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“It’s A Jazz Thing” BayFM 19th April 2017 Featuring Sunnyside Records Releases


Presented by Mark Robinson, featuring new jazz releases from Bill King Trio + 5, Beata Pater, Alexi Tuomarila, Al Muirhead, Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra, Binker And Moses, Denys Baptiste, Diego Barber, BBE Records, David Singley & Christian Scott. A couple of classics from Cannonball Adderley and Art Pepper round out the show. My featured artist this week is the record company Sunnyside Records.

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 Sunnyside Records


1. Aron Ottignon – Autumn Leaves (1997 Manifesto Compilation 97 Tap Records)

Australian pianist and composer

2. Bill King Trio + 5 – Rhythm Express (2016 Street Talk 7 Arts Entertainment)

Bill King – piano/Hammond B-3 organ/Rhodes
William Sperandei – trumpet
Darcy Hepner – tenor saxophone
Duncan Hopkins – acoustic bass
Mark Kelso – drums
Luis Obergoso – percussion
Jorge Luis Torres (Papiosco) percussion

3. Beata Pater – Curse of the Locusts (2017 Fire Dance B&B Records)

Beata Pater – Vocals
Sam Newsome – Soprano Sax
Anton Schwartz – Tenor Sax
Aaron Lington – Baritone Sax
Scott Collard – Keys
Aaron Germain – Bass
Alan Hall – Drums
Brian Rice – Percussion

4. Alexi Tuomarila – Aalto (2017 Kingdom Edition Records)

Alexi Tuomarila – piano
Mats Eilertsen – double bass
Olavi Louhivuori – drums

5. Al Muirhead – Softly As In A Morning Sunrise (2017 Northern Adventures The Canada Sessions Vol. 1 Chronograph Records)

Al Muirhead – Trumpet
Guido Basso – trumpet, flugelhorn
Tommy Banks – piano
Don Thompson – double bass
Reg Schwager – guitar
Mike Murley – saxophone
Chris Andrew – saxophone
Campbell Ryga – saxophone
Mike Rud – guitar
Laila Biali – vocals
Ben Wittman – drums
Kodi Hutchinson – bass

6. Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra – Nefertiti (2016 Effervescence Spartacus Records)

(Miles Davis/arr. Florian Ross)
Soloist: Michael Butcher –Tenor Sax

7. ELEW – My Favourite Things (2016 And To The Republic Sunnyside Records)

ELEW – piano (Eric Lewis)
Reginald Veal – bass
Jeff “Tain” Watts – drums

8. Edward Simon – Chega de Saudade (2016 Latin American Songbook Sunnyside Records)

Edward Simon – Piano
Joe Martin – Bass
Adam Cruz – Drums

9. Binker And Moses – The Departure (2017 Journey To The Mountian Of Forever Gearbox Records)

Moses Boyd – Drums
Binker Golding – Tenor Saxophone

10. Denys Baptiste – Ascent (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

11. Diego Barber – Trevenque (2017 One Minute Later Sunnyside Records)

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

12. Dick Griffin – Now Is The Time (Jean-Claude ‎– You Need This: A Journey Into Deep Jazz Vol 2 BBE Records)

1979 Trident Records
Dick Griffin – Trombone
Tenor Saxophone – Clifford Jordan
Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Bill Saxton
Calvin Hill – Bass
Lawrence Killian – Congas, Percussion
Billy Hart, Freddie Waits – Drums
Don Smith – Flute, Piano, Vocals
Hubert Eaves – Piano

13. David Singley – Inside the Mobius (2017 Good Hope WrenSong Productions)


David Singley – guitar

14. Clay Giberson – Simple Gifts (2016 Pastures Origin Records)

Clay Giberson – piano
Donny McCaslin – tenor saxophone
Drew Gress – bass
Matt Wilson – drums
Emily Cole – violin
Julie Coleman – violin
Charles Noble – viola
Trevor Fitzpatrick – cello

15. Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah – Encryption (Feat. Elena Pinderhughes) (2017 Ruler Rebel Ropeadope Select Records)


Christian Scott – Trumpet
Elena Pinderhughes – Flute

16. Cannonball Adderley – Fiddler On The Roof (1964 Cannonball Adderley’s Fiddler On The Roof Capitol Records)

Cannonball Adderley – Alto Saxophone
Sam Jones – Bass
Louis Hayes – Drums
Joe Zawinul – Piano
Charles Lloyd – Tenor Saxophone, Flute
Nat Adderley – Trumpet, Cornet
Producer – David Axelrod

16. Art Pepper – Art Pepper – Mambo De La Pinta (2004 Mosaic Select CD 1 Mosaic Select 15)

Alto Saxophone – Art Pepper
Bass – Leroy Vinnegar
Drums – Shelly Manne
Piano – Russ Freeman
Trumpet – Jack Sheldon
Written-By – Art Pepper

Primetime Jazz 9 March 2016 Feat. Charlie Parker


This Wednesday I am going back to 1952 with a Charlie Parker number “Almost Like Being In Love” from the period Parker was recording with the Jay McShann Orchestra. We take a trip through to new releases from Australia, Germany and the US in a slightly new format Wednesday night show.

The show can be heard again on the Radio Adelaide website by following this link – Listen Again.

The Playlist

  1. Charlie Parker – Almost Like Being In Love (1952 Jazz Masters 28 Charlie Parker Plays Standards Verve Records)
  2. Count Basie – Duet (1957 The Complete Atomic Basie EMI Records)
  3. Stan Kenton and His Orchestra – The Things We Did Last Summer (1958 The Ballad Style of Stan Kenton Capitol Records)
  4. The Gil Evans Orchestra – Sister Sadie (1961 Out of the Cool Impulse Records)
  5. Charly Antolini – The Preacher (1966 Drum Beat MPS Records)
  6. Bud Shank – Take Five (1966 California Cool Blue Note Records)
  7. Thelonious Monk – Blue Monk (1968 The Composer CBS Records)
  8. Clarke-Boland Big Band – Griff’s Groove (1969 The Complete Live Recordings at Ronnie Scott’s MPS Records)
  9. Chick Corea – I Ain’t Mad At You (1978 Chick Corea & Lionel Hampton In Concert Legends Of Music)
  10. John Stubblefield – Going Home (1987 Countin’ On The Blues BBE Music Re-issue 2015 If Music Presents- You Need This- A Journey Into Deep Jazz)
  11. Freddie Hubbard – Red Clay (2000 New Colours Hip Bop Records)
  12. Oma Sosa with NDR Big Band – Monkuru (2010 Ceremony  OTA Records)
  13. Kristin Berardi Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra – Mr Jackson (2011 Kristin Berardi Meets The Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra Jazzhead Australia)
  14. Divergence Jazz Orchestra – Jazz Euphoria on Frenchmen Street (2013 The Opening Statement)
  15. James Morrison – A Night in Tunisia (2014 A to Z of Jazz Disc 2 ABC Jazz)
  16. Ben Winkelman Trio – Remolacha (2016 The Knife Jazzhead Records)
  17. Norbert Stein Pata Messengers – Eimal am Rande des Haines (2015 Play Maria Rilke Pata Music)
  18. Ben Winkelman Trio – Prospects (2016 The Knife Jazzhead Records)

Music Whilst Travelling – Vinyl Ripping

The Vinyl Collection

One disadvantage of being a “Vinyl Junkie” and someone who likes to travel a lot is not being able to carry the record collection along in the Patrol or even more difficult, on the bike.

My vinyl collection
My vinyl collection

Whilst my vinyl collection is not the largest in the world it does contain tunes that mean a lot to me and tunes that I never get tired of hearing.

So what to do when you need to have that music, in crackly format for authentication, on the road with you?

Rip to digital of course.

The Signal Path

Here’s how i do it………

My turntable is a modified Project 5.1. The turntable feeds into a Rega Fono Mini A2D phono preamp and then via  silver RCA connectors and un-shielded silver wire into a NAD M15 pre-amp.

Vinyl played off of the Project RM5 turntable
Vinyl played off of the Project RM5 turntable

I take a digital output from the NAD into a Cambridge DacMagic upsampling DAC. The DacMagic converts to audio and then via a Creative SX the signal is converted back to digital. This is then fed via USB into a laptop. You can also see in the photo below my Raid 1 external storage unit (2 x 1TB hard drives).

DAC is a Cambridge Audio DAC Magic & storage is a raid 1 setup
DAC is a Cambridge Audio DAC Magic & storage is a raid 1 setup

The Software – Audacity

For many years I have been using the free audio software program Audacity. Audacity is incredibly versatile not only for 2 track recording but also for editing and sound engineering. I rip at 9600 and save in FLAC file format. The Audacity software allows normalizing and the removal of clicks very easily and quickly. I do spend time removing the most severe of clicks and pops but do tend to leave some in to retain that vinyl feel.

Audacity session
Audacity session

It only then remains to transfer the music to the player of your choice for the bike rides or car trips.