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Talking Jazz

Talking Jazz
Page added Mar 28, 2012 Updated Jul 9, 2014

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

Coming Up

Fri 3 Jul 2:00pm

As a tribute to the late Australian jazz icon, we've compiled and edited a number of interviews with Allan Browne from the ABC archives.

Fri 10 Jul 2:00pm

Paying tribute to the late composer/conductor Gunther Schuller, with a series of archival interviews by RN from the late 1990s.

Latest Episode

Fri 26 Jun 2:00pm

With Ornette Coleman's passing, we'll hear an archival interview from 1986 with one of his closest associates - the trumpeter Don Cherry.

Recent Episodes

Fri 19 Jun 2:00pm

Another 'Piano Jazz' from the archives, with host Marian McPartland speaking to fellow pianist and composer Amina Claudine Myers.

Ornette Coleman
Fri 12 Jun 2:00pm

From the archives: the late saxophonist and free-jazz pioneer Ornette Coleman spoke with Andrew Ford on The Music Show in 2008.

Fri 5 Jun 2:00pm

Lloyd Swanton chats to RN's Andrew Ford about his new project 'Ambon' - a suite inspired by his WWII prisoner of war uncle Stuart Swanton.

Fri 29 May 2:00pm

Catch an archival interview with the iconic US saxophonist Jackie McLean, recorded in 1987 with pianist and broadcaster Ben Sidran.

Fri 22 May 2:00pm

Another archival interview from the vaults - NPR's Marian McPartland chats and performs with the US vocalist Joe Williams.

Fri 15 May 2:00pm
Fri 23 Aug 2:00pm

Pianist Marc Hannaford will be playing at the 2015 Melbourne International Jazz Festival. Catch him here in an interview with Gerry Koster.


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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