“It’s A Jazz Thing” BayFM 17th May 2017 Featuring Pat LaBarbera


Presented by Mark Robinson, featuring new jazz releases from Pat LaBarbera, Tommy Smith & The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Nick Haywood Trio, Gerardo Frisina & Binker & Moses to name just a few. Also, a classic from Horace Silver, a stunning Latin piece from Byron Morris & Unity and a Jazz Funk masterpiece from New Zealand band Space Case.

If you are an artist, a record company (are they still called that these days?) or a promoter I would love to receive your digital files for airplay.
1. Tommy Smith & The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra – Children’s Songs (2016 Modern Jacobite Spartacus Records)

Tenor Saxophone – Tommy Smith

2. Nick Haywood Trio – Many Rivers To Cross (2017 Many Rivers Jazzhead Records)

Bass – Nick Haywood
Piano – Colin Hopkins
Drums – Niko Schäuble

3. Horace Silver – Mysticism (1975 Silver ‘n Brass Blue Note Records)

Written-By, Arranged By, Piano – Horace Silver
Acoustic Bass – Ron Carter
Drums – Al Foster
French Horn – Vince Derosa
Tenor Saxophone – Bob Berg
Trombone – Frank Rosolino, Maurice Spears
Trumpet – Tom Harrell
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Bobby Bryant, Oscar Brashear
Woodwind – Buddy Collette, Jerome Richardson

4. David Friesen Circle 3 Trio – Bright Light Sky (2016 Triple Exposure Origin Records)

Hemage Bass – David Friesen
Piano – Greg Goebel
Drums – Charlie Doggett

5. Clay Giberson – The Time For Now (2016 Pastures Sunnyside Records)

Piano – Clay Giberson
Tenor Saxophone – Donny McCaslin
Bass – Drew Gress
Drums – Matt Wilson

6. Jasshauze – Pulsar (2017 Jasshauze EBjazz Records)

Composer & Arranger, Trumpet – Eric Bolvin
Tenor Saxophone – Scott Barnhill

7. Gerardo Frisina – Olympia – Part II (2017 Blue Latin Schema Records)

Produced by Gerardo Frisina for Schema Records
Piano and Fender Rhodes – Giovanni Guerretti
Drums and Percussion – Ernesto Lopez
Trumpet – Hendrickson Mena
Bass and Double Bass – Enzo Frassi
Saxophone, Flute – Mamone

8. Dee C’rell – Headphone Walking (2015 Kompilation 1 Holm Records)

Dee C’rell – all instruments

9. Byron Morris and Unity – Panamanian Aire (1994 Vibrations In Time By-Mor Music)

Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Flute, Liner Notes – Byron Morris
Bass – Frank Clayton
Drums – Tyronne Walker
Piano, Electric Piano – Gene Adler
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Vincent McEwan
Vocals, Voice – Jay Clayton

10. Binker & Moses – Fete By The River (2017 Journey To The Mountain Of Forever Gearbox Records)

Tenor Saxophone – Binker Golding
Drums – Moses Boyd

11. Sr. Langosta – Cerdos de Cuello Blanco (2017 El Experimento Caribeño Ropeadope Select Records)

Guitar – Jorge Andres Ferreras
Keyboards – Alexandra Rivera
Percussion and Vibraphone – Timothy Cooper
Drums – Gamaliel Santiago
Electric Bass – Manuel Rodriguez

12. Space Case – Mr Gone (2016 The Way In Is The Way Out – The Music of Murray McNabb Sarang Bang Records)

Arranged By, Music Director – Murray McNabb
Bass – Bruce Lynch
Drums – Frank Gibson
Orchestra – Auckland Neophonic Orchestra
Soprano Saxophone – Brian Smith
Trumpet – Kim Paterson

13. Ross Hammond & Vinny Golia – Creek Watching (For A.A.Milne) (2016 Ross Hammond & Vinny Golia Prescott Recordings)

Acoustic 12 String Guitar – Ross Hammond
Alto Flute, Bass Clarinet, G Soprano Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Vinny Golia

14. Philippe Baden Powell – Chica (2017 Notes Over Poetry Far Out Recordings)

Piano Philippe – Baden Powell
French Jazz Drummer – André Ceccarelli
Belgian jazz Vocalist – David Linx
Afro-Brazilian Percussion Master – Ruca Rebordão

15. Pat LaBarbera – Whatever Stan Wants (2007 The Power Of Beauty – A Tribute To Stan Getz 7 Arts Entertainment)

Tenor Sax – Pat LaBarbera

16. Miles Davis Featuring Sonny Rollins – Denial (1956 Dig Prestige Records)

Tenor Saxophone – Sonny Rollins
Trumpet – Miles Davis
Alto Saxophone – Jackie McClean
Bass – Tommy Potter
Drums – Art Blakey
Piano – Walter Bishop

17. Marvin Parks – Nature Boy (2017 Marvin Parks Schema Records)

Vocals – Marvin Parks
Alto Saxophone – Daniele Tittarelli
Trumpet – Francesco Lento
Piano – Pietro Lussu
Double Bass – Luca Alemanno
Drums – Nicola Angelucci
Percussion – Pierpaolo Bisogno
Guitar – Nicola Conte
Alto Saxophone – Logan Richardson
Producer – Nicola Conte

“It’s A Jazz Thing” BayFM 10th May 2017 Featuring Mark Murphy


Presented by Mark Robinson, featuring new jazz releases from Ross Hammond, Diego Barber, Morten Schantz & Azymuth amongst others.  Also, classics from the 60s, 70s & 80s and some Australian jazz thrown in too.

If you are an artist, a record company (are they still called that these days?) or a promoter I would love to receive your digital files for airplay.

The Playlist Featuring Mark Murphy on Gearbox Records

1. Ross Hammond – Blues for Bob Feathers (2017 Follow Your Heart Self Release)

Ross Hammond – Guitar

2. Diego Barber – Dilar River (2017 One Minute Later Sunnyside Records)

Diego Barber – Guitarist/composer a native of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands;
Ben Williams – bass
Eric Harland – drums

3. Duke Pearson – Bedouin (1964 Wohoo Blue Note Records)

James Spaulding – Alto Saxophone, Flute
Bob Cranshaw – Bass
Mickey Roker – Drums
Duke Pearson – Piano
Joe Henderson – Tenor Saxophone
Donald Byrd – Trumpet
Rudy Van Gelder – Recording Engineer
Written-By – Duke Pearson

4. The Don Rendell Ian Carr Quintet – Pavanne (1969 Live Columbia Records)

Don Rendell – Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet
Ian Carr – Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Dave Green – Bass
Trevor Tomkins – Drums
Michael Garrick – Piano

5. Fuse One – Grand Prix (1980 Fuse One CTI Records)

Ronnie Foster – Written-By
Jeremy Wall – Arranged By, Conductor
Tony Williams – Drums
Joe Farrell – Sax
John McLaughlin – Guitar
Larry Coryell – Guitar
Lenny White – Drums
Ndugu – Percussion
Paulinho Da Costa; – Percussion
Ronnie Foster – Keys
Stanley Clarke – Bass
Creed Taylor – Producer

6. Peter Herbolzheimer Rhythm Combination & Brass – Wild Chick (1973 Waitaminute MPS Records)

P. Herbolzheimer – Composer Alto Saxophone, Flute – Herb Geller
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen – Bass
Sabu Martinez – Congas, Bongos, Tabla
Art Farmer – Trumpet, Flugelhorn

7. Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen – Wee Dot (1964 The Bass In The Background 1962-92 Storyville Records)

Johnny Griffin – tenor sax
Kenny Drew – piano
Niels Henning Ørsted Pedersen – bass
Art Taylor – drums

8. Les McCann & The Jazz Crusaders – This Here (1963 Jazz Waltz Pacific Jazz Records)

Robert Haynes – Bass
“Stix” Hooper – Drums
Les McCann – Piano, Electric Piano, Organ
Joe Sample – Piano, Organ
Wilton Felder – Tenor Saxophone
Wayne Henderson – Trombone

9. Mike Nock Roger Manins – Can’t We Be Friends (2015 Two Out FWM Records)

Mike Nock – Piano
Roger Manins – Tenor Saxophone

10. Mike Nock Trio & NZTrio – El Testamen De Amelia (2016 Vicissitudes Rattle Jazz)

Mike Nock – Piano
Brett Hirst – Bass
James Waples – Drums

Justine Cormack – Violin
Sarah Watkins – Piano
Ashley Brown – cello

Vicissitudes came about after Philip Tremewan (Director of the Christchurch Arts Festival) suggested to Mike Nock that he write a piece for two trios using a set of variations to show the different approaches each group might bring to the same piece of music. The idea was to combine the disparate worlds of jazz and classical music to show the strength of the human spirit when faced with seemingly overwhelming obstacles.

11. Mike Nock Trio – An Accumulation of Subtleties (2010 An Accumulation of Subtleties FWM Records)

Mike Nock – Piano
Ben Waples – Double Bass
James Waples – Drums

12. Trichotomy – Foran Policy – Bonus Track (2017 Known Unknown Challenge Records)

Sean Foran – Piano & Electronics
John Parker – Drums & Electronics
Sam Vincent – Bass & Electronics
Recorded at QLD Conservatorium Griffith University, Brisbane 22-26 June 2016

13. Mark Murphy – Beautiful Friendship (2014 A Beautiful Friendship Remembering Shirley Horn Gearbox Records)

Mark Murphy – Vocals
Curtis Lundy – Double Bass
Steve Williams – Drums
Alex Minasian – Piano

14. Gretchen Parlato – Turning Into Blue (2009 In A Dream ObliqSound Records)

Gretchen Parlato – Vocals
Derrick Hodge – Bass
Kendrick Scott – Drums
Aaron Parks – Glockenspiel
Aaron Parks – Organ
Aaron Parks – Piano

15. Kevin Field – Shatneresque (2015 The A List Warner Music)

Kevin Field – Piano
Matt Penman – Bass
Nir Felder – Guitar
Obed Calvaire – Drums

16. Azymuth – Fênix (2016 Fênix Far Out Recordings)

Ivan Conti – Drums
Alex Malheiros – Bass
Kiko Continentino – Keys

17. Morten Schantz – Drill (2017 Godspeed Edition Records)

Morten Schantz – Fender Rhodes Electric Piano
Marius Neset – Soprano and Tenor Saxophone
Anton Eger – Drums, percussion & handclaps

18. George Benson – Breezin’ (1976 Breezin’ WB Records)

George Benson – Lead Guitar, Vocals
Stanley Banks – Bass
Jorge Dalto – Clavinet, Piano [Acoustic]
Harvey Mason – Drums
Ronnie Foster – Electric Piano, Synthesizer [Mini-moog]
Percussion – Ralph MacDonald
Phil Upchurch – Rhythm Guitar



“It’s A Jazz Thing” BayFM 3rd May 2017 Featuring Howard Johnson


Presented by Mark Robinson, featuring new jazz releases from Howard Johnson, Tricotomy, Morten Schantz, Helge Lien and Verneri Pohjola to name just a few. Also, a classic from Sonny Rollins, a stunning ballad from Karrin Allyson and some Australian jazz thrown in too.

If you are an artist, a record company (are they still called that these days?) or a promoter I would love to receive your digital files for airplay.

The Playlist Featuring New Releases from Howard Johnson and Gravity

  1. Trichotomy – Foran Policy – Bonus Track (2017 Known Unknown Challenge Records)

Sean Foran – Piano
John Parker – Drums
Samuel Vincent – Bass

  1. Morten Schantz – Dark Matter (2017 Godspeed Edition Records)

Morten Schantz – All keyboards
Marius Neset – Soprano and Tenor saxophones, Korg MS-10 bass synth
Anton Eger – Drums, percussion & handclaps
Produced by Morten Schantz with Kristian Thomsen

  1. Chris Mason-Battley Group – Tairua (2006 Two Tides Rattle Records)

Richard Nunns – Taonga Puoro
Chris Mason-Battley – Soprano & Tenor Sax
David Lines – Piano
Graeme Webb – Guitars / Guitar Synth
Sam Giles – Bass
Steve Garden – Drums & Percussion

  1. Helge Lien Trio – Guzuguzu (Moving Slowly) (2017 Guzuguzu Ozella Music)

Helge Lien – Piano
Frode Berg – Bass
Per Oddvar Johansen – Drums

  1. Mammal Hands – The Eyes That Saw The Mountain (2016 Floa Gondwana Records)

Jordan Smart – Saxophone
Nick Smart – Piano
Jesse Barrett – Drums & Tabla

  1. Tony Gould & Mike Nock – Indifference (2016 The Monash Sessions Tony Gould & Mike Nock Jazzhead Records)

Mike Nock – Piano
Josh Bennier – Trombone
Stephen Byth – Alto Sax
Paul Williamson – Trumpet
Hiroki Hoshino – Bass
Julian Steele – Keys

  1. Denys Baptiste – Living Space (2017 The Late Trane Edition Records)

Denys Baptiste – tenor saxophone
Nikki Yeoh – piano and keyboards
Neil Charles – bass
Rod Youngs – drums
Gary Crosby – bass
Steve Williamson – tenor saxophone
All music by John Coltrane

  1. Nat Birchall – Nica’s Dance (2016 Akhenaten Gondwana Records)

Nat Birchall – Tenor Saxophone, Composer, Producer
Gavin Barras – Bass
Gaz Hughes – Drums
Adam Fairhall – Piano

  1. Verneri Pohjola – Benjamin (2017 Pekka Edition Records)

Verneri Pohjola – Trumpet
Tuomo Prättälä – Fender Rhodes
Teemu Viinikainen – Guitar
Mika Kallio – Drums
Antti Lötjönen – Bass

  1. Sonny Rollins – There Will Never Be Another You (1963 Our Man In Jazz RCA Victor Records)

Sonny Rollins – Tenor Saxophone
Henry Grime – Bass
Don Cherry – Cornet
Billy Higgins – Drums

  1. Joe Lovano Ensemble – The Birth Of The Cool Suite; Boplicity, Postlude (2005 Streams of Expression Blue Note Records)

Steve Slagle – Soprano Saxophone
Joe Lovano – Alto Clarinet
Gary Smulyan – Baritone Saxophone
Dennis Irwin – Bass
Charles Russo – Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Lewis Nash – Drums
Michael Parloff – Flute
James Weidman – Piano
Ralph Lalama – Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet
Larry Farrell – Trombone
Barry Ries Tim Hagans – Trumpet

  1. Willie Bobo – New Day Magic (1970 Dig My Feeling Nacional Records)

Willie Bobo – Producer and Percussion
Eric Bobo, Mario Rodriguez – 2016 Reissue Producers

  1. Ollie Howell – Coming Home (2017 Self Identity Ropeadope Records)

Ollie Howell – Drums/Compositions/Electronics
Duncan Eagles – Tenor Saxophone
Ant Law – Electric Guitar
Henry Spencer – Trumpet
Matt Robinson – Piano/Rhodes
Max Luthert – Double Bass

  1. Howard Johnson and Gravity – High Priest (2017 Testimony Tuscarora Records)

Howard Johnson – Tuba, Baritone Saxophone, Penny Whistle
Velvet Brown, Dave Bargeron, Earl McIntyre; Joseph Daley, Bob Stewart – Tuba
Carlton Holmes – Piano
Melissa Slocum – Bass
Buddy Williams – Drums

  1. Judy Bailey Quartet – Colours Of My Dream (1976 Colours Eureka Records)

Denise Keene – Vocals
Ron Philpott – Bass
John Pochee – Drums
Judy Bailey – Electric Piano
Ken James – Saxophone

  1. Karrin Allyson – Naima (2001 Ballads Remembering John Coltrane Concord Jazz)

Karrin Allyson – Vocals, Piano
John Patitucci – Acoustic Bass
Lewis Nash – Drums
James Carter – Tenor Saxophone
James Williams – Piano

  1. Jamie Oehlers and Tal Cohen – Armistice (2016 Innocent Dreamer Self Release)

Jamie Oehlers – tenor sax
Tal Cohen – piano