the name & song played with that smooth french female singer that was on about 3:20 today??

On Oct 15, 2012. 7:12pm
Anonymous said

Does anyone know if the cd Hello Earth by Theo Bleckmann is available in Australia??

On Sep 28, 2012. 9:20am
Anonymous said

You guys should check out from New York, jazz singer ,songwriter Brigitte Zarie


We love her here !

On Sep 23, 2012. 7:06pm
Anonymous said

Hi Mal & thanks for the "Lighthouse" track by Simcock,Garland and Sirkis. I got my ear to the speaker man and that track layed down some wonderfully upbeat impro over some diggin' in grooves. Cheers for that I purchased it immediately. Regards,Simon

On Aug 15, 2012. 4:49pm
Anonymous said

Hi! I was just wondering what the name of the song the was played about 3 mins ago. With a guitar and a girl singing?

On May 23, 2012. 5:06pm
Anonymous said

Just heard your program featuring Ken James. There was a number called Last Straw, which I immediately recognised as something else - the Cymbalism track from Drum Suite, by Manny Albam and Ernie Wilkins. I'm sure Last Straw was presented as a Ken James' original.
Louis Allen

On May 23, 2012. 4:27pm
Anonymous said

you guys help keep me sane and happy.

On May 7, 2012. 11:50am
ABC Jazz said

Hi Tsim,

We believe the track you heard (starting with solo piano) was:
‘Laurie’ composed by Bill Evans
Performed by: Chick Corea/Eddie Gomez/Paul Motian
CD: 'Further Explorations' (Concord cja 3336402)

You could try and have another listed to the show and pick it up again here:

And you can see the complete Jazztrack playlist from April 29th:

Good luck – I hope this has helped,

ABC Jazz

On Apr 30, 2012. 10:56am
Tsim said

Hi Mal Stanley,

Re: Apr.29, 2012 (5:43-5:47 pm)

Your sharing of the good music/songs is so enjoyable and impressive in your programs ! You are one of the best DJs in ABC Jazz which I and my fans are always appreciate !
I should be grateful if you could kindly inform me the name of the song which was played on the specified time of the caption. I regret that as my English is not good, I could not fully gasp the name/player of the fastastic piano piece which per my memory started with a series of single note of beautiful piano playing just like the `ting, ting, ting ....' making me feel extremely attracted by the melody. I sincerely hope your information will lead me to buy the lovely disc for me and my family's enjoyment ! Much appreciated to your kind attention to this request, and you may reply me by email at tsimnmay@bigpond.com. Best regards, Tsim

On Mar 21, 2012. 1:11pm
Anonymous said

Why doesn't ABC Jazz include Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz from NPR? It used to be on ABC Classic FM years ago.

On Feb 21, 2012. 2:17pm
Anonymous said

I thought ABC Jazz on Digital Radio replayed JazzTrack on Tuesday at 2pm??? not on ..

On Dec 21, 2011. 7:23pm
Anonymous said

Just heard Duke's Place, with Louis! Very nice! I'm listening on my iBook in San Diego, California@ 12:19 a.m. Wed. I used to listen way back in the 60's when I lived in Perth to Jim McLeod's Jazztracks. He had a smooth almost silky style that worked!

Mike Thomason
An Aussie in California

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