ABC Jazz Home > Programs > Talking Jazz

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 4 Sep 2:00pm

Hear baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams in conversation with Ben Sidran in an interview conducted a mere eight months before his passing.

Fri 11 Sep 2:00pm

Catch an archival interview with two guitarists - Larry Coryell and the late Emily Remler, interviewed by pianist Ben Sidran in 1986.

Latest Episode

Fri 28 Aug 2:00pm

Hear an archival interview from 2003 with pianist and organ virtuoso John Medeski - best known for his work with Medeski, Martin and Wood.

Recent Episodes

Fri 21 Aug 2:00pm

Hear an archival interview with the US saxophonist Charlie Rouse, who was a key sideman with the great Thelonious Monk during the 1960s.

Fri 14 Aug 2:00pm

Joe Lovano shares insights into his music as well as the late greats Ornette Coleman, Gunther Schuller and Bruce Lundavll on this episode.

Fri 7 Aug 2:00pm

Norwegian pianist Tord Gustavsen caught up with Gerry Koster in Melbourne to discuss his career, his music and his plans for a new project.

Fri 31 Jul 2:00pm

Big band leader and drummer Mel Lewis in conversation, discussing the demise of the swing era and the incarnation of the Vanguard Orchestra.

Fri 24 Jul 2:00pm

Piano Jazz host Marian McPartland sits down with Jess Stacy - one of the leading pianists during the big band era of the 1930s.

Fri 17 Jul 2:00pm

Catch an archival interview with the legendary vocalist Betty Carter, who delves back into her history in conversation with Ben Sidran.


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?

Post new comment

Comments from unregistered users are subject to ABC moderation and will not appear until they are approved - there will be a delay until they are published.
Create A Profile to add comments straight away.

This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
29 minus 24 equals
Solve this math question and enter the solution with digits. E.g. for "two plus four = ?" enter "6".
Sign up to the weekly newsletter
Enter your email address
Other ABC music sites