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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 12 Feb 2:00pm

The pianist and composer Red Richards joins broadcaster Marian McPartland for this archival interview to discuss and play some of his music.

Latest Episode

Fri 5 Feb 2:00pm

One of the icons of beat poetry - Ken Nordine - is featured on this archival interview of Talking Jazz with Ben Sidran, recorded in 1988.

Recent Episodes

Fri 29 Jan 2:00pm

From 'Chain Lightning' to Duke Ellington: join jazz-rock legends Steely Dan for this special episode of Talking Jazz with Marian McPartland.

Fri 22 Jan 2:00pm

Broadcaster and pianist Ben Sidran joins the often under-rated American bebop trumpet player Red Rodney for an in-depth look at his career.

Fri 15 Jan 2:00pm
Fri 13 Mar 2:00pm

Ahead of his Sydney Festival appearence, hear Antonio Sanchez in conversation, talking the 'Birdman' film score and his latest projects.

Fri 8 Jan 2:00pm

Broadcaster Ben Sidran sits down with bassist and producer Marcus Miller to discuss both his bass playing plus his work behind the console.

Fri 1 Jan 2:00pm

Hear an archival interview with pianist & vocalist Shirley Horn, who sits down for a conversation and a jam with Marian McPartland.

Fri 25 Dec 2:00pm

NPR's 'Piano Jazz' host Marian McPartland brings us a live-in-the-studio Xmas set, featuring many of the guests interviewed on her program.


On May 25, 2015. 11:40am
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. 11:22pm
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. 11:27am
Anonymous said

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

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