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1 day 14 hours ago
commented on Nick Hempton

Exquisite rendition of Poor Butterfly by Nick Hempton. Stopped me in my tracks. Can't wait for a visit to Melbourne.

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1 day 17 hours ago
commented on Eric Dolphy

A true original and yes, the master of the intervallic leap, was Mr Dolphy. Just hearing his quirky bass clarinet and flute playing makes me smile. (I own and thrill to the three albums pictured.) "Out To Lunch" is essential as well as enthralling listening. Oh to have seen Dolphy live alongside the wondrous John Coltrane too!
Christopher Lynch

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2 days 21 hours ago
commented on Hot Club

Django's incredible playing on that version of 'Dinah' was thrilling to hear Mal. When considering the challenges he faced with his maimed left hand, one can but wonder how he did what he did. Astonishing. (As youngsters some of us quipped that he was the first rock guitarist!)
Another interesting configuration of The Hot Club quintet was the inclusion of clarinet player Hubert Rostaing, who replaced the great Monsieur Grappelli. Well worth hearing on the album Django's Blues.
Additional thanks Mal for the most welcome inclusion of our own legendary Bernie McGann, alongside Barry Harris. Glorious indeed. Any chance of hearing more of that soon?
Cheers,
Christopher Lynch.

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3 days 21 hours ago
commented on Sax at Smalls

Love Smalls! Yes, other renowned clubs including the Village Vanguard and the Blue Note are 'must' NYC venues, but an interesting band can often be found in at Smalls, especially later in the evening. This surely is another. (One for me was Walter Bishop Junior, who was playing solo late one Saturday night just a couple of years before his passing. Sadly there weren't too many listeners.)
Christopher Lynch.

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4 days 6 hours ago
commented on Manly to Monterey

My newly wedded wife and I were fortunate to see-hear this festival live regularly in its earliest years. We were literally living at a two-minute walk around the corner from where it was held. One could come straight from our flat or the South Steyn surf beach, sit on a towel, sip a coldie and get high on the glorious sounds of that incredible big band. I can vividly recall some of those then young musos who would go on to bigger things - especially Andrew Gander as well as a much younger, leaner James Morrison, who then - like yours truly - had far more hair! Happy days indeed. It goes without saying of course that we'll be listening to this. I imagine that atmosphere at Manly must have been the nearest thing we had in Oz to those Lighthouse sessions of long ago at Hermosa Beach in California.
One important question: Has that LP ever been re-issued in any format? I want to buy a copy.
Christopher Lynch.

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6 days 7 hours ago
commented on Gerry Mulligan

Mulligan's innovative brilliance brought the beautiful bari into the front line. Groove on Jeru! We must bear in mind furthermore, that Gerry was a wonderful arranger. He more than pulled his weight during those ground-breaking "Birth Of The Cool" sessions all those years back. His piano-less quartet invoving Chet Baker was superb. Just wondering: Chet Baker was a sublime trumpet player, yet by his own admission, he was a very poor sight-reader - or 'no good on the dots' as older jazz musos used to say in my younger days. Despite knowing his keys, how did Chet cope with Mulligan's arrangements? He must have had incredible ears combined with a marvellous memory.
Blissful listening to all,
Christopher Lynch.

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1 week 6 hours ago
commented on Dave Douglas

As a regular Downbeat reader, I annually cast my votes in various categories. One of the most challenging, among many, is trumpet player of the year. This past twelve months or so proved to be particularly difficult. Following prolonged consideration I came down to this list - which included the honourable Mr Douglas:
Avishai Cohen (not to be confused with that outstanding bassist having the same name); Jeremy Pelt; Tomasz Stanko and Enrico Rava. How to select just one? When doing so I consider - among other things - recent releases, influence and originality. It's still very tough. (Of course like many long-term jazz fanatics, I honour the heroes of my youth. However, that no longer suffices.) This year, after much contemplation, I finally settled on Avishai Cohen. Yet the remainder were all a close second!
All that said, Dave Douglas is a true wonder.
Christopher Lynch.

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1 week 1 day ago

Further to my earlier comment on "Blue In Green", the Tangent Trio version of "Spartacus" on the same album is also charmingly quirky.
Christopher Lynch.

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1 week 1 day ago
commented on Tangent trio

Agree with your observations made during new releases concerning Tangent's unusual take on "Blue In Green" Henry. My somewhat surprised ears were delightedly 'wrong-footed' on hearing this sublime version for the first time!
Christopher Lynch.

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1 week 1 day ago
commented on John Pochée

Message for John Pochee:

Hi John, I'm hoping that you're a descendant of B. Sorabjee Pochee the photographer and his wife Mary Ann Williams .

I'm chasing more info on Harry and Fredericks descendents ( have found some on The Pochee first generation).

Any ideas?
Regards
Helena Williams 0424046838 Western Australia

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1 week 3 days ago
commented on Roy Eldridge

Great track; Roy at his best - saw him live at festival hall long time ago (1965?) maybe with the Duke.

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1 week 4 days ago
commented on Tangent trio

Sounds great. Now I must make an admission at this point Dear Moderator. Frankly, I'm an ECM obsessive who believes the legendary Manfred Eicher can do no wrong! I adore the sublime somewhat Nordic ECM sound, the expressiveness yet spare elegance of its album covers - combing stunning photography often in black and white, and even the type font. A new ECM release is something I'm prone to purchase on sheer impulse. This album featuring three creative spirits, is on my latest wish list.
Christopher Lynch

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1 week 4 days ago

An prodigiously gifted bass player - although of course there are numerous other outstanding bassists around including John Patitucci, Linda Oh, Anders Jormin, Stanley Clarke and Arild Andersen. His trio recording "Live At The Village Vanguard",is a must-listen chiller. Having had the pleasure of hearing him live in several formats plus a number of others mentioned, acoustically and electrically, Christian does appear overall to be the current 'Ace of the bass'!

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2 weeks 6 hours ago

They do a lovely version of Cubano Chant live

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2 weeks 1 day ago

Thanks abc jazz for the belated and posthumous recognition of some of the most well crafted and iconic music of the late 20th C...Still no chance of ever getting a play on abc jazz of course

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2 weeks 1 day ago

You left out the borrowing of Horace Silver's iconic theme from "Song for my Father" on "Rikki don't lose that number". I think Silver is now listed as a co writer.

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2 weeks 1 day ago
commented on Vining on vinyl

Good on you Ted and happiest of birthdays.
Hope like the unstoppable Roy Haynes, you're still playing for another decade or more!
Christopher Lynch.

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2 weeks 1 day ago

Sad to hear of Walter Becker's passing, but touched to know that ABC Jazz, as usual, is doing to right thing by featuring Steely Dan as indicated. Thankyou.
"Aja" is a particular favourite for me through its Eastern associations, yet "Gaucho" and "Katy Lied" are close equal seconds.
Extraordinary, innovative recordings and passionately recommended for all those who enjoy serious contemporary music.

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2 weeks 1 day ago
commented on Jazztrack

Hello Mal,
I know it's not jazz in the strictest sense of the term, but like some other jazz fanatics, I adore Steely Dan and consequently was saddened to hear co-founder Walter Becker recently passed away. Both Becker and his illustrious partner, Donald Fagan, were jazz enthusiasts and much of their music reflects this. (They preferred working with musos who had 'jazz chops'.) Their chord and tonal shifts could really throw the ear. Relished their quirky hip-sneer lyrics too.
Any chance of a tribute in some way Mal?
Christopher Lynch.

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2 weeks 2 days ago

Well remembered Mal. Thanks for such a meaningful tribute to a true guitar great.
Christopher Lynch.

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2 weeks 3 days ago
commented on Jazztrack

Hi Mal
Is it likely that the Olivia Chindamo live recording will be issued by ABC or someone? It's very good and deserves wider recognition
Ciao
Graeme

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2 weeks 4 days ago
commented on Pete Rugolo

That was Satch playing!!,
Fantastic

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2 weeks 4 days ago
commented on Grover Washington Jr.

Love "Make Me A Memory" (or Sad Samba) from Grover's 'Winelight' album. Sweet sorrow indeed!

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2 weeks 4 days ago
commented on Trane meets Monk

I own many of Monk's magical recordings which feature him solo as well as playing in other configurations, yet this live performance, is to me at least, the best I've ever heard him. This pairing of two extraordinarily creative spirits represented a true musical marriage celebrated in the Elysian Fields! Their empathy was astounding. The mood overall appeared relaxed, joyful and even playful at times, as the band powered ahead on Monk's delightful repertoire. Monk's support and fills under Coltrane's increasingly explorational solos was exhilarating to the ears. The support from an encouraging rhythm section allowed Monk and Trane to commute flawlessly. What's more, the sound quality for the time was excellent. However I do have one disappointment. I wasn't there to hear them live!
Thanks Henry and all others at ABC Jazz.
Christopher Lynch.

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2 weeks 5 days ago
commented on Larry Goldings

Just caught the end of this...never heard it before, but great choice of a song to play around with.

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3 weeks 15 hours ago
commented on Coleman Hawkins

The Hawk's stunning version of 'Body And Soul', set the benchmark for that classic. Unforgettable and as soul-warming as a long machiato with a cinnamon doughnut on a chilly morn!
Christopher Lynch.

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3 weeks 1 day ago
commented on Jazztrack

Fully agree Mal.
Cheers,
Christopher lynch.

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3 weeks 3 days ago
commented on Farewells

I heard her in Melbourne a few weeks ago; she is terrific! I see that her father Joe has won an award: what a great family! RON POLSON

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3 weeks 3 days ago
commented on Jazztrack

Hyper-impressed with Stuart King's guitar work as indicated in tonight's Jazztrack. Our own Kenny Burrell plus?
You've certainly 'got it' Stuart! Power to you therefore, from this day forward.
Christopher Lynch.

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3 weeks 3 days ago
commented on Jazztrack

Mal
Charlie Watts and the DR Big Band is a great album, highlighting some very good musicians and Charlie's superb jazz drumming. Shows just how good the Stones were as composers, their tracks lend themselves to jazz interpretation all too easily.
Graeme

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3 weeks 4 days ago
commented on Joni Mitchell

Hi Martin and thanks for your comment.
Yes, that cover is quite interesting! Joni's music on that album is heavenly. I don't think it has been released on CD, but I still have an original vinyl which sounds pretty good.
Possibly like me, you went through a Laurel Canyon phase - I visited it back around '73. Some fascinating sounds emerged from that part of LA. I know it's not jazz Martin, but you might also enjoy music from another guy active in that time and place, David Crosby. His albums 'Croz' and 'Lighthouse' are simply divine.
Cheers,
Christopher Lynch

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3 weeks 4 days ago
commented on Home Cooked

Well-deserved honours to a most worthy recipient. Congratulations John - our own Elvin Jones!
Love John's work alongside the late, great Bernie McGann and his power-house drumming that drove Ten Part Invention.
John Pochee only employs a small kit, yet produces a giant sound.
Christopher Lynch.

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3 weeks 5 days ago
commented on Joni Mitchell

Yes Christopher, indeed, still one of my most precious memories, albums, album art (what a cover!) I remember the very moment I bought "For The Roses", still I marvel! <3 What a talent!

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3 weeks 6 days ago

How wonderful to know that this phenomenal drumming legend is still around and contributing. (His official website is most interesting furthermore.)
Speaking of drummers - I realise this is a digression Dear Moderator - I was enthralled hearing/seeing a quirky Scandinavian drummer, Jon Falt, performing with pianist Bobo Stenson's trio in a lovely Youtube clip, "Live in the Forest, 2009". Beautifully photographed in nature's world. Warms the heart at least during our bleak wintry nights! Recommended.
Great drummers drive great bands and Mr Hayes has done so admirably for decades. (I still have one of his vinyl outings working alongside the incredible Oscar Peterson.) May he keep on keeping on.
Christopher Lynch

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3 weeks 6 days ago
commented on Joni Mitchell

I know it's not actually jazz, however I still adore Joni's "For The Roses" album. A fascinating lady; an extraordinary talent.
Christopher Lynch.

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4 weeks 1 day ago
commented on Carla calling

It was wonderful to hear this superb music replayed. Thanks ABC Jazz.
Christopher Lynch.

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4 weeks 1 day ago
commented on Benny Goodman

Whenever I hear Gene Krupa's drumming happy boyhood memories are revived. Like many young wanna-be jazz drummers as kids, I went through a Gene Krupa-Buddy Rich phase. (Although most others back then were more interested in Ringo!) And again like them, I invented my own solo to Woody Herman's "The Golden Wedding". Oh how my neighbours and loved ones must have suffered! Funny though, my good ol' dad was always supportive of me during my time with the school band.
May your musical memories be joyful too.
Christopher Lynch.

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4 weeks 1 day ago
commented on Jazztrack

Thanks so much Mal for the Carla Bley inclusion in last night's Jazztrack. It was a tender thrill to hear her sublime sounds replayed.
Christopher Lynch.

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4 weeks 1 day ago
commented on Douye & dad

Further to a previous positive comment I made relating to this truly gifted artist, I've been listening to more of her sublime singing and to say the least, I'm enchanted. Good parents provide a positive, lifelong influence on their loved ones. Douye's father clearly was an inspiration.
Christopher Lynch.

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4 weeks 6 days ago
commented on Spirit freedom

Seeing the incomparable Duke live with his incredible, star-studded big band back in the sixties, was one of the greatest musical experiences I've ever had. A revelation. mba essay uk

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5 weeks 1 day ago
commented on Jazztrack

Douye does indeed have a uniquely lovely and warm voice. Her diction, control and emotional enhancement of Gershwin's classic, "I Loves You Porgy", featured in Sunday's Jazztrack, almost stopped the clock! Needless to add Mal, I'd love to hear more from her.
Christopher Lynch.

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5 weeks 3 days ago
commented on Duke Box

Seeing the incomparable Duke live with his incredible, star-studded big band back in the sixties, was one of the greatest musical experiences I've ever had. A revelation.
The Duke lives!
Christopher Lynch.

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5 weeks 3 days ago
commented on Lady Horn

A true original who really can hold a tune and 'lives' her lyrics with intensity.
Power to her.
Christopher Lynch.

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5 weeks 4 days ago
commented on Jazzahead Triple

The time-honoured piano trio format continues to unveil innovative means with which to express itself. This exciting interactive trio, superbly led by Kari Ikonen, will surely provide absorbing listening. Yet another exceptional broadcast from our incomparable ABC Jazz!
Keep winning folks.
Christopher Lynch.

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5 weeks 5 days ago
commented on ANJO's Debut

This is unreal. Amazed to look it up and discover that it wasn't a European band. Congratulations everyone.

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5 weeks 5 days ago

How reassuring to read so many testaments to Arch,especially after a seeming eternity since last enjoying his unique persona and musical revelations.
How saddening to be reminded how far we have descended with our current dumbed down national broadcaster offering trite presenters and content.
Insult to injury that such irrelevance and banality is available on so many broadcasting formats.
"Relax with me" was always the highlight of my night shift when working in 1960's radio 6WF.
Put me down for that CD collection!!
Chris Hutchison.

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5 weeks 5 days ago
commented on ANJO's Debut

Yes women are under represented in the jazz scene. But that band andall the players stand for gender equality . Theak is involved in promoting women in jazz. I'm trying to encourage my female school students to get into jazz. We're trying :)

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6 weeks 10 hours ago
commented on ANJO's Debut

Only one girl huh...

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6 weeks 2 days ago
commented on Twelve

Interesting comment Tim.
Yes, we're all still learning.
I've been actively - passionately in fact! - listening to jazz for well over fifty years too. I've played drums in jazz and blues bands, learnt classical flute, studied piano and music theory for years, visited the world's most famous clubs and seen so many greats live from Duke Ellington to Miles Davis and more. Yet I realise there's always something new to hear or something astounding to be re-discovered in our glorious jazz world. What a journey! Tempus fugit. So much still to hear and learn while the clock competes.
Christopher Lynch.

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6 weeks 2 days ago
commented on Jazztrack

Harold Mabern, though in his eighties, can still tame a piano! This was more than self-evident during the recording featured during last Saturday's edition of Jazztrack. Furthermore, how joyful it is to observe that legendary drummer from Miles' "Kind Of Blue' era, the mighty Jimmy Cobb, can still time-drive with such intensity despite his own eighty plus years. Great stuff.
On a pianistic note, enjoyed the Albert Ammons Saturday inclusion. Furthermore Mal, how about some more coverage of other older masters such as Meade Lux Lewis, Willie 'The Lion' Smith, Cripple Clarence Lofton, James P. Johnson, Jimmy Yancey, Otis Spann, Pete Johnson, Pinetop Smith, Roosevelt Sykes, Cow Cow Davenport and such? Another album I enjoyed many years back of that ilk was Fats Waller's "Smashing Thirds". We all owe a debt to these old blues/jazz* masters - not only pianists, but on other instruments too - who remain obscure to a number of today's chic jazz listeners.
Cheers and thanks,
Christopher Lynch.
* 'blazz' - as I term blues/jazz.

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6 weeks 5 days ago
commented on Twelve

I've been enthralled by jazz for more than fifty years and yet am embarrassed to admit Gibbs is a new name to me -- a teacher of the wonderful Gary Burton no less! Thank you ABC for giving access to a wide range of jazz: very educational. (So much great music, so little time.)

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6 weeks 5 days ago
commented on Wes Montgomery

An Ellington classic played as well as any guitarist ever could.

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7 weeks 16 hours ago
commented on Allan Browne

It's always nice to spot Aussie jazz legend Allan Browne on the front page of this heart-warming website. Just seeing his cheery countenance brings back happy boyhood memories from the sixties, when as an enthusiastic jazz-loving teen, I used to sometimes sneak out from home late at night to listen to bands like the Red Onions. (Dear Mum and Dad thought I was in my room studying hard!)
Christopher Lynch.

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7 weeks 17 hours ago
commented on ANJO's Debut

Wonderful news. This is indeed another welcome boost for Australian jazz.
There are numerous outstanding musicians in this team who'll no doubt produce some astounding music.
Christopher Lynch.

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7 weeks 2 days ago
commented on Jazztrack

Whoa! Am I in awe of Jazzmeia Horn! That lady can more than hold a tune.
"The Peacocks" must be extraordinarily demanding for even the finest of vocalists to approach, yet she does so with aplomb.
Jazzmeia can accurately attack a note and can sensitively sustain it, proclaim it. (As a hymn-challenged tenor, I'll always admire those who can truly sing. I've always wanted to sound like Johnny Hartman or dynamic Roy Phillips of The Peddlers. Dream on eh Christoph!)
Christopher Lynch.

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7 weeks 3 days ago
commented on Monk on film

Beautiful Thelonious was to jazz what Dylan Thomas was to literature or Van Gogh was to art. Like those inspired souls, the closing chapter of his own life was heartbreakingly sad.
An incredibly visionary musician who could once fill clubs with sounds of unorthodox winsomeness, Monk in his final years was an unwell man reduced to a figure standing isolated in a darkened room overlooking the lights of the Manhattan skyline when his own name should have been up in them. Yet his astounding music lives on.
When feeling down, perhaps we should listen to this inspiring track from the great Gil Scott-Heron:
"Lady Day And John Coltrane". Sure keeps me running and pray it does you too.
For you Thelonious.
Christopher Lynch.

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7 weeks 4 days ago
commented on Like a Rolling Stone

Thanks for your encouraging comment ABC Jazz. In answer to your question, yes indeed. I adore writing about my great passion, jazz, or any of my other interests which include literature and history - particularly any Asian history. (I actually do some proofreading and assist overseas students with their English at times.)
Cheers,
Christopher Lynch.

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7 weeks 5 days ago
commented on Trio two

Is it just me, or... how come the wind so dominates Jazz. Almost every single time I listen to Jazz here I hear the wind. Just because you have a instrument that's louder and shinier, doesn't meant to say you have the right to continually drown out the piano or base or other less windy instruments. C'mon! Jazz is all about diversity and I'm fatigued by this monoculture. The monoculture of the wind. Please, please, please rescue me and give me some even proportioning. Don't get me wrong. I love sax, just not aaaaalllll the time!

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7 weeks 5 days ago
commented on Like a Rolling Stone

Further to my previous comment, I've just finished listening to this terrific broadcast - so good even that famous statue of The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen might have cracked into a smile!
A Stones' rock standard like "Satisfaction" never sounded so interesting. Furthermore, that Claptonesque guitar solo on "Paint It Black", was a mini-musical journey in its own way. There were some gorgeously growly brass solos riding colourfully textured arrangements adding to the aural joy.
Having had the pleasure as a young man to have sojourned in Copenhagen, it's joyful to note this genteel and cultured city continually produces jazz in accordance with its pleasant environs.
Christopher Lynch.

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7 weeks 5 days ago

Absolutely beautiful and Inspiring

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7 weeks 6 days ago
commented on Clifford Brown

We can only speculate as to what such a young, innovative and gifted musician might have achieved but for a tragic accident. His unique trumpet playing style was arguably the most influential in its limited time.
Sadly too, Richie Powell, the legendary Bud's brother, was lost that day. No doubt that grief deeply troubled his loving brother.
Christopher Lynch.

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7 weeks 6 days ago

I would love to get to a jazz festival in Australia!

Best,
Elizabeth

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8 weeks 14 hours ago
commented on Like a Rolling Stone

Thrilled to see my favourite Rolling Stone and one of my favourite rock drummers getting some well-deserved airplay. Thanks ABC Jazz. Having seen them live I know that Danish Radio Big Band is really something too!
Charlie has always had his ears wide open musically while being particularly aware of outstanding jazz drummers.
I recall seeing Charlie sitting quietly a few tables away and watching-listening attentively one night many years back when the Thad Jones - Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra was playing at Ronnie Scott's in London.
Adore Charlie's album "From One Charlie ..."
I'd love to meet Charlie and spend some time just talking with him about jazz and drums generally.
Christopher Lynch.

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8 weeks 4 days ago
commented on Talkin' Trane

One of the music world's true visionaries, regardless of genre.
On a personal note, also an important date for yours truly as it was the first time I played through the "Kind Of Blue" album in its entirety, which I had just purchased. During those precious moments when I placed it on my antiquated little record player, I had only a limited concept of its significance, but hearing "All Blues" represented a seismic shift in my listening habits - as no doubt it did for so many others.
Christopher Lynch - in awe of John Coltrane.

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8 weeks 4 days ago

Any new Charles Lloyd release is more than an album - it's an inspirational event!
Will be listening attentively to this one.
Christopher Lynch.

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8 weeks 5 days ago
commented on Jazztrack

Mal, I've just heard that highly regarded WA jazz musician, Graham Wood, has passed away after a difficult four year battle with cancer. Will there be a tribute to him in Jazztrack at some point?
His contributions to jazz as an educator, performer and part-owner of Perth's Ellington Jazz Club, are outstanding.
Christopher Lynch.

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8 weeks 6 days ago
commented on Gerard Presencer

A thrilling trumpeter - and his arranging along with his writing is alright too! His fiery trumpet dueling with Henry Lowther on "Watts At Scott's" is a highlight of that wonderful double album package. Great music for those times when you're seeking some straight-ahead, hard-driving sounds. There isn't a serene moment.
By the way, there are numerous other outstanding UK musicians mentioned in the accompanying biography who are well worth checking out including Stan Tracey, John Dankworth, John Taylor, Mike Gibbs, the man himself - Ronnie Scott, along with the brilliant trumpet ace and writer Ian Carr. (Carr's well-researched biography on Miles Davis, to me at least, remains the best. His biography on Keith Jarrett is also superb.)
Christopher Lynch.

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8 weeks 6 days ago

Very uplifting and thought-provoking while promoting a sense serenity. This sublime album demonstrates that times of sadness can also be times of meaningful reflection, transformation and creativity.
The solos are as inspired as are the writing.
Christopher Lynch.

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8 weeks 6 days ago
commented on Avishai returns

Further to my earlier comment, the following Youtube concert featuring trumpeter Avishai Cohen is a beauty:
Avishai Cohen quartet @ D'Jazz Nevers Festival
Extraordinary musicianship all round. Drummers will be in awe of Jonathon Blake!
By the way, the bass player of the same name in incredible too.
Happy listening/viewing to all,
Christopher Lynch.

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9 weeks 7 hours ago
commented on Mirror image

Sandy Evans and her friends launched the new album 'RockPoolMirror' last Saturday
at the SIMA Soundlounge in Sydney. It was a truly special live event.
Belinda Webster's photographs are stunning and the music inspired by the photographs is amazing.

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9 weeks 1 day ago
commented on Jazztrack

I am continually amazed that the ABC Jazz seems to ignore those who come from northern NSW and Queensland. Your organisation projects a Melbourne/Sydney view of the Jazz scene and seems to ignore the north of Australia. I would love to be proven wrong but ........

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9 weeks 3 days ago
commented on Two Trios

This was a wonderful tribute to a superb, highly creative musician. What a loss is Geri Allen.
Thankyou ABC Jazz.
Christopher Lynch.

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9 weeks 4 days ago
commented on New on 78

Incredible!
Love the idea. Nice one guys. Can't wait to hear it.
I've still got a few 78s in my tool-book shed including an ancient Duke Ellington; I'm now inspired to dig them out.
On a fun note, the gentleman photographed looks very debonair indeed.
Christopher Lynch.

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9 weeks 4 days ago
commented on Horace Silver

The albums pictured are wonderful and have long been in my collection, but there's another beauty that is well worth a listen:
"The Cape Verdean Blues" by Horace's quintet of the day along with the great J.J.Johnson. Other members of his band on the date included Joe Henderson on tenor and Woody Shaw on trumpet. Say no more!
(It was re-issued back in 1999 in a superbly tasteful re-pack which includes renowned critic Leonard Feather's original review of the album. Well worth owning.)
Christopher Lynch.

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9 weeks 5 days ago

Congratulations to all involved for producing such a wonderfully varied line-up of outstanding bands and musicians.
Obviously a tremendous amount of work and thought has gone into this - and of course there are always the complexities of logistics to handle. Well done everybody!
I'm particularly interested in Jen Shyu and the Kari Ikonen Trio.
Christopher Lynch.

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9 weeks 5 days ago
commented on Dizzy Gillespie

Further to my comments of 2010, there are two other stunning Diz albums that should be snapped up if seen about:
1.Dizzy Gillespie "At Newport".
2.Gil Fuller & The Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra featuring Dizzy Gillespie & James Moody.
This contains some earthy chillers including 'The Man From Monterey', 'Be's That Way', Big Sur' and the darkly haunting 'Angel City' - a must-listen track which still gives me goosebumps around fifty years after first hearing it.
Christopher Lynch.

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10 weeks 8 hours ago
commented on Jazztrack

Hi again Lex Brooks,
Further to my earlier comments, some of bluesman Paul Butterfield's music might be interesting to you.
For example, his 'East West' album.
Christopher Lynch.

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10 weeks 15 hours ago
commented on Jazztrack

Hello Lex Brooks,
I hope you don't mind, but I observed your interesting request.
(I'm a regular follower of this terrific website.)
The following might meet your needs to some extent:
"Jazz Blues Fushion" by John Mayall
"The Turning Point" also by John Mayall - a personal favourite. Contains some superb flute and sax solos.
"Midnight Blue" by Kenny Burrell could be another album you'll like, although of course the emphasis is on jazz.
Perhaps you could consider some of the work of Buddy Miles, with his band Express.
Additionally, have a listen to some material from Brian Auger & The Trinity.
If I can come up with any further ideas Lex, I'll add to this.
Wishing you happy listening always. Hope you find what you're looking for in life and music.
Christopher Lynch.

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10 weeks 4 days ago
commented on Avishai returns

This man's trumpet sound is absolutely sublime! His tasteful control along, particularly in terms of mute use, is heartbreakingly lovely. A true musical explorer is Mr Cohen. This compelling new album with emphatically supportive musicians on board, is a must-get for me.
Christopher Lynch.

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10 weeks 4 days ago
commented on Miles & Charlie

Like drummer Charlie Watts of the Stones, I've often thought that if I could somehow time-travel back musically, I would love to have been hanging about at Minton's and similar haunts around NYC back in the forties as a kid, to hear those young lions of the time developing what was then 'the new music'.
With that in mind, it remains a joy to hear young Miles working alongside Bird. For what it's worth, I love the clothes and cars of the era too. (How tastelessly daggy do some of today's pop stars look by comparison!)
The good news musically is that "Collectors Items" is still available and captivating listening. Recommended.
Enjoy your weekend everyone,
Christopher Lynch.

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10 weeks 4 days ago
commented on MaxMantis in Melbourne

This was a fascinating, quirky, progressive piano trio excursion. Impressionistic and expressionistic!
Enjoyably refreshing and uplifting.
Thanks ABC Jazz.
Christopher Lynch.

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10 weeks 5 days ago
commented on Frisell downunder

Thanks again for an outstanding and varied program. Excellent stuff!

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11 weeks 7 hours ago
commented on Yusef Lateef

"Eastern Sounds". What an album!
Do listen in. Heavenly music from a beautiful soul. A spiritually inspired multi-reed master.
Christopher Lynch.

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11 weeks 4 days ago

From what I've so far heard, this album is a stunner.
I'll be listening out for more.
For what it's worth - thanks again Stephen Stills! - ECM is rightly renowned for its sublime music in addition to those artistic, tastefully photographic album covers; this one is another genteel masterpiece.
Sublime art all round in an increasingly shallow and materialistic world.
All is not lost.
Christopher Lynch.

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11 weeks 4 days ago
commented on Ben Webster

So good - please play more. And I totally concur with Miles's comments that he learnt to play ballads after hearing Hawk - and saying something from someone who knew everything about playing innovative jazz

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11 weeks 5 days ago
commented on Lloyd in Finland

Wow, did I enjoy that incredible broadcast! Thanks ABC Jazz.
Loved Lloyd's welcome references to his earlier Atlantic work. "Tagore" was particularly spell-binding.
Glorious sounds played in a glorious region of the world. (I haven't actually been to Finland, but I have spent time in nearby Norway, Denmark and Sweden. The fine folk around there truly know and appreciate their jazz.)
A very uplifting hour's listening indeed.
Gratitude,
Christopher Lynch.

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11 weeks 5 days ago
commented on Farewell Geri

The loss of this remarkably gifted lady, at a reasonably young age by today's standards, is a terrible loss to jazz. Her incredible playing and teaching skills will be sorely missed.
Geri's astounding 1994 album, "Twenty One", is a true thriller. Joined by legendary Miles' alumni Ron Carter and the late Tony Williams, Geri kicks off this excursion in exhilarating style on "RTG". Recommended.
Thankyou Ms Allen for your many wondrous contributions to jazz.
With respect and admiration,
Christopher Lynch.

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11 weeks 5 days ago
commented on Jazztrack

Hello Mal, could you give me some examples of Jazz Blues fusion,, that hopefully would be readily available, and preferably heavy on Guitar. I know this is not a comment ,however what better brains than yours to pick on this subject.
Best regards
Lex Brooks""

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11 weeks 6 days ago
commented on Channeling Charlie

Great Jazz, as always. The Angela Davis "we're all alone" is a beautiful & sensitive interpretation. WOW!

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12 weeks 7 hours ago
commented on Aussie bass special

More Aussie bassists please!

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12 weeks 19 hours ago
commented on Enrico Rava

Love and recommended Enrico Rava's stunning 1975 album, "The Pilgrim And The Stars". Unlike much if not most of the commercial, insipid, formulaic fusion of that era, it really is meaningful.
Christopher Lynch.

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12 weeks 1 day ago
commented on Walmart

Now I am confused! (Not with you Bruce.)
Here is a full-on write-up for retailer Walmart. A second ago I attempted to comment on Enrico Rava and was unfairly informed that my entry violated rules about brand names, drugs etc! What is going on ABC Jazz? I love you but this is not the first time I've had to deal with this stupidity.
Please explain.
Christopher Lynch.

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12 weeks 2 days ago
commented on Frisell downunder

Well I, for one, enjoyed Petra's take on Shenandoah and I'm in good company because it appeared Bill did too.

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12 weeks 2 days ago
commented on Jazztrack

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.

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12 weeks 3 days ago
commented on Jamaican jazz

Who was the sax player on the last track tonight - just before 7pm on 24th June?

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12 weeks 4 days ago
commented on Jamaican jazz

A compelling inclusion indeed.
Recommend listening furthermore to:
Joe Harriott Double Quintet "Indo-Jazz Suite", released 1966.
Extraordinary sounds both part of and ahead of their time. Enthralling.
Enjoy another fine Jazztrack presentation!
Christopher Lynch.

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12 weeks 4 days ago
commented on Lloyd in Finland

Possibly my favourite living Jazz musician. I won't miss out on this broadcast that's for sure!
I've admired Lloyd since my long-past youth. His sublime artistry on his haunting yet adventurous work of art "Charles Lloyd In Europe", was on my vinyl turntable on a daily basis soon after its release. Passionately recommended. (Features a young Keith Jarrett and an equally young Jack DeJohnette. Lloyd's spiritually motivated flute playing takes one on a magic carpet ride.) Other recordings of his work from this era are also well worth a listen.
Christopher Lynch.

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12 weeks 5 days ago
commented on Frisell downunder

Love what I've been hearing from the astoundingly multi-faceted Bill Frisell. Very easy on the ears indeed.
However, please spare us any other ghastly vocal inclusions from Petra Haden.
Christopher Lynch.

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12 weeks 5 days ago
commented on Dee Dee Bridgewater

This remarkably soulful lady really CAN sing! On account of her musical and personal maturity she deeply understands and emotionally embraces the lyrical implications within a song represented through life's challenges.
Full marks to her.
Christopher Lynch.

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12 weeks 6 days ago
commented on Crossing rivers

Nick sure can power-drive a bass!
From what I've so far heard, this is a fine album.
Christopher Lynch.

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13 weeks 5 hours ago
commented on Marian McPartland

Particularly enjoyed her informative and explorative interviews with Bill Evans and with Steely Dan's Donald Fagan among many others. (Thanks are due furthermore to my inspiring teacher Helen J. who put me on to that Bill Evans interview.)
A remarkable lady who contributed so much to our glorious jazz art-form.
Thankyou Ms McPartland.
Christopher Lynch.

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13 weeks 5 hours ago
commented on Bernie's 80th

Your sounds live on as does your inspirational spirit Mr McGann.
In respectful remembrance,
Christopher Lynch.

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13 weeks 3 days ago

Wynton and ABC Jazz deserve thanks and praise for this tastefully elegant broadcast - very much in keeping with the style of the venerable John Lewis himself.
(As I'm writing, I have the sublime MJQ album, "Blues On Bach", on the turntable in its original vinyl form. What a joy to the ear it is!)
Like many, I've been a long-term admirer of Lewis for numerous reasons including his emphatic musical support of Milt Jackson's sensitive solo excursions, along with his own thoughtful solos which focus on content, not merely on speed and technique, which he had in abundance if needed.
Furthermore, his knowledge of the glorious music of J.S.Bach was authoritative. Yet the same man adored the edgy rawness of the blues from the likes of Muddy Waters! Fascinating.
John Lewis, a masterful musician, was not only aware of his own musical roots, but also had an open-eyed awareness of what jazz could become.
I'm personally grateful to both John Lewis along with Jacques Loussier, for introducing me - if via the back door - to the overwhelming wonders of Bach.
Christopher Lynch.

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13 weeks 4 days ago
commented on Crossing rivers

Tried to play content but file 404 not found.

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14 weeks 1 day ago

Regarding the innovative Django Bates, do have a listen/view to his outstanding take on John Lennon's poignant "Strawberry Fields Forever". The the lamina of the orchestration is intoxicating to the ear. As a guy who played classical flute for a few years, I was particularly thrilled to hear that cluster of flautists producing such sublime backing to the vocals. Enthusiastically recommended.
Christopher Lynch.

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14 weeks 1 day ago
commented on Vince Jones

My god, he's so smooth.

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14 weeks 2 days ago
commented on John Scofield

Who was the Swiss jazz trio you played at around this time and what was the track? I think it was called "Kid"? It's not listed here

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14 weeks 3 days ago
commented on Jazztrack

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.

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14 weeks 3 days ago

The bass in this amazing.

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14 weeks 6 days ago
commented on Speedball returns

Gee was I awestruck by this outfit during Jazztrack! Their take-me-on, no hype BlueNote era sound is refreshing delight to the ear and reminds me warmly of the gutsy jazz I heard as a teen. (When many others of my gen were Beatles-obsessed, this was the sort of material that caught my ear.)
Thanks guys and drive on hard!
Christopher Lynch.
PS: By the way, nothing personal against the Beatles. They were astonishing in their wondrous way. It was just that I was one of those geeks heading down another road back then.

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14 weeks 6 days ago
commented on Phil Stack

Lovely soft Jazz for a rainy night. Beautiful. Phil Stack you have a new fan.

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15 weeks 3 days ago
commented on Tree

This is the music I've heard in a long time. I'm so frustrated that I can't buy it if stream it anywhere. If someone could help me locate a copy or anything would be much appreciated. Thanks

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15 weeks 3 days ago
commented on Yanks in Europe

Due to the present grim circumstances in their homeland, many more American jazz musicians will likely be spending more time in Europe in the foreseeable future!
Christopher Lynch.

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15 weeks 3 days ago
commented on Oliver Nelson

A superb writer and arranger about whom too little is heard.
"The Blues And The Abstract Truth" remains an inspirational classic and makes for near-divine listening during times of stress - especially in today's deeply troubled world.
Whenever I hear "Stolen Moments" particularly, I'm elevated goose-bumped into the silver-blue stratosphere. Yes thankfully, there is hope, there is love and there are still people around us motivated by noble ideals in the midst of insanity. This astounding music embodies that.
("Stolen Moments" is wonderfully supportive track furthermore, for those feeling a little lovelorn during these bleak winter months!)
Christopher Lynch.

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16 weeks 2 days ago
commented on Esperanza Spalding

Esperanza's latest release Emily's D+Evolution is ridiculously good. I mean what a voice and her bass is inspirational. Also, check out the guitarist Mathew Stevens-are you kidding me? Karriem Higgins on drums is explosive. Produced by Tony Visconti, Bowie's ex producer, this album is the best record I've heard for a long time. Wow!!

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16 weeks 4 days ago

Len Barnard and the great John Sangster- what a fantastic album. I think their version of 'In a Mist' is sublime. Can it stil be purchased? Somehow?

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17 weeks 19 hours ago

Thanks for the play! Tal and I don't have wikipedia pages, but my website is www.daniellewertz.com and facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/daniellewertzjazz/

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17 weeks 2 days ago

Both of my idols together: Bob Barnard, trumpet/cornet; Roy Williams, trombone.

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17 weeks 2 days ago
commented on Jazztrack

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?

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17 weeks 4 days ago
commented on Bob's band

It's always great to know soulful Bob is getting some more well-deserved airplay. Will listen in.
As a teen, loved his playing with the legendary Max Merritt. Still adore his flute playing particularly on their rendition of the Dizzy Gillespie classic,"Kush". Spell-binding. Later enjoyed seeing him live in the UK with Nucleus - a superb fusion band about which we hear too little.
Christopher Lynch.

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17 weeks 5 days ago
commented on Asian accolades

Anything to do with the promotion of innovative Asian jazz has my ongoing support. Particularly love Youn Sun Nah's extraordinary vocals. Truly unique. Nice one Korea!
Christopher Lynch.

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17 weeks 6 days ago
commented on The Barron and Mr Getz

A truly heavenly broadcast - in fact the very sounds one embraces following a busy day. The musical inclusions themselves are simply well-known standards, yet somehow charmingly fresh-sounding while tastefully executed by two outstanding musicians. It's always fascinated me how a man like Stan Getz, who had such a deeply troubled personal life, could play so creatively with such gentle, lyrical tenderness. Apparently Stan wasn't always an easy guy to work alongside or to be around at times. Ronnie Scott for example, angrily clashed with him one night in his Soho club. (That's one night I was glad I wasn't there!) In reference to Stan's mood swings, another former sideman described him thus: "Stan is a nice bunch of guys." Temperament issues and such aside, Stan Getz will rightly remain a tenor sax legend. His bossa-nova related recordings are musical gems and essential listening.
Christopher Lynch.

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17 weeks 6 days ago
commented on Arch McKirdy

I also remember him playing 'What are you doing the rest of your life?' but like you when I ask a band if they can play it, no one has heard of it - a great shame!

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18 weeks 1 day ago
commented on Jazztrack

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.

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18 weeks 1 day ago
commented on Arch McKirdy

It's so heart-warming to know this wonderful man is still so alive in the hearts of many long-term jazz lovers.
Arch certainly enhanced my jazz knowledge all those years ago when I was an eager teen hungry to discover more. His excellent programmes on the old family valve radio were unmissable.
Christopher Lynch.

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18 weeks 1 day ago
commented on Jessica Nicholas

Hi Jessica,

Just wanted to get the word out there that internationally renown European gypsy guitarist Lulo Reinhardt and I will be touring nationally together in July this year.

Here are the tour dates:

Tues July 4th - Nambour Qld- Bison Bar with Andrew Veivers
Wed July 5th - Brisbane Qld - Brisbane Jazz Club
Thurs July 6th - Bangalow NSW - A&I Hall
Sat July 8th - Port Macquaire NSW - The Glass House
Sun July 9th - Newcastle NSW - Newcastle and Hunter Jazz Club
Tues July 11th - Canberra ACT - The Basement
Wed July 12th - Sydney NSW - Venue 505
Thurs July 13th - Blue Mountains NSW
Fri July 14th - Narooma NSW - Ocean Lounge Whale Motor Inn
Sat July 15th - Melbourne Vic - Paris Cat Jazz Club
Sun 16th - Melbourne Vic - The Bendigo Hotel Collingwood
Tues 18th July Devonport Tas - Devonport Jazz Festival - Lifeway Auditorium
Wed 19th July - Hobart Tas - Founders Room Salamanca Arts Centre
Friday 21st July - Perth WA - Friends Restaurant

Head to www.bartstenhouse.com for more information or to get in touch. Thank you very much.

Best,
Bart Stenhouse
Jazz and World Guitarist

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18 weeks 4 days ago
commented on Louis Smith

check the year of publication. Wasn't it 1958? not 2008?

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18 weeks 5 days ago
commented on Arch McKirdy

With respect to these themes my memory is that Arch McKirdy played Kenny Burrell's version of "I'm A Fool To Want You". Initially I thought it was played by the great Sydney guitarist, George Golla because he sometimes played it at the Wentworth Hotel's 5th floor Supper Club with Don Burrows Quartet. George, who I later studied jazz guitar with, confirmed that it was KB.
Surely Ian Neil played several versions of "What Are You Doing For The Rest Of Your Life?" including one by vibist Cal Tjader. I also play vibes and learnt this tune inspired by Cal's recording

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18 weeks 6 days ago
commented on Crossfire

Delighted to see this fine outfit get another mention. Thoroughly enjoyed one of their live performances backing Michael Franks in Sydney, back in 1980 - if my memory is correct.
Christopher Lynch.

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19 weeks 9 hours ago

Thanks for that pointer. Something I didn't know. Its good listening, isn't it.

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19 weeks 12 hours ago

Where do we get the Blues in America CD from

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19 weeks 18 hours ago
commented on Jazztrack

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.

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19 weeks 1 day ago

Thank you ABC jazz for playing 'Washing Line' from Unspoken Rule. I am so happy to know that you received the album and enjoyed the music. Copies of our album will be available at Thomas Music (ABC) 31 Bourke Street, Melbourne.
Kind regards
Jennifer Salisbury

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19 weeks 1 day ago
commented on Jazztrack

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

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19 weeks 2 days ago
commented on James Valentine

Hello James,
I listened to and loved the 'Introduction to Jazz' program you did with Sara McDonald on Nightlife, Friday night, 5/6 May.
I missed the first half though and am unable to activate the program link. Have you done any programs like this previously that I can listen to and hopefully download?
Cheers.

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19 weeks 2 days ago

It was "What are you Doing the Rest of your Life", composed by Michel Legrand and performed by Australian guitarist Bruce Clarke, from the Albym "Vichysoisse".

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19 weeks 3 days ago
commented on Tribute to Trane

Take it in folks.
This man knows what he is talking about!
Christopher Lynch.

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19 weeks 3 days ago
commented on Classic McGann

A quietly spoken yet thoughtful soul, Bernie McGann - the Leonard Cohen of the alto? - communicated most meaningfully through the multi-lingual sound of his well-loved burnished sax. Harmonically explorative though he was, McGann's seemingly cool demeanor concealed an ever restless soul searching for that elusive 'beyond' cadence. A serious musical adventurer, McGann, Zen-like, remained above any showmanship. Over many decades - perhaps too many! - I've had the privilege of seeing countless outstanding musicians live at the world's most renowned jazz clubs, and in terms of careful listening to what other soloists were doing around him, McGann's respectful attentiveness was consistently exemplary.
Listen to and relish "Bundeena" for example, and hear what I mean.
Christopher Lynch.

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19 weeks 5 days ago
commented on Dan Barnett

You should play this more often. It is a very good song

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19 weeks 5 days ago
commented on New beginnings

G' Morning,

Please convey my regards to Emma Grace Stephenson and my request to please explore any opportunity of perhaps a marriage between conventional Jazz instruments and classical Indian instruments.

- http://www.zakirhussain.com/
- http://www.santoor.com/

Thank you,
Sidhesh

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19 weeks 6 days ago
commented on Anita O'Day

Hi Ben,
I'm not sure how well Anita was feeling at the time either!
However the music itself was very engaging.
Do watch "Jazz On A Summer's Day" though as there are wonderful performances included. I particularly like the clips featuring Gerry Mulligan and the haunting, almost Zen-like item from Chico Hamilton. Furthermore, there is a delightful interlude featuring a solo cellist performing the opening of Bach's Suite No.1 in G Major BWV 1007. I only wish more of Thelonious Monk's solo playing was shown.
Cheers,
Chris.L

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20 weeks 13 hours ago
commented on New beginnings

listen again link not working.

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20 weeks 2 days ago

A remarkably innovative, creative, lateral thinking, team-playing bassist who doesn't simply take the conservative path of adhering to the notes in regular chord changes, time or key signatures. Linda works outside, around and inside the music as she tastefully responds to the musical expressions of those around her whilst making her own compelling presence felt. For any creative musician, she must be a joy to work alongside. ( I voted for her in the last Downbeat Readers Poll and no doubt I'll vote for her in future.)
Power to you Linda!
Christopher Lynch.

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20 weeks 2 days ago
commented on Anita O'Day

She certainly looked the goods but if the legend is true she was "high as a kite", which probably makes her stellar performance more noteworthy.

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20 weeks 3 days ago
commented on Duets from Melbourne

Looking forward to this! I think the Artist Biography link to Wikipedia may not be correct, Wrong James Sherlock!

Geoff M

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20 weeks 4 days ago

It's no surprise that many critics consider the album this track comes from, Brilliant Corners, one of the best ever. And rhen to read in Wikipedia, the title track was put together by the producer as the session didn't ptoduce one complete take. Thanks Orrin.

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20 weeks 6 days ago
commented on Bennie Maupin

A truly innovative, spiritually motivated musician, Bennie Maupin can additionally be heard at his exhilarating best in the stunning boxed set: "Lee Morgan Live at the Lighthouse", recorded - obviously - at The Lighthouse, Hermosa Beach California on July 10, 11 & 12 1970. His sublime performance on the haunting "Neophilia" surely makes time stand still. A must hear.
Furthermore, "Penumbra" - readily accessible via Youtube - is passionately recommended listening.
Christopher Lynch.

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20 weeks 6 days ago
commented on Happy Birthday Billie

On a recent OS flight in the small hours of the morning, I heard Billie performing "I'm A Fool To Want You", and was again reminded of her extraordinary soulfulness. Her take on this classic is near heart-breaking and remains a reflection on the deep sadness which at the time of that recording, was set to overwhelm her. I pray sweet Billie is now somewhere beautiful and has found the love, inner peace and respect that was so lacking in her earthly life.
(By the way, this was one of the few memorable tracks to be heard on that aircraft jazz channel. As I've previously observed, the jazz programming on airlines is generally insipid. Glen Miller for instance! Spare me.)
Christopher Lynch.

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21 weeks 10 hours ago
commented on Jessica Nicholas

Hi Jessica I wonder if you could play some Yelena Eckemoff from her latest album, Blooming Tall Phlox on the LH productions Label. Great sophisticated European Jazz

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21 weeks 17 hours ago
commented on Anita O'Day

It's worth noting by the way, that the accompanying photo of the wonderful Ms O'Day is from her excellent performance during the filming of "Jazz On A Summer's Day", a truly delightful film centered on Newport Jazz Festival. Well worth obtaining as it features great music, is visually lovely and therefore recommended viewing.
Christopher Lynch.

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21 weeks 4 days ago
commented on Jazztrack

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.

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21 weeks 4 days ago
commented on Jazztrack

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.

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21 weeks 5 days ago
commented on Linda Oh Live

Thanks for revisiting the performance from the 2015 Wangaratta Jazz Festival!

Linda May Han Oh just released her new album WALK AGAINST WIND on Biophilia Records.

"After a lot of time and team work, the Walk Against Wind is officially released!

Reaching number 4 on the US iTunes Jazz charts, this features Ben Wendel, Matthew Stevens, Justin Brown and guests - Fabian Almazan and Minji Park."

April 18, 2017

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21 weeks 5 days ago
commented on Jazztrack

Good.

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21 weeks 5 days ago
commented on Tigran Hamasyan

Wow, amazing. Thank you so much for introducing me to this gentleman, of whom I had not previously heard. Really stunning music.

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21 weeks 6 days ago
commented on Matthew Nicholls

Absolutely fabulous Matt! So enjoying listening to this.
Thanks to ABC Jazz for putting this up.

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22 weeks 1 day ago
commented on Oscar Peterson

"The Jazz Soul of Oscar Peterson" is available as a cd. I bought one recently.

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22 weeks 3 days ago
commented on Aziza

Loving this african jazz !

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22 weeks 3 days ago
commented on Brian Bromberg

Really nice !!!!!!!

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23 weeks 20 hours ago
commented on Play my piano

Natalie continues to evolve as a pianist and composer, having established a strong foundation within her trio, this album reflects a new challenge in her performance capability. Her hallmark of light and space in her compositions, and delicate feel for the melody culminate in some of the most moving pieces she has ever written. The dedication to the lives of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran is very special.

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23 weeks 2 days ago
commented on Orchestra

Loved Comin Home Baby - great version of a great tune! Thanks!

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23 weeks 4 days ago
commented on Jazztrack

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!

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23 weeks 5 days ago
commented on Jimmy Herring

Lovely fresh version of a McLaughlin classic. I hear that Jimmy Herring is one of McLaughlin's favourite guitarists, so a nice nod in the other direction.... I also hear that Herring is a stalwart of the Southern Jam Rock scene, hanging out with The Allman Brothers, Derek Trucks, Phil Lesh, et al. Check him out, you hungry Guitar Kidlets!!

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23 weeks 5 days ago
commented on Jimmy Herring

Lovely fresh version of a McLaughlin classic. I hear that Jimmy Herring is one of McLaughlin's favourite guitarists, so a nice nod in the other direction.... I also hear that Herring is a stalwart of the Southern Jam Rock scene, hanging out with The Allman Brothers, Derek Trucks, Phil Lesh, et al. Check him out, you hungry Guitar Kidlets!!

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24 weeks 1 day ago

Beautiful classic jazz. Love that old West Coast sound.

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24 weeks 1 day ago
commented on To the '20s

I absolutely agree with you. Thanks!

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24 weeks 3 days ago
commented on Hank Jones

"Take My Hand Precious Lord." Prayer can take many forms and be called on at any time, but I can't recall any more elegant and grateful than this performance by Charlie Haden and Hank Jones. My thanks.

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24 weeks 4 days ago
commented on Origami plays Ornette

Thanks for playing this, and great news about his appointment at Wangaratta. - Jim

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24 weeks 4 days ago

There is a segment on "95.7FM - 3GDR - Golden Days Radio" in Melbourne on Monday nights between 10 and 11 pm called "Night Music" that emulates the Music to Midnight program of Arch McKirdy and subsequently Ian Neil. The station can also be heard on-line at goldendaysradio.com.au.

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25 weeks 1 day ago
commented on Simon Jeans

Hi,

This will sound weird, but I search for quite some time a jazz with the chorus "she is ravishing, she is everythin" Any hints? Thanks

Cheers!

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25 weeks 3 days ago
commented on Art the artist

Thank you.

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26 weeks 1 day ago
commented on Heading home

Dear Mal,

For years I've listened to and enjoyed Jazztrack, it was available on ABC Classic FM.
For some (costcutting???) reason it has been discontinued from FM radio.

This means that for thousands of country listeners (who do not receive Digital radio), this program has gone.
The only alternative is Digital TV with inferior sound and not available when on the road.

I have written in several times with no reply received and hope you will read this.
Please remember your country listeners and reinstate an FM broadcast, we want a fair go in the bush!

Regards,
Jurgen Henschke

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26 weeks 3 days ago
commented on Simon Jeans

Please make site user friendly, and provide more information about Australian artists!

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26 weeks 3 days ago
commented on The Sugarfoot Ramblers

It's hard to believe this is not an old record from the early days of Louis Armstrong.
Brilliant capturing of the style and 'mood' of the music from those days. With just the correct held 'back tempo' and phrasing.

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26 weeks 4 days ago
commented on 1959

Sounds incredible and it will be! Do listen in folks.
The formidable albums mentioned are staggering - true ground-breakers. I know because I own copies of them all and have done so since I was a teen. (And that's a darn long time!) Furthermore, they're all essential components in any serious jazz collection.
Christopher Lynch.

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26 weeks 5 days ago
commented on Allan Browne

What a lovely Blues - how fresh and engaging...from 1965! RIP Allan - have to get it.

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26 weeks 6 days ago
commented on Jazztrack

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

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26 weeks 6 days ago
commented on Etta Jones

Etta Jones, just velvet. Keep it up ABC

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27 weeks 1 day ago
commented on Jazztrack

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.

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27 weeks 2 days ago
commented on John Harkins

I love this album, John. Beautiful playing and synergy between the three of you.

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27 weeks 2 days ago
commented on Kurt Elling

It's a very big stretch to say that Kurt Elling stinks as a vocalist. What's next, are you going to smash Pat Metheny because he does some "less jazzy" work, or the Yellowjackets because they sometimes ride the edge of "smooth jazz". Even Frank Zappa played some straight ahead rock in between the Impro' stuff, and like others
perhaps it is because they need to pay the band and make a living.That being said, the ABC does play way too much Kurt Elling,so on that point we do agree.

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27 weeks 2 days ago
commented on Altadena

I am a regular listener of Jazztrack and follow the Sydney Jazz scene.
I enjoy Jazztrack , it offers a great service to music lovers and Mal Stanley provides valuable commentary.

However, I have often wondered why certain Sydney venues are promoted and other top rate venues fail to get a mention on the Jazztrack program.

Venue 505, Foundary616 and Seymour Sound Lounge benefit from frequent mention on the program.
Other top rate spots such as B.E.D., in Glebe and Low302 Darlinghurst, to my knowledge are not promoted.

Is there a reason for this. Both of these venues, and the musicians and personalities associated with them, make a valuable contribution to Sydney's jazz culture.

Barry Handley

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28 weeks 1 day ago
commented on Bruno Raberg Duo

Yes incredible track. Lonely Woman (The Shape of Jazz to Come, 1959) by the another legend, Ornette Coleman

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28 weeks 1 day ago
commented on Celebrating #IWDABC

The IWD related Jazztrack presentation was a meaningful and welcome reminder of the importance of the roles women play in jazz. Their creative contributions on many levels remain inspirational. Thankyou all so much. A special 'Thankyou' furthermore to my wonderful music teacher, Helen J, for around ten years of extraordinary patience and tolerance!
Christopher Lynch.

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28 weeks 2 days ago
commented on Mads Hansen

He plays a mean tenor saxophone for a professional ice hockey player.

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28 weeks 3 days ago
commented on Jazztrack

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.

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28 weeks 3 days ago
commented on Brad Mehldau

Good grief! Great composition and delivery that stands out amongst the crowd- for me anyhow. Will be purchasing a copy.

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29 weeks 2 days ago
commented on Charlie Rouse

Wonderful

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29 weeks 3 days ago
commented on Nicola Conte

If i'm not mistaken, the version of Fuoco Fatuo being played on ABC Jazz is the one performed with Swedish jazz duo Koop, from the album Jet Sounds Revisited, not from Bossa Per Due. The version from Bossa Per Due is all instrumental. Nice, but I prefer the version with Koop, thanks!

You can even sing along with it, if you know the words:

One in one out, one out one in...
Well it was time to go out, it was a terrible night
Terrible winds makes some terrible sights
Rain came down from a terrible sky
If you stayed indoors, they was calling you wise
Lies, among them, accepted my ply
I chose a damn good coat I made sure it was tight
And imagine have a rain coat, forever be white, but I'm going off pace so it's back to the night
See, Noah was rowing, a dance in the ark, a club up by the station it was down by the park
See, seven O-rings, and forty DJs, fifty MCs and turbos sound gay
I saw a queue at the front, I saw you queue at the rear
I seen over the clipboard so I swallowed my fear
Yo, Noah know what happened, can you give me the squeeze, I got the rain dripping down from my chest, back, to knees
I just need to chill, I just need to dance, I just need you to get me out of this circumstance
I said know, misses in the cool bar, I can't let you in, um ah, kind of full here, I got two of everything
You see, the night was called pairs, it was meant to come in two, see the list is here now tell me what can I do
I got two of them garage heads, and two with their locks
Two of them hippies and they ain't wearing no socks
Oh, two of them bald heads and two were their eyes and, one little honey with some incredible thighs
See, two good lookers and two that is rougher, two I don't know now, and two they call em McGruff
While, two of them bad boys, and two without sin, and you know what I'm saying the deal is, it's out one one in
One in one out, one out one in...
Well I said, how could you know it was a terrible night?
You can't burn a drawer cos it won't stay alight
Well, I'm regular at the ark, you know my face, all the way back from morning see it's me, I've been on your case
He said, take a look, you know it's sold out, but run up in here just go and take a look around
But it's wet out here Noah, I might even drown, all I want to do is stand around in the sound
And rest for a while, where the bass lines grow, hell, let me dry off, and then I will go
He said, I hear what you sayin, but I can't let you in, I, I, I got to stick to one out one in
I mean, what do you want me to do? I don't want to treat you like a fool, listen grey junior, just, these are the rules
But I says, one of thems zinger, one of them robs g, I cannot sob be said, snap apple would be free,
Oh know one of them puzzles, he's soaking cold, I says no, not really, it's just two lines and one phone, and...
Okay, I let you inside, and that's how I got to squeeze in the ark for a ride!
One in one out, one out one in...

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29 weeks 4 days ago
commented on Ronan Guilfoyle

Nice show thanks for featuring Ronan Guilfoyle much appreciated
...

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29 weeks 6 days ago
commented on Necks unfolding

Wonderfully innovative, The Necks remain a cult outfit beyond classification embracing their own enigmatic spheres of sublimely created sound-scapes. When listening to the thrillingly, unpredictable Necks, particularly live, never be surprised to be surprised!
Christopher Lynch.

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30 weeks 1 day ago
commented on Cecile McLorin Salvant

Cecile is a dominant force in Jazz!

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30 weeks 3 days ago
commented on Canberra connections

How do you spell Mount Gambier again? Whoops.

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31 weeks 17 hours ago
commented on Riccardo Fassi

Bizarre - you play music by some artists and give us no information about them. Your the ones choosing to play them! Or does this station have literally no one working there- all done by computer/robot?

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31 weeks 1 day ago
commented on Jazztrack

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.

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31 weeks 3 days ago
commented on Arch McKirdy

I think the Bill Evans version was used initially then the Bruce Clarke recording certainly took over, a fact confirmed in a biography that can be viewed on the Musicians Union website: http://www.musicians.asn.au/ezine/archives/issue18/page3.html

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31 weeks 3 days ago

Hi John! So fun to see where your talent landed you! ❤️

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31 weeks 3 days ago
commented on Jazztrack

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.

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31 weeks 6 days ago
commented on Arch McKirdy

"What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?" played by the late guitarist Bruce Clarke from his 1972 album "Vichyssoise" with Maryan Kenyon, on his own Cumquat label.

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31 weeks 6 days ago
commented on Lenny White

One of the best versions of Waltz for Debby I have heard

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32 weeks 6 hours ago
commented on Arch McKirdy

Hi
I grew up listening to my tiny trannie in far west NSW and being enchanted by the voice and music of the ABC's great Ian Neill and Music To Midnight in the early '70's (trying not to study). Ian's opener was What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life but can anyone tell me which version it was, please?
Gav

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32 weeks 13 hours ago
commented on Jazztrack

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

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32 weeks 20 hours ago
commented on John Scofield

Waltzing Matilda....?

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32 weeks 1 day ago
commented on Monterey 66

This earlier spiritually-inspired recording from a comparatively young Charles Lloyd, continues to be a gentle source of soothing encouragement in our deeply troubled times, wherein even our natural world itself faces ongoing destruction. Feeling fretful? Then do listen to, as well as embrace, these sublime sounds which include "Forest Flower - Sunrise", as balm to ease any existential angst. Furthermore, the romantic tenderness of "Song Of Her", moistens the eyes.
If you enjoy this album, you'll likely adore "Charles Lloyd In Europe", with the same outstanding supporting musicians. Listen to "Tagore" and take a magic carpet ride!
Peace and blissful listening to all,
Christopher Lynch.

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32 weeks 1 day ago
commented on Academy Orchestra Live

Great to hear the new talent coming through. Jim

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33 weeks 5 hours ago
commented on Chick Corea

Great Chick Corea duets ..thiugh the album nots said it was Garry Burton which should have meant vibraphone was present. But the other Soloist was a guitarist . ? Would like to kniw who. PAT Metheny ..?
Keep up the great work , such an interesting mix! ☺

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33 weeks 3 days ago
commented on Avishai Cohen

This is Avashai Cohen the Trumpet Player. All the information on this page is about Avashai Cohen the Bass player. They are two different people. Cheers.

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33 weeks 3 days ago
commented on Avishai Cohen

You've got your Avashai Cohens mixed up

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34 weeks 1 day ago
commented on Stevenson's Rockets

Formed in 2000, this is one of the best jazz groups performing in Melbourne. They have a weekly residency at the Emerald Hotel in South Melbourne on Sunday nights, playing to an invariably full house. The members are stars of Australian Jazz and comprise leader Jo Stevenson on a variety of reeds, Stephen Grant on piano, Ian Smith on drums, washboard, trumpet, vocals and Chris Ludowyk on bass and trombone.

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34 weeks 2 days ago
commented on Michelle Nicolle

Fabulous voice and a great version of Caravan.

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34 weeks 3 days ago
commented on Jessica Nicholas

Hi,

How come Jessica's 'Year in Review' says 'listen again' but when you click on it says 'expired'? Lazy website management?

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34 weeks 4 days ago

Peter, thanks for that reminder about Ben Webster. A while before Arch passed away, I had made a compilation CD to give to him which had on it many of the artists and tracks that he'd introduced me to. But I'd quite forgotten Ben Webster - and still had until your post came in! -David

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34 weeks 5 days ago
commented on Bringing the vibes

This is a superb live recording so be sure to tune in folks!
Gary Burton's numerous admirers will also relish his stunning 1969 album, "Country Roads & Other Places".
Gary's sublime, unique sound on this outing is aptly supported by guitar ace Jerry Hahn and legendary drummer Roy Haynes, in addition to Super Steve Swallow on bass.
Particularly lovely is Gary's sensitive rendition of Ravel's "Le Tombeau de Couperin" Prelude. Hear this and absorb the resultant inner peace.
Christopher Lynch.

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34 weeks 6 days ago
commented on Medicine Wheel

This isn't jazz and doesn't belong on this station.

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34 weeks 6 days ago

Just loved that! Real Big Band Jazz and wild!

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35 weeks 8 hours ago
commented on Hobart to NYC

I would like to get a copy of the episode or at least the music from Hobart to NYC, the entire playlist. Is that possible. It was great.

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35 weeks 2 days ago

I am living in Washington DC a long way from home and have just put on a lovely relaxed Ben Webster CD on a cold and rainy weekend. It brought Arch McKirdy's Music to Midnight to mind so I searched online for reference to the man who had introduced me to Ben many years ago. I found a whole community of people who like me had loved his program and had been influenced by it in developing their musical taste. I would love to hear him and his music again so wholeheartedly endorse those who are asking for it. Peter Heyward

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36 weeks 5 days ago
commented on Ronny Graupe

This is some really wild electronica you are streaming at the moment!!! 1:41pm NSW

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36 weeks 6 days ago
commented on Crossfire

Pleased to see Crossfire hasn't been forgotten, although I note that Ross's recommendation is nearly seven years old. This album and its predecessor, 'East of Where' stand up as excellent examples of their genre. Crossfire could easily hold its own with any of the American or European 'fusion' outfits, and Phil Scorgie must surely be the most under-rated bass guitarist ever! Listen to 'Youth in Asia' from Hysterical Rochords and you will see what I am talking about. Jim Kelly also deserves mention for his imaginative and original guitar work, particularly evident on 'No Hands Jive', again from Hysterical Rochords. Marvellous compositions and assured ensemble performances make Crossfire well worth investigating.

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37 weeks 3 days ago
commented on Tierney Sutton

Loved it!!
Thanks ABC Jazz. You are my favourite station!

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38 weeks 1 day ago
commented on Hank Mobley

I like the humour in their playing on this light hearted piece.

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38 weeks 1 day ago
commented on Somethin' Brewing

Where can I find the track listing for this show please? I want to know the artist and title of the second last track in the program, the penultimate. I have looked and looked for the listing with no luck. Thank you.

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39 weeks 1 day ago
commented on Jazztrack

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

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39 weeks 3 days ago
commented on Penelope Sai

Hi Barry, I just came across your email. Thanks for the nice comment. I have in fact just released my 4th CD. Not sure why the others are not shown here. Please check out my website, penelopesai.com There's a free free download that you can get and you'll be on my email list for gigs, music releases. I will be touring newt year and have more recordings in the pipeline :D Best wishes. Penelope

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39 weeks 3 days ago
commented on Jazztrack

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?

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39 weeks 4 days ago
commented on Live in LA

Julian Lage, as you'll hopefully hear and enjoy, is a visionary guitarist's guitarist who can guide his listeners on fascinating musical excursions along paths less travelled. Listen in. Be enthralled.
Christopher Lynch.

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39 weeks 5 days ago
commented on Bill Evans

Awww, such a beautiful song! It melts my heart.

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40 weeks 17 hours ago
commented on Lost and Found

That's great, thank you!

cheers

al

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40 weeks 2 days ago
commented on Guitar Heaven

In loving memory of the Fabulous Mrs Ruby Carter, who passed today two years ago,

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40 weeks 2 days ago
commented on Lost and Found

Hi Mal

Thanks for the program.

I only half caught you on RN Afternoons last week where I think you mentioned/played a reissue of a Charles Mingus/Bill Evans recording?

Could you please confirm?

Couldn't find on playlist here sorry.

many thanks,

al

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40 weeks 6 days ago
commented on Miles Davis Quintet

Yes - gorgeous - and as it's always been said - apart from the free-blasting free tones - that clear clean middle register trumpet in ballads - just sends shivers up.

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41 weeks 15 hours ago
commented on Jazztrack

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...

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41 weeks 16 hours ago
commented on Jazztrack

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

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41 weeks 1 day ago
commented on Keith & Julie Tippett

Fab.

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41 weeks 4 days ago
commented on Judy Bailey

thank you for the collection of Judy Bailey/Todd Hardy songs.
Enjoyed immensely

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41 weeks 4 days ago
commented on Torrio!

listen to your jazz on the tv. Oh so good. I am using the computer at foster vic....On a u3a course, to speak to you. If you do reply my gmail is frosby80@gmail.com My age is 80, a sinatra fan since bim bam baby, havent heard you play that yet ha ha. Love big bands and fell in love with mark murphy, musicly speaking when that well known jazz presenter?? ,played him on the abc.. Could carry on, better stop. ta ra.. peter braker.

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42 weeks 16 hours ago
commented on Jazztrack

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?

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42 weeks 4 days ago
commented on Remembering Mose

Thanks Mose for your genteel, unpretentious hipness exemplified through your quirky compositions and laid-back approach to music. While others were hollering, you played it cool. Beautiful!
So long for now to a true master of blue-eyed soul who embodied urbane taste.
Christopher Lynch.

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42 weeks 6 days ago

Any chance of getting a free download of this playlist, please.

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43 weeks 20 hours ago
commented on Jazztrack

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

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43 weeks 1 day ago
commented on Joey DeFrancesco

oh yer!

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43 weeks 4 days ago

Absolutely blown away by Olivia's improvisation on the track I heard, Pennies From Heaven.

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43 weeks 4 days ago
commented on Jazztrack

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?

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43 weeks 6 days ago
commented on Catching a good Virus

Hi Mal,

I would love to share a track I heard late last saturday that featured tuned percussion, vibe/xylophone/pedal steel /& brass with a pedal-steel player for the unusual context for steel but I can't find the track . . ? Regards, pierre

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44 weeks 1 day ago
commented on Jessica Nicholas

Hi Lajos,
Thanks very much for the CDs. I featured a track from 'Radio Days' on my program in early October.

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44 weeks 1 day ago
commented on Jessica Nicholas

Thanks very much, Brendan! Glad you're enjoying the music.

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44 weeks 2 days ago
commented on Sonny Rollins

Hey Christopher, I saw too late, that one can reply direct to what you wrote. Read , if you want, what I wrote to the ABC guys, directly after you.

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44 weeks 2 days ago
commented on Jessica Nicholas

Hi Jessica. Listening to your selections really moves me. Great choices. Terrific to talk to you at Wang recently. Do wish the Age would give you more space to write your critical observations of various artists. You are so much under-utilised . Keep making my listening day . Best Wishes, Brendan.

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44 weeks 3 days ago
commented on Jazztrack - Since 1976

Amongst others, how great to see Adelaide's Ted Nettlebeck included -if my memory is correct I first saw him play at Adelaide downstairs jazz venue "The Cellar" of the mid sixties; a very young Roger Frampton burst onto the scene from The Cellar as well. But Shelley Scown,??? I can readily think of other female singers I'd prefer to see in this collection!

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44 weeks 4 days ago
commented on Simon Barker

I totally love this track!! I had the good fortune to meet Simon at a Vince Jones gig, a couple of years ago, and he spoke about his passion for running (barefoot). This is a hypnotically beautiful piece and I'm so thrilled to have heard it on ABC Jazz - thank you very much.

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44 weeks 4 days ago
commented on Jazztrack

Thank you Mal!

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44 weeks 4 days ago
commented on Jazztrack

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

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45 weeks 4 days ago
commented on Jazztrack - Since 1976

Hearty congratulations to all - past and present - who have been or remain involved in bringing this wonderful jazz programme to air.
Jazztrack has given so many of us memorable hours of glorious sounds for which we should all be grateful, in addition to keeping us up to date with jazz news. I vividly recall those early editions of the show with the legendary Jim McLeod at the helm. Thanks so much everybody. I'll get my hands on that CD pack ASAP too.
Christopher Lynch - a Jazztrack listener since 1976 and a listener to other fine ABC jazz presentations for (too many now!) years earlier.

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45 weeks 4 days ago
commented on The Big Four Oh

Congrats all. Saw the CDs on sale at Wangaratta, and had a good long listen on the car trip home. Great stuff! - Jim Nash

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46 weeks 2 days ago

amazing - love it

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46 weeks 3 days ago
commented on Jazztrack

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

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46 weeks 6 days ago

2am in WA seems a bit premature!!

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46 weeks 6 days ago
commented on Flute up front

Being a guy who, along with other musical training, spent time studying classical flute, I'm always delighted to hear this coolest of instruments front and centre in a jazz context.
Needless to add, I'll be eagerly listening in to sample what this intriguing album offers.
(My all-time favourite jazz flute recording features Jeremy Steig with the Bill Evans Trio on their sublime album, "What's New" -passionately recommended by the way. Therefore if it's anywhere near that good, "Sneakin' In" will be astounding! Can't wait.)
Cheers and thanks ABC Jazz,
Christopher Lynch.

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46 weeks 6 days ago
commented on Jazztrack - Since 1976

'Lover Man' from Tony and Graeme is enough for me to buy the collection. It's been a long time coming, even allowing for the later recording, which, to me, hasn't got the vibrancy or spontaneity of the original.Thanks Mal.

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46 weeks 6 days ago

2am in W.A.?

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46 weeks 6 days ago
commented on Past NJA winners

Can't wait for this year's awards! We'll be there in support of the great young talent. - Jim

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48 weeks 21 hours ago
commented on Music Soup Organ Trio

Thank you for the spin!!

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49 weeks 17 hours ago
commented on Joona Toivanen Trio

I could listen to More (please!) of Joona Toivanen

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50 weeks 3 days ago
commented on A Fantastical Epic

An amazing work - this latest from Jenna Cave!
Cannot wait till the CD launch on 14 Oct at the Foundry...

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50 weeks 4 days ago
commented on Joshua Redman

Thanks for posting this information. Joshua Redman is my fev. musicion

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50 weeks 6 days ago
commented on Nick Haywood Trio

i heard a cd tonight by nick haywood trio "queenstown " a jazztrack melbourne 2016. is this available to purchase? geof. coulson.

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51 weeks 1 day ago
commented on Eastern influence

Long live the eastern influence in jazz. May if flourish. May it continue to inspire.
Christopher Lynch - very much a "Man of the East".

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51 weeks 2 days ago
commented on Noah Preminger

I loved that song, I am going to check out the album.

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51 weeks 2 days ago
commented on Father & Son

What were the names of the duo, Father & Son?

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51 weeks 2 days ago
commented on Jeremy Rose

Love that shit mate, it almost sounds experimental,
trippy. I need more, louder.

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51 weeks 2 days ago

This stunning album has been on my home turntable on a daily basis as well as in my car! The empathy between these two superb musicians is incredible.
Too often when jazz is played or recorded like this - that is without a rhythm section, the players become so absorbed in competing with each other or bouncing ideas around that the music itself gets lost in the mix. Not so with Joshua and Brad. The paying throughout is thoughtful and tasteful.
I look forward to seeing this duo live and thoroughly recommend this wonderful album.

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51 weeks 5 days ago
commented on Matt McMahon

Island of Destiny - Beautiful Matt McMahon

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51 weeks 5 days ago
commented on Matt McMahon

Island of Destiny - Beautiful Matt McMahon

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51 weeks 5 days ago
commented on Shai Down Under

Listening in awe to this sublime trio, I was reminded how far the piano trio has evolved as a creative working unit over the years. When I reflect back on that delightful trio for instance of Art Tatum with Tiny grimes and Slam Stewart, then other wonderful trios following led by the likes of Earl Hines, Teddy Wilson, Bud Powell, Nat King Cole, Oscar Peterson, George Shearing, Erroll Garner, Ahmed Jamal, Keith Jarrett, Brad Meldhau and of course the legendary Bill Evans, I'm astounded how this simple trio format has developed and continues to do so. Shai Maestro is yet another outstanding musician whose own visionary trio is pushing the boundaries even further. His multi-faceted approach to the keyboard, harmonic adventurism and incredible empathy with his superb rhythm section, combine to produce a beguiling aural experience. Where to next?
Christopher lynch.

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51 weeks 6 days ago
commented on Peter Knight

Just fabulous. I kept cranking it up to drink it all in. More, please!

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51 weeks 6 days ago
commented on 3 years on

Bernie McGann's glorious sounds live on!
His departure left us yearning for more, yet what a legacy he's left us.
The meaningful inclusion of just some of his outstanding playing during Jazztrack last weekend, was as welcome as always and will remain so for years to come.
I once heard Bernie state that the great Jackie McLean was a key influence on his alto playing. This was so delightfully noticeable on the uptempo pieces he played, that at times even a keen listener might have thought he or she was actually listening to Jackie! Nevertheless, on his own sublime albums, including "Bundeena", Bernie was very much his own man with his uniquely lyrical, probing sound. Live on Bernie.
Thanks Mal and everybody at ABC Jazz.
Christopher Lynch.

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52 weeks 7 hours ago
commented on Jazztrack

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.

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1 year 2 days ago
commented on Vale Allan Browne

Hats off to Allan Browne, a wonderful man and brilliant musician who I had the privilege of meeting and working with on the Genre Jumping album. Belated condolences to his family - RIP.

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1 year 3 days ago

Please have great news like this advertised widely on ABC including news radio, RN and Radio Australia

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1 year 3 days ago

Great to hear, and thanks for the video. ~ Jim

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1 year 3 days ago
commented on Jazztrack

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

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1 year 6 days ago
commented on Jack Brokensha Quartet

From Wikipedia:

Jack Brokensha was born in Nailsworth, South Australia. He studied percussion under his father, and played xylophone in vaudeville shows and on radio. He played with the Australian Symphony Orchestra during 1942–44, and played in a band in the Air Force in 1944–46.

Forming his own group, he played in Melbourne in 1947–48, Sydney in 1949–50, Brisbane later in 1950, and Adelaide in 1951. In 1953 he moved to Windsor, Ontario, Canada with Australian pianist Bryce Rohde; they formed the Australian Jazz Quartet/Quintet the following year with Australian bassoonist/saxophonist Errol Buddle and American saxophonist/flutist/bassist Dick Healey. This ensemble (sometimes recording as a quintet or sextet) toured together until 1958 after a tour of Australia.

Brokensha moved to Detroit, Michigan, where he was hired by Berry Gordy of Motown Records as a percussionist, becoming one of the few white members of Motown's Hitsville U.S.A. recording studio's house band, The Funk Brothers. He was given the nickname "White Jack", to distinguish him from Jack Ashford, an African American percussionist nicknamed "Black Jack".[citation needed]

In the 1970s he ran a steakhouse high up in a Downtown Building whilst working at Motown. The club was called "Brokensha's," and was located close to Detroit's Fisher Theater. It was a relatively small club with good food and, of course, Jack's great music. He was occasionally accompanied by his friend and fellow Detroit resident, pianist Bess Bonnier.

Following further tours in Australia with Sammy Davis, Jr. and Stan Freberg, Brokensha founded his own music production company. He did a session with Art Mardigan in 1963, and after this became more active in disc jockeying and writing music for television. He recorded as a leader again in 1980 and continued to lead his own group well into the 1990s. The Australian Jazz Quartet also reunited for tours and recording in 1994.[citation needed]

Jack died in Sarasota, Florida, of complications from congestive heart failure, aged 84.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Brokensha

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1 year 1 week ago
commented on Tribute to Esbjorn

I own a CD of this concert. It is my favourite Jazz CD. If you like the music of EST do not miss this concert.

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1 year 1 week ago
commented on Ray Charles

Fantastic. More please.

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1 year 2 weeks ago
commented on Steve Hunter - Live

The Biography is of the wrong Steve Hunter.

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1 year 2 weeks ago

Fabulous to hear Don Burrows et al in 1962. So lucky to have musicians like them here.
Thanks for playing this beautiful album.

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1 year 2 weeks ago

Australia will miss you,Tony. I have been listening to you, like so many others, for years. Actually I think you may have been working at 2UE when my mum was their famous tea lady??? Maybe not - too long ago.

As your opening theme was jazz, I suspect you may like the genre. So, if you are ever interested in keeping your hand in radio, I'm sure my Community Station at Henley/Ryde: (2 RRR FM) 88.5 would love having you present a weekly "Midday Jazz" programme. Fridays are free at the moment & you could always pre-record.

I'm on Thursdays & our Mondays to Fridays weekly lineup covers different styles with different presenters so one just plays what one likes to hear.

Please enjoy your retirement.

Rob Scott

I

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1 year 2 weeks ago

So sad to hear your 'sign-off'. Tony, thanks for your years of entertainment and dedication to your listening public. Your talent has been appreciated and your going will leave long memories. Like the great Arch McKirdy, you will be long remembered for your unique style of radio broadcasting.

Thanks dear Friend, and best wishes for the years ahead.

Ken Berrill

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1 year 2 weeks ago
commented on Bobby at Montreux

Until now sadly, arguably, the greatest living improviser...live on Bobby Hutcherson....

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1 year 2 weeks ago

Rudy Van Gelder was, like so many of the outstanding musicians he devotedly recorded, a true jazz colossus. His superlative endeavors will remain in our hearts - and ears! - for generations to come.
RVG's vision, dedication and support to jazz are lasting gifts to the art form, for which we must all be grateful. The informative cover notes accompanying those musically seductive BlueNote albums he produced, were for teens like me back in the sixties, a wonderful means of acquiring jazz knowledge, and will doubtless continue to be so for young enthusiasts in future.
May I be so bold as to declare that jazz wouldn't quite have evolved to the glorious extent it has today, without RVG's definitive recordings.
Furthermore, his work will endure as a source of encouragement to generations of recording engineers.
Thankyou Mr Van Gelder. You've been an inspiration to us all.
Christopher Lynch.

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1 year 3 weeks ago
commented on Goodbye Bobby

Well Bobby is not the only famous Jazz musician who passed away. Toots Thielemanns the belgian-american Jazz guitarist and harmonia player left this planet as well. His funeral took place at La Hulpe Saturday the 27th of August. Not only the Belgian prime minister was at the funeral ceremony but well know musicians like Philip Catherine and other. I wonder if you will homage this great musician who composed e. g. Bluesette and played with Stan Getz, Astrid Gilberto and other. Greetings ferdinand for jazz'halo

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1 year 3 weeks ago
commented on Jessica Nicholas

Hi Jess - just wondering if this is the same Jessica who used to come and talk music with me when I was a DJ Fri nights at Redback all those years ago...?

John Grant

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1 year 3 weeks ago
commented on The Mel-Tones

Mel is still the smoothest of them all.

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1 year 3 weeks ago
commented on Nordic heights

Watch out for the IIRO Rantala/Marius Neset Duo - They tour selectively in Europe

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1 year 3 weeks ago

Yes, I'll be looking forward to seeing the Bill Charlap Trio at the Vanguard in NY in September

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1 year 3 weeks ago
commented on The Sugarfoot Ramblers

Wonderful lively sound

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1 year 3 weeks ago

Hi, who were the other musicians on this recording? Can anyone help?

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1 year 4 weeks ago
commented on Laszlo Gardony

Magnificent opus.... Listening to it was like going on holiday

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1 year 5 weeks ago
commented on Stan Getz

I remember Gerry Mulligan 78s back in the 50s when he hit the cool jazz scene with his piano-less quartet.
Loved his music then, still loving it. Thanks

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1 year 5 weeks ago
commented on 'Lovers' Nels Cline

Looking forward to hearing from this - a wonderful guitarist. His album with Julian Lage was particularly good. - JN

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1 year 5 weeks ago
commented on Mike Jones

Yes this must be him. Thanks for the update. The bio of the other Mike Jones was a bit confusing!

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1 year 6 weeks ago
commented on Linda Oh Live

What a superbly creative, technically thrilling bassist. (Have just finished listening to her band's enthralling presentation.) Linda Oh really listens to, engages with, and inspires the musicians surrounding her. Wow!
Christopher Lynch.

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1 year 7 weeks ago
commented on Stanko in Melbourne

We can merely speculate as to how Miles might have sounded if he hadn't gone electric. Close listening to the sublime sounds of Tomasz Stanko, could however, provide some clues. His live performances are trance-inducing.
How enjoyable it was to again experience the rapturous sounds of his bewitching band this past weekend against the genteel backdrop of dusk.
You keep on doin' it!
Thankyou Mal and ABC Jazz,
Christopher Lynch.

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1 year 7 weeks ago

I was just 17 and loved going to the skylounge listening to the great Don Burrows play...just watched the Australian story about Don Burrows ans his friendship with James Morrison... Brings tears to your eyes, ahh!! Memories

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1 year 7 weeks ago
commented on Kenny Burrell

Kenny is the King! Been listening to him for 50 years or so, never fails to come up with the goods.Great chordal playing and a smooth seductive sound. Lyrical, fluent, bluesy playing which should be an inspiration to anyone who wishes to play guitar at the highest level.

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1 year 7 weeks ago
commented on Betty Carter

So great to hear some early Betty

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1 year 7 weeks ago
commented on John Scofield

Doing the dishes and trying to pick which guitar player it was ... dare I say I was right.

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1 year 8 weeks ago
commented on John Scofield

Doing the dishes and trying to pick which guitar player it was ... dare I say I was right.

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1 year 8 weeks ago
commented on Chick Corea

Enjoying Chick Corea tonight. Best thing on TV tonight.

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1 year 8 weeks ago
commented on Hearing Hannaford

Great to see such strength and diversity in the next generation of Australian musicians. Wishing them all the best. - Jim

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1 year 8 weeks ago
commented on Bernie on vinyl

What a tremendous track you featured from this cracking album Mal. Thrilling to say the least. More sometime please.
And what about John Pochee's powerhouse drumming! To me he sounds like the local equivalent of the great Elvin Jones.
Cheers and looking forward to this weekend's editions of Jazztrack,
Christopher Lynch.

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1 year 9 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

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

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1 year 9 weeks ago
commented on Jessica Nicholas

Hi Jessica,

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
namedia11235@gmail.com

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1 year 9 weeks ago
commented on Jack Earle

Wow. !!! What a blow. Love that number !

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1 year 9 weeks ago
commented on Rare takes

So wish you had a decent playlist

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1 year 9 weeks ago
commented on Bill McBirnie

Thanks so much, Soundslikejazz! Sincerely, Bill McBirnie

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1 year 9 weeks ago
commented on Bill McBirnie

Thanks so much, folks! Terry McElligott (host of mid-day jazz at our 24/7 station, Jazz.FM91. here in Toronto, Canada just let me know about this web page and, also, that you had been giving some airplay to my recordings at ABC. My thanks to whomever is responsible for giving me a voice, way over there in Australia! Sincerely, Bill McBirnie ( www.extremeflute.com ) P.S. If you would like any more of my music, then just let me know! :-)

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1 year 9 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

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.

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1 year 10 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Mal,

Is JazzTrack back on ABC FM?

Peter Moylan

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1 year 10 weeks ago
commented on Sonny speaks!

Such a wonderful player. We've got his fantastic Village Vanguard recording on LP - I would say it's on high rotation in our house. Jim Nash.

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1 year 10 weeks ago
commented on Mal Stanley presents

G'day Mr Stanley Adrian is my name. Most of my life has been in the jazz scene. Playing Sax and Singing. Starting in the Navy band at 18 after high school saw me on a great career in the arts . Without boring you or your listeners I am now working as a pilot in the Torres Strait. My links are Adrian wells sings Mack he knife on you tube and www.theflyers .Com.au I really miss performing but flying over these remote islands certainly makes it worth a shot .

Been listening to the show since Jim Macleod . May he rest in peace. Catch you soon.
Adrian Wells

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1 year 11 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

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.

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1 year 11 weeks ago
commented on Bad Plus

Great version!

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1 year 11 weeks ago
commented on Pyramid in session

Will there be another chance to hear this?

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1 year 12 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

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

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1 year 12 weeks ago
commented on Jack on track

I first heard Jack playing on "Charles Lloyd In Europe" and on "Bill Evans At The Montreux Jazz Festival". His epic solo on the latter album was, for its time, extremely unique. Back in those days - and even with Miles at that incredible Isle of Wight gig - Jack only used a dinky standard kit*, yet the sounds and drive he produced were tremendously intense as well as extraordinarily diverse. The great Jack DeJohnette just keeps on getting greater!
Christopher Lynch.
*I refer to a four piece drum kit as A New York Racing Kit, because it carries nothing superfluous; it's strictly functional. Love 'em.

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1 year 12 weeks ago
commented on Joe's Hall of Fame

A richly deserved induction.
Congratulations Joe!
Christopher Lynch.

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1 year 12 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

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

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1 year 12 weeks ago
commented on Kristin meets Leonard

her interpretation of the Leonard Cohen song, Suzanne is beautiful.

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1 year 13 weeks ago
commented on Wayne Shorter in Aus

Just had a listen at work: that was incredible. Thanks for making it available!

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1 year 13 weeks ago
commented on World journey

Thank you ABC Jazz for a wonderful program.

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1 year 13 weeks ago
commented on Wayne Shorter in Aus

The aforementioned concert was all I'd hoped it would be and more! So glad to have been at Hamer Hall last Sunday eve.
Christopher Lynch.

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1 year 13 weeks ago
commented on Louis Armstrong

Beautiful playing and so late in his career

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1 year 14 weeks ago
commented on Avishai Cohen

this is superb! complete revelation to me

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1 year 14 weeks ago
commented on Gary Bartz Live

A wonderful performance at the Melbourne Recital Centre! Lets hope he can return to Australia in the near future. - Jim

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1 year 14 weeks ago
commented on Bass talk

Extraordinary. Milt is honest, humble, and such a professoional. Hearing these tracks has made my day. Peace to his memory. Anthony.

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1 year 14 weeks ago
commented on Big Family

Mal, How/where do I access playlist??

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1 year 14 weeks ago
commented on Bill Stewart

Saw him live with John Scofield some years back. Bill's good alright!
His slim, beautifully balanced special Zildjian sticks with small 'beads', are ideal for tightly pressed rolls.
Christopher Lynch.

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1 year 14 weeks ago
commented on Bill Stewart

Saw him live some years back with John Scofield. Bill's good alright!
I own a pair of his special Zildjian sticks too. These beautifully slim balanced sticks, with small neat 'beads', are ideal for tightly pressed rolls.
Christopher Lynch.

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1 year 14 weeks ago
commented on Wayne Shorter in Aus

Looking forward to Sunday night live!
Christopher Lynch.

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1 year 15 weeks ago
commented on Hiromi

Saw her live last time she was here. Brilliant! Furthermore, that breathtaking drumming from sensational Simon Phillips over a probing, pulsating bass was a thrill in itself.

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1 year 15 weeks ago
commented on Gary Bartz Live

Network Error: http status 404

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1 year 15 weeks ago
commented on Breaking silence

Probably Australia's number one jazz drummer currently, Simon Barker adapts his playing tastefully to fit in comfortably with literally any musical situation. His emphatic playing alongside Korean vocalist *Kim Seok-Chul, was some of the most inventive drumming I've witnessed - and I've heard my share of innovative percussionists live during my sixty plus years!
* My Korean wife, who is intimate with Kim's style of vocalese, was deeply moved by that man's outstanding performance when heard live with Simon and power-house trumpeter Scott Tinkler.
Watch Intangible Assett Number 82.
Christopher Lynch.

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1 year 15 weeks ago
commented on Joey DeFrancesco

I saw the Joey deFrancesco Trio at Java Jazz in Jakarta in March. It was the highlight of the festival for me. Joey is the best jazz organist on the planet. He is also an exceptional trumpet player, in the style of Miles Davis. And he sings like Frank Sinatra! Wow! His trio is fantastic, with Dan Wilson on guitar and Jason Brown on drums. A smart jazz promoter would be bringing this guy and his band to Australia. It just doesn't get any better than Joey DeFrancesco.

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1 year 16 weeks ago
commented on Bob Bertles

Bob remains a true local musical 'stayer'. More than likely, I saw him backing JOK on our small family black and white TV, during 'Six O'clock Rock', not knowing how significant he'd further become.
As a young chap, I adored Max Merritt and The Meteors - as much earlier comments on these esteemed pages will indicate - and when seeing them live, I focused on that astounding drummer, Stewie Speer. When Bob was taking a solo however, my focus shifted for a spell. And a 'spell' it was! Saw him in London too with Nucleus. Wonderful indeed.
Christopher Lynch.

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1 year 16 weeks ago
commented on The Hawk and CT

Hey,

I clicked the "play" button as you instruct above and the thing never worked, just sat loading endlessly. Poor effort. And where is the Play Lists from this show, anyway? Not happy ABC.

Try following the old "K.I.S.S." principle, next time (KISS = Keep It Simple, Stupid!)

Jan

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1 year 16 weeks ago
commented on The Hawk and CT

Please just put the playlist here, why not make it available in plain old text for goodness sake!? Why make this basic information so difficult, time-consuming and wasteful of bandwidth to obtain? WHY?

I don't want to clog my internet connection with some streaming application to force me to re-listen to the entire episode.

I JUST WANT THE PLAYLIST INFORMATION IN PLAIN OLD TEXT FOR TRACKS THAT I MISSED HEARING THE BACK ANNOUNCEMENT FOR.

Is that loud and clear enough?

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1 year 16 weeks ago
commented on French horn frontier

With an enormously broad range and a unique sound texture, the French horn should maintain a meaningful presence in the jazz canon. Why it doesn't is bewildering.
Furthermore, I'd like to hear the gutsy tuba used more frequently as a probing bass instrument.
Not so long ago, I enjoyed hearing a band from the Salvos blasting away and it was a genuine thrill to hear those fat brass sounds glowing with only a drummer accompanying. Bring on the brass!
Christopher Lynch.

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1 year 17 weeks ago
commented on Chick Corea

I just want to take the opportunity to say thank you very much for your choice of music tonight, the track playing at 7.50, chick correa I think, was absolutely sublime ..... we listen all the time, and appreciate the huge variety you give us, thanks

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1 year 17 weeks ago
commented on Pyramid in session

Thrilled to hear about David. What an extraordinarily gifted soul we have in our presence.
He's had some wonderful musical training too. How do I know?
Simple. My aunts in Ballarat, Teresa and Mary, taught him piano and theory respectively. Apparently, he was a joy to teach, being polite, inquisitive and a hard worker.
I broke away from the conservative family classical musical tradition by passionately embracing jazz. Yet I've always respected the classical folk. (Auntie Teresa was very cool and even supportive concerning my individualism. At one family get-together, we were even discussing Frank Zappa and his use of unusual time signatures! She was a real sweetheart and so hip for her age in some ways.)
Back to David. Pyramid was indeed a superb Australian band featuring some crack musicians. I experienced the joy of hearing Bob Venier live some years ago and to this day wonder why more isn't heard of him. A brilliantly multi-faceted trumpeter. (My erstwhile piano teacher, Helen, agrees.) David Jones is of course a drumming legend.
That Pyramid cover design remains iconic.
Thanks ABC Jazz.
Christopher Lynch.

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1 year 17 weeks ago
commented on Pyramid in session

World class...what's happened since the 80s ?

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1 year 18 weeks ago
commented on Trio in Town

Great programme. I last saw Bill Evans at Montreux in 1975 with Eddie Gomez and shared a taxi with him to the airport in Geneva. I had previously seen him there in 1970. A truly marvellous pianist.

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1 year 19 weeks ago
commented on Last Tango

Views may be mixed concerning the film, but the heartbreaking angst embraced in that theme to "Last Tango In Paris" remains one of the most darkly compelling in cinematic history. To me at least, the only theme approaching its sublimely haunting beauty is that of "Chinatown". I find it impossible to hear either of these themes without losing myself in a purple mist of empyrean melancholy. Forgive me. It is Autumn.
Christopher Lynch.

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1 year 19 weeks ago
commented on Cecile McLorin Salvant

Andrew, you need to listen to her more, and not try and compartmentalise. Sarah Vaughan an opera singer having a punt at jazz.

Listen to Bessie Smith, Vaughan, and just let the voice ring.

Stunning voice, range incredible.

Do you actually know and listen about jazz?

Paul

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1 year 19 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Hi Mal. As usual, a fine selection of interesting and inspiring jazz. Just love your program.

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1 year 19 weeks ago
commented on Bill Watrous Quintet

Amazing track. Had to stop what I was doing to listen to this incredible music. Thanks for playing!

Ashley

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1 year 20 weeks ago
commented on Camila Meza

great young singer and guitar player from Chile, thanks ABC

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1 year 20 weeks ago
commented on Lage's shining light

Fully agree Jim.
Just seeing him live last year at Bennett's Lane with a straight-ahead Fender Telecaster - no elaborate gadgetry! - was an enthralling experience. His soulful creativity simply oozed out his instrument.
Christopher Lynch.

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1 year 20 weeks ago
commented on Lage's shining light

Great to hear this wonderful guitarist has new music out. He was fantastic in Melbourne last year - what a talent! - Jim

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1 year 21 weeks ago
commented on Andy Sheppard

A terrific album from this trio augmented by Eivind Aarset.

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1 year 22 weeks ago
commented on Jessica Nicholas

Hi Jessica

Last night (Sunday 17/4) at Uptown Jazz Cafe we experienced for the first time the huge talent of Mirko Guerrini on saxophones.
The compositions were amazing and we won't be missing out the next time this trio of Grabowsky/Guerrini/Schauble performs.
A pity they performed to such a small audience.
Kind Regards
Frank and Diane

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1 year 22 weeks ago
commented on Vince Mendoza

simply brilliant

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1 year 22 weeks ago
commented on Laurence Pike

Simply Beautiful!!

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1 year 23 weeks ago
commented on Bowie retrospective

Today's show was great. :-)

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1 year 23 weeks ago
commented on Diana Krall

One of my favourite Dianna Krall tunes from a great album. Delicious wit and piquant irony. Great to hear it.

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1 year 23 weeks ago
commented on Grand Voyage

What a joy it was to hear this astonishing band live at wonderful Bennett's Lane. What glorious memories await!
Thanks ABC Jazz. You've done it again.
Christopher Lynch

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1 year 23 weeks ago
commented on The 3 Out Return

Hello Andrew - love your comments.
Would loved to have visited El Rocco, but grew up in Victoria. Yet having lived in Sydney later in life, I'm familiar with the area in which you grew up. Pleased to hear you enjoyed your youth.
And like you, I put listening to jazz ahead of my frequently boring homework. (Who could have cared about doing useless algebraic simultaneous equations, when there was serious music to be heard!) I used to sneak out from home later at night to hear some live jazz too.
Wishing you many more years of joyful listening,
Christopher Lynch.

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1 year 24 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

I agree with Joe from Mill Park and others. Please bring back Jazztrack on ABC Classic. I miss it very much. It was the soundtrack of my weekend afternoon-early evenings for so many years and part of my education. Not everyone has reliable internet when they need it. I live remote-regional. Why did ABC cancel it to begin with?

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1 year 24 weeks ago
commented on The 3 Out Return

Re " 3 out Trio" @ El Rocco:- I have 2 vinyl copies and they are definitely amongst my favourites... great memories of El Rocco and 3 Out, Judy Bailey, Serge Ermoll etc. slipping out of the house instead of doing school work... home was Elizabeth Bay & the "Cross" was loads of fun... then not now... in my post 60 yrs live on Sth Australia's West Coast.
Look forward to tuning in this arvo, Andrew

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1 year 24 weeks ago
commented on The Airbenders

Is this the guitar/organ combo I heard this am?......4 choruses by guitar...3 by organ......very good......reminds me of Kenny Burrell and Jimmy Smith....laid back..

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1 year 24 weeks ago
commented on Bobby Hutcherson

No one on earth sounds like Bobby Hutcherson. Soon as I hear the first bar of his music I knew it was him.

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1 year 24 weeks ago
commented on Tom Harrell

Ah... just hearing and thinking "must go check who this is." Tom Harrell....in whatever line-up is one of the things I miss about NYC. I will miss him forever.

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1 year 24 weeks ago
commented on Paris meeting

I absolutely recommend this delicious collection of melody/voice & arrangements!! I have been featuring Ingrid's new release on the jazz show "Cruisin' with Chrissy" on FM107.5

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1 year 25 weeks ago
commented on Alison Wedding

Hi I"m on this page and i want to listen to this program. How do i do that. I can't see a link or anything that says go .

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1 year 25 weeks ago

Terrific music. More of it please!

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1 year 25 weeks ago
commented on The Catholics

Is the rest of the album in the same vein?

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1 year 25 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

I thoroughly agree with Hugo. I miss Jazz Track in the car when taking friends out on a Saturday or Sunday night.

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1 year 25 weeks ago
commented on Back to Bacharach

Joe's sublime album, 'Anyone Who Had A Heart', remains an embodiment of superb musicianship while embracing gorgeous melodies. I'm not sure if it's still available, but believe me it's well worth including in your collection if you can obtain a copy. I'd never part with my own!
Joe Chindamo is justifiably one of our cultural treasures.
Christopher Lynch.

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1 year 25 weeks ago

Heartfelt gratitude is due to all those involved in what should prove to be yet another enthralling festival.
Can't wait!

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1 year 25 weeks ago

Heartfelt gratitude is due to all those involved in what should prove to be yet another enthralling festival.
Can't wait!

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1 year 25 weeks ago

Hi

I was driving to work when I came across the interview with Wynton Marsalis so I missed the last half of it. I would love to sit down and have a proper listen of the full interview.

Can you please let me know where I might find it?

Thanks

Cathy

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1 year 26 weeks ago

Was this the one with the lovely soft vocals every now and then?

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1 year 26 weeks ago
commented on Benny Goodman

Wow so brassy and sassy...born in the wrong century. This would have been the Devils music back in its day.

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1 year 26 weeks ago
commented on Marty Paich Dek-tette

I always love to hear Mr Velvet Fog! He's totally and completely SMOOTH. Thanks as always for the great music!

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1 year 27 weeks ago
commented on Michelle Nicolle

Michelle Nicolle sounds totally awesome on this track

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1 year 27 weeks ago

Looks interesting

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1 year 27 weeks ago
commented on Hear the Thunder

Great show! I particularly enjoyed the opening track form The Slipdixies. It is great to hear new and upcoming talent. Keep up the good work Mal, looking forward to the next show.

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1 year 28 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Cheers Mal on a typically inspired selection,
From one of Jessica Williams' most avid Oz fans to Oz's best radio presenter.
PS Thanks again for giving me the heads up on her extraordinary music.

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1 year 28 weeks ago
commented on McCann on track

Dear Moderator,

It might be an idea if you actually moderated and checked what appears on your website, instead of blindly allowing Wikipedia to make decisions for you. Look at the page for Les McCann!!!

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1 year 28 weeks ago

Looking forward to the final performances - best of luck to all! Jim

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1 year 28 weeks ago

we of course spoke to Linda and it wasn't possible for the 2015 festival. we hope to have her at the festival next time!

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1 year 29 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Jessica Williams is one of the US’s musical treasures and I’ve followed her avidly after first hearing her on Mal's show. I thank Mal for putting me on to her extraordinary artistry and touch.She is not only a great composer but is a wonderful interpreter and has technique and touch in spades, all deftly in evidence on her numerous recordings and youtube vids.
So I was horrified to read of her recent physical and health problems on her website. Ms Williams like so many other pianists has back problems and is currently recovering from back surgery. She seems to be handling the physical recovery but it’s the financial pain that’s flattened her. She's had to sell her possessions, and she’s a reclusive artist who has tended to shun money making ventures, including her grand piano to pay for her hospital costs. She is presently living in self described “poverty” and has been forced to beg for donations in order to buy a piano. She’s 67. What sort of country deprives its greatest artists of the tools of their artistry? We don’t realize how lucky we are to live in a country with universal health care.
Anyway I was wondering if Mal would consider playing her again and alerting her fans to her plight and her website.
The moral? Even a musical great can't afford to fall ill in the USA.

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1 year 29 weeks ago
commented on Wayne's world

Wow , Wayne Shorter's band must be fabulous with the incredible and sooo musical Brian Blade on skins.A must see Gig.

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1 year 30 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Jazztrack can still be heard at 5pm Saturday and Sunday on ABC Jazz either via ABC Jazz on TV channel 201 (eastern time) or on ABC Jazz on digital radio (if you are in an area serviced by digital radio)....

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1 year 30 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Please ABC put Jazztrack back to Sat -Sun 5 - 7 pm. Not everyone can listen at 11 pm nor do we all podcast or want to. FM at that time now is tedious and ABCTV Jazz is like MUZAK. Mal Stanley is a fabulous jazz presenter and should be given more accessible time airplay.

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1 year 30 weeks ago

How do I listen to this interview after the broadcast?

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1 year 30 weeks ago
commented on Bop to Bowie

Thanks for playing cleverhorse; I went to the CD launch last Friday. The ensemble was incredible, the music was dynamic, exuberant and incredibly cinematic. Thanks again.

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1 year 31 weeks ago
commented on Jessica Nicholas

Hi Jessica,
Zulya here. I hope you are well. I sent you the new book/album by Zulya and The Children of the Underground. I hope you received it as you haven't responded to my emails lately.
Let me know please. Thank you.

Cheers!

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1 year 31 weeks ago

Love Steely Dan! So relevant in today's Mammon worshiping, bleak world.
Those throw-you-off-balance chord changes, dangly solos, hip-sneer angst loaded lyrics, all combine to beguile lovesick outsiders to dream-enter those quieter backstreets of Brooklyn and Manhattan against a backdrop of misty morns and lonesome sunsets.
Fagan and Becker are to New York what Lennon and McCartney are to Liverpool.
Listen to 'Aja'. Feel the moods. Gaze. Wonder. Sip. Ponder.
Christopher Lynch.

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1 year 32 weeks ago
commented on Bop to Bowie

Dear ABC Jazz,
It's Lunar New Year!
That said, any chance of a special featuring jazz sounds from wondrous Asia?
Happy New Year to all during the Year of the Monkey.
Christopher Lynch.

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1 year 32 weeks ago

That tender, azure theme to Jim McCoud's Jazztrack, continues to beguile. Beauteous indeed.
Christopher Lynch.

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1 year 32 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

David Bowie's brilliance defies belief.
Your inclusion of 'Lazarus' from his latest album was an astute decision Mal - and what an album 'Blackstar' is! Well selected. It's been on my turntable on a daily basis for the past couple of weeks and deservedly so. For what it's worth, the album's cover art, design and photographs are simply sublime; elegance personified.
And how sagacious of Bowie to collaborate with some outstanding jazz musicians. Such musicians are not only technically far more competent than most rockers, but are superior lateral thinkers.
Bowie is also featured in the February edition of that much respected jazz magazine, Downbeat, in which he is rightly described as a 'towering cultural icon'.That is in itself an honour which recognises his contribution to progressive music.
Sadly, we'll never know what David Bowie would have gone on to create.
Christopher Lynch.

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1 year 32 weeks ago
commented on Bop to Bowie

*Such* a nice surprise to hear some Bowie yesterday on ABC Jazz. Blackstar is a compelling album.

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1 year 32 weeks ago

Vale Bryce - I was formerly related by marriage and remember him very fondly. I loved the family holiday when we all went to Wangaratta Jazz Festival and wore team Bryce T shirts so very proudly at his gig.

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1 year 32 weeks ago
commented on All that Aussie Jazz

Sad to hear of Bryce's passing. Looking forward to listening to this! - Jim Nash

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1 year 33 weeks ago
commented on Magic Lester

Hi Mal,

Just a thought re the photo on the Magic Lester web page. I might be wrong but the photo does look like the Bean - Coleman Hawkins. Keep up the good work.

Best regards

Harry Monty

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1 year 33 weeks ago
commented on Big Sea

Great show diverse creative & healing for all souls, an uninterrupted musical water-world bridge to the unconscious creative creature in everyone of us.

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1 year 34 weeks ago
commented on Family Groove Company

love this track! new band I must now follow.

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1 year 34 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

To the ABC Jazz moderator.
Sorry to be a bother, but I just sent a message headed 'Blue Note beautiful Blue Note' and I forgot to put my name to it! My apologies.
Please adjust.
Thanks a million,
Christopher Lynch.

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1 year 34 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Blue Note beautiful Blue Note!
One can only wonder how many extraordinarily gifted, creative musicians would have gone unnoticed or unrecorded if it weren't for true musical visionaries like Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff. The gratitude due to these entrepreneurs from long-time jazz lovers is surely boundless. Blue Note recordings, in many instances, represent the core content in many of our collections after having provided a sublime soundtrack to our youthful days.
Those lush black and white photographs combined with the tasteful cover designs by Reid Miles, are in themselves alluring art. Additionally, the informed cover notes remain another asset to students of jazz.
And oh to have been an observer in the Van Gelder studios when some of those outstanding recordings were taking place! Heck, I'd have been content simply to be rustling up coffee and sandwiches for everyone involved.
It's a pity the Blue Note label suffered a hiatus for a few years, yet those concerned are to be congratulated for its welcome revival.
Heartfelt thanks Mal Stanley for bringing Blue Note to the air so meaningfully. I was particularly delighted to hear Herbie Nichols getting some airplay too.

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1 year 35 weeks ago

I've always wanted to become a musician, and if I had, the drums would have been my chosen instrument! Pity though, I became a removalist in Sydney instead! Haha!

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1 year 36 weeks ago
commented on Remembering Ades

After Wang 2015 I am so looking forward to this gig at the Wheatie in SA on 18 Jan

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1 year 36 weeks ago
commented on Tom Harrell

Just mellow thanks

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1 year 36 weeks ago
commented on Kurt Elling

What credentials do you have to make these comments?
Try the glass half full scenario. You may have a happier life and we would be spared
from your constant growling. Be your own best friend!
We were delighted to hear Elling in concert in SA with Adelaide
Symphony Orchestra. No small gig! The orchestra is full of Top Jazz
Musicians.
Should we all be like you? Grumpy old man/woman obviously!!!

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1 year 36 weeks ago
commented on New York exposure

Love this album so much! Oh's groove is insane

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1 year 37 weeks ago
commented on Jose plays Billie

Jose James is awsesome. Saw him perform his Billie Holiday tribute at Harlem Stage, NYC 2015. Glad to see you sharing it here on ABC Jazz.

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1 year 37 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

I posted this query once before and not sure if it was culled or lost in cyberspace but I've noted a series of short and slick videos from the recent Wangaratta festival have been posted on You Tube and sourced to ABC Jazz.
Do full concert videos exist and are there any plans to broadcast them? I'd particularly like to think the wonderful David Ades tribute concert has been recorded in full.

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1 year 37 weeks ago
commented on Jaco Pastorius

I have been listening to this for 25 years and it just keeps getting better..an artist in every sense ..Thanks abc.

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1 year 38 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Dear ABC,
For a many years I have been a devoted fan of Jazztrack on ABC FM, Saturday and Sunday evenings, 5.00pm to 7.00pm. So I was very disappointed when the programme was taken off ABC FM at those times. I have tried the alternative of listening using an internet stream, but recently I've found that the internet stream of ABC Jazz does NOT include Jazztrack at that time any more. This is very disappointing. I can get it on my IPad or IPhone using the ABC Radio app, but that is less than enjoyable using the speakers on those devices. My question is this: how do I access Jazztrack using internet streaming so I can play it through my hi-fi system, as I have done in the past? We don't get digital radio where I live. Ideally, I'd like Jazztrack back on ABC FM !
Nev

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1 year 38 weeks ago

This is a great CD indeed! I am listening to it in my house in France where I locked myself up to finish my thesis on a new historiography of jazz in Europe. In the evenings I listen to CD's given to me in the last 6 months or so. Nick gave me his 1234 CD in the summer of 2015. Has been waiting on the pile a long time.
What a beauty! What a surprise. What a good sound. From Australia, really? How Euro-centric I am. The band swings, improvises, interacts on top level. It sound if it is alive recoding, alive concert, just for me. This is the jazz of now. Yes, I hear the influences, the flaws, the riskes taken and the clever solutions. I have a special place for CD's like this!

Wouter Turkenburg
http://www.iasj.com
http://historyofjazzineurope.eu

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1 year 38 weeks ago
commented on Abdullah Ibrahim

It took me 40 mins to write a reply comment here.
Unfortunately, due to the insanity of ABC censoring, I have just deleted my ABC personal Profile. After no amount of editing would satisfy this popup...
"You have used some prohibited words. Please remove any references to brand names, drugs, financial transactions etc and try again"

First time ever on any website forums I've encountered such, rivaling communist censorship.
Go our regulated Aust govt.

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1 year 39 weeks ago
commented on Plugged Nickel at 50

To my mind at least, some of Miles' most interesting music was produced while his bands were either new or in a state of transition. This music was thrilling when recorded for its vitality, excitement and freshness. It remains so today.
Seasonal greetings to all passionate jazz devotees and those fine people at ABC Jazz.
Christopher Lynch.

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1 year 39 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Mel
although it's not quite the end of the year, thanks for giving us a great variety of music. Especially liked your recordings from this year's MIJF and Wangaratta Jazz.
all the best for the festive season and looking forward o listening again in 2016.
Graeme

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1 year 39 weeks ago
commented on Best of 2015

Who was that final female vocalist singing let it snow? She was fabulous!! Thank you

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1 year 39 weeks ago

this picture is great. Tyner is so curious, so attentive, so observant.

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1 year 40 weeks ago
commented on For Colombia

Being a 'manic Monk' lover, it was wonderful to hear his innovative music featured and performed by a number of superb musicians during Jazztrack, over this past weekend. Meaningful music does indeed stand the test of time.
Thanks Mal.
Christopher Lynch.

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1 year 40 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Totally agree. For years my wife and I have been listening to and thoroughly enjoying jazz track on a Saturday and Sunday evening in Perth. We have totally lost track of where and when jazz track is broadcast on the eastern states time zone in a hopelessly compressed digital format. DAB and streaming of the digital television a very poor substitutes.

Please bring the program back to ABC FM

Regards, Graham and Robyn

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1 year 40 weeks ago
commented on Matthew Sheens

Very talented and awarded young Australian living in New York.

Worth looking at matthewsheens.com

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1 year 40 weeks ago
commented on Chris Cody

Great to hear some flute

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1 year 40 weeks ago
commented on Justin Kauflin

had not heard him play before and that beautiful arrangement reminded me of Barney McAll, so I checked to see who was playing a discovered a great new talent. [well, new to me]

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1 year 41 weeks ago
commented on Kurt Elling

I really appreciate all the singers you play on the station, from our own wonderful local talent in Australia to the better-known International singers such as Mr Elling, so please keep up the good work.

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1 year 41 weeks ago
commented on Dave Brubeck

I was a sallow youth in the wilds of north suburban Melbourne, when Brubeck "arrived' in my ears - WOW!
I suspect that he solidified my interest in jazz, if he didn't introduce me to it.
December is a good time to drag out the many Brubeck LPs.

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1 year 41 weeks ago
commented on Matt Hewson Quartet

Superb relaxing 'late night chilling' jazz!

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1 year 41 weeks ago
commented on Dee Dee Bridgewater

Amazing song and trumpet solo.
I was having nap with my radio on in the kitchen...but,
I needed to find out who was performing this excelent song
Now when I know im happy.

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1 year 41 weeks ago
commented on Orchestra

Where can I listen to more of these guys? Can't find their music anywhere!!!

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1 year 41 weeks ago
commented on George Cables

Naimas love song made my day.

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1 year 41 weeks ago

Absolutely beautiful!

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1 year 42 weeks ago
commented on Tim Stevens Trio

Wow this was amazing -
Such beautiful chords... and playing I really liked the harmony between the Bass and the voicing of the Piano
It was the best piece I've heard on ABC Jazz for a long time.
Please pass on my compliments the Tim Stevens and his collaborators.
Allan (synthesizer)

Song Three's A Quorum
Artist Tim Stevens Trio
Album Nine Open Questions
Label Rufus/UMA
Year 2004

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1 year 42 weeks ago
commented on Charlie Parker

Charlie combines all the musical elements and distills it to pure joy.

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1 year 42 weeks ago

I thought this was some previously unknown Benny Goodman group with Hampton and Christian. Great Music. Tell me - who/what is this group?

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1 year 42 weeks ago

But we're they released on CD.

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1 year 42 weeks ago
commented on Sean Foran

Beautiful. Took me back to my childhood sitting in the old station wagon under the mango trees listening to my mum sing to the radio. Very special cover. Love love love it.

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1 year 42 weeks ago

I would add this this John Sangster's 'Australia and All That Jazz' series. Beautiful music with Don Burrows, Graeme Lyall, Tony Buchanan and other great local musicians from yester-year. KP

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1 year 43 weeks ago

That was a fantastic gig at Wangaratta. As was Douglas' set with Paul Grabowsky. - Jim Nash

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1 year 43 weeks ago
commented on Jessica Nicholas

Hi Jessica
I love your show! Good to catch up at Wangaratta if briefly! I'm trying to find an email or postal address for you or the program. My new album Not My Lover is being released December 1st. Would love to send you one!
regards, Chris

From the Media Release:
Pianist Chris Cody’s new album Not My Lover is a potent blend of music styles celebrating Cody’s love of jazz and classical music and the influences of French, African and Arab music from the years Chris was based in Paris.

“This album is a tribute to Paris, the town I love, and its people. I moved to Paris in my early 20s, living in the centre of town for many years. I fell in love with its cafés, bars, and history soaked streets, its nonchalant people with all their attitude and healthy disdain for outsiders, their sense of humour and constant willingness to discuss and have an opinion on anything and everything.

I met and played with all sorts of people from many diverse backgrounds – European, African, Arab, Asian or American - all with their own unique experience and story to share and all united by their love of France.”

The album features some of Australia’s finest jazz musicians - Karl Laskowski, Brendan Clarke, and James Waples and crowns a successful year for Chris after concert tours in France, Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia.
It has been beautifully recorded at Linear Studios in Sydney with sparkling mastering by Michael Lynch and superb photos and artwork by Paul Faure-Brac.

Chris’s music marries contemporary urban grooves with originality, warmth, lyricism and humour and has received rave reviews from the critics and seduced a wide and diverse public around the world.
Album available 1 December 2015 in all good record stores, Readings, Birdland and www.chriscody.com

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1 year 43 weeks ago

from FB Linda May Han Oh at Wangaratta Jazz and Blues Festival. "Cool to be included in this article along with some super-duper people" - photo by Cyberhalides Jazz < www.vanityfair.com/culture/2015/11/jazz-youth-quake >

Hello ABC Jazz would be cool to hear more of Linda May Han Oh AUSTRALIAN jazz artist, bassist, band leader, composer on ABC Jazz - its coverage of this year's Wangaratta Festival and in future on ABC Jazz.

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1 year 43 weeks ago

RE Linda May Han Oh at Wangaratta Jazz and Blues Festival.
32 mins · Wangaratta ·

Cool to be included in this article along with some super-duper people - photo by Cyberhalides Jazz
http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2015/11/jazz-youth-quake

Linda May HAn OH is an AUSTRALIAN jazz artist composer, player and band leader. I look forward to seeing her in future Sydney International Womens Jazz Festival

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1 year 44 weeks ago
commented on John Surman

Great start to the morning.

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1 year 44 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

I wrote a couple of weeks ago about the recent lack of any playlist prior to the program. I've given up, I'm afraid I won't commit to listening unless I know what's ahead. For whatever reason, maybe a lack of funding, Jazztrack seems to have been on a rapid downward descent over the last few months. Shame, really.

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1 year 45 weeks ago
commented on It's all Art

As usual, great music, well put together. Well done!

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1 year 45 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Gratitude in abundance Mal for including that astounding music from the innovative Don Ellis, during Sunday's Jazztrack programme.
Sadly Ellis remains one of those ground-breaking, creative souls about whom we hear too little. His inventive Hindustani Jazz Sextet wasn't even recorded to my knowledge, although it was sensational live apparently.
The influence of eastern sounds is thankfully far more prevalent these days, but wasn't always so.
Ellis even employed a four valve trumpet to enable him to strike exotic quarter and eighth tones with greater ease, and instructed some of the other musicians in his big band trumpet section to do likewise.This was in addition to his challenging use of unusual time signatures.
Oh how I'd love to have seen his incredible big band live! I passionately recommend his gloriously adventurous album, "Electric Bath" to all serious jazz devotees. (I still have an original copy of this in timeless vinyl, in addition to a CD re-issue.)
"Shock Treatment", is also terrific.
If that's not all, I believe Ellis did the score for 'The French Connection".
Thanks once again Mal.
Christopher Lynch.

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1 year 45 weeks ago

Mal Stanley has contributed significantly to the Australian jazz scene. His support of a diversity of Australian jazz artists has allowed the world to hear how good they are. Thanks Mal.

Vicki Bonet

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1 year 45 weeks ago

Hi Mal, I am writing this email for David McCallum (John Hawes Jazzband). David would like to know if you would like to play a/some of his tracks from the John Hawes band. He has converted some of his vynil records to cd and I was listening to 'Caravan' where David does a fantastic drum solo. We would be interested in marketing some cd's which include an abc radio program he made in the 60's and has a recording of this.
Regards Carolyn Allen.

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1 year 46 weeks ago
commented on Farewell Mark Murphy

Mark Murphy helped thousands of jazz vocalists around the world. He was a generous soul as well as an extremely creative one. Kurt Elling's earlier work is heavily influenced by Mark Murphy. Thousands of other jazz vocalists adored him and copied him too. Mark's gigs were always fresh. His improvisation was never predictable. He was a great story teller, a funny man and a fabulous performer. He'll long be remembered and deservedly so.

Vicki Bonet

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1 year 46 weeks ago
commented on Gary Burton

Why can't you play more melodic Jazz then that experimental crap, it might be good for the musicians , but not for the listener , love my Jazz , eg Kenny Burran key board player, listen to the Voice Chording that he produces , then you know where I am coming from. Call me old fashioned, but that's the way I feel. Still I appreciate your affords to put on a Jazz program. Due to the fact that tv programs in this neck off the wood are dismal , have a tendency to listen more to your broadcast.12

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1 year 46 weeks ago

Has anyone got a copy of this recording?? It says recording no longer available.

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1 year 47 weeks ago
commented on Uprising

what's happened with the "listen again" link? I now get taken to a page with all the programmes and cant find the one I'm trying to listen too! can we please just have a direct link to the particular day of the show?

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1 year 47 weeks ago
commented on Return Journey

Jack has made an amazing album, well worth a listen!

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1 year 47 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Is there no longer any way of seeing a playlist before a show goes to air? I know it's possible to click play on a show and see a playlist but wouldn't that only be after the event? I'm more interested to know what's coming up.

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1 year 47 weeks ago

Love Antonio Sanchez. Saw him with Pat Metheny - a fantastic drummer!

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1 year 47 weeks ago
commented on Margaret Throsby

I finally got a radio up and working again at home and tuned into ABC Classic Breakfast only to find you'd left!!! Margaret, I miss you. Where is tears on toast??
Wishing you all the best on jazz (and I'll tune in when I can) but wishing you'd come back to breakfast :)

Lucie

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1 year 47 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

It's good to see folk here maintaining the rage about the removal of Jazztrack from ABC FM broadcast - an act of cultural vandalism that continues to sting. It is much missed from that hi-fidelity medium.

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1 year 47 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

I guess I should add my voice to those who miss Jazz Track on the radio. I used to so look forward to my hour-long commute home from work on Saturday and Sunday. Mal Stanley's show is by far the best show on Australian radio. I do enjoy Philip Sametz, and the shows he presents, but nothing like the pleasure I got from listening to Jazz Track on my drive home. I am grateful that we can catch Mal several nights a week on ABC Jazz, but I do miss the show on the radio. I have wondered about the politics of its cancellation since it was announced. I doubt I will ever know why....

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1 year 48 weeks ago
commented on The Umbrellas

Loved this track. I want to find out a little more about this band but clearly the article from Wikipedia is about a completely different band (that is also called The Umbrellas). Is this CD still available? Have they made any other discs? Thanks

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1 year 48 weeks ago
commented on Aaron Goldberg

Clever african 6/8 treatment of a classic

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1 year 48 weeks ago
commented on Cultures combined

Thanks for great listening, and great presenting. My question is how to see the playlist for this evening's program (18/10/15) or yesterday's? I have been to your home page, to http://abcjazz.net.au/programs/jazztrack/cultures-combined and to http://abcjazz.net.au/programs/jazztrack/timelessness.
Nowhere on any of those pages are listings displayed in my browsers (chrome and edge).
Is the problem with me, the listings have yet to be put up, or your site please?
Thanks
Tony

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1 year 48 weeks ago
commented on Timelessness

How can I see a playlist a day or two before the show goes to air. It seems to be a feature that no longer exists.

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1 year 48 weeks ago
commented on Iiro Rantala

Hi! Thanks for featuring IIRO Rantala. However, you are not mentioning that he is on the verge of touring here later this month: 28 - 31 October, which has been documented and briefed to ABC Jazz and Jazztrack, and in the related stories you list IIRO's last tour here in 2011. Also you have used very old pictures that are 20 years old

.October 2015 Concert Dates and links:
- Wed 28 Oct, Melbourne: Melbourne Recital Centre - www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/2015/an-evening-with-iiro-rantala/
- Thurs 29 Oct, Sydney: Venue505, 280 Cleveland Street, Surry Hills - book: www.trybooking.com/IIMP
- Frid 30 Oct, Cairns: Tanks Art Centre - book: www.tanksartscentre.com
- Sat 31 Oct, Canberra: Embassy of Finland - book: ewa.walczuk@formin.fi - 02 6273 3800

"A virtuoso who raises versatility to another level, IIRO's a hero." - The Evening Standard (UK)

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1 year 48 weeks ago

Hi
When will you announce the winner of the Wang Jazz festival?

Many thanks
Jenny

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1 year 49 weeks ago
commented on Cecile McLorin Salvant

brillliant singing really cool tight backing great interpretation

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1 year 49 weeks ago

I have fill in the form for the newsletter but did not receive a mail since 18th of September. Why? I would love to get the news again to listen to the various programs you transmit. best regards ferdinand jazzhalo@redaktionsbuero-pantherpress.de

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1 year 49 weeks ago
commented on Hot Five

Epic - gotta get album

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1 year 50 weeks ago
commented on Jim Norton Collective

Happy to hear we are being played in the antipodes!
Jim

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1 year 50 weeks ago

I have just entered the competition twice, the first time by mistake - I pressed 'submit' before I had finished writing the 50 words or less.
Please disregard the first entry - you will notice incomplete sentences.
Many thanks,
Kate Simpson

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1 year 51 weeks ago

It has been wonderful to see Perth musician, Linda Oh do so well in a male dominated field. After many years of playing in Perth and New York she finally has international recognition playing with many of the greats. I would love to see her play as Wangaratta.

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1 year 51 weeks ago

Any chance Cyrille Aimee will be make a last minute surprise return to the line up this year?...discovered the Wangarratta festival when I heard her voice on ABC Jazz radio about 2 years ago and was blown away...she's like Billy Holiday meets Ertha Kit meets modern day jazz...with a scatting speed of...well very fast. Of course I haven't managed to get to Wangarratta yet so here's hoping my entry in the competition gets me there instead :)

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1 year 51 weeks ago
commented on Cecile McLorin Salvant

incredible rendition of this song, wow.

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1 year 51 weeks ago
commented on Mike Nock Project

Absolutely beautiful, I will be hunting down this album.

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1 year 51 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

G'day Mal,
I had been listening to Jazz Track for about 25 years when it was on the radio and enjoyed it so much, that my friends knew that I will be unavailable between the hours of 5 - 7 pm on Saturdays / Sunday's, unless they came to visit me.
I have lived in remote Australia most of my life and being able to hear this show and others like it has been a lifeline.
When Jazz Track and others went digital I was beside myself. We do not get digital radio out here and Internet connection is like trying to hear a sparrows fart at times.

I am currently in Brisbane for a few nights and JOY o JOY, I've found you on the in room TV. I've ordered a bottle of red wine and some cheese and am sitting on the balcony with the TV cranked up.
You have made me a very happy chappy indeed.
Great to hear you and this wonderful show again.

Keep up the great work.

Warmest regards and thanks,

Boris
Magareet Station
Via Birdsville

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1 year 51 weeks ago
commented on Benny's stomp

Hi, thank you for the great jazz tonight, it lifted my spirits at work :)
Thomas Brucklacher

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1 year 51 weeks ago

Saw them at QPAC in Brisbane. Superb. So much energy and inventiveness after all these years. They started off very avant-garde and got funkier as the show went on.

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1 year 51 weeks ago

My son Matthias who is playing with the jma academy band under the direction of James Morrison. JMA academy is in Mount Gambier I'm in Wollongong.Seeing him play at such an event would be incredible.

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1 year 51 weeks ago

Looking forward to soaking up the atmosphere, listening to the jazz legends if I win the prize!

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1 year 51 weeks ago

I would like to see GIAN SLATER & LINDA OH because they are outstanding examples of the great female jazz talent originating in Australia. I respect and admire what they have achieved with their music, and it is a rare opportunity to hear them play together.

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1 year 51 weeks ago

I would love to see the grate New York City Bassist William Parker Perform,since San Diego is a very dry Jazz city with very few jazz icons performing here.

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1 year 52 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Hi mal
You are right. What a great writer Gioia is, thanks for the link to his website!

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2 years 11 hours ago
commented on John Sangster

At last you have found John Sangster a composer in the jazz idiom of the highest calibre. I do hope you have Lord of the Rings vol 1 & 2 too. His widow lives in Brisbane if you wish to track down any more of John's great music. I have been using Off To Adventures, a track from Vol. 2 as the theme to my program Jazz Made in Australia - a program of all Australian material produced for and distributed nationally by the Community Radio Network - for the past 20 years. No, my program is not of traditional jazz.

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2 years 1 day ago
commented on Jazztrack

Who was that lady singing the Bessie Smith song tonight? Great style and tone and humour in her voice.

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2 years 1 day ago
commented on Down in New Orleans

Hi,

This is FABULOUS!

Can you please advise whether there will be a CD made available that includes the compilation of tracks in this episiode.

Cheers!
Carmen Ludeman

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2 years 3 days ago

Loving this, go Galliano!

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2 years 5 days ago
commented on Farewell Ivan Lloyd

Dear Ivan,

I still miss your Classic Breakfast programming so much. I'm not really a classic music enthusiast, in spite of having ABC Classic FM as my default (and generally only) radio station since I found I couldn't listen to Margaret Thatcher on AM a minute longer during the Falkland War.

What I loved most about your programming, especially in the last year or so, was the artfully subtle and eclectic way you brought music from different world traditions together into the European "Classical Music" context. I do so miss the contemporary music that was always included and your beautiful transitions between individual pieces during each program. I too would like to have a compilation, particularly one which gave me access again to some of those lovely pieces you seemed to collect on your travels.

I hope your retirement is enjoyable and rewarding.

Warm and grateful memories, Penny

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2 years 5 days ago
commented on Marty Paich Dek-tette

Goodbye Look - dear me. I want to holiday when I listen to Fagen's. Now I want live in an exotic location!

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2 years 5 days ago
commented on The Ozcats

The guys are the cream of our original Jazz days when Jazz was cooking around the clock in endless venues.
This is an outstanding reunion band to enjoy the fullest.

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2 years 5 days ago
commented on Jazztrack

Hi Mal, I used to listen to your programs on Sat and Sun at 5 pm on Classic FM while walking. Now, I am missing your program badly. Hence, I need a clear instruction how to download your program as MP3 so I can listen/download to my MP3 player of smart phone please? Please clearly show on your page how to download past programs.
Cheers Tony

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2 years 1 week ago
commented on Checking out Chet

Mal...his version of exitus is simply wonderful..please include.
Thanks so much
Martin

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2 years 1 week ago
commented on Jazztrack

The whinging here is quite intense! Get with the program!

Great music, I've only really just discovered jazz properly and just finished the amazing History of Jazz by Ted Gioia.

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2 years 1 week ago
commented on Message to Attila

Big names to Salute the genious Attila Zoller. I like also the Play of Helmut Kagerer (Guitar) who carried a torch for Attila. And Lajos Dudas (Klarinette), Wolfgang Lackerschmidt (Vibraphon) and Dietmar Hagen Horn (Guitar) are empathic players. This CD is a felicitous Hommage to the renowned guiarist Attila Zoller.

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2 years 1 week ago
commented on Message to Attila

David Becker did a splendid job on this recording!!!

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2 years 1 week ago

As an innovative composer, band leader, hard-driving bassist and African-American activist, the peerless Charles Mingus was in a class of his own. His outstanding influence continues to inspire.
That throbbing bass intro to "Better Git It In Your Soul", is one of the most compelling and stirring in the jazz canon.
His work alongside drummer Danny Richmond truly demonstrates how a dynamic rhythm section should function.
Will I be listening to this? You bet! Even though some of this astonishing music is in my collection.
Christopher Lynch.

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2 years 1 week ago

'Jeru' Mulligan's brilliance as an innovative baritone saxophonist, band leader, composer and arranger is beyond doubt. Yet assessed in terms of a pure and full-bodied gritty bari-sax sound, I prefer both Pepper Adams and Serge Chaloff.
Christopher Lynch.

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2 years 2 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Years ago, we used to be able to find a track list for each Jazztrack program - ie., a list of every track played, in sequence. I have just been going around in circles, from one website page to another to another, trying to find a track list for each Jazztrack show. Is it still available? If not, why not? If so, why is it so hard to find?

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2 years 3 weeks ago

Will they ever rerelease Jazz for Beach niks????

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2 years 3 weeks ago

The Sky Lounge and El Rocco was where the jazz was the best. you saw just about anyone who was to become part of the jazz scene of Australia. You came in and sat down in this small room (El Rocco) and all you cuold get was a coffee and good music. I still remmember John Sangster getting his Vibraphone off his 3 wheeled scooter and, somehow, getting it down the stairs. great times.

The Sky lounge was also great, just sit and listen to the Allstarrs, plus whoever sat in. yes the late 50's were a great time in Sydney. there were bands in just about every pub in the Sydney City. Memories!!!!!!

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2 years 3 weeks ago
commented on Mathias Eick

I listened to Mathias Eick at about 4.20 on RN on 27/aug /'15 and thought it wonderful and would love to know the name of the album or whatever you can help me with. Thanks David verrall

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2 years 3 weeks ago

Every time one thinks of a person they are alive again. Arch McKirdy is alive in my heart and mind...when I was about 19 or 20, my boyfriend and I would sit in his car outside my home on a Friday night, listening enthralled to the jazz he introduced and played in Around Midnight. Today, instead of just keeping him as a fond memory, I searched on-line and found tributes to him in 2013, after he died. I agree with those who would like to here the programme again, not just as a one-off, but repeat broadcasts of the whole lot - I don't care what time they go to air, I'll be listening. A number of people asked if there is a CD, I'd like to know, too. But I think it needs to be a boxed set of - what would it need - 100 CDs? Yes please!

Lorraine Lane

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2 years 3 weeks ago
commented on A Danish song

Sounds Great

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2 years 3 weeks ago

The link above is NOT James Muller's facebook page! Here's the correct link:

https://www.facebook.com/jimmy.mueller.37

James' "Bandcamp" page with info about the new album is here:

http://jamesmuller.bandcamp.com/releases

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2 years 3 weeks ago
commented on Melbourne Voyage

Thanks for the Eric Harland saw them live in Canberra a sublime display of Jazz Rock. Went to buy the Voyager: Live By Night CD at interval and it was sold out after the Melbourne show, thanks. Did pick up a copy of it an is still in high rotation.

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2 years 4 weeks ago
commented on Michael Griffin

Oustanding playing by whole band. Australians excel in dynamics & rythm. Bravo!

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2 years 4 weeks ago

Great listen, thanks for that!

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2 years 4 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Mal
really enjoying hearing the Joe Lovano/Paul Grabowsky/Phillip Rex/Dave Beck set fromthis year's MIJF, almost like being there. Is there a chance that it will released commercially either by the ABC or on another label?
Graeme

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2 years 4 weeks ago
commented on Vanguard revisited

Hi, I am a regular listening to the program whenever it is poss. I wonder if you ever cover improvised music and Free Jazz from Germany. I live close to the Ruhr Valley a hot spot of new music, improvised music and Free Jazz. There are groups like Deep Schrott and The Dorf you might have heard of. Festivals not only at Moers but at Essen cover such music and the State of NRW sponsors a program called Soudntrips. Some of the more know German Jazz musician are performing in various locations and cities in NRW like Münster and the cuba Black Box. Alexander von Schlippenbach and his trio is amongst those still performing.

Anyway keep going with your program as it is as well because this offers me the gateway to jazz from Down Under e. g. released by Jazzhead. I recently reviewed their release of Enrico Rava and the Monash SESSION.

Greetings and have a nice day ferdinand dupuis-panther, jazz'halo

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2 years 5 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Does this mean Mal's banned from playing Mingus's Ah Um album?

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2 years 6 weeks ago
commented on John Harkins

Nice playing...your bassist is a KNOCK OUT! where are they these days.

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2 years 6 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Ah, just Ignore that last one, Mal. He's disappeared up his own "ahhs".

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2 years 6 weeks ago

This is such a superb interview with Tord. Great to understand his thinking, background and symbolism.
Lovely editing with tracks interspersed.
Thank you ABC Jazz!

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2 years 6 weeks ago

This recording made me almost dance in the street as I listened to it being broadcast today. How I regret missing that concert in Melbourne in June. What fantastic arrangements-what an ensemble!

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2 years 6 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Dear Mal,
I like Jazztrack. One problem: You say "ah" too many times. It's annoying when a presenter says "ah" several times every sentence. When I hear it I turn the radio off, and hope that when I turn it back on there will be music. You say "ah" a dozen time a minute some times. Listen to a recording of yourself on air. It's unnecessary and unprofessional. It would be better to have a pause (ie, silence) for half a second than say "ah." Please stop saying "ah" so I can continue to enjoy your work. Thanks.

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2 years 6 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Please put jazztrack back where it belongs. The movie soundtracks show would be more suited to later on when we need a hand falling asleep.
Joe from Mill Park

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2 years 7 weeks ago
commented on Copenhagen connections

No doubt you had a great time in Copenhagen Jessica. It is indeed a truly delightful city with more than its share of serious jazz devotees. And like The Little Mermaid, gently romantic too! Summer there is heavenly - not so hot and humid. The unique beauty of Scandinavia is superbly reflected in its astounding jazz.
Christopher Lynch.

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2 years 7 weeks ago
commented on Bill Evans

Bill Evans? Incomparable.
Over many decades - I 'arrived' in 1949 - I've seen and heard countless astounding jazz pianists. Yet this quiet, bespectacled, unpretentious soul remains my pianistic idol - the embodiment of sensitive swing.
I was fortunate to be introduced to Bill's sublime playing through my first piano teacher, the soulful Neil Butterworth, who kindly lent me Bill's divine 'Portrait In Jazz" on 10 inch vinyl way back in 1967. This to me was a musical and poetic revelation. Furthermore, Bill's brief solo on the Miles Davis classic "All Blues", from the benchmark 'Kind Of Blue' album, is arguably his finest. Upon every listening to this haunting track I hear something new.
There never has been nor ever will be another keyboard influence as compelling as Bill Evans. Thankyou too Neil 'Butsy' Butterworth!

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2 years 7 weeks ago

great show, learned so much, wonderful personality and oh, the drums: what a drummer! thanx jazz for the show!

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2 years 7 weeks ago

Has the ABC got interests in a saxophone factory?...Every time I turn on jazz,there is a saxophone blasting.

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2 years 8 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Hello ABC JAZZ
I notice your sibling station ABC FM is still persisting away with its dodo (fillin music @5.00pm) and is having to resort to spreading the word on your own networks to muster an audience.
Has the experiment worked? I figure there is even half the audience for this music as there is for Jazz.
Are you and the ABC able to save appearances and change back? No didn't think so.

Now I know that it's only been half a year since the give up but I am wondering where we will all be in 2 years.
My crystal ball is too murky to tell

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2 years 8 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

We tried to start a Mal Stanley - Jazz Track "listen again", but nothing seems to work.

Jazz track - Mal Stanley was dropped out last year from Darwin from the normal starting time of 5pm (Darwin does not have digital radio). Having "listen again" is really appreciated but it needs to work.

Ian & Gayle
Darwin NT

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2 years 8 weeks ago

I believe the judges missed a great opportunity for the support of the future of music last Monday night. Tal Cohen's quartet certainly played in a very polished and professional manner but at the same time presented very conventional jazz in a format going back to the 50's. Cohen's plan to spend the prize money making an album with American musicians has also been done so many times.
On the other hand Peter Farrar and the Prophets were not nearly so polished but offered such a wonderful glimpse of what the music of the future might be. Peter's plan to use the prize money to continue his work with the Prophets on a more regular basis can only leave us wondering about the music we will now miss out on. What a disappointment.

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2 years 8 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

I agree, please, please, please bring back Saturday and Sunday evening jazz on Classic FM Radio!!! These hours were the highlight of my week, and now they are lost....

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2 years 8 weeks ago

As a young man, I was fortunate to see this outstanding musician live at Ronnie Scott's on the the same bill as the Thad Jones Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra. What a glorious night that was! Dynamic drummer Tony Oxley in his trio was in magnificently assertive form too.
Christopher Lynch.

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2 years 8 weeks ago
commented on Unofficial Miles

Compulsory listening!
Naturally - and no doubt like many others - I'll be purchasing these welcome releases with alacrity.
Christopher Lynch.

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2 years 9 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Hi I'd like to add another voice supporting the return of Jazztrack to Classic fm, In addition to sound quality, there was always the pleasure of driving with Jazztrack turned up taking us all to another world. Radio is such a simple pleasure, and as far as I know, Jazz is now totally unrepresented. Classic fm is now extremely boring at the weekend and I feel bereft.

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2 years 9 weeks ago
commented on Jessica Nicholas

Re Gian Slater & other Australian female jazz vocalists such as Shelly Scown - sorry about the likely spelling error.
Question:- why do so many of our singers have thin, reedy, little girl voices? Over the last decade plus the only Oz female jazz vocalists to capture my attention are Tina Harrod, Lily Dior and Christine Sullivan and Christine has vocal interests other than jazz. Sorry, Gian is the latest trigger for my comment. Cheers, Andrew

ps would love to hear some Les McCann from his Pacific Jazz years

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2 years 9 weeks ago
commented on Nordic invasion

String three Tords albums together and relax. That is all you need.

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2 years 9 weeks ago
commented on Nordic invasion

Tord is such a lyrical player and a beautiful composer. We missed him this year, so thanks for recording. - Jim Nash

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2 years 9 weeks ago
commented on Farewell Ivan Lloyd

OK Ivan you've had a good rest. How about releasing some compilation CDs a few times a year so you can keep sharing your wonderful taste in music with us and still treat it as a retirement hobby.
I drive a commuter bus in Canberra and many a time your choices have had my entire bus, up to 120 people, mesmerised even loads of teenagers on school runs.

Kindest regards, Sasha.

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2 years 9 weeks ago
commented on Kurt Elling

I love having ABC Jazz on tap 24 hours a day - so thanks to everyone concerned.
As they say, you can't please everyone all of the time but give Kurt Elling a rest. His grating, slightly off-key voice makes me hit the mute button every time.
Cheers Andrew,
south coast NSW

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2 years 10 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

I really miss geniune and skillful world music, bring back the Weekend Planet. Jazztrack is yuppie garbage.

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2 years 10 weeks ago
commented on Terri Lyne Carrington

Those cats just flipped my bean lid
...Didgaburpmybabybabboon..

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2 years 10 weeks ago
commented on The Catholics

It's like Black Sabbath and Steely Dan had a beautiful child

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2 years 10 weeks ago
commented on Steppin in

CC is a man who can truly tame a piano! Looking forward to hearing this.
A joy live too. Saw/heard him at the beloved Village Vanguard.
Christopher Lynch.

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2 years 10 weeks ago
commented on Lage in Melbourne

In a world overloaded with guitarists representing numerous genres - and I've seen more than my share over many decades and continents - this man is both unique and technically brilliant while embracing his own style and sound. His live work at the beloved, sadly now closed, Bennett's Lane, will remain cemented in my musical memories. Julian demonstrated meaningful empathy with his fellow musicians knowing when to 'lay out' and respond appropriately. It's rarely easy for a guitarist to work alongside a pianist, yet Julian can do so with aplomb.
A quiet word now to those young 'hot' guitarists out there who mistakenly believe that exotic gadgetry is essential for individuality. Keep in mind that JL, when I saw him live, only used a standard Fender Telecaster with quite basic amplification.
Love his work incidentally with The New Gary Burton Quartet on the album "Common Ground". Get a copy!
Christopher Lynch.

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2 years 10 weeks ago
commented on Ruby Carter

A really great talent that is sadly missed ast the Espy and other venues

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2 years 10 weeks ago
commented on Lage in Melbourne

Looking forward to it. We saw him at Bennetts with Eric Harland's band.

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2 years 11 weeks ago

This will be great! Saw Dave Douglas in Melbourne last year - was excellent.

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2 years 12 weeks ago

Where can I buy this album?

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2 years 13 weeks ago
commented on The Sugarfoot Ramblers

They are fantastic! I just returned from New Orleans I just closed my eyes and I was back there.

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2 years 13 weeks ago

I am Tal Cohen's aunt. I live in Israel and unfortunatly cant come to the compatition. I did not see Tal for 14 years . Wish him goodluck. How can i watch the compettion?

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2 years 13 weeks ago
commented on Burke in Brooklyn

Amazing musician ,,,and educator...a must see.

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2 years 13 weeks ago
commented on Vale Allan Browne

Saw him once in the small room (I'm from Perth) I think it was Keller and Murphy, He filled the room with his warmth and humanity.

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2 years 13 weeks ago
commented on Vale Allan Browne

Further to my earlier post on the wonderful Alan Browne, may I add that it never ceased to amaze me and no doubt so many others, how he could adapt his drumming style to differing jazz genres. He could sound like 'Baby' Dodds in one context or Billy Higgins in another. Remarkable indeed.
Thanks again Alan.
Christopher Lynch.

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2 years 13 weeks ago
commented on Penelope Sai

Have heard some selections on ABC JAZZ recently & cannot believe her breathy version of YOU GO TO MY HEAD...........fabulous. Will endeavour to obtain her 3 CDs for playing on 99.3fm in CHATSWOOD.
Would hope that she does a live gig somewhere in SYDNEY.
BB.

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2 years 13 weeks ago
commented on Fond farewells

A warm 'Thankyou' and hearty congratulations to all involved in putting together this superb festival.
Christopher Lynch.

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2 years 13 weeks ago
commented on Vale Allan Browne

Alan Browne was one of the most unique, spontaneous and colourful characters in Australian jazz. What a sudden and very sad loss. Like many others, I was looking forward to attending his closing session at Bennett's Lane later this evening. Looks like we'll all have to be patient until we meet him again in another lovelier time and place. Meanwhile, Alan's possibly jamming right now with the recently deceased Ornette Coleman or talking drums with Ed Blackwell!
And like others of my generation, I vividly recall AB working excitedly with the wonderful Red Onions. Delightful.
Thankyou Alan for your outstanding drumming, years of dedication and inspiring music, in addition to your quirky humour and whimsical philosophying.

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2 years 13 weeks ago
commented on Vale Allan Browne

Goodbye Al
Thanks for taking us on your jazz journey and your immensely personal contribution to the shaping of our Australian cultural identity. Indeed the spontaneity you brought to the art of creative music in Melbourne will leave a profound influence and lasting legacy on this ever evolving city. Much will be said about you in the jazz scene and the memories are huge. The nearness of your music will be present to all those with ears open and loving hearts. - Henk van Leeuwen

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2 years 14 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Mal...how 'way out' can you take Jazztrack?...I would like to know...(Could you play a track from both Eric Dolphy and Steve Lacy)...thanks...also, the show would be well received back on FM 92.9...

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2 years 14 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

I entirely agree with all the thoughtful comments posted and commiserate with Jazztrack lovers in regional areas. Programmes are still being scheduled in Jazztrack's former timeslots on Sat & Sun. Where are the cost savings, I wonder? Most of ABC Jazz on digital radio sounds like pre-packaged, musak mush and the sound quality is very inferior to FM radio on my analogue equipment. Along with everyone else, I urge you to re-consider your actions and put Jazztrack back where it belongs.
Sandra.

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2 years 14 weeks ago
commented on Encounters

Having disagreed with the removal of Jazzrrack from Classic FM, I am grateful for the new media player you now provide online. But it is still a tragedy not being able to simply turn on my living room Hi Fi system and listen in. Surely it is supposed to be the age of options technologicvally?

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2 years 14 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Yes I agree it a tragedy losing Jazztrack off Classic FM. It was a bad decision. As if we didn't have enough classical music ! Far too much and out of balance. Mal has a knack of giving his program a very particular sound and style, that ABC Jazz just doesn't produce for some reason. It's bland.

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2 years 14 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

I just went to view the fabulous comments (here). Before I scrolled down I saw:
'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.' ...My heart left for a brief moment thinking the ABC had realised that it had made a wrong decision...alas the page header had not been updated since December 2011. How I miss Jazz Track when it was at 5:00pm on Sunday FM, Being in the bush, I used to pour myself a whisky and settle in for some fabulous treats...now just a memory. Jazz track is out of reach on these city centric digital channels and I'm not much of a fan of film music.

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2 years 14 weeks ago
commented on Vale Allan Browne

He was more than a stalwart. Alan Browne was an inspiration and encouraged others. That alone is wonderful.

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2 years 14 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Dear Jazztrack,
Please come back to ABCFM. Screen Sounds can take up the midnight RN shift.

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2 years 14 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Vale, Al.

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2 years 14 weeks ago

RIP Ornette, saw him at the Opera House a few years ago, great and had three bass players with him. Saw him at Nottingham Playhouse in the late 1980s with Prime Cut. I reckon one of the top five gigs I have ever been to. Very challenging for some Ornette fans but I loved it. Especially the occasional cracked alto ballad or two in amongst the take no prisoners funk and psychedelia jazz. An amazing evening.

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2 years 15 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Hello. It's 5.48 PM in Perth and I'm trying to listen to Jazztrack. It's not available on the website to listen to right now. How long does it take to be uploaded to the site?

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2 years 15 weeks ago
commented on Bud Powell

Super technique...genius! love him

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2 years 15 weeks ago
commented on Cecile McLorin Salvant

... don't get Cecile's voice... made me think of opera singer having a shot at jazz vocal... not really enjoyable. Andrew

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2 years 15 weeks ago

Tim played so well with the late Bern McGann on the 75th. Birthday Bash - A 'killer' performance by all the group, as players and as a unit: A personal favourite that screams 'The Real Deal' and makes me so proud to be an Aussie.

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2 years 15 weeks ago

Thank you. The interview, interviewer and production was brilliant. Very high quality and authentic to JohnMc.

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2 years 15 weeks ago
commented on Bobby Hutcherson

Joey DeFrancesco & Bobby Hutcherson - Somewhere in the Night ...

Super, Superb, Superlative. Thanks ABC JAZZ!

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2 years 15 weeks ago
commented on Leonie Cohen Plus

What a lyrical and beautiful rendition. So clever and haunting.

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2 years 16 weeks ago

Had the privilege of being entertained by this consummate jazz artist , his band, guest performers & the MSO last night. Despite the era of the download, I have happily purchased all his CD's. My favourite jazz singer, vocalist, & "instrumental lyricist." - Steve Gomory

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2 years 16 weeks ago

Hmmm depends if you discuss here Mingus>Shadows & Light period aided by Jaco Pastorius era ,then you might have a point . Besides she's poorly now lets hope she survives this awkward period.....

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2 years 16 weeks ago
commented on Jacques plays Schumann

A tremendous post indeed!
Sounds like you were in exactly the same position I was. Incredible. I entered the world of classical music through that same 'back door'.
And like you, I've still got a vinyl copy of the same Brandenburg Concerto #5.
Cheers and happy listening always.
Christopher Lynch.

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2 years 16 weeks ago
commented on Kurt Elling

My first taste of this eagerly anticipated cd. How beautiful to see this great artist travel on his musical journey. I feel blessed to be able to enjoy it.

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2 years 16 weeks ago
commented on Jacques Loussier

An extraordinary musician who continues to ignore boundaries.
I first became interested in classical music - via the proverbial back door - as a youth, through listening to his explorations of the glorious music of J.S. Bach. The older recordings of his original trio with Christian Garros and Pierre Michelot remain old favourites. Furthermore, I still have a vinyl version of his trio playing Bach's Brandenberg Concerto #5 with the LSO. Great. Since those long past days, I've continued to listen to some Bach on almost a daily basis. Classical music without Bach, Mozart and Beethoven, would be like jazz without Miles, Trane and Monk!
Cheers to all,
Chris.

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2 years 16 weeks ago

Yes! I saw Kurt at Wangaratta a few years back. Glad he's back in Australia. Can't wait to hear this set!

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2 years 16 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

I've just spent some time going through the many thoughtful comments regarding the movement of Jazztrack from ABC Classic FM.
Those involved with ABC programme scheduling really should take note. There is a great deal of genuine dissatisfaction out there. To my knowledge, there has never been a proper explanation given for these unpopular changes. Furthermore, I'm still terribly disappointed that Gerry Koster's marvellous programme, Jazz Up Late, no longer exists.
Those of you who regularly read jazz news via these pages will likely be aware of how much I love, appreciate, honour and regularly contribute comments on this sublime art form termed jazz, that we know, play and love. (I'm an amateur musician and collector who has been keenly following jazz for well over fifty of my sixty-five years.)
Additionally, I'm an enthusiastic ABC supporter overall, whose car radio is always tuned to ABC Classic FM.
Therefore, for me to make any negative remarks is indeed a rarity and doubtless a surprise; I certainly wouldn't be doing so without careful consideration and sound reason.
Please listen to your faithful, devoted listeners.
Christopher Lynch.

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2 years 16 weeks ago

25.5.15

hello,

yesterday I heard the jazz outfit Soundgun and have since been listening to the recording that ABC Jazz did in 2010. Is there a CD of this recording or is it available on download?

I look forward to your response.

Brett Heath.

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2 years 17 weeks ago

Joni Mitchell is NOT jazz.

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2 years 17 weeks ago
commented on Talking Jazz

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.

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2 years 17 weeks ago
commented on Errol Buddle

Pianist on Errols last track? dont remember

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2 years 17 weeks ago
commented on Errol Buddle

Havent heard this for many years. Awesome and what a player

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2 years 17 weeks ago
commented on Bruno Raberg Duo

This incredible track immediately brought me back to the Godfather that is Miles Davis. Huge congratulations!

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2 years 17 weeks ago
commented on Chris McNulty

Another wonderful discovery from this station. I just can't get enough of the great jazz journey!

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2 years 17 weeks ago
commented on James Sherlock Trio

This is a lovely version of 1 of my favorite songs. I love learning new music from ABC Jazz!

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2 years 18 weeks ago

Heard "Flight of the Broken Wing" this morning. thought it was Jaques Louisser Trio -really enjoyed this track. Would like to buy but can't find on Amazon. Any clues?

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2 years 18 weeks ago
commented on Kurt Elling

I love this station. From the geniuses of the past to the present day... This station constantly teaches me about new artists.
If you want to wine about albums of the week or the sublime Kurt Elling, stop listening. Change stations or listen to your own choice in the privacy of your own space. Jazz is such a magnificent and varied genre that comparing Kurt Elling to Frank Sinatra is pointless. There is room for all!

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2 years 18 weeks ago
commented on Bill McBirnie

*****Wow, What a lovely flautist! 'Never heard this fellow before: I wiill rectify this sad state of affairs, lickety-split!
Bill McBurnie, Yes Indeed!*****

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2 years 18 weeks ago
commented on Gil Evans

Along with so much of his other output, I particularly remain in awe of Gil's sublime work with Miles on "Sketches Of Spain", despite first hearing this astonishing recording way back in the sixties as a wonderstruck youth.
Back in the seventies a jazz-loving colleague, Neil, kindly introduced me to "Svengali", another musical treat. (Thanks again Neil if you're reading this.)

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2 years 19 weeks ago
commented on Ben Winkelman Trio

Excellent recording.

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2 years 19 weeks ago

Graeme Lyall is indeed a worthy inclusion in the 'Hall of Fame'. Congratulations to all other winners.

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2 years 20 weeks ago

Would I please receive the details for "Jazz Hands Competition", I cannot find it on the site. Many thanks M-J

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2 years 20 weeks ago
commented on Bix 27

Thanks Mal for the most welcome segment on the great Graeme Lyall during Saturday's Jazztrack.
His outstanding contributions to jazz over the years in terms of arranging, playing and educating, are immeasurable. I can't recall precisely when I first encountered his sublime musicianship, but many many years back I was enthralled listening to his passionate rendition of "When Sunny Gets Blue". What a performance. (Apparently Graeme is also quite a dab hand at the piano. Some years back I worked alongside his nephew, a keen music lover too, who mentioned this.)
Thankyou Graeme and keep on keeping on!
Christopher Lynch.

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2 years 20 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

This programming and Jazztrack saga is unbelievable.

1.This program is supposed to be broadcast here in WA at between 5-7pm weekends, but does anyone think that this is happening? No. Listening to Mal and the program was something to look forward to during our weekend sundowners, including his 'what's on where' segment, and we miss it. In our location we can't receive digital radio (I checked) and the sound quality through the TV of any jazz is way less than we are used to. Not happy.

2. I also noticed that the website has been redesigned and looks pretty, but the functionality is - in my opinion - poor: where are the program times to be found? Where can I confirm what the broadcast times (in WA) for Jazztrack, or any other ABC Jazz program without having to resort to Googling that question? Dearieme, what a mess.

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2 years 20 weeks ago

I couldn't agree more with this reflection by Mal. I've been going for about 15 years and have seen so many inspirational nights with local, interstate and international artists. I think it captured everything good about jazz - the intimacy, the improvisation, the rapport with the audience and the amazing spirit of the place even when there weren't many people. I recall one Sunday night when Tim Stevens and his trio were playing and by the time they got to the end I was the only person left as they did their last piece. But they still did it and were superb as always. It would be really good if by some chance Megg and Jeremy came up with an alternative...

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2 years 20 weeks ago

That is such sad news. Coming from interstate, Bennet's Lane was a "must attend"

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2 years 20 weeks ago

Having been fortunate enough to have enjoyed outstanding jazz at superb clubs from New York, to London, to Seoul, along with numerous other destinations, I can safely declare that iconic Bennett's Lane stands proudly with the best of them. How favoured we've been to have such an exceptional establishment offering such wonderful music for the past couple of decades. Its closure will be a sad loss, not only to jazz, but to Melbourne's arts and culture scene in general.
Thankyou too Mal Stanley for your meaningful comments.

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2 years 20 weeks ago
commented on Jessica Nicholas

Piano legend Bob Sedergreen will present a master class in the Old Castlemaine Gaol on Saturday 6 June 2015.
The master class is part of the Castlemaine Jazz Festival on Queen's Birthday Weekend, 5-7 June.
www.castlemainejazzfestival.com.au

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2 years 20 weeks ago
commented on Kauflin's tribute

We've heard Justin in about 10 venues since he was a young college student. Not only is he very talented, he's also a great young man with very high moral standards.Knew he was destined for greatness.Joanne Van Riper

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2 years 21 weeks ago
commented on Jimmy Smith

It must be Sunday night and sure enough, shortly after Jazz Track ends, along comes Jimmy Smith, regular as clockwork! Hey you guys...we're beginning to wonder whether ABC Jazz programmers just stick on the Sunday MP3 rather than putting any thought/effort into their content!

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2 years 21 weeks ago

What a lovely program, Jess. Your show just gets better and better!

Keep up the good work.

John H.

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2 years 21 weeks ago
commented on 2015 Jazz Bell Awards

Gender balance on the judging panel would bring the Bells into the modern world.

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2 years 21 weeks ago
commented on 2015 Jazz Bell Awards

I am grateful for the Bell awards but why are there no women on the judging panel. Really are you saying there aren't enough women who would have a clue. I can happily supply you with a list if you want it.

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2 years 23 weeks ago
commented on Timeline

Hi Mal,
always a great show. Lately it has become frustrating that the show is split over 2 nights on RN and the same show is broadcast on ABC-Jazz. What is more frustrating is that like most other RN programs there is a podcast option. Jazz Track does not have this option and the weekly program stream rarely works in the latest version of the Chrome browser to play on demand. Come on guys, sort this stuff out! If the Music Show (RN) can Podcast their 2hr program in segments every week why can't the producers do the same here? Please organise the website / webpage also (its very fragmented at the moment) love the show, but please sort this out,
regards Greg Nelson

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2 years 23 weeks ago

The artist web site didn't display. Have you any more info on this artist?

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2 years 23 weeks ago
commented on Jessica Nicholas

Hi Jessica, Julian Argüelles here. Just wanted to thank you for playing a track from the new CD "Let it be Told". It's out 27th April. My manager, and wife, Cathie Rae will be hooking up with the Australian stand at Jazzahead in Bremen, Germany (www.jazzahead.de) this month too. I hope to tour in Australia in 2016 / 17 with my quartet, Tetra.

Best wishes from London.

Julian
www.julianarguelles.com

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2 years 23 weeks ago

I do agree that there are not enough women in this area of music, however I must point out that the Mothership Orchestra has had women in their ranks in past performances on trombone, trumpet and vocals. Also, the second set of this particular concert featured composer Maria Schneider leading the band and performing her music.

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2 years 24 weeks ago
commented on Frances Madden

She is one of the best jazz singers I have ever heard in Australia is one of the most beautiful songs sung with much soul.

Charming!!

5* singing

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2 years 24 weeks ago
commented on Adam Pieronczyk

Beautiful pianist.

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2 years 24 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

It's called the old one two.
First my favorite radio show gets shifted to the Cinderella hour on AM and then Netflix is launched ensuring that my broadband feed, which was working fine 6 weeks ago, is now slow as treacle and I can't listen online.
Thanks Mr Turnbull!

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2 years 24 weeks ago

Shame Perth misses out (Again!)

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2 years 24 weeks ago

Are there really NO women interested in playing this kind of music? A 17 piece ensemble without a single woman in it? I'm a jazz lover, a woman and a musician, and it's sad to see that in 2015 jazz is still such a man's world. Even our outstanding players such as Andrea Keller, Sandy Evans, Matha Baartz and Felicity Proben are relegated to the 'Women's' jazz festivals, as though we are not quite up to playing at THE jazz festivals. So tired of this!

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2 years 24 weeks ago

Hi Mal
I was at the Havana International Jazz Festival in December last year and brought home some recordings of some really interesting progressive musicians in Cuba. Just wondering if you were interested in listening to them or putting them somewhere on your show
Regards
Antony

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2 years 24 weeks ago
commented on Present and past

Love the ABC, but why did you take Jazztrack away from the weekend 5-7 pm slot. It makes jazz harder to find at a reasonable hour.

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2 years 24 weeks ago
commented on Chick Corea

TRIO....CD 1? JUST WONDERFUL.

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2 years 24 weeks ago

Hi Jessica and ABC Jazz team, Thank you for playing "Meu Lugar" from my first original album "Bossa Nova Baby". It's a pleasure to be part of the ABC Jazz program list. Bossa Nova Kisses, Juliana : )

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2 years 24 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Dear old Auntie

It's nice to see you moving with the times going digital, dumbing down, cutting services, not providing adequate explanations, hyping up what’s left with Ad speak.

It is not just jazz that will suffer but it is the whole broader music industry; recording, live venues, entrepreneurs, events, who will feel the flow on effects of limited exposure to jazz and modern/contemporary musics on FM. Because it is through cross pollenisation of musical styles, that germinates new growth and stimulation. Many young people would, as they become more aware of music's breadth gravitate to jazz and classical music as a natural progression in musical awareness. Music is one Universe; it just can't happen all at once. Classical music will continue to lose more ground and relevance as you corral styles like jazz into their own box.

Advance Australia Fair.

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2 years 25 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Thanks ABC (irony), for moving Jazztrack out of my reach!! For many years my wife and I have tuned in to Jazztrack to catch a bit of sanity from the air waves, but no more. It had become a much loved weekend activity accompanied by a glass or two. Living in “the bush” exludes me from using digital radio and we are not allowed to record a podcast for later enjoyment. So I guess it's back to the old days sitting around the computer listening through rather crappy speakers and being frustrated by digital drop-outs. Thanks again, ABC. Cheers. Earl Broadbent.

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2 years 25 weeks ago

Can't wait for this! thanks for playing

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2 years 25 weeks ago
commented on Bugge Wesseltoft

Love this tune.

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2 years 27 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Do bring back JazzTrack to a friendly time for listening.

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2 years 27 weeks ago
commented on Bobby Broom

Great track great guitar and very good drums, love it

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2 years 27 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

I know it's along time ago but Jazztrack recorded Danilo Rea solo and live in Melbourne several years ago and played a few of the tracks. I remember the performance in the concert space near the Ian Potter Gallery fondly and wondered if it would be possible to play the finale where I think he simultaneously played I've Got Rhythm and Here Comes The Sun, but it might have been other tracks.

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2 years 27 weeks ago
commented on Mike Jones

I think the link to the bio may be wrong.Try this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Jones_%28jazz_musician%29

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2 years 27 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

I was listening on Saturday night and I'm sure I heard a track where the musician introduced a tune with words something like "If you try to dance to this you are crazy" . I have listened to the podcast but couldn't seem to hear the track. Was it in the show? It was definitely Jazz and late on Saturday. I wish I could email directly.

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2 years 27 weeks ago
commented on Andrea Keller

Luminous playing. Found myself asking
"Who is this???!"

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2 years 27 weeks ago

Looking forward to this

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2 years 28 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

As Anonymous said above, please go back to ABC Classic FM. The Weekend Planet was the best music program I have heard anywhere in my 47 years on this planet. I discovered so many genius world musicians thanks to Doug Spencer. I refer you to Frank Zappa's comments on jazz. As for mine, it is bland, head up it's own arse music.

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2 years 28 weeks ago

I used to listen to Jazz Track on Fm radio and have not bothered since it's demise there. I have yet to listen again Online. However Jazz Up Late was always my favourite; I would welcome it's Resurrection much more.
ABC FM is stuck in the Middle Ages and going nowhere fast; I have stopped listening completely. Spotify is Light Years better.
Charles Williamson

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2 years 28 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Please come back to Classic FM.
We miss you.
Brian

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2 years 29 weeks ago
commented on Jazz Up Late

So the passing of more adventurous jazz happens again! What plans in the ABC for continuing the important work that Jazz Up Late has done, of introducing the edgier spectrum of jazz to a wider audience? A big loss to the jazz community in Australia.
Peter

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2 years 29 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Where is Jerry foster? Hope you havent buried him along with j up late!
George Leishman Pt Lonsdale Vic

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2 years 29 weeks ago
commented on Goodbye CT

Looking forward to hearing this immensely.
Esteemed music writer Richard Cook, has this to say about the wonderful Clark Terry in his Jazz Encyclopedia:
"Nobody ever says a bad word about Clark Terry. As a brass player, bandleader, mentor and spokesman for jazz music, he is incomparable."
Guess that sums up this delightful jazz gentleman beautifully.
Christopher Lynch.

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2 years 29 weeks ago
commented on New now

Delighted to hear another South Korean, Sunny Kim, on the programme. I'm a great enthusiast for Asian jazz. (How happy I am knowing I'll be back in her part of the world very soon. Naturally, I'll be regularly tuning in to ABC Jazz/Jazztrack on line.) Interesting to hear two dynamic, award-winning pianists - Matt McMahon and Joseph O'Connor - were featured back to back too. These guys should both be taken on by ECM.
Thanks Mal Stanley.
Christopher Lynch.

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2 years 29 weeks ago
commented on Clark Terry

How sad that this lovely man and outstanding musician has only just passed away.
However he certainly led a colourful meaningful life, inspiring others while generating warm fuzzy feelings in our grim world. There must be another joyous jam session going on in those Elysian Fields right now!
Thanks for the smiles Mr Terry.

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2 years 30 weeks ago
commented on Michael Dease

Hi Mal
have tuned in since about 6:00 Sunday 22 Feb.
As always, a fantastic set and enormous thanks for putting it together.
not at all too atmospheric!!
especially at high volume and a brooding sky over Port Phillip Bay!
Cheers
Simon

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2 years 30 weeks ago
commented on RIP Graeme Bell

I find it difficult to believe it's approaching three years since Graeme passed on but his legacy continues and I'm sure there are many fans like me still enjoying his recordings. Listening again to that marvellous Duesseldorf concert mentioned in my last posting, I was transported back to that time and imagined myself sitting in the Hall where it took place. Graeme's music was the first time jazz had been played there as it was mainly reserved for more sedate classical music but the enthusiastic reception to that exuberant output probably meant it would not be the last time. Since my earlier comments, I have visited the site where the building once stood but this has been rebuilt and incorporated within a modern complex although I managed to acquire a photograph of the original interior to give me an idea of how it was in 1951. Unfortunately, I have been unable to locate anyone with memories of the occasion which is perhaps not surprising as it was more than 63 years ago. It's worth remembering that it was brother Roger Bell who was responsible for persuading Graeme to take up jazz and enjoy the tremendous success which followed. The Graeme Bell Jazz Band's music of those days will remain among my favourites for as long as I live and I only wish I could have seen them. Incidentally, Big Bill Broonzie who accompanied the band on that tour was a great performer and I saw him in my home town here in England when he appeared on the same programme as the Chris Barber Jazz Band. I actually went to see the latter which was top of the bill but Broonzie absolutely stole the show, practically making his guitar talk and captivating the audience. Happy days indeed. Unfortunately, the BBC no longer plays the sort of music we trad jazz lovers would like to hear so it is good to have records, cds, tapes etc which can be played any time. We have lost several jazzmen in recent years, the latest being the very popular Acker Bilk (85) and I would still like to know if any of Graeme's original Band are still around. Perhaps someone can let me know either through this website or via my email address as shown in my first submission to it.
Best wishes to all in Australia.

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2 years 30 weeks ago
commented on Jessica Nicholas

love your voice

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2 years 30 weeks ago
commented on Jessica Nicholas

Hi Jess
Bises de Paris
JP

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2 years 30 weeks ago
commented on Shirley Horn

such a beutiful song and so perfectly interpreted and sung.

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2 years 30 weeks ago
commented on Blue-eyed poetry

Hello,

Why has the audio for this program expired so quickly?

Thanks

Gordon

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2 years 30 weeks ago
commented on Blue-eyed poetry

Hello,

Why has the audio for this program expired so quickly?

Thanks

Gordon

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2 years 30 weeks ago

Love this recording. Thanks for playing :)

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2 years 30 weeks ago

Listening to Ernie's stellar album "Reaching Up" as I'm writing this. Enthusiastically recommended. Having seen him live on a couple of occasions let me assure you this man's got chops! His musical tastes are obviously in order too. By the way, his live playing with the Stones is cracking.
Christopher Lynch.

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2 years 30 weeks ago
commented on Reunions

won't play????????????

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2 years 30 weeks ago
commented on Monk in focus

I just had time to listen to your Monk edition and I wonder if you ever have heard of David Helbock Random/Control. This Austria Jazz trio dives deep into Monk's work and arranged it in a special way. The label Traumton release the CD Think Of Two with a couple of new arranged and modulated Monk tunes like Round Midnight and Pannonica. Well this a very contemporary approach to Monk I have to admit even using an alphorn and a cracked down alphorn as a didgeridoo.

Greatings from Germany ferdinand dupuis-panther Jazz'halo

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2 years 30 weeks ago
commented on Reunions

Upps, I made some mayor mistakes in my first comment. Great stuff I heard at your program I wanted to state and write but didn't.

Greetings from Germany

ferdinand dupuis panther
Jazz'halo

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2 years 30 weeks ago
commented on Reunions

I was quite stunned to hear Mo'Blow at ABC Jazz. Well, I had the chance to interview Felix Falk and Matti Klein just before the upcoming Jazzdays at Emsdetten a town close to the university city Münster. From time to time I follow your program depening of my spare time. Get stuff I heard so far. Greetings from Germany. ferdinand

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2 years 31 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Two hours of jazz on two weekend evenings? This is too much. Please get the jazz back onto Classic FM and leave RN for talk, news background, science magazine, history and the other things it's great for. Spend the 2 hours playing blended extracts from Big Ideas, Religion and Ethics Report, Science Show, Saturday Extra, Hindsight and so on. I respect that people want to hear jazz, but it shouldn't be on RN.

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2 years 31 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Love the show!
Thank heavens you got rid of the weekend lobotomy music!

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2 years 31 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Why no podcast? How useless is that?

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2 years 31 weeks ago
commented on Blue-eyed poetry

Woooo! Blue-Eyed Hawk, this is special. Play more please!

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2 years 31 weeks ago
commented on Froy Aagre

Further to my earlier comment on Froy Aagre, the following brief video clip might be of further interest:
Froy Aagre og Offbeat pa God Morgen Norge
(No doubt a very pleasant breakfast programme in that part of the world.)
The sensitive cymbal work on this sublime piece will possibly enthrall a few drummers out there.

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2 years 31 weeks ago
commented on Froy Aagre

Those clever Scandinavians, with unique sounds and a musical approach as hypnotic as the sublimely pristine region from which they emanate, never cease to astonish with their insightful approach to this glorious art form we celebrate. If like me, you've been fortunate to have spent some time in that extraordinary part of the world, when you hear the sounds you see the pictures.

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2 years 31 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Would you please do your best to stream this audio at a listenable bitrate, which will not cause any legal difficulties. Is there any technical difficulty involved?

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2 years 31 weeks ago
commented on Monk in focus

Essential, interesting and highly enjoyable listening for all Monk devotees and those who'd like to further familiarise themselves with his beguiling sounds.
Not to be missed.
Christopher Lynch.

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2 years 31 weeks ago

Ravi is a fine son to a great man. Like you, I've relished the pleasure of hearing Ravi live. (At the Iridium in NYC with a sensational support band which included drummer Jeff 'Tain' Watts with Billy Childs on piano.) Ravi is very much his own man, producing his own sound.
Power to him.
Christopher Lynch.

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2 years 31 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

The audio streams at the current bitrate are unlistenable. Please at least offer a 256 or 320 kbps audio stream for this program.

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2 years 31 weeks ago
commented on Hybrids

Would you please offer a better bitrate than the miserable 128 kbps currently used for streaming this material. It is unlistenable at this bitrate.

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2 years 31 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Can anyone help me out here. I can download other RN & Classic FM programs to my desktop and listen later with RealPlayer. Why is this option not provided for this program? Please consider returning Jazz Track to FM in the early evening on Saturdays and Sundays.
Not Happy ABC

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2 years 31 weeks ago
commented on ABC Jazz in 2015

Why can't we hear the "new" (and damn annoying it is too) Mal Stanley programme via my computer here in Hervey Bay?

I can only tune into Just Jazz, NO Mal and the disembodied "voice" doing the promo. Please let me know when, where (if it IS possible) to get Mal's new show in Qld - my brother can in Sydney - we can't!

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2 years 32 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Dear Jazztrack, while many listeners are very disappointed that Jazztrack has moved to RN and run at an inhospitable time slot it is even more disappointing that I also cannot download and listen to the latest episode. Other programs on the RN site can be downloaded fine but not for Jazztrack.
LR

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2 years 32 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Agree with JannoM and LikeJazz,
No Mal, no explanation. Seems ABC can happily ignore listeners, especially those of use in the country where internet access is poor. I wait with baited breath to see whether Jazztrack will be on this evening.

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2 years 32 weeks ago
commented on No strings attached

It is unlistenable because it has been compressed to 128 kbps.

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2 years 32 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

I am not computer illiterate but I have NOT been able to play Jazz track through this website since it moved from ABC classic FM. This is rubbish.

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2 years 32 weeks ago
commented on No strings attached

Jazztrack did not air today, so we have not heard this program. Does anyone know why?

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2 years 32 weeks ago
commented on Hybrids

How do u hear this in S A in the brave new world?

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2 years 32 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

I agree with Janno M.
Missing Mal from Classic FM, now no Jazztrack and no explanation.
Very unhappy- let's remove Mark Scott and return Mal and Jazztrack to Classic FM.

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2 years 32 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

I also want to know what's happened to Jazztrack tonight. Not on digital TV as promised. Not pleased that it's disappeared off Classic FM either.
Max in Adelaide.

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2 years 32 weeks ago
commented on No strings attached

Why isn't Jazz Track on tonight please? We switched on our digital radio at 5pm and were disappointed as it's just the usual ABC jazz and no Mal Stanley.

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2 years 32 weeks ago

I was lucky to see Ravi Coltrane live recently (January) at the Blue Note Jazz Club in NYC.

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2 years 32 weeks ago
commented on ABC Jazz in 2015

As with Strike Up the Band, and now JazzTrack ABC Classic FM seems to be retrieving into some arcane world of its own although there seems to be some inconsistency here as the Saturday programme of JazzTrack is being replaced by yet music from the cinema slot. Phil Sametz (sic) is good though. Nice style.

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2 years 32 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Well thanks a bloody lot ABC, runing my Saturday and Sunday evenings, cooking to azztrack BOOO!!!

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2 years 32 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Thank you Mal and ABC support staff for Jazztrack and for continuing in the groove of Jim McLeod and the great Arch McKirdy!
But, PLEASE BRING BACK SATURDAY AND SUNDAY EVENING JAZZTRACK TO ABC CLASSIC FM!
Digital is not a suitable carrier for this programming. It is not even able to be received in all parts of Sydney, let alone more remote locations.
Many of us are unable to afford to replace all our analogue receivers and speakers with digital equipment. I purchased a digital radio (expensive Sony) for a bedroom, but the sound is very tinny. My main radio listening is through a good set of analogue equipment in my living room. Please bring back jazz into my life.
Rosemary

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2 years 32 weeks ago
commented on Logic

Totally agree! Thought it may have been similar to the likes Dave Weckl, Mike Stern or even Spyro Gyra.

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2 years 32 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Dear 'ABC Jazz'

Don't thank us for our comments and feedback. Have a look at how disappointed, annoyed, bereft and outraged your listeners now are.

The least that could be done to remedy this is to post the streamed programs on this web page in 256 kbps, 320 kbps and/or as an MP3 podcast at the same sampling resolution(s). That way regional Australia and anyone else online can still access high-quality audio, albeit at a trickle in many places. This should replace or be offered in parallel with the miserably compressed, recessed, muffled and dead-sounding 128 kbps streams that are (pointlessly) here.

Still furious at these senseless and destructive changes to the presentation of an excellent program.

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2 years 32 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

I am furious at the changes in timeslot and program streaming quality.

The previous timeslot on ABC FM could not have been better timed for the nature of the program.

This page's archived streams are appalling. You also gave no notice about how and where previous broadcasts were now being archived - they have moved from

http://www.abc.net.au/classic/program/jazztrack/listen-again.htm

to the page I am commenting on now without _any_ information on the previous page pointing to them. Updates to that page simply stopped, again without any explanation or warning.

The streams on this page are of disgustingly poor audio quality. They must have been encoded at 128 kbps or less. They are muffled, recessed and their dynamic range is ultra-compressed. They are impossible to extract easily from the page and play on other software.

WTF are you doing ABC? You seem to be determined to ruin something precious to me and many other listeners.

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2 years 32 weeks ago
commented on Jazz Up Late

Dear Gerry,

We have been been listening to your programs for a long time, first on PBS then on ABC. Now it is with some sadness that we listened to your final Jazz-Up-Late program. Thank you for the many years that you put this outstanding program together. We could not always listen live, but made sure to catch up through "Listen again". You introduced us to many artists and records that are now part of our collection. Unfortunately, this type of music is hard to find on any other radio channel (we haven't found one yet). Therefore, we see the demise of this program as a loss to the Jazz community and hope that a similar program is just around the corner.

Thank you so much for the music and wishing you all the best,
SVH, Geelong

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2 years 33 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Why has JazzTrack been moved from the FM band and relegated to a very late time-slot on RN on the weekend? This programming decision does not make sense and judging from other comments, listeners are having reception problems in regional areas on the AM band. I and my friends enjoyed listening to the JazzTrack early evening on Saturday and Sundays. Please return JazzTrack to its original time spot on the FM band. It is really sad to see on many fronts what is happening to our ABC.
Lillian.

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2 years 33 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

We are devastated at the loss of Jazztrack from ABC FM. The time slot at Radio National is too late for us, listening on the computer is unsatisfactory, also the TV and we do not have digital radio reception. Please please bring it back, we have been listening for years. Thanks to Mal Stanley for a great show, what can we do to get it back?
Cheers,
Sue and Ken.

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2 years 33 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

I listened to jazztrack whilst on my evening weekend shifts driving buses in Canberra. My passengers were exposed to a lot of great jazz whilst tuned in to the ABC on my radio. That is no more thanks to the decision to take it away from classic Fm. Very, very dissapointed in the decision. A very poor decision.

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2 years 33 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Hi Mal

I have recently tried to look up Nat Bartsch's web site and it appears to have been deleted.

A friend told me that she has taken 'leave of absence' from the jazz scene.
Is this so?

David

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2 years 33 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Three cheers to Mal Stanley for sounding so optimistic in the promo about the 'challenge' of Jazztrack's new timeslot of 11pm Sat and Sun on ABC Radio National.
After existing in stereo and at the friendly time of 5-7pm for so many years on Classic, (who can forget the joy of having a bevvie, preparing the evening meal and listening in!) his optimism is the only bright spot in what is surely a ridiculous decision by someone to 'bury' one of the best programs. You just have to ask "why, oh Why?"

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2 years 33 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

I am dismayed that Jazztrack has been removed from the weekend Classic FM timeslots 5-7pm. This is a fabulous show that I liked to listen to whilst having a relaxing drink and preparing the weekend evening meals. Please return Jazztrack to its previous slot on Classic FM. ABC Classic FM is becoming more conservative in its programming. I noticed in the last year that the music choice on Classic FM Drive has changed too - a more narrow music focus. And Background Briefing has been axed! What is happening to our ABC?

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2 years 33 weeks ago

I loved the way Tony Williams played drums.

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2 years 33 weeks ago
commented on Blaine Whittaker

incredible playing!

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2 years 33 weeks ago
commented on Mark Murphy

a great voice - not heard enough!

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2 years 33 weeks ago
commented on One for Tony

Are we no longer able to listen again via Real player?

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2 years 33 weeks ago
commented on Presenting Peggy

I really like how the Listen Again player is on the same page as the track list and show information. No more pop ups and excessive windows to click through! Thanks

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2 years 33 weeks ago
commented on A bebop Christmas

Looks like I missed a treat..

Is there a chance this could go up for 'listen again' - again?

Thanks and regards

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2 years 33 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

I've got to tell you that I really missed jazztracks on the weekend. Saturday and Sundays at 5pm. ABC classic FM. That's where Jazztracks belongs.

Please ABC, find somewhere else to save a couple of $$ and bring it back to its rightful place...

Matt

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2 years 33 weeks ago
commented on ABC Jazz in 2015

Now that wasn't so bad was it? I don't know what all the fuss was about.

Now the ABC has a lovely program on Saturday evening for the more sedate and perception ally challenged, of those among us. Oh dear, I am willing to wager right now that this program is doomed. 16 weeks possibly at this time slot. It would be much better in the "Up Late" time slot for insomnia sufferers.

I had to have a try on the telly to hear the new sound quality. Now considering my iTunes program on the mac has as its lowest offering for ripping (making of) mp3's at a data rate of 128 Kbps the Digital TV rate is 92 Kbps MONO- in other words well under half of iTunes lowest STEREO through put of bits and in practice probably 1/4 the sound quality.

Sure enough it's about equal to playing back a recording of Radio National program (AM radio-wide band) off of a cassette. Now both cassette and RN can sound quite good at their best so no disrespect to them, but you get the idea that it's a bit ordinary.

So I went to Harvey Norman's main Adelaide store to try a DAB+ tuner, but to my surprise they did not have one example in stock. "We don't sell them" I was told by the salesman, while he was pointing to a Bush Transistor radio "these are the best we have".

I ended up buying a new stylus for my record player, and by 5.00pm it was fitted and the radiogram was pumping out the hottest jazz I've heard from it in ages.
So no, no fuss at all, I didn't miss a thing.
For info on Jazz and events I check out Jazz SA, Jazz Australia and Down Beat.

I have now made the separation and moved on. I certainly don't want to become part of your new trend in social media and programming by popular opinion. What a can of worms, so best left to those who have yet to get a life if that's what you need to do to create interest and viability, the whole standard of music will predictably become mundane and SMOOOOTH.
Wayne Vivian

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2 years 33 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Regional Australia abandoned! Thank you Jane Atkinson and Steven Lewis for sharing your dismay at ABC abandoning what used to work so well for jazz lovers. Seems like the city-centric decision makers just don't understand what an important role radio plays when it is the only channel of communication with the rest of the world. You would hope that these Sydney-centric media bogans (shame on you) would understand that there is no coverage for digital radio out here where there is no phone or TV coverage. But it seems they don't.

Best wishes to those that share a love of refined ideas... Simon Pockley (Warrumbungles).

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2 years 34 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Please reinstate Jazztracks on previous timeslots. Jazz can be seen as classical, at least as crossover, very frequently, and we regular classics listeners enjoy the mix. Can't tell you how much we enjoyed a Saturday pre-dinner drink with Mal, and now he's been relegated to gone to Oh-God-O-Clock, or fiddle around with the internet when you're trying to use it for something else, so it restarts all the time.. Didn't do this on purpose because of the election this weekend did you?
Jane Atkinson.

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2 years 34 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

To whom it may concern;
PLEASE bring back Jazz Up Late with Jerry Koster...the time slot was perfect and the accessibility on FM Radio was handy...Not everyone has a digital radio or access to one, when listening to jazz on the ABC...ABC Classic FM have, in one clean swoop, eliminated a vast intelligent listener base, by removing ALL jazz programming from Classic FM and not understood the variety Jazz Up Late would have had to ABC Jazz Digital...Why on earth has Jazz Up Late been canned...after 8 solid years! A very many jazz listener and musician needed this show! It was new, often confronting musically and always educational. I believe ABC Classic FM and ABC Jazz Digital have successfully alienated a major section of their listener audience by not appreciating the significance of Jazz Up Late and should bring back Jazz Up Late or a programme of comparative equal significance, before the damage to the listener base to Jazz music at ABC is irreparable! Jazz Up Late really complimented the mostly mainstream jazz presented at ABC radio...Insane decision to remove Jazz Up Late...AT LEAST! it could have moved to ABC Jazz!...intelligent management call(where was the market research)...word of mouth is the greatest fatal knife to any organisation...even Government funded? orgs such as the ABC! BRING BACK THE SHOW!...Nice!

Regards;
Steven Lewis-Jazz Educator and Musician.

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2 years 34 weeks ago
commented on Presenting Peggy

Can something be done about the quality of this new 'Play Audio' option? The volume varies erratically and it is not possible to 'sit back and enjoy' the program, as you have to constantly twiddle the volume and tone..

Thanks and regards

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2 years 34 weeks ago
commented on Bugge Wesseltoft

wonderful music and so special to hear a musician that's new to us. Thank you for sourcing this album.

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2 years 34 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Seems that non-major-capital cities jazz lovers are left out in the cold. No digital service available, and listening on my computer is not exactly the way one wants to enjoy jazz..... ABC FM is available in most areas, so why this action to cut us off? and replace it with colorless middle of the road 'movies music'? - even classics fans (and I do listen to a lot of classics - yes on ABCFM) will not be pleased ! Makes no sense at all, and does nothing for customer relations.

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2 years 34 weeks ago
commented on Marcin Wasilewski Trio

I love this version of January but it sounds somewhat different to the version on the album I have. Maybe I'm wrong...?

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2 years 34 weeks ago
commented on ABC Jazz in 2015

How do I listen to Jazztrack now it has been removed from ABC Classic FM? I used to listen to it in my car, or in my workshop, or around the garden. I used to be able to do all of these, but without spending a large amount of money to replace my three radios, one of my favourite programs is now unavailable to me. Did ABC management consider this sort of effect on it's audience? Or do they really care?

(In Australia the abbreviation for mathematics is 'maths')

Robin

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2 years 34 weeks ago
commented on ABC Jazz in 2015

Very sad that Jazz up late has been decommissioned. A programme that offered a spectrum of what was happening in Jazz old and new.... Gerry Coster's presentation style is exemplary and demonstrated both a passion and great knowledge of the music. Will have to listen elsewhere to remain current possibly Jazz on 3 from the BBC with Jez Nelson http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006tt0y -. Don't really want a diet of mainstream ... seem to remember (albeit commercial radio) JazzFM in UK - London and Manchester - no audience so we were fed a diet of smooth jazz and soul.

Where now will we hear the likes of Jamie Ohlers, Paul Grabowsky et al and also the leading lights from USA and European scenes? We like to be challenged!

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2 years 34 weeks ago
commented on Art Pepper

fabulous album - thanks for playing.

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2 years 34 weeks ago
commented on Looking ahead

I am not happy with the decision to take jazz track from radio national.

Although I live in suburban Melbourne I do not use digital radio.

Another lost listener. Peter C.

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2 years 34 weeks ago
commented on Betty Carter

Dear ABC Jazz progamming department,
Please check that you have not selected shuffle/repeat mode for "Thou Swell" as it was played twice within the last hour! This piece may be fabulous yet it is played so frequently it is annoying! Seemingly every time we switch ABC Jazz on we can guarantee to hear this well-worn piece together with "Young Man" and a few oft repeated others. We love listening to good jazz - but have you heard of the 'ear-worm' phenomenon?

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2 years 34 weeks ago
commented on ABC Jazz in 2015

Oh my god, it's back to the future. Less modern creative music in Australia again- just like it was in Australia under the Menzies Government. Church on Sunday morning roast for lunch, no Pubs open and no FM jazz, no noise from the radiogram created by Charles Mingus or Stockhausen, to corrupt our precious little dears.

The fact of the matter is, that the powers that be, from the Government down to the ABC management do not want their precious Classical music station perverted with Jass music. They would rather run musicals (from the 50's) instead.

I am waiting for Country Hour followed by Religion at 6.00 on Sunday nights.

Who is prepared to fork out $400 on average for a DAB+ radio tuner when we already have perfectly good FM tuners. Then if we finally succumb to purchasing a DAMB- tuner, what guarantee is there that it will receive the digititus anyway. If your in a valley between two hills, in the country, behind a large building, etc your reception might just be "0" no 1's will get there.
Now I'm going to watch Bandstand, Goodnight ABC
Wayne Vivian

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2 years 35 weeks ago
commented on ABC Jazz in 2015

Jazz Up Late presented by Jerry Koster in my opinion was an asset to the ABC. Most of the jazz music presented was fresh, useful and necessary for any serious listener and musician learning about jazz music. Jazz Up Late needed to be retained and moved to ABC Jazz NOT decommissioned to save a few dollars!. The general listeners and select programing management so comfortable barfing down the usual predictable serving from the bowel of ABC Classic FM will find a meal now lacking in essential musical vitamins now Jazz Up Late...after 8 solid years...has been axed! I am saddened and dismayed by this.

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2 years 35 weeks ago
commented on Looking ahead

Once again Radio National is not National!!!!!! For those of us who live in the country where Digital Radio is not and probably never will be available we are now denied Mal Stanley's Jazz track.

Why is it presumed that either downloading or having it broadcast via a TV will replace the pleasure of listening directly from the radio?

We do not wish to sit in front of the TV or be in hearing distance of the TV from 5 to 7 as we are still working either on the property or in the studio, far away from inside the house.

Why is it always the city people who are advantaged in the determination of how programs shall be broadcast? Just because we live in the country it does not mean we are uncultured and uneducated.

I would predict you will loose many listeners by your decision and wonder how many more programs will be taken away from those without digital facilities?

Very disappointed.

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2 years 35 weeks ago

Mel Stanley should have checked who was the compere of MusicTill midnight he being Arch McKirdy

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2 years 35 weeks ago
commented on ABC Jazz in 2015

Prefer Jazztrack to continue on Sat & Sun 5-7 on classic FM. Regional Australia doesn't have digital radio. Thank heavens for Community Radio in Bellingen & Coffs Harbour, I will get Jazz at a reasonable hour from them.

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2 years 35 weeks ago
commented on In the ABC studios

Re Jazz Track re 10/01/2115

Re Gerry Koster

The correct compere of Music Till Midnight was Arch McKirdy

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2 years 35 weeks ago
commented on In the ABC studios

Re Jazz Track re 10/01/2115

Re Gerry Koster

The correct compere of Music Till Midnight was Arch McKirdy

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2 years 35 weeks ago
commented on In the ABC studios

Re Jazz Track re 10/01/2115

Re Gerry Koster

The correct compere of Music Till Midnight was Arch McKirdy

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2 years 35 weeks ago
commented on In the ABC studios

Gerry Koster,

The compeer of Music Till Minight wave Arch McIrdy

Peter Williams

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2 years 35 weeks ago
commented on ABC Jazz in 2015

What we need is a (late evening) nightly "Arch McKirdy Relax with Me" type programme as he used to present for years on "Your ABC".......please? I am sure there is a good size potential audience for this type of programme if it was given the chance to listen.

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2 years 35 weeks ago
commented on ABC Jazz in 2015

Very sorry to see Jazz Up Late finish , would prefer Jazztrack to continue on Classic FM .

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2 years 35 weeks ago
commented on Aaron Diehl

Just heard this interpretation. It resonated as perfect!
Had to search it up and hear it again.

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2 years 35 weeks ago
commented on Aaron Diehl

Just heard this. It resonated as perfect!. Went to search it up, got to hear it again!

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2 years 35 weeks ago
commented on Jessica Nicholas

Hi Jessica,

Julia Messenger will be hosting her second Sunday Soiree in her private studio in Brunswick on the 25th January at 5pm. Julia will be accompanied by award winning jazz pianist Andrea Keller and tickets include a complimentary champagne and nibbles for a relaxing sunday of song and conversation with Julia.

You can read a review of the first soiree and find tickets on Julia's website www.juliamessenger.com.

Feel free to get in touch if you would like more info or a track or two!

Molly

mollymckew@gmail.com

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2 years 35 weeks ago
commented on Jazz Up Late

Hi Gerry (and readers!),

Julia Messenger will be hosting her second Sunday Soiree in her private studio in Brunswick on the 25th January at 5pm. Julia will be accompanied by award winning jazz pianist Andrea Keller and tickets include a complimentary champagne and nibbles for a relaxing sunday of song and conversation with Julia.

You can read a review of the first soiree and find tickets on Julia's website www.juliamessenger.com.

Feel free to get in touch if you would like more info or a track or two!

Molly

mollymckew@gmail.com

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2 years 36 weeks ago
commented on Gerry Koster

Thoroughly enjoyed last nights programme, especially the piece from London, remastered about 1972. I forget the name, any chance of playing that again. We always enjoy your choice of music.
Kind regards
John

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2 years 36 weeks ago
commented on Dan Barnett

This is really fabulous.

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2 years 36 weeks ago

As a regular listener to ABC Classic 92.9 jazz programmes I am appalled by the decision, in response to the Federal Government's cuts to the ABC, which were specifically contra-indicated in Tony Abbott's pre-election address, to take Gerry Koster's Friday night Jazz Up Late off the air. This makes well nigh impossible the accessing of a great swathe of contemporary, archive and overseas jazz which is essential for the dedicated listener to appreciate the scope of the music.

Freddie Hill, Musician & educator

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2 years 36 weeks ago
commented on Tomasz Stanko Quintet

what would we do without ABC jazz on digital radio

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2 years 36 weeks ago
commented on Adrian Cunningham

Lovely!!

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2 years 36 weeks ago
commented on Jazz Up Late

Did I hear correctly that Jazz Up Late is to be discontinued? I really hope it's not true - there's nothing else like it anywhere! What about the artists and their music that Gerry plays, they won't get aired anymore?
JazzUpLateFan

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2 years 36 weeks ago

Jef Neve is brilliant.

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2 years 36 weeks ago
commented on Art Blakey at Birdland

What a time of life that would have been, looking forward to hearing this show tonight for sure.

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2 years 37 weeks ago
commented on Spoke, loud and clear!

ok!

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2 years 37 weeks ago

Loved this - will look for the album!

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2 years 38 weeks ago
commented on Monk at the Five Spot

... can't find thurs. nite live repeat day and time? so, when is it??
thanks, andrew

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2 years 38 weeks ago

A truly sensational big band! Had the pleasure of hearing them live at Ronnie Scott's in London eons ago. Was awestruck throughout, and as an added bonus, the John Taylor Trio preceded them with Tony Oxley in savage form on drums. Tip: Do whatever it takes to obtain a copy of "Central Park North', then skip into the take on 'Jive Samba'. Prepare for goosebumps.
Christopher Lynch.

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2 years 38 weeks ago
commented on Christmas Jazz

heard some christmas jazz between 10.45 and 11.00am, WA time, on 24.12 2014. just wondering if some of this stuff is available for purchase in stores near me. Cheers and season's greetings.
Derrick

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2 years 40 weeks ago
commented on Tony Williams

I first fully encountered Tony's breathtaking drumming after purchasing the Miles Davis "Sorcerer" album on glorious vinyl for $5.95 back in 1968, if my memory is correct. Consequently I began to see hear new possibilities within my old four piece Premier drum kit, got hold of some better cymbals - Paiste as I recall - and began re-thinking my approach to drumming. No doubt there were countless other aspiring drummers around the world doing exactly the same thing back then. Thanks Mr Williams.

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2 years 40 weeks ago
commented on Tom Harrell

Simply Fabulous! What a magnificent player who has battled the odds and is at the top of his game.

Thank You Tom!

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2 years 41 weeks ago
commented on Mose Allison

Is ABC Jazz being paid to play "A young man"?
it seems to be on permanent rotate - I can honestly say I haven't gone for more than a week without hearing it for quite some time. Surely there is other music to play out there...

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2 years 42 weeks ago
commented on Paul Grabowsky

This is the best version I have heard in a long time. Def a must have in the collection. This has moved my very soul and will be played daily for the rest of my life. Thanku abc jazz for ur fine selection of this top of the range in new releases.

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2 years 42 weeks ago
commented on Spoke

Great Band! They sound briilliant, play very well together, in fact they are a very exciting and tight unit!

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2 years 42 weeks ago

Thanks to Mal Stanley for bringing us a fantastic final, just as good re-listening here on the site as it was being there in the WPAC for the live event, excellent effort from the incredibly talented guitarists, and thanks to Des and Ben for such fine accompaniment, and thanks to Adrian for a great festival!

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2 years 43 weeks ago
commented on Sean Foran

absolutely loved this version....
love love love it...

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2 years 44 weeks ago
commented on Alison Wedding

This was my first encounter with Alison Wedding. It made my day!

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2 years 45 weeks ago
commented on Tierney Sutton Band

Absolutely wonderful rendition of such a classic song.

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2 years 45 weeks ago
commented on Wang wrap

Jessica, I saw your Age review of Wang. Nice to see you enjoyed Spoke. It was also my personal favourite for much the same reasons. Eric of CanberraJazz.net

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2 years 45 weeks ago
commented on 50s Bilk

Good ol' Acker. A colourful, likeable character. Nice to hear of him getting a mention. Saw him live as kid - not exactly serious jazz, but a heck of a lot of fun!
Happy days,
Christopher Lynch.

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2 years 45 weeks ago
commented on Miles Davis

I was just listening to Tutu... real cool... Thanks ABC.

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2 years 45 weeks ago

Many thanks ABC recording crew for your professionalism ,a superb listening experience.

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2 years 46 weeks ago
commented on Pat Metheny

In my opinion, Bright Size Life is the BEST Pat Metheny album ever. Also, in my opinion it is the BEST jazz guitar trio album ever. I bought it when it was released and every time I listen to it I realize again how brilliant it is.

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2 years 46 weeks ago
commented on Jazz Up Late

Hello Gerry
Wasn't sure who to direct this to, but believe you're the ideal person.
I was saddened to hear of the passing of legendary jazz/rock bassist, vocalist and song-writer, Jack Bruce. Like many of my generation, I grew up listening to Jack and his glorious peers as my jazz addiction mounted. Similar to the phenomenal Jaco, Jack liberated the bass from its somewhet subservient role to the front of the stage. After Jazztrack last night, I paid my own little tribute to Jack by playing several of his albums commencing with "Songs For A Tailor" and Cream's "Wheels Of Fire". Naturally I toasted him with a glass of red. (Jack would've liked that I think!)
Will ABC Jazz be doing a feature on him?
Cheers and thanks as always Gerry, for your own contributions to the monumental jazz art form.
Christopher Lynch.

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2 years 47 weeks ago

Bella Ella

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2 years 48 weeks ago
commented on Johnny Hartman

A beautiful track. Superb singer.

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2 years 49 weeks ago
commented on Blossom Dearie

Beautiful voice. Golden oldworldly.

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2 years 49 weeks ago

THIS sounds amazing!

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2 years 49 weeks ago
commented on Frank Foster

Thanks for playing this (and for the playlist), I'll be adding this to me collection. It swings!

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2 years 49 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

@Christopher Lynch,

Your comments on Joseph O'connor's magnifiicent playing echo my sentiments exactly - Yes! We are truly blessed; I don't have sufficient superlatives to describe how well his playing fits this part of this century!

Cheers,

John Henry.

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2 years 49 weeks ago
commented on Dee Dee Bridgewater

Loved this too - great vibrato! Different!

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2 years 49 weeks ago
commented on The Dave Brubeck Trio

Roberta Gamberini - never heard of her before - knocked out by the incredible technique and purity of her selection. When I read she was singing with the Dave Brubeck Trio - well, that made it even better! Thank you, Michele (ex-professional singer)

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2 years 49 weeks ago

This is just an update to my email address.

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2 years 50 weeks ago

Brilliant sensitive playing Todd & great choice ...Everything Happens To Me. Was just wondering where Judy Bailey was & there you both were. Thanks.....glad to know you are around.

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2 years 50 weeks ago

Kenny Wheeler one of the few individual voices of any type of music in the past 60 years. A true inspiration to many but known to so few. Like his music his passing makes me reminisce and feel melancholy but his music lives on and will always be one of my go to selections as it always surprises no matter how many times I have pressed play on the volume of albums I have. Thank you Kenny you were a true innovator and musical voice.

Jessica respect for the tribute

Lee McIver

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2 years 50 weeks ago

That was a really hard competition, especially for the artists I had not heard of, even for the spelling of Paul Grabowsky's surname, which I hope I got right. It's been a few years since we last attended the Jazz Festival at Wangaratta but we'd love to go again. Thanks for the opportunity!

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2 years 51 weeks ago
commented on Wheels of time

Thank you so much for your lovely tribute to this phenomenal musician. Very sad to learn that my favourite trumpet player is no longer with us. My years in London were spent with musicians who knew and worked with Kenny Wheeler and his music is my background to those years and has very special memories for me.
Corinne Page (trombone player)

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2 years 51 weeks ago

Looks like a great album and I loved listening to the free download. :)

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2 years 51 weeks ago
commented on A Sample of Joe

Listen to Joe with The Jazz Crusaders in their earlier days playing 'Theme from the L-Shaped Room'. What soulfulness! Groove on Joe. Thanks so much.
Christopher Lynch.

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2 years 51 weeks ago
commented on Abstract truths

No recommendation needed! This album is a glorious work of musical art and Oliver Nelson remains a neglected genius as a writer and arranger. Exquisite; soulful; essential in your CD collection.
Christopher Lynch.

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3 years 8 hours ago
commented on Jim Hall

fabulous! I saw Jim hall & Ron Carter in New York 40 yrs. ago. Am wondering who the wonderful drummer is in this concert.

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3 years 14 hours ago

Great show last night. Thank you Owen.

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3 years 16 hours ago
commented on Abstract truths

It would be more informative if a radio frequency or frequencies were shown with dates of broadcasts.

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3 years 1 day ago
commented on A Sample of Joe

Rest In Peace Joe Sample!
Thanks for all the great music!
Peace and Love!

Tom Rodgers
Dover, Delaware

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3 years 3 days ago
commented on Jazztrack

Thanks Mal for including the stunning "Angel City", by Dizzy Gillespie with Gil Fuller and esteemed company in last Saturday's Jazztrack programme. What a soulful, evocative, compelling piece of marvellously arranged music.
May I passionately recommend this entire album to all jazz lovers - there's not a dud track on it! (The edition I have is actually a double album on the one disc containing twenty superb cuts - Blue Note 17466.)
Cheers,
Christopher Lynch.

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3 years 4 days ago
commented on Stan Getz

We really love this cool music, looking out over Lake Macquarie, after a nice red and a beautiful sunset.

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3 years 6 days ago
commented on Getz Into It

Here is a new perspective on this legendary tenor saxophonist titled "Transcendental Consolidation: The Music of Stan Getz" ncluding great photos

http://www.azuremilesrecords.com/Transcendental_Consolidation_The_Music_...

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3 years 1 week ago

Hi,

Is the album 'Untranslatable' by Matthew Sheens available in ABC Stores yet? I heard it on ABC Jazz about 3 weeks ago.

Cheers.

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3 years 2 weeks ago

Mal, there is enough misery out there...you music selection is getting too bleak & dark ....lighten it up..

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3 years 3 weeks ago
commented on Jazz Up Late

Hi Gerry and thanks for your marvellous Jazztrack work this past weekend.
So much outstanding music, but one track that gripped my ears was the newie by John McLaughlin. Does that man ever tire? There's still plenty of mustard in his playing and what a band he has with him! Gary Husband, as we both know, is a brilliant drummer and unusually, a very fine keyboardist to boot. I continue to admire Gary's work with the phenomenal Jack Bruce. ( I must check out Jack's latest album too. Adore the cover art.)
Cheers and thanks again,
Christopher Jazzbear Lynch.

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3 years 5 weeks ago
commented on Jazz Up Late

Hi. How do I request to mention my brothers Jazz band playing at Petersham RSL on Sunday during his community shoutouts segment? The band play at 3pm and are called the Regent street Stage Band, Regent Street Petersham RSL.
Cheers
Peter

Sent from my iPhone

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3 years 5 weeks ago

Exciting event coming up. Looking forward to some soul stirring Jazz.

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3 years 5 weeks ago
commented on Miles Davis Quintet

There is so much to admire in Miles' music, one hardly knows where to begin.
To me at least, his stunning 'First Great Quintet' material remains my favourite listening. (Of course I hold enormous admiration for what came before and after.) When coming home from work late in the evening if uncertain as to what I should listen to, I'll usually put on some 50s Miles or some Blue Note material from the same era to warm the ears. Timeless beauty. The music with which I grew up. Superb recommendation LibraSeven.

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3 years 5 weeks ago
commented on Piano Conversations

An extraordinary, fascinating album. This is 'must-listen' music for all pianists. The inclusion of some of Kenny Werner's pianistic skills will further enhance what promises to another superb edition of Jazztrack. I'm as excited about this as I am about the release of the latest Haruki Murakami novel! (Now there's a man who knows music and loves his jazz.)
Happy listening - and reading - to all,
Christopher Lynch.

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3 years 5 weeks ago
commented on Tony Gorman

A haunting and plaintive piece - beautiful.

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3 years 5 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Hi Mal,
I'd appreciate if you could please mention our upcoming gig,

MELBOURNE
The Paul Bird Band, featuring vocalist Lizzie Bird, will be playing at Dizzy's Jazz Club Richmond, Saturday 23rd August 2014.

Thanks and regards, Paul

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3 years 6 weeks ago

I'm not sure about this listening to PM Live on your site... I'm thinking it will build too much excitement and anticipation in lead up to his concert here in Australia in October! Can't wait.

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3 years 6 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

The more I hear of pianist Joseph O'Connor, the more I'm convinced that we have been blessed with an extraordinarily gifted, creative musician in our very midst. (I've been listening to countless jazz pianists and other musicians both live and on record since the early sixties, and therefore feel I can spot a unique musical voice when I hear it.) O'Connor's sound and touch on the keyboard are tasteful and very much his own. In his way, O'Connor is as original as the outstanding Brad Meldhau. Naturally, I'm delighted to know he'll be recording in the ABC studios and of course I'll be purchasing his album upon release. Incidentally, I suspect somebody like Manfred Eicher would be thrilled to have Joseph O'Connor on the ECM recording roster too. He'd fit in marvellously there!
Cheers and happy listening to all,
Christopher Lynch.

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3 years 7 weeks ago
commented on Hayden Jones

Great singer, great song! Love it

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3 years 7 weeks ago
commented on Pat Metheny interview

Oh NOOOOOO - No Adelaide Date '!!

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3 years 9 weeks ago
commented on Joseph Tawadros

Absolutely beautiful track - must hear more of this guy!

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3 years 9 weeks ago

Vale Charlie. Your beautiful bass notes will be sadly missed!

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3 years 9 weeks ago

there are some people who you think will live for ever. Charlie Haden was one of them. His two performances at the MIJF back in 2009 are imprinted on my brain as outstanding
He will be sorely missed.

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3 years 9 weeks ago
commented on Gerry Mulligan

That main photo you have up there is of Zoot Sims, not Gerry Mulligan.

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3 years 9 weeks ago

In such a short time after the loss of the great Horace Silver, comes more sad news. Charlie Haden, a true innovator, will long be remembered for his outstanding contributions to this glorious art form we call jazz. One of the sadder aspects of getting older, is seeing those brilliant musicians one has grown up listening to, as well as coming to love and admire, passing on. Although such losses are reminders of our own fragile mortality, we can still savour the wondrous, inspiring sounds true artists bequeath. Thankyou Charlie Haden and those other superb musicians who've moved on, for your remarkable contributions; for enriching our lives in this grim world. May we meet again.

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3 years 11 weeks ago
commented on New Aussie releases

Great ! .... Thanks .

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3 years 11 weeks ago
commented on Jonathan Zwartz

This album and his previous album 'The Sea' are two of the best aussie Jazz albums to be released in the last 2-3 years (in a very competitive field I hasten to add).

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3 years 11 weeks ago
commented on Harold Mabern

Absolutely love it !

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3 years 11 weeks ago
commented on Julien Wilson

Juliens albums can be purchased online through his website at www.julienwilson.com or at www.lionsharecords.com.

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3 years 11 weeks ago

How can you have a featured album and not stock it in the ABC Shop? - please can you tell us where to buy the thing. Thanks

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3 years 12 weeks ago

Good to hear about the old Don Burrows discs, but when will they be broadcast please?

Thank you, Brian

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3 years 12 weeks ago
commented on From 1939 to present

I'd like to download this as a podcast, is that possible?

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3 years 13 weeks ago

A great jazz recording.

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3 years 13 weeks ago

How about just playing it all again? Thanks, Julius.

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3 years 13 weeks ago
commented on Chick and Gary duets

Fabulous concert on the 10th at Sydney Opera House, so together. Up there with the best jazz concerts I've been to. Crystal Silence and Eleanor Rigby were highlights in a mesmerising program. Maybe jet lag was the problem on the 8th. Mind you it didn't seem to bother Diana Krall too much.

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3 years 13 weeks ago

Gee thanks for telling us. How come the closing date wasn't in big red letters? I wanted to get back to that recording.

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3 years 13 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Love it. My favourite piece of radio.

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3 years 14 weeks ago

Is the Charles LLoyd concert archived. How do I access it?

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3 years 14 weeks ago
commented on Jessica Nicholas

Hello Jessica. I have just read your Age review of the Charles Lloyd Trio concert a fortnight ago. Not just a fine review of a great concert but helpful too - as you said Charles didn't say a word so we could only guess at what he was playing. I picked the second encore, "Sweet Georgia Bright", and "Ramanujan"/"Tagi"/"Hymn to the Mother" but you got "Homage" and "Maria Carmela" for me. I wonder though if you picked up on the ballad that he played for the first encore which has been playing in my head ever since? - a standard? There were also two pieces after Homage that I didn't recognize and haven't been able to track down in my fairly extensive collection of Charles Lloyd CDs. Any clues?

Thanks, too, for your program on ABCJazz and also for your occasional contributions to Andrew Ford's Saturday morning show

Kind regards,

John

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3 years 14 weeks ago
commented on Chick and Gary duets

Hi Mike - it goes to show we are all different - I was at the same concert and thoroughly enjoyed it... I have been a fan of Gary Burton since "Dreams So Real" was played at the opening of Rocturnal late one Saturday night probably in 1976. Rocturnal was a rock show on ABC-FM that went from 11pm Saturday night through to 6am Sunday morning presented by David Woodhall. Rocturnal covered a lot of ground including some "jazz" and was responsible for introducing me to an enormous amount of excellent music (as well as ensuring I was very tired on Sundays!) I still remember David Woodhall saying "Dreams So Real - the crystal clear sound of an ECM recording..." Subsequently I purchased much Gary Burton music (and other ECM recordings) including Crystal Silence. This concert was the first time I had seen the duo live and I was anything but disappointed - it was great!

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3 years 14 weeks ago
commented on John Scofield

I have his "Uber jam " cd but to here this live.......... It`s one hot album

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3 years 14 weeks ago
commented on Chick and Gary duets

Having followed Chick Corea's career with interest, I know how great he can be on a good day. Sadly yesterday didn't seem to be one of those days. Maybe he was tired - he said he had been up for an early flight - as he seemed to me to be going through the motions like an automaton. I left disapointed after the first set :(

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3 years 15 weeks ago

Joshua Redman is the real deal. From Coltrane to Rollins , Redman is the next title holder he may not be the Colossus but he sure is on his way . He brings it all together whether he's playing ballads with strings or in a Trio ,
his sound pure and uplifting.

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3 years 15 weeks ago

Love some tickets to see Chick Cores.

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3 years 15 weeks ago

Would live to see this band having just returned from NYC
Need another jazz fix

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3 years 16 weeks ago
commented on Adrian Cunningham

Hey Adrian,
Your playing has hints of Ken Peplowski and I would think that Ken would be pleased and flattered.

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3 years 17 weeks ago

I would like to win

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3 years 17 weeks ago
commented on Fillmore 1970

It is almost incomprehensible to me that Miles Davis, one of the 100 greatest musicians of the 20th Century, after all he achieved, died at only 65 years of age. From Kind of Blue to Decoy, Jack Johnson and Agharita and Bitches Brew. Listen to this genius who above all, allowed his sidemen to blossom.
Simon, Sydney.

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3 years 17 weeks ago
commented on Barney McAll

Love the timing & all the off beat runs etc. Great track.

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3 years 17 weeks ago

Captivating music to gladden and inspire the heart, whilst highly appropriate on the eve of Charles Lloyd's welcome return.
Well selected ABC Jazz. Cheers and thanks.

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3 years 18 weeks ago
commented on ABC Jazz

hey guys,

you often play a short sample at the end of your 'Jazz up Late' Show on digital tv, around midnight-12.30am...its a very short clip maybe a minute and it comes on every week at the same time (usually after the male voiceover), but never turns up on your tracklist. Could you please tell me the name of the track or the band?

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3 years 18 weeks ago

Great Choices Myra ! nice tracks

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3 years 18 weeks ago
commented on ABC Jazz

Jessica,
a great show, thanks. At around 3 pm today Adelaide time you played a great piano piece and I didn't catch who it was. One of the things you said about it was "intense" I think. Please advise who and what? And why can't I find it without bothering you?
Thanks and best wishes
Jim Scammell
Adelaide
2014-05-15

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3 years 18 weeks ago

Dear ABC Jazz,
Just a spot of trivia I know, but the 'Charles Lloyd official site' under 'Links' above which I clicked on to, is actually the site of a property developer! - not the benign, spiritual jazz musician so many of us love and honour.
Please adjust if poss.
Thankyou and warmest wishes as always,
Chris.

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3 years 19 weeks ago
commented on Jessica Nicholas

Thanks so much Jessica for your thoughtful, accurate article on the wonderful Charles Lloyd in today's edition of 'The Age'. I've admired Charles immensely ever since hearing his gorgeous track 'Tagore', from his stunning album 'Charles Lloyd in Europe' which I first encountered back in - I think - 1969. I played this album almost as much as 'Kind Of Blue' I reckon! He does indeed just keep on getting better, so much so that he's now possibly my favourite living jazz musician.
My utmost gratitude and cheers Jessica,
Christopher Lynch.

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3 years 19 weeks ago

James Carter is great!

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3 years 19 weeks ago
commented on ABC Jazz

Hi, what was the name and album for the song you played around 10:20 QLD time? Allison Morine or something?

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3 years 19 weeks ago
commented on Steve Turre

fabulous!

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3 years 19 weeks ago
commented on Dave Panichi

Awesome...love it!

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3 years 19 weeks ago
commented on Steve Tibbetts

Steve Tibbetts is the most original musician I have ever heard. A genius with an oblique and linear melodicism that is ultimately very compelling and spiritually satisfying. Music for the Ages.

Plaudits to ABC Jazz for playing Steve Tibbetts.

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3 years 19 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Hi Mal, same complaint as some of the above..........where is the chronological listing???? This was incredibly useful especially for anything of Keith Jarrett's, who has produced hundreds of albums. The website is not even accepting my request despite triple checking that l've ticked all boxes !!!! Veeerrry frustrating!

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3 years 20 weeks ago

The addition of Judy Bailey to the Jazz Hall of Fame is great news.
Judy has been an inspiration to so many in the jazz scene for so long.
Overdue but delightful

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3 years 20 weeks ago

This recording is currently available with texts by Yusef Komunyakaa from the Wesleyan University Press as a Book/CD publication.

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3 years 21 weeks ago

One hopes the recording will not be kept secret for another 15 years before " the punters out there " may buy the work. Sandy with Joe Lane must be Be Bopping. Dig Jazz is great.

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3 years 21 weeks ago

Dale is an icon in the Jazz world! He is influential to many and has shared so many great vibes! He has been very influential to my musical career. http://www.frankholdermusic.com/

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3 years 21 weeks ago

The music listing link does not work!

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3 years 21 weeks ago

Absolutely LOVE Jazztrack, and the jazz presentations on ABC classic FM. I hear music here that I would otherwise never hear on commercial radio, and I treasure it!!
Virtually all the music CD's I have bought in the last 2 years have been as a result of hearing tracks on Jazz track. Keep up the good work, and thanks again for what you do, and how well you do it!

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3 years 21 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Message to MAL STANLEY.

I would like to have the program listing for Jazz Track last Sunday, i.e. 20 April 2014. No listing is available online whatever the date. Thank you for having a look as to why listings info is not supplied.

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3 years 22 weeks ago

Wonderful conversation!

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3 years 22 weeks ago
commented on 2014 Jazz Bell Awards

also, how about nominating at least one contemporary jazz artist for the vocal? oh wait, I forgot you have to swing and sound just like Diana Krall to be accepted in Australia

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3 years 22 weeks ago
commented on Jessica Nicholas

Hi Jessica

I thought you might be interested in "Dress Pretty, Dance Ugly" - a new crossover jazz EP by the Fresh Dixie Project.

https://soundcloud.com/fresh-dixie-project

The band recently had an opportunity to record a track at Peter Gabriel's studio:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiVnN6FvC_g

This year the band has already been confirmed for Elbjazz:

http://www.elbjazz.de/en/program/artists-2014/the-fresh-dixie-project/

And as headliners for Southport Jazz Festival:

http://www.theatkinson.co.uk/2014/01/the-atkinson-announces-its-two-head...

If you want more information please let me know.

Best wishes

Mark

Testimonials:

"...these five brits are swinging in the footsteps of Jamie Cullum. With a little less pop and a little more panache, these guys are young and fresh enough to make their audience 'dress clean and dance dirty'". Elbjazz Festival, 2014.

"It's got an edge; there's teeth without it ever becoming funky or forced. It's got a timeless class, yet still feels fresh." One Question Music, Feb 2013.

Key successes so far:

- Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Shambala Festival, Boomtown Festival, Wilderness Festival, Swingamajig Festival.

- Radio play on BBC 6 Music with Tom Robinson and BBC introducing. Recommended by Jamie Cullum on BBC Radio 2.

- Solid bookings with a few international shows (including Elbjazz Festival in Hamburg alongside Gregory Porter, Snarky Puppy, Gabby Young.

- Strong sales online and at shows

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3 years 23 weeks ago

A great album, been enjoying listeing to it. :-)

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3 years 23 weeks ago
commented on Tina Harrod

I'm disappointed that Tina Harrod isn't part of the Melbourne Jazz Festival this year. Or is she?

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3 years 25 weeks ago

This new release from Adrian Cunningham is a CRACKER ! Having spent the last six years in New York, Adrian has immersed himself into the NY scene, splendidly, seamlessly and with great antipodean ease. His collaboration with Wycliffe Gordon is spectacular, with both men urging each other to interesting and sometimes quirky arrangements. Adrian's American life is one of musical discovery, and I'm pleased to be on the journey with him.

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3 years 26 weeks ago
commented on Farewell Ivan Lloyd

Always loved Emma Ayres warm presentation on Classic FM. Combined with Ivan Lloyd's choice of music it made a superb listening treat. It won't be the same without you Ivan. Happy retirement!

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3 years 26 weeks ago
commented on ABC Jazz

Hi.

Jessica, you just played a really nice atmospheric piece by I think you said a cello player by name of Eric ... (Didn't catch the last name)

What was the piece

Cheers

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3 years 27 weeks ago

I never hear anything by Eddie Daniels (my favourite clarinettist and a true virtuoso) on either ABC Classic FM or on ABC Jazz! Is it because he is not considered a true believer by either camp? The rest of the world recognises his true genius - he still plays gigs with the London Symphony Orchestra as well as other great jazz men. Listen to a great CD "Breakthrough" (GRP-D-9533) and you will find enough material for yourselves as well as your ABC Classic brethren!

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3 years 28 weeks ago
commented on Classic Jamal

This album is a timeless treasure.
Christopher Lynch.

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3 years 28 weeks ago
commented on 'Kin' Pat Metheny

Metheney has surpassed his own towering standards on this astonishing outing which is my favourite album so far in 2014. I own a copy it and so should you, particularly if you're a guitar afficionado. The track 'Born', is in itself worth the proverbial price of admission!

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3 years 29 weeks ago
commented on ABC Jazz

Hi Gerry,

What was the name of that artist that played "I if lose you"?
Played roughly at 5.45pm

Thanks

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3 years 29 weeks ago
commented on Jessica Nicholas

Hi Jessica - fewer words and more music would be appreciated

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3 years 30 weeks ago
commented on Lou does the Watusi

Hi Mal,

I think the listing for this program showed Jimmy Rushing & the Count Basie Orchestra at the Monterey Jazz Festival and I think you introduced it as such but at the end you said it had been Joe Williams singing. Having heard both live in London and on records and CDs I believe it was Joe Williams with the Count!! I do enjoy your programs keep up the good work.

Best regards

Harry Monty

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3 years 30 weeks ago
commented on Hiromi

Terrific....... Thanks DIG Jazz

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3 years 30 weeks ago
commented on Marty Paich Dek-tette

Mel - still the best!

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3 years 30 weeks ago
commented on Bruce Brown

This Bruce Brown photo and Bio is the wrong person!

I checked further and found the correct one on brucebrown.net. He is a songwriter from L.A.

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3 years 31 weeks ago
commented on Jazz Up Late

It is Monday night at 10'30. What is the absolute rubbish you are playing. How to absolutely annoy and turn off your audience. I Thu.k you said Wolfmother. Stop wrecking the ABC Jazz station. Just play decent Jazz, and stop being so inconsiderate.
Graham of Kew

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3 years 31 weeks ago
commented on ABC Jazz

Hello ABC Jazz,
I would like to get details for a track played between 5-7 pm. I was cooking and lost track of time! It was a hip hop jazz fusion track of sorts.

Many thanks

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3 years 31 weeks ago
commented on ABC Jazz

Hi Jess
You played a piano piece around about 11:17 - 11:23 Queensland time. I think it was by Chris Abrahams off his album Glow. Just asking what the track was called.
Cheers

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3 years 32 weeks ago
commented on Charlie Haden

Nice pianist again...

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3 years 32 weeks ago
commented on Julien Wilson

Who is the pianist?...just wonderul!

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3 years 32 weeks ago
commented on Louis Armstrong

Ella's perfect voice - just the best!

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3 years 32 weeks ago

Further to last comment starting "Arch McKirdy was..." I am happy to have my name attached to it if that's OK.
It's Michael Dodd.
Cheers,
Michael michael@michaeldoddcommunications.com

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3 years 32 weeks ago

Arch McKirdy was a truly wonderful man and I'm sad he is no longer with us. When I started in the ABC he called himself the "Quality Control Officer" and was a wonderful guide to how to bring broadcasting scripts alive and make myself and fellow trainees sound far more authoritative. Even after his retirement he still encouraged me to visit his home for free top-up lessons. I still now teach his techniques to others. Look forward to meeting you again in the next world, Arch.

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3 years 33 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Hi , I have been tuning in to ABC Jazz on wednesday nghts at 9 pm to hear the repeat of the sunday Jazztrack program but there was just normal abc jazz programming and not the repeat , whats going on ?.

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3 years 33 weeks ago

RE: Lionsharecords:
Sounds like you think it should though. No tricks there. :)

Looks like we'll be doing an Australian tour with the whole band in June.

Trio tour for Swailing official release is nearly all booked now for April/May.
Dates are on my website, but I'll contact all presenters with exact details when it's all finalised.

Thanks again
Julien

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3 years 33 weeks ago

Great to be the feature record.

Thanks guys.
It's "lionsharecords"
as in, all one word
NOT Lion Share Records NOT Lionshare Records NOT Lionshare

Thanks
Really appreciate the support
Julien

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3 years 34 weeks ago

What's this thing called "acid jazz". Know of any Aussie exponants?

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3 years 36 weeks ago

Happy New Year and thanks Gerry koster for filling in so admirably - as always - for the legendary Mal Stanley.
Any chance of hearing any further tracks from that Andrew Cyrille boxed set? Andrew's staggering drumming in driving support of that extraordinary flute playing was really something! (As I've remarked before today, there is no cooler instrument in jazz, when handled appropriately, than the flute. And yes, I admit to some bias as it was one of the instruments I played in my salad days.)
Cheers;
Christopher Lynch.

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3 years 36 weeks ago
commented on Farewell Jim Hall

Whilst I admire those technically adept modernists in the guitar world, I find listening to the older legends like Jim Hall, Grant Green and Kenny Burrell preferable. (Even in rock, I prefer guitarists such as Stephen Stills, David Gilmour and Peter Green to the more widescreeen luminaries.) JH was a master of genteel understatement. Adore his playing particularly with Bill Evans. So many sad losses in 2013.
Christopher Lynch.

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3 years 38 weeks ago
commented on One for The Guv'nor

I knew and loved Stan dearly. He was the greatest. Moira Mead

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3 years 39 weeks ago
commented on Yellowjackets

..and who says you cant use an electric bass in jazz ?? ... Jimmy Haslip is swinging !!....Also,this one of Mintzers best solos !

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3 years 39 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

One of the not-so-good aspects of getting older - I'm well into my sixties - is that one constantly hears of the deaths of boyhood musical and other heroes including Nelson Mandela. Therefore, I was saddened Mal to hear of the passings of Jim Hall and Chico hamilton in addition to Stan Tracey, all over the past week or so.
I forward at least to any musical tributes coming.
Christopher Lynch.

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3 years 40 weeks ago
commented on Farewell Jim and Stan

Hi jazz guitar fans and colleagues

Did you know that Jim Hal won the Jazzpar Prize in 1998, the most prestigious international jazz award in existence between 1990 and 2004, established and funded out of Denmark: 200.000 DK plus a bronze statue, handed to the winner by the Danish Prime Minister. Check - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jazzpar_Prize - for past recipients of this major jazz award. I was there in Denmark when Jim Hall received the prize and remember travelling on the coach with Jim and the Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra from a gig Jim All played with the band. - Cheers - Henk van Leeuwen

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3 years 40 weeks ago
commented on 2014 Jazz Bell Awards

What is the difference between a "Modern" jazz album and a Contemporary Avant-Garde jazz album and when does so called trad jazz become modern. Silly categories.

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3 years 40 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Hi again Mal,
As always, there was a delightful selection of music during this weekend's Jazztrack programmes.
Yet there are times when one hears a track beyond today; something that makes time stand still.
Such was the case yesterday with that closing inclusion by the Bennie Maupin Ensemble. Bennie's haunting alto flute playing emanated from another time and place - a mystical place beyond life's often grim paradigm. So impressed was the Jazzbear that he kept repeating those sounds in his head for the remainder of Sunday evening! Nothing else went on the stereo.
I know I can be a pest at times Mal, but any chance of hearing more from that intriguing album?
Further to my comment yesterday on Stan Tracey, the Dylan thomas album I had in mind was "Under Milk Wood'.
Once more, thanks for your continually outstanding efforts.
Cheers,
Christopher Lynch.

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3 years 40 weeks ago
commented on The Necks

Shame on you all @ ABC Jazz for not playing a lot more of this great Oz group... Last played on Oct 13 and no info on anything prior to that... meanwhile I'm sitting here listening to another piece of American schmaltz that seems to appear so often on the playlists lately... Support Great Aussie Grooves Please.

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3 years 40 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Hello Mal.
I noticed that the wonderful UK musician, Stan Tracey, has just passed away.
Will ABC Jazz be doing a feature on his life and work? I hope so.
Stan's tribute album to Dylan Thomas for starters, remains an adorable classic.
Kind regards,
Christopher Lynch.

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3 years 41 weeks ago
commented on Stan and Chet

Stan Getz and Chet Baker together? Bliss.
I'll certainly be tuned in as usual.
Christopher Lynch.

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3 years 41 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Hi Mal,

I happened to be listening to lastnight's reply of Sunday Jazztrack and heard Emily Remler's Pocket Wes for the first time. Totally blown away. How did I missed such a wonderful jazz guitarist all these years? Thank you for introducing Remler to me.

Cheers.

John Liu

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3 years 41 weeks ago
commented on A rewarding harvest

Hi ABC JAZZ Mal & Gerry,
I love the music played at the start & end of the jazz programmes. Would you please provide details so I can try to source them. I think they are different ones played on the weekend & on week nights.
Kind Regards
Glenn Davis
glennadavis99@gmail.com

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3 years 41 weeks ago

G'day Mal,

We are an outback cafe and I am wanting to play Dixi Land Jazz.
Could you please recommend CDs that I might purchase.

Cheers,

Dusty Miller.

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3 years 42 weeks ago

considering the rarity of this live recording and it's rightful place in the australian jazz pantheon will you release it through your own label?

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3 years 43 weeks ago

Great stuff from this 5tet...is the album on sale? I so like it I would gladly pay

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3 years 43 weeks ago
commented on ABC Jazz

Hey Mal, whats with the Australian logo on every track played. I dont think this is correct or have I made a gross error of interpretation???
regards
pk

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3 years 43 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Thanks Mal for the technical information concerning recording techniques, types of microphones and such during Jazztrack. Like you, I love the smooth sound via ribbon mikes. As you well know I always enjoy your programmes, but this additional detail is a further enhancement. Keep it coming please.
Thanks and cheers,
Christopher Lynch.

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3 years 43 weeks ago
commented on ABC Jazz

just listening to Froy Aagre nice. just posted photos of her performance at wangaratta jazz /blues fest.. http://www.flickr.com/photos/petertea/sets/72157637745202336/ you and listeners might be interested ? now 7 of the sets up http://www.flickr.com/photos/petertea/sets thanks Peter Tea.

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3 years 44 weeks ago
commented on Jessica Nicholas

HI, Just caught the end of the first track of the show….can you let me know what it was please. Thx kindly!
craigcreates@gmail.com

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3 years 44 weeks ago
commented on Tom Vincent

The first, second and fourth youtube links above are NOT Tom Vincent.

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3 years 45 weeks ago
commented on David Ades

Rest in Peace, Dave. You were an amazing musician and an inspiration.

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3 years 45 weeks ago
commented on Jazz Up Late

Hi Gerry,
On Mon 4/11/13 at around 10.47 pm you played something very interesting and i think you mentioned Jon Hassell being a part of it. Can I please have some more info?
Regards, George.

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3 years 45 weeks ago
commented on ABC Jazz

Hello,
On Mon 4/11 at around 10.47pm you played something very interesting and I think you mentioned Jon Hassell.
Can I please have more info ?
Cheers.

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3 years 45 weeks ago
commented on David Ades

R.I.P. Dave
Amazing musician, amazing man

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3 years 45 weeks ago
commented on Clifford and Max

A superb band, united in musical direction and purpose, from which we heard too little due to tragic circumstances. To me at least, the empathy among all participants in this remarkable group, was up there with Miles' first great quintet.
Christopher Lynch.

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3 years 45 weeks ago
commented on Jazz Up Late

Hi Gerry,

Your definition of improvised music seems to exclude jazz. Tonight, 04 November, is a good example.

Cheers, Knox Lovell, Host, the Jazz Show, 4zzz 102.1 fm, Brisbane
http://www.4zzzfm.org.au/program/the-jazz-show

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3 years 45 weeks ago
commented on Frank Wess

Rest in peace, Mr. Wess. The world has enjoyed your beautiful music very much. Thank you!

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3 years 45 weeks ago

Wondeful

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3 years 46 weeks ago
commented on Jazz Up Late

Thanks Gerry for playing Drum Thunder from the album Fury hope that you get a chance to play the titled track Fury that has me playing Piano/Synth /Vocals and Drums improvised and in one take
Yours
Craig Collinge

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3 years 46 weeks ago
commented on Andy Bey

Fabulous version of this song. Andy is the best.

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3 years 47 weeks ago
commented on Kevin Hunt

Terrific! Every bit as good as the great Corea/Hancock duets.

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3 years 47 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Greetings Mal.
You may or may not be aware that Tommy Whittle died recently whilst on holiday in Spain. He leaves a wife -Barbara Jay, and two sons, Sean and Martin.

Your sincerely,
Andrew Willox (eldest son of Roy Willox, Sax/Flt/Clar)

awilllox@skymesh.com.au
Near Ballarat

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3 years 47 weeks ago

Hi,

I was wondering if you could tell me the name of the Melbourne group you played on Saturday afternoon.
It was a cover of Where or When?

Thanks,

James

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3 years 48 weeks ago
commented on Talking Jazz

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

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3 years 48 weeks ago
commented on Compass Quartet

Trying to find the name of a song you played around 11pm female singer, thought you said something about tale within?

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3 years 48 weeks ago

Love Shelley Manne's take on 'My Fair Lady' - I own a copy. His drumming remains a joy. Admire the way he was able to 'step back', sometimes only making a minimal presence while using such tasteful fills. And what timing! He sure knew how to put together a great band furthermore.
Those guys sure knew how to dress too. Dig their cool haircuts and Sinatra-like suits.
Well-played ABC Jazz.
Christopher Lynch.

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3 years 49 weeks ago

I was blown away by this lady, never heard of her before, very happy to have stumbled across her on ABC Jazz. One of the best female Jazz voices I have heard in a long time. Thanks for playing.

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3 years 49 weeks ago
commented on Adrian Mears

Great playing from Adrian. Worked with him when he was just beginning, always knew he would go onto bigger things.

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3 years 49 weeks ago
commented on Frank Wess

AW YEAH!

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3 years 49 weeks ago
commented on Tim Clarkson

I absolutely love Tim's music. He is a very talented musician who well deserves more air time. Thanks ABC

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3 years 49 weeks ago
commented on Charlie Hunter

That was beautiful, going to hunt this album down.

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3 years 49 weeks ago
commented on The Field

The Field is an Australian group that I lead. It features Lloyd Swanton on bass ( of the necks and The catholics), Hamish Stuart on drums, John Stuart on guitar and myself on slide guitars. We are based in the Blue Mountains and have been in existence since 2001. I realise there are several groups worldwide called the Field. The link that the ABC jazz has provided along with the playlist that included Neighbourhood, a song from our most recent album, Merle Takes a Holiday, gives the Wiki link from the Swedish techno version of the Field. Just like to clear that up. I'm very happy to have the Field's music featured on this station. I listen to ABC jazz often and think you're doing a wonderful thing. You can link to us via thefieldbrucereid.com for more info. Merle Takes a Holiday is an independent release whereas our first two albums, The Field and News From Home are on Rufus records, www.rufusrecords.com.au

Thanks for playing our music!

Cheers
Bruce Reid

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3 years 50 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Hey Mal - I am sitting on the Gold Coast right now in ultra relaxed mode listening to your program - something that I used to love and which I still hear the intro to from time to time in my head - I live in Seattle nowadays and i do miss Jazz Track. So many thanks for your selections and presentation - Jazz with James on QANTAS is the only one who comes even close :)) It's been a difficult two years for me - such a solace listening to your program as I slowly enter a better and new phase. Cheers Darren

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3 years 50 weeks ago
commented on Ted Vining Trio

I liked it...and I liked the piano sound. It is a pity there cannot be the title and artist showing...seems unfair to the musicians that they provide the entire content of this jazz channel and yet get no recognition at all...unless a listener is keen enough to look it up here...which is not easy and would not always be possible...in fact often not.

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3 years 50 weeks ago

Tragic that this giant of Aussie Jazz is battling health issues and is no longer playing.
Defy me, Mark!

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3 years 50 weeks ago
commented on A salute to Bernie

The inclusion of Bernie McGann's live broadcast from 1986, in yesterday's edition of Jazztrack, was the musical highlight of my week.
How wonderful it was to hear the old Jazztrack theme once again along with Jim McLeod's fine presentation. The music from all four participants was simply stunning. Congratulations furthermore to Gerry Koster for having the refined taste to include the whole hour precisely as initially rendered. The whole thing brought a lump to my throat!
Thanks to all involved.
Cheers,
Christopher Lynch.

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3 years 50 weeks ago
commented on Resurgence

A true message - beautifully put. "You Never Forget Love"

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3 years 51 weeks ago

Thankyou thankyou for the wonderful, uplifting and beautiful experience that this concert was. Maureen

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3 years 51 weeks ago

Bernie introduced me to the 'real' sound of Jazz at Morgans Feedwell in Glebe. What a treat. We got to stuff our faces and listen to the great Master McGann only a few feet away. Those particular sessions resonate so strongly today and anyone who has heard Bernie live will agree it's a life changing experience. Bernie worked tirelessly without adulation on his rare gift. He was my first wife Kimberly Appleby's godfather and we lived at Bundeena awhile and were so very lucky to know such a gentle giant. Thanks Bernie for the magic and for your great gift and for just being you. Long may you blow.

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3 years 51 weeks ago

I absolutely loved this program. What a dude!! I had never heard of Arch McKirdy before I read the tribute in the SMH this weekend...and I found my way to this program. It was love at first sight.

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3 years 51 weeks ago

Arch was part of my student days in the 60's. He was the epitome of "cool". When comes such an other?

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3 years 52 weeks ago

Hi Mal,

We were listening Wed night and heard this great live session with a vibraphonist. It wasn't a recent recording - would you know what it was? Sorry to be vague!

Cheers

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4 years 17 hours ago
commented on Bryce Rohde

Happy birthday Bryce.
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe it was Bryce who wrote and played the piano on the former Jazztrack theme used by the wonderful Jim McLeod for many years. Adore that theme. (The current one is a beauty too.)

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4 years 17 hours ago

Further to my earlier comments on the magnificent Bernie McGann, his life and music would make a superb, compelling video documentary. A biography would also make worthwhile reading.

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4 years 2 days ago

Those who love jazz,the insane purity of a musical vibration that can transfix you for a brief moment as if you had touched the face of GOD. Gone too soon but jamming with the greats,upstairs with Trane,Miles,Monk and all those real gone cats.Bye Bernie,thanks for the music.

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4 years 2 days ago

The saying "Nobody can like McGann can", means Bernie's glorious legacy must surely endure despite his sad passing. Bernie's sound was always very much his own despite having so many outstanding influences. Thankfully, Bernie leaves us plenty of his stunning work with his brilliant trio along with Ten Part Invention meaning he'll never be too far away. Bernie live was always a treat. His innovative improvisations could make time stand still. I pray ABC Jazz will be doing a feature on Bernie.
I'll forever remain one of many of his awestruck admirers.

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4 years 2 days ago

The gentle giant of Australian jazz. An enormous contribution to the music and a wonderful example of someone who held to their personal musical beliefs and created such an individual voice. He will be deeply missed.

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4 years 3 days ago

Phew. Did these two drummers brew up a storm! Oh to have been there in person. As a bit of a drummer, among other things in my younger days, I thoroughly enjoyed this dynamic Jazztrack inclusion. Thankyou and more please.
Cheers to all,
Christopher Lynch.

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4 years 1 week ago
commented on Erin Dickens

She's on the manhattan Transfer wikipedia page as she's one of the founding members of Manhattan Transfer. Her website details are : www.erindickinsmusic.com

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4 years 1 week ago
commented on Anat Cohen

The discography for Anat Cohen is incorrect... • Clarinetwork: Live at the Village Vanguard, 2010 appears twice, the first instance should read • Anat Cohen with the Anzic Orchestra - Noir, 2007. Please fix...
Cheers.

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4 years 2 weeks ago

It is understandable why Arch McKirdy was so popular. He had, what was a requirement in those days for a radio or TV presenter, a deep, masculine, mature voice. That doesn't happen these days with male presenters having high pitched voices and more prolific, females with their high pitched voices seeming to be the majority. I recently changed from listening to commercial TV news to ABC1, expecting to hear what I used to hear - mature presenters pronouncing every word correctly, that one could be guided by. But now females seem to have taken over and there are so many mistakes in the reading of the news. One newsreader called Lisa tried three times to pronounce the word 'wilderness' and still got it wrong. It should have been 'will-der-ness', but she pronounced it 'wyld-ness'. Farewell to one of the best.

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4 years 2 weeks ago

Great to hear his grandson Louie on Triple J last week give a heartfelt tribute to Arch. And it's nice to know that while their genre and styles are very different, the McKirdy family continues to be a part of the broadcasting community. I had the honour to work with Arch a few times when he moonlighted doing commercial voice overs. He was a delight to work with, a very lovely man.

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4 years 2 weeks ago

While studying Architecture."Relax with Me" kept me company when i was working into the wee small hours.
Listening again took me back to that time when people like Arch inhabited a sophisticated world that i had only begun to discover.I loved hearing the opening theme his selection of tracks and Arch's voice one more time.Thanks ABC
Graham Swann

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4 years 2 weeks ago
commented on Arch McKirdy

Thanks Peteka,
So help me with the song - did he play it as a signature song at the start of his program or is my memory getting worse!!

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4 years 2 weeks ago

Great to hear Arch again. Still a marvellous program. Is the ABC issuing a CD of this program?

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4 years 2 weeks ago
commented on The Idea of North

What a wonderful privilege to hear TION on your program!

I've been a 'groupie' of TION for a long time and have seen them perform in many shows (including my very own wedding). But this is the first time I've heard them on ABC radio.

It was an absolute pleasure to watch/hear them play with James Morrison on national radio - thanks ABC Jazz!!

Please pass on my congrats to TION.

Linny Gompes

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4 years 2 weeks ago

I have been travelling and missed your notice about Arch McKirdy last concert broadcasts.Any chance of another repeat or another way to access? I was an avid listener for years.....John Moore..john.moore.7@bigpond.com

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4 years 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful man Arch was- not only introducing generations to jazz, but endlessly generous in passing on his expertise in broadcasting to younger ABC types.

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4 years 2 weeks ago

Fantastic program. A wonderful selection of music and beautifully presented - what a professional. Thanks for reminding me and many of my generation how fortunate we were to have Arch introduce us to and maintain a steady stream of relaxing and interesting jazz.

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4 years 2 weeks ago

He was a great broadcaster, his "relax With Me" compulsory listening. I also attended an Announcing Weekend Workshop in Sydney in the old training rooms in the 1980's. He was supportive, a good kind teacher who improved my presentation skills. I am forever grateful to him.

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4 years 2 weeks ago
commented on Arch McKirdy

Very sad to hear of the passing of Arch McKirdy. His program - Relax With Me - set a bench mark in its day which remains unsurpassed.

Friends of my vintage in fact still refer to Arch's program & how we would tune into 2BL & its regional equivalents when travelling by road at night, just to hear "Relax With Me".

I hope you make a special CD release of Arch's last 2 hour program - I have my money at the ready!

Kev.

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4 years 2 weeks ago

It was great to hear Arch again after all these years: the voice (and theme) instantly recognisable. "Relax With Me" may have run for about seven years, but I recalled listening to his programmes long before that, and when he finally signed off he mentioned 17 years. Goodbye Arch, it was great listening that I, for one, will not forget.
George

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4 years 2 weeks ago
commented on Lionel Loueke - live

luv dat jazz

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4 years 2 weeks ago

Thanks for letting us all know - 89, god help us. He always seemed to us to be a bit older than us - but not that much.
We were early 20s. 'We' being my wife and I; married now for almost 50 years.
In those early days he was part of our life.
Thanks again for the tribute. Is there a way we can download it?
regards -
David and Elizabeth Hinley

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4 years 2 weeks ago
commented on Arch McKirdy

Hi
Just listening tp the last Arch McKirdy show on ABC Jazz. Beautiful music! I seem to recall that Arch had a signature tune that he played at the start of every show called 'What are you doing the rest of your life?' However it wasn't at the start of his last show. Did I imagine that he played this song in every show he presented? I think it is a well know song, but when I mention it to modern jazz singers they haven't heard of it!

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4 years 2 weeks ago

What was Arch McKirdy's theme song? Was it "Story of the stars" by the Jackie Gleason orchestra?

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4 years 3 weeks ago

A tip of the hat to the man , more than any other, who taught me to love jazz in my student years back in the 60s. Listening to this program took me right back and I now realise how good a presenter he was and how much I wish there was a contemporary version of Music to Midnight.

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4 years 3 weeks ago

why not put this out on a CD.
iF ONE IS ALREADY AVAILABLE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW
graham
0439375 883

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4 years 3 weeks ago

I have many wonderful memories of Arch and he always sounded as if he was speaking directly to me such was his on air charm. He will be sorely missed.

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4 years 3 weeks ago

More than anyone arch McKurdy influenced me to not only love this music but to broadcast it as well.as a child I always listened to his Saturday morning broadcasts on the family radio.my father always made sure we had the abc on at that time.that was so long ago but the image to this day remains.he was the invisible mentor.like nat king cole he was unforgettable.
We never met.
John Obrien
Formerly jazz presenter rtrfm "giant steps "
Perth

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4 years 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful programme RELAX WITH ME was. It introduced me to much music, including the many classy recordings of the likes of Frank Sinatra and Julie London, all in an atmospheric late night setting created by the voice and informative precise words of Arch McKirdy. It felt like the tracks were lovingly and carefully chosen and were always meant to be heard only in that order, a far cry from some of todays no announcer automated shuffle play that calls itself radio. Thank you Arch.

Malcolm MacKellar

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4 years 3 weeks ago

I remember Arch McKirdy's programme so very well ...... just wish the ABC had something similar now!

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4 years 3 weeks ago

I'd like to know the name of the band that played an instrumental piece called, I think, Hollow world on the program of Wednesday at 2:15 pm, thanks.

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4 years 3 weeks ago

Thanks for this!

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4 years 4 weeks ago

Cool , but 'Directions' is a Joe Zawinul composition , not Mile's .

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4 years 4 weeks ago
commented on Jazz Up Late

Hi Gerry
Would really love to hear some Ruslan Sirota 'sister moon' played... Any chance of hearing this wonderful grammy award winning jazz pianist?
eileen

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4 years 5 weeks ago
commented on One For Bernie

Is Bernie McGann ill? Your home page mentions benefit concerts in Sydney and Melbourne.

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4 years 5 weeks ago

thanks for featuring this album. As soon as I heard Cylinder my ears pricked up!
I bought the entire album on itunes straight away and plan to play it on my radio show. Wonderful stuff

Koop Kooper
www.cocktailnation.net

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4 years 5 weeks ago
commented on Dave Liebman

The Jimi Henrix of the soprano sax! A fine recommendation simonhn. Saw him live with Miles at the Rainbow in London as a young chap and those fingers of his were flying as high as his sounds. Liebman really drives his instrument.

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4 years 5 weeks ago
commented on Nock Wilson Magnusson

Gee, did I enjoy this during Sunday's edition of Jazztrack!
If this trio records such innovative sounds, I'll be purchasing the CD.
Outside the jazz realm, I enjoy classical music and serious rock music. At times this trio's tasteful use of electronics reminded me of one of my favourite bands, Pink Floyd. Well played guys.
Please feature more of this marvellous music Mal Stanley.
Cheers and thanks,
Christopher Lynch.

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4 years 6 weeks ago
commented on Jessica Nicholas

Dear Jessica

My name is Thomas Lorenzo

Are submissions of Cds welcomed without previous permission to ABC Jazz Digital Radio?

Regards

Thomas

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4 years 6 weeks ago

I'm thrilled to note Bob's worthy inclusion in this fascinating series. Not only is he important as a fine jazz exponent, but he's also beloved by many of us for his memorable work with mighty Max Merritt. Furthermore, I was fortunate as a young chap to hear Bob live in the UK with that dynamic fusion band, Nucleus, led by the legendary trumpeter and jazz biographer, Ian Carr.
Thanks yet again Gerry Koster & ABC Jazz.
Christopher Lynch.

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4 years 6 weeks ago
commented on ABC Jazz

Hi Jessica, you just played a brilliant recording of Nice Work if You Can Get It. Though I didn't catch the artist or album, I'd like to get it - won't you tell me how? Thank you for the great show.

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4 years 6 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

HI Mal,

Goddam while on holidays I missed the May 12 program with the extraordinary Phronesis live in Australia, one of my current favourite jazz groups but the Listen Again has expired. Any chance of broadcasting the concert again or reinstating the Listen Again? Thanks heaps, loved the live Christian McBride and Mike Stern. Julius

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4 years 7 weeks ago
commented on Carmen sings Billie

What a combination! A stunningly gifted performer in her own right, paying well-deserved tribute to a remarkably unique, prodigious talent. Carmen and Lady Day long ago set the benchmark for female jazz vocalise.
Essential listening for current and aspiring jazz vocalists.
Christopher Lynch.

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4 years 7 weeks ago
commented on Paul Grabowsky

Paul Grabowsky's commitment and contribution to jazz and other quality music in this country is inestimable. How fortunate we are to be blessed with his presence. Any gig involving Paul - and I've seen plenty - is memorable.
Perhaps the finest I recall was his work with the acclaimed Joe Lovano.

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4 years 7 weeks ago
commented on Patricia Barber

Heartily agree with this recommendation - I own several of her albums. "Modern Cool" remains an early favourite.
Love that sultry, deeply sensual expressive voice. I get bored hearing so many of today's female jazz singers girlie voices on rehashed standards. (Yes, they're musically well-trained and photogenic, but often soulless.) Patricia's take on Bill Withers' "Use Me", is a fine place to commence listening to this intriguing performer.

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4 years 8 weeks ago
commented on Sean Foran

Beautiful interpretation of a timeless song.......

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4 years 8 weeks ago

no doubt about it, ''Ted Vining is a National Treasure''...Brother Nat Adderley

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4 years 8 weeks ago
commented on Lewis Nash Quintet

How delightful to see and hear drummers getting their due respect. For too long they've been wrongly regarded as little more than time-keepers, when in fact they're far more.
Great bands have great drummers. Consider Joe Morello with Dave Brubeck, Miles' ace drummers in his two superb quintets of the 50s and 60s, the importance locally of John Pochee's work with Bernie McGann, Ben Riley with Monk, Jack DeJohnette in Keith Jarrett's trio. These and many other drummers help give their respective bands a unique sound. The likes of Art Blakey and Billy Cobham furthermore, have proven to be brilliant leaders.
In the rock genre this is equally evident. Think Ginger Baker in Cream, Nick Mason in Pink Floyd, Buddy Miles leading the Express and Levon Helm driving The Band.
This programme should prove to be wonderful listening.
Christopher Lynch.

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4 years 9 weeks ago

please play more 50tees and60tees jazz i love it !!!
regards stan.

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4 years 9 weeks ago

Where can I purchase a copy of Jess Greens Bright Stars' "Tinkly Tinkly". Please e-mail kimnjean@optusnet.com.au if you can help. Heard on ABC Dig Jazz a few days ago and loved it!

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4 years 9 weeks ago

I saw Joshua and Brad play the (Sydney) City Recital Hall in Jan 2012 and I remember thinking it would be nice for them to record an album. Back then I was thinking a duo thing. Something along the lines of “Songs of Mirth and Melancholy”. But Walking Shadows is unexpected and a very good surprise. These talented musicians do a very good job on all the tracks. But I still think these tracks are a bit short. It would have been nicer if the songs averaged 7 mins in length.
Still, I love the album. Love the work done on “Stop this train”. The transformation from John Mayer’s vox to Joshua’s sax is incredible. Very soulful.
It’s also good to see Brian and Joshua play together again. Every jazz lover will easily fall in love with this album. Please continue supporting talented musicians. Enjoy

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4 years 9 weeks ago

Won't miss it Gerry.
This is a date of some importance to me too.
Ironically, the day of Trane's sad passing was the same day I first heard 'Kind of Blue" as an impressionable teen - and what an impression that album made! I'll never gorget the album itself as it was an import with a rigid cover, in blue vinyl and lent to me by a terrific lady named Marilyn. Like many others on first hearing this ground-breaking album, my listening habits shifted dramatically.
Thanks again Gerry;
Christopher Lynch.
PS: Delighted to note the inclusion of some superb drummers in your esteemed programme too.

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4 years 9 weeks ago
commented on Jessica Nicholas

Hi Jessica.

My name is Darryn Farrugia. I'm a melbourne based musician and I've recently released a CD which I think may be suited to your program.

How do I get a CD to you?

Many Thanks

Darryn

faruge67@mac.com

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4 years 9 weeks ago
commented on Jessica Nicholas

Hi Jessica,
Thanks for playing my music. There is a new CD by Sunna Gunnlaugs on its way to you from Iceland. Hope you like this one too.

All the best.
Scott McLemore

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4 years 9 weeks ago
commented on Stefano Bollani

Hi Ana and ABC JAZZ,

my name is Mirko Guerrini and I was playing tenor saxophone in Stefano Bollani's band in 2005.
I came back here in Melbourne several times and since last March I moved here!
I play quite often in the city with all the great musicians you have here in town, and next November I'll perform at Wangaratta Jazz Festival with Steve Magnusson, Frank DiSario and Niko Schauble.

I'll try to bring Bollani again here in Aussie.

thanks for your kind words
Mirko

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4 years 9 weeks ago
commented on Red Fish Blue

It sounds great. Really enjoyed it.4

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4 years 9 weeks ago
commented on Global grooves

thanks

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4 years 10 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Mal. What was the track from La Passione that you played please?

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4 years 10 weeks ago
commented on Ike Isaacs

Oh my God, this piece is amazing, had abc jazz on as background music for my boys and myself, and even my 4 year old stopped to listen!

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4 years 11 weeks ago

I love ABC Jazz as background music while I am working!

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4 years 11 weeks ago
commented on Compared to the greats

Hi Jessica,
Thank you so much for playing my song "Tamarama" on your show. I really appreciate your support and love of jazz. I also really appreciate all the listeners out there that help support jazz in all its forms. I am thrilled that you chose this particular track as both the song and the beach hold a special place in my heart. All the best and thank you again.
Tony Barnard

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4 years 12 weeks ago

Unmissable. I've been fortunate enough to hear some of this astonishing music and believe me it's quite different from anything you've ever heard from Miles previously. Do tune in. You've done it again Gerry!
Cheers and heartfelt thanks ABC Jazz,
Christopher Lynch.

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4 years 12 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Thanks so much Mal for your inclusion of the traditional Korean tune 'Arirang', by Youn Sun Nah in a recent edition of Jazztrack. Having many lovely Korean friends and relatives this provided a very meaningful, romantic interlude (lump in throat!) for me and many others.
Cheers,
Christopher Lynch.

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4 years 12 weeks ago

Hi Mal,
On Wednesday night June 26th between 9pm-10:30pm you played a Sam Rivers track. Can you please give me the album info? I can't seem to find it on the playlist.
Awesome show by the way.

Regards,
Anthony Camplone

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4 years 12 weeks ago
commented on Bela Fleck

Bela Fleck is surely the Zelig of the music world

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4 years 13 weeks ago

will look forward to this program. Chu Chu was to play at the Fremantle Jazz Festival but was a late cancellation in the early 2000's.
He was replaced with MONTY ALEXANDER who also visited Australia and played for the Kiama Jazz Club with Ray Brown and Herb Ellis.

graham mackie
perth based and a member of Jazz Fremantle

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4 years 13 weeks ago
commented on Gilad Hekselman

Doug Spencer's 'Books and Arts Daily' interview with Gilad Hekselman is here:
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/booksandartsdaily/gilad-hek...

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4 years 13 weeks ago

Hi,

I'm wanting to send a CD to Mal Stanley. :-)
It's a recording with pianist Todd Sidney and bass player Ivan Rosa.
"A Song For You"

Which is the best address to send it to?
Thanks.

www.sarahmaclaine.com

https://soundcloud.com/sarah-maclaine-music

Regards,
Sarah Maclaine

0419348412

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4 years 13 weeks ago
commented on Festival wrap

Very Impressive

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4 years 13 weeks ago

We have live jazz every Sunday at Amani Wine Bar and the players have asked that I contact you and let you know as you could announce this event. Please let me know if this is possible and if there is a fee involved.

This Sunday we have Gavin Shoesmith, the following we have Saffron Sharp and her beautiful creatures and in July we are arranging to have Marnie Kent. All great players and well known in the field.

Look forward to hearing from you,

Jacquie Guilbert

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4 years 14 weeks ago
commented on Logic

Really loved that track

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4 years 14 weeks ago

Concert notes
Thursday 6 June, 2103 Melbourne Recital Centre
Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra with Darcy James Argue and Maria Schneider

In a concert of two distinct halves, the musicians showed brilliantly. This is an excellent group that includes some outstanding soloists, of whom Roger Manins was the standout, on this occasion. David Theak must be very proud.
Argue’s first half gave hints of exciting creativity to come. His evocation of Brooklyn began with an appropriately Hispanic and moved through several aspects of the city, including considerable traffic noise. The band enjoyed the opportunity to produce some satisfying volume, and Argue showed imaginative and technical potential.
After interval, the concert moved into a mature, tasteful and finely judged phase. Maria Schneider’s compositions and her fine control of the orchestra led to some wonderful musical moments and fulfilling journeys – and not simply the flight evoked by her ‘Hanggliding’ piece. The all-male band ate out of her hand – she put on a superb display of leadership and musicianship. I hope she returns to Australia soon.
A memorable concert. Thanks to ABC Jazz.

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4 years 14 weeks ago

Jazz musicians and composers have indeed made outstanding contributions to film scores - and continue to do so. There was a time in my life that I would go to see a movie based solely on who did the soundtrack, meaning if Quincy jones, Lalo Schiffrin, Michel Legrand, Dave Gruisin or the like happened to be involved, then I'd attend the movie! I bet there are plenty of others like me too.
Furthermore, as a boy I loved old black and white TV series like "Peter Gunn", "77 Sunset Strip" - yes, I'm showing my age now - and later "Peanuts", for the soundtracks. (Of course those cars and cool clothes were something else too.) A great jazz-based soundtrack can make even a mediocre movie or TV programme worthwhile.
Thanks and cheers ABC;
Christopher Lynch.

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4 years 14 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

LOve the program Mal

What is the title of the opening guitar riff and who is playing it
Cheers Ian

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4 years 15 weeks ago
commented on Pick of the Pics

Can I send my photos of the MIJF 2013 somewhere?
Anna

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4 years 15 weeks ago

Pianistically, Mulgrew Miller was truly "A Man For All Seasons". I've had the pleasure of hearing him live on several occasions and he always seemed to be adaptable to any musical setting while maintaining his special southern-influenced, soulful sound. Mulgrew, despite his quiet, gentlemanly demeanour, always seemed so vigorous. It's hard to believe he's left us so suddenly. Sad news indeed.

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4 years 16 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Youn Sun Nah has emerged as one of the most innovative, multi-faceted and intriguing female singers in jazz today. In fact, she is quite impossible to categorize. Being an enthusiastic supporter of the Asian influence in jazz - in her case Korean - I've been enthralled to hear pieces from her latest album during a couple of episodes of Jazztrack. (I already own four of her albums.) Thankyou so much Mal Stanley. Please keep sharing any new music from this region of the world with us. Don't miss this remarkable lady live should she return to these shores. Recommended.
Cheers,
Christopher Lynch.

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4 years 16 weeks ago

i looooooooooooooooooooooooooooove jazz festivals

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4 years 16 weeks ago
commented on Nola's Ark

what stunning music. a real australian artist - in the sense that she comes out of the jazz tradition but has created her own style. more of monique!

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4 years 16 weeks ago
commented on Ernie returns

Ernie is a treat live; great to see him coming back.
Have a listen to his ripping album "Reaching Up", and enjoy a taste of his intense, attacking yet often lyrical approach to sax playing. Ernie can drive out so hard at times I reckon he could get by without a mike!
Christopher Lynch.

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4 years 17 weeks ago
commented on Melody Gardot

Wow she is ssoo smmoooth. It seems effortless but it takes great tonal control. Love her smoothie tones.

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4 years 17 weeks ago

This should be a FANTASTIC concert! Love to hear him live!

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4 years 17 weeks ago
commented on Dr Lonnie

Great show!

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4 years 17 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Yes, thank you! That's the song, the version of Desperadoes under the eaves, that i heard. Thank you, appreciate that!
Christopher

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4 years 18 weeks ago
commented on Gerry Koster

Gerry Koster - You alway play sublime Jazz. Thank you for your fabulous programs that are so enjoyed by so many jazz lovers.

Edith Ferns

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4 years 18 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

Hi,
I was hoping you might be able to tell me the singer of a track; heard it at around 6.30pm, Saturday 11th May, the track was a cover of the old Warren Zevon song "Desperados under the eaves". Because it was a female vocalist one line was changed to "And I'm trying to find a boy who understands me" instead of the original "girl".
Cheers
Christopher

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4 years 18 weeks ago
commented on Bach comes to Canberra

Superb stylish programmes of a much higher quality than any I can remember recently

Tom Drabble
Radlett WD7 7BN - UK

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4 years 18 weeks ago
commented on RIP Graeme Bell

I had never heard of Graeme Bell until I bought a recording of his Duesseldorf (Germany) concert which took place in the Robert Schumann Saal on September 15th 1951. This purchase would have been at least thirty five years ago and the LP encouraged me to find out more about Graeme and his Dixieland/Trad jazz band of that era. In fact, I wrote to him in 1986 asking about his recordings and received a personal reply dated 17th June 1986, a letter I still treasure. He sent me a brief biography and later, on 3rd March 1988, a Mr Nevill Sherburn of Swaggie Records (I understand Graeme was involved in the Company) sent me a full list of recordings, many of which I subsequently bought. I had hoped to send Graeme a 100th birthday card but sadly that was not to be although I did manage to obtain a copy of his autobiography about a year ago. It seems that when Graeme brought his bands to Europe and particularly to this Country, the unreserved and enthusiastic playing rather startled the somewhat staid jazz scene of the time and thank goodness it did. I was too young then to know anything about jazz; my interest developed many years later and now the Graeme Bell Jazzmen are firmly entrenched among my favourites. I never saw them of course but am trying to find out more about the Duesseldorf concert as I am often in that City. If there is anyone still alive who attended it I'd love to meet him or her but old father time has probably taken his toll. I know that most of the original bands are no longer with us but I'd be interested to know if any still survive, notably Derick 'Kanga' Bentley (tb), Don 'Pixie' Roberts (cl) and Louis 'Baron' Silbereisen (b & tu)If anyone can provide me with details please do so via padston@ntlworld.com
I'd be pleased to hear from you.

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4 years 18 weeks ago
commented on Peter Knight

Magic Music. I was asleep but now awoken to his work. Cheers.

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4 years 18 weeks ago
commented on Bach comes to Canberra

absolutely loved Bill's Trio playing improvised Bach - is there a CD I can buy?
Kay Barrett

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4 years 19 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

The Giacomo Gates beguiling take on the classic "All Blues" - featured during last Sunday's edition of Jazztrack - fairly took my breath away! A haunting, timeless melody combined with enchanting lyrics made time stand still for several intensely intoxicating minutes.
Many thanks Mal Stanley.
Any more coming?
Cheers,
Christopher Lynch.

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4 years 19 weeks ago
commented on Jazztrack

The Giacomo Gates beguiling take on the classic "All Blues" - featured during last Sunday's edition of Jazztrack - fairly took my breath away! A haunting, timeless melody combined with enchanting lyrics made time stand still for several intensely intoxicating minutes.
Many thanks Mal Stanley.
Any more coming?
Cheers,
Christopher Lynch.

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4 years 19 weeks ago
commented on Still going somewhere

Who doesn't admire KJ!
I first grew to love his work - along with that of the noble Charles Lloyd - on what remains one of my all time favourite albums, "Charles Lloyd in Europe". This knockout album also features a dynamic young Jack DeJohnette on drums. Passionately recommended.
Happy listening to all,
Christopher Lynch.

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4 years 19 weeks ago
commented on Frank DiSario

This was just beautiful - more please

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4 years 19 weeks ago
commented on Hayden Jones

Let's hear more of Him. Fantastic singer.

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4 years 20 weeks ago

Re. Yitzhak Yedid, we should be pleased that he is now living and acting in Australia... he is an Australian

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4 years 20 weeks ago
commented on Duke Ellington

Great music, and I love it, but it wasn't really jazz, you know. One or two players got the odd 8 bars of glorious freedom to improvise, but in general all the parts were written and not very much at all was improvised on the spot. But it's still great music. I'd call it swing, rather than jazz. As a player myself, the "player conditions" I really envy is, Duke wrote these parts especially for the players he had, to highlight their individual best characteristics. How good would that be? I'd think I had died and gone to heaven.

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4 years 20 weeks ago

My favourite Chet Baker track is Embracable you or In the Mood!

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4 years 20 weeks ago

My favourite part of ABC jazz is the wide variety of artists everyone plays... Love listening to the jazz programmes whilst I'm cooking dinner, or driving in peak hour traffic! Would love to see Cassandra Wilson with my 20yo daughter, 3rd year BMus student at the Con.
Anna

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4 years 20 weeks ago

I have been listening to ABC jazz programs since a very little boy when my father returned from WWII.
Always enjoyed 'Satchmo' and his All Stars. A wonderful musician and diplomat for humanity. The Team at ABC Jazz inclusive of the Big 4 in the side column must keep up the good work they are already doing and I will continue to enjoy Jazz from ABC till my call to join Satchmo's team!

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4 years 20 weeks ago

Jazz Fest, McBride should be awesome but am I the only one in rapture over the Rebirth Brass Band

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4 years 20 weeks ago
commented on Jessica Nicholas

Hi, Jessica

Great live shows ... have always loved the jazz stream on my dig radio, but having a laid-back friendly voice introducing items is great .... a great program to do computer programming to! Should be more of it!

Keep it up.
Ed

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4 years 22 weeks ago

Well it certainly isn't an American Jazz ensemble. The piano player is from Israel as well. Does that annoy you too?

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4 years 22 weeks ago

nice tunes for dinneri listened while i ate.

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4 years 22 weeks ago
commented on Stan Getz Quintet