Primetime Jazz 6th April Feat. Cannonball Adderley


A mixture of new and old from across the world Mark plays the best in Jazz with a hint of Big Band. Music from Australian artists Bernie McGann and Peter Knight and a track from Argentinian saxophonist Gato Barbieri who passed away recently. Three tracks from one of my favourite LPs of all time, the Cannonball Adderley LP “Something Else” released in 1958 on Blue Note Records featuring;

  • Cannonball Adderley — alto saxophone
  • Miles Davis — trumpet
  • Hank Jones — piano
  • Sam Jones — bass
  • Art Blakey — drums

The Playlist

  1. Sarah Vaughan – How High The Moon (1955 The Definitive Verve Records)
  2. Kenny Clarke & Francy Boland Big Band – Wormwood Scrubs (1969 At Her Majesties Pleasure Schema Records)
  3. Gerard Presencer & The Danish Radio Big Band – Ballad or Tango of the Misunderstood (2016 Groove Travels Edition Records)
  4. Joe Castro – Vintage ’57 (2015 Reflection Sunnyside Records)
  5. Dave Brubeck Quartet – Someday My Prince Will Come (1957 Dave Digs Disney Columbia Records)
  6. Carlos Franzetti – Pandora (2016 Kev Beadle Presents Inner City Records BBE Music)
  7. Cannonball Adderley – Somethin’ Else (1958 Somethin’ Else Bluenote Records)
  8. Cannonball Adderley – One For Daddy O (1958 Somethin’ Else Bluenote Records)
  9. Cannonball Adderley – Autumn Leaves (1958 Somethin’ Else Bluenote Records)
  10. Bernie McGann – One For The Road (1997 Playground Rufus Records)
  11. Oscar Brown Jr – Afro Blue (1973 Sin & Soul CBS Records)
  12. Peter Knight – Peppercorns  (2006 All the Gravitation of Silence Jazzhead Records)
  13. Charlie Mariano – To An Elfin Princess (2016 Kev Beadle Presents Inner City Records BBE Music)
  14. Gato Barbieri – Fiesta (1976 Calinete! A&M Records)
  15. Robert Magris – Enigmatix Part 1 (2014 Enigmatix JMood Records)
  16. Allison Au Quartet – Aureole (2015 Forest Groove Self Release)
  17. Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – In Walked Bud (1992 The Best of Blue Note Records)
  18. Tom Lellis – Tones For Joan’s Bones (2016 The Flow Beamtide Music)

Primetime Jazz 17 March 2016 Feat. Jackie McLean


A focus on new releases from around the world as well as some old classics. I start the show with “Moanin’” from 1958 by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and bring us up to date with 2016 releases from Europe and the US. I feature 3 tracks from alto saxophonist Jackie McLean 1956 release “Lights Out!”. For the next several editions of this show I will be playing tracks from a wonderful compilation put together by UK DJ Kevin Beadle – some of my favourite “Jap Jazz” and Jazz Funk tunes of all time.

The Playlist

  1. Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Moanin’ (1958 Moanin’ Blue Note Records)
  2. Dan Blake – The Lonely Liar (2016 The Digging Sunnyside Records)
  3. Carlos Vega – A Confluence In Chi-Town (2016 Bird’s Ticket Origin Records)
  4. Camille Bertault – Quoi De Plus Anodin (Empty Pockets) (2016 En Vie Sunnyside Records)
  5. Norbert Stein and the Pata Messengers – Einmal am Rande des Hains (2016 Play Rainer Maria Rilke Pata Music)
  6. Ark Ovrutski Quintet – Good & Terrible (2016 Intersection Origin Records)
  7. Andre Fernandes – Chifre (2016 Dream Keeper Edition Records)
  8. Barry Harris Trio with Sonny Stitt – KoKo (1958 Burnin’ Jazz Beat Records)
  9. Ben Winkelman Trio – Silvia (2016 The Knife Jazzhead Records)
  10. Mike Nock Trio – Beautiful Stranger (2010 Accumulation of Subtleties FWM Records)
  11. Alan Ferber – Clocks (2016 Roots & Transitions Sunnyside Records)
  12. Pram Trio – Treptower Park (2016 Saga 13 Self Release)
  13. Jackie McLean Quintet – Up (1956 Lights Out Prestige Records)
  14. Jackie McLean Quintet – Lights Out (1956 Lights Out Prestige Records)
  15. Jackie McLean – A Foggy Day (1956 Lights Out Prestige Records)
  16. Hiroshi Fukumura & Sadeo Watanabe – Hunt Up Wind (2016 Kevin Beadle Presents Inner City Records)

Primetime Jazz Feat. Donald Byrd & Gigi Gryce


I go back to 1957 and feature 3 tracks from the wonderful release by trumpeter Donald Byrd and saxophonist Gigi Gryce entitled “Jazz Lab”. As well as some of my favourite older tunes I also feature several new releases firmly in the “bebop” style from Australia and around the world. There’s an electronic / rock jazz number from Melbourne 5 piece instrumental ensemble Cleverhorse that may have jazz purists slightly upset!

The Playlist

  1. Per Oddvar Johansen – Let’s Dance (2016 Let’s Dance Edition Records)
  2. Ray Vega & Thomas Marriott – Firm Roots (2016 Return of the East West Trumpet Summit Origin Records)
  3. Michael Garrick Sextet – Temple Dancer (2015 Prelude to a Heart Gearbox Records)
  4. Dave Brubeck Quartet – Blue Rondo A La Turk (1959 Time Out Columbia Records)
  5. Grant Green – Down Here On The Ground (1970 Alive Blue Note Records)
  6. Kirk MacDonald – Eleven (2016 Symmetry Addo Records)
  7. Florian Hoefner Group – Elements (2016 Luminosity Origin Records)
  8. Donald Byrd & Gigi Gryce – Love For Sale (1957 Jazz Lab Columbia Records)
  9. Donald Byrd & Gigi Gryce – Straight Ahead (1957 Jazz Lab Columbia Records)
  10. Donald Byrd & Gigi Gryce – Zing Went The Strings of My Heart (1957 Jazz Lab Columbia Records)
  11. Dave Stryker with Chris Potter – Impressions (2015 Messing with Mr T Strikezone Records)
  12. Bernie McGann – Which Way Up (1997 Playground Rufus Records)
  13. Cleverhorse – Fletcher & The Whirly Birds (2016 Jazzhead Records)
  14. Phronesis – 67000 MPH (2016 Parallax Edition Records)
  15. Ben Winkelman Trio – Silvia (2016 The Knife Jazzhead Records)
  16. Roxy Coss – Tricky (2016 Restless Idealism Origin Records)
  17. Tom Lellis Notes – To Self (2016 The Flow Beamtide Music)

Adelaide to Willunga and back by Bikepaths.

An overnight cycle trip to McClaren Vale via established bikepaths  – a wine drinker’s paradise and Willunga Hill – a famous stage of the Tour Down Under.

The Indian summer gives us a perfect excuse for two days of fine weather riding, and we hope to link up bikepaths for the entire 100km return trip from Adelaide to Willunga. Well thats the plan!

Grade: Easy, mostly rolling country,  sealed paths, one steep (2.5km) uphill.

With no need of cold and wet gear and a room booked, our light pack comes in well under the maximum for our Topeak bags.

Packed and ready to roll
Packed and ready to roll

Mike Turtur Bikepath – Sturt River Linear Park

The Mike Turtur Bikepath, gives us an easy downhill to hook up with the Sturt River Linear Park path. Its not clearly signposted but easy to find, – just after Marion Road, near the Tram depot.

The route follows the river ( really a concrete floodway at this stage) moving from side to side over bridges and crossing a few busy roads, passing though small reserves and the backs of industrial and residential blocks. There are useful signs at each road crossing giving more info on the next stage of the ride.


Cockatoos enjoying the shade
Cockatoos enjoying the shade

We have been gently heading uphill getting nicely warmed up and finding the many wetlands and trees providing welcome shade as the day heats up. The path tunnels under the Southern Expressway and we turn Right onto the footpath of the Sturt Road and 100 meters ahead, is the start of the Veloway and the end of our shade.

Veloway bike path –  Sturt River to Noarlunga

It’s a hard and hot 2.5km climb to the top of O’Halloran Hill, but we are rewarded with great views and a wind that helps ease the humidity and heat. From here, the Veloway follows the Southern Expressway; surprisingly not noisy thanks to well designed landscaping.

Looking south from the Veloway
Looking south from the Veloway

The veloway comes to a T junction end with another bike path. With absolutely no signs anywhere, we take an educated guess and turn right, to discover that we are now on the Coast to Vines path.

Coast To Vines Bike Path – McClaren Vale

This route continues down a wide gully – with housing estates sprawling down the tops – where we find the first shelter, seating and much needed drinking water before it flattens out and we cross the Onkarparinga River.

Paddle boarders on the Onkaparinga River
Paddle boarders on the Onkaparinga River

Once past the Seacliff train station (a possible start point for those who want a shorter route) the path makes for easy riding though reserves and residential areas before plunging down though an old railway cutting, offering a cool pine scented respite from the heat.

Pedlers Cutting - all cut by hand in around 1914.
Pedlers Cutting – all cut by hand in around 1914.

Leaving the cool, it’s a railway gradient downhill to McClaren Vale, ducking under the highway to find vines forever leading the eye astray. Known for it’s consistently stunning vintages McLaren Vale is one of the top Shiraz wine regions of the world. We leave the path temporarily for a ride though the main street, in search of water and a late lunch. Best veggie burger at the café beside the old church – home of Dave Clark and the Singing Gallery.

McClaren Vale – Willunga, via The Shiraz Trail Bike Path.

Fuelled, and back on bikepaths, now called the Shiraz Trail Bike Path  we follow the old railway line to Willunga (and our accommodation) a further 7kms of gentle uphill gradient.

Shiraz as far as the eye can see.
Shiraz as far as the eye can see.

The heat (36 + ) and humidity has sapped our remaining energy and enthusiasm to ride Willunga Hill, but we console ourselves that we did grind our way up it last year, before watching the riders of the Tour Down Under, flash their way up.

Our room for the night is wonderfully cool, the shower strong and bed comfy. Heading out for dinner we notice huge black clouds forming over the hills begin to regret the lack of wet weather gear. However the publican reassures us, that, the clouds will just sit there. The next morning he is proved right and we get the benefit of a gusty tailwind as well as a cooler day.

Mark uses the Garmin 500 bike computer – the map, details and profile can be found here on the Garmin site.

The Return – The Shiraz Trail once more.
Old carriages from the railway's former days, provide a welcome coffee now.
Old carriages from the railway’s former days, provide a welcome coffee now.

Flying into McClaren Vale, we pause for coffee at the Almond Train, and then check out the Info place, to find a family fair in full swing. We resist adding more bottles to our panniers and head back up the railway cutting, taking the same route back to the T Junction.

Coast to Vines bike path – Noarlunga to Hallett Cove

This time, we continue on the Coast to Vines path when it meets the Veloway at the un-signposted T Junction, discovering that this is the old Hallett Cove to Noarlunga railway line – which proves to be a lovely tree lined route through residential areas. Great gradient too.

 Noarlunga to Hallet Cove railway bike path, provides shade and a gentle gradient.
Noarlunga to Hallet Cove railway bike path, provides shade and a gentle gradient.

The Coast to Vines path leaves the old railway line, crossing a major intersection before dropping under Main South Road – keep an eye out for the cardboard sign! – This directs you to the right bike path that curves over the Veloway and Southern Expressway to Sheidow Park.

Residential reserves link up and soon we are greeted with sea views crossing over the new railway line at Hallett Cove Station. From here, it’s a downhill coast to Kingston and the end of the Coast to Vines path.

End or start of the Coast to Vines.
End or start of the Coast to Vines.
Marion Rocks to Glenelg Bike Path.

The next 2 kms of road travel bike lane is unavoidable, but we did descend to the Brighton Caravan Park to pick up the Esplanade and the start of the Marino Rocks to Glenelg bike path.  Although today, the sand is firm and the tide out –  a great choice for our MTB bikes all the way to Glenelg and our favourite café – The Broadway Kiosk.

Beach riding at its best.
Beach riding at its best.

A late lunch fuels us up for the last 10k leg home, on the Mike Turtur bike path, bringing to an end a great two days cycling – all on bike paths, with a 2km exception. Fantastic.

The stats: 54 km, – out, 55 km back.

Garmin stats for the second day ride can be found here on the Garmin site.