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Primetime Jazz 15 January 2016 Feat. Michael Brecker


The Radio Adelaide Primetime Jazz show for Friday evening carries the theme “What’s New”. My first show for 2016 features music released late 2015 as well as three releases from Sunnyside Records out early in 2016. There’s a track from a stunning release featuring Michael Brecker.

The music comes from artists across the globe with a special focus on the Melbourne based saxophonist Julien Wilson who, through his label Lionsharecords, released “This Narrow Isthmus” and “A Life In A Day” late in 2015. I feature releases from these two CDs on this show not only because they contain wonderful music but also as Julien will be performing in Adelaide on Monday 18th January at the COMA Sessions, Wheatsheaf Hotel.

This Narrow Isthmus” by The Julien Wilson Quartet features the following Musicians;

Julien Wilson – tenor sax & clarinet

Barney McAll – grand piano

Allan Browne – drums & cymbals

Jonathan Zwartz – double bass

The CD “A Life In A Day” is Australian alto saxophonist David Ades’ final album which was recorded in New York September 2013. The release features an 8 page booklet with liner notes, photos and art by Dave’s family and friends and features the following musicians;

David Ades – alto saxophone

Tony Malaby – soprano & tenor saxophones

Mark Helias – bass

Gerald Cleaver – drums

The radio show is available to hear again through the “Listen Again” feature on the Radio Adelaide website.

The Playlist

  1. Steve Kuhn Trio – My Shining Hour (2016 At This Time Sunnyside Records)
  2. Robert Burke – Mercurochrome (2015 Power of the Idea Jazzhead Records)
  3. Don McCaslin’s Warmth – Afro Blue (2015 The Best of Don McCaslin’s Warmth Tramp Records)
  4. The Julien Wilson Quartet – Bernie (2015 This Narrow Isthmus Lionsharecords)
  5. David Ades – Blahh (2015 A Life In A Day Lionsharecords)
  6. Alister Spence Trio – 7th Song (2015 Alister Spence Trio)
  7. Cecilia Stalin – You Are Feat. Stimulus (2016 The Love Ep)
  8. Kristin Berardi Sean Foran Rafael Karlen – Hope in My Pocket (2015 Hope in My Pocket Self Release)
  9. Harold Mabern – Billie’s Bounce featuring Kurt Elling (2015 Afro Blue Smoke Sessions Records)
  10. Aaron Diehl – Uranus (2015 Space, Time, Continuum Mack Avenue Records)
  11. Camilla Meza – Traces (2016 Traces Sunnyside Records)
  12. GoGo Penguin – All Res (2016 Man Made Object Blue Note Records)
  13. Nat Birchall – A Luta Continua (2015 Invocations Jazzman Records)
  14. Umo Jazz Orchestra with Michael Brecker – Slang (2015 Live In Helsinki 1995 Random Act Records)
  15. The Jac – The Green Hour (2015 The Green Hour Rattle Jazz)
  16. The Julien Wilson Quartet – McGod (2015 This Narrow Isthmus Lionsharecords)

Primetime Jazz Playlist Feat. Duke Ellington – Wednesday 9th December 2015

Tonight I present another 2-hour show on Radio Adelaide with the theme of “Big Band & Swing”. A featured track is by Duke Ellington & His Orchestra.  I like to present the shows in chronological order throwing down a couple of new releases at the end.

More details can be found on the Radio Adelaide website here, and also a link to listen to the show can be found here.

The playlist for the show is published below however a couple of the standout tracks for me are the new releases by The Umo Jazz Orchestra with Michael Brecker on Random Act Records and The Auckland Jazz Orchestra on SDL Music.

Artie Shaw and His Orchestra – Jungle Drums (1938 Jungle Drums Bluebird Records)

The Playlist Including Duke Ellington – Perdido


  1. Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra – Dusk In Upper Sandusky (1938 Dusk In Upper Sandusky Decca Records)
  2. Duke Ellington And His Orchestra ‎– Take The A Train (1943 His Most Important Second War Concert: Carnegie Hall Musicdisc)
  3. Glenn Miller – String of Pearls (1941 String of Pearls RCA Bluebird Records)
  4. Duke Ellington & His Orchestra – Perdido (1947 22 Original Big Band Recordings Victor Records)
  5. Coleman Hawkins Quintet – I Only Have Eyes For You (1944 The Complete Keynote Collection Verve Records)
  6. Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra – Tempo’s Boogie (1944 Tempo’s Boogie Decca Records)
  7. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra – All the Cats Join In (1946 All the Cats Join In Columbia)
  8. Gene Krupa’s All Star Swing Band – Swing Is Here (1945 Swing Is Here His Master’s Voice)
  9. Bill Harris And His Orchestra ‎– Bijou (1950 Bill Not Phil Clef Records)
    Flip Phillips and His Orchestra – Bright Blues (1950 Flip Wails Verve Records)
  10. Woody Herman and the New Third Herd – Moten Stomp (1954 Herd From Mars London Records)
  11. Woody Herman and His Orchestra – At the Woodchopper’s Ball (1955 Woodchopper’s Ball Decca Records)
  12. Harry James and His Orchestra – Music Makers (1955 All-Time Favourites Columbia)
  13. Count Basie and His Orchestra – Evenin’ (When The Sun Goes Down) (1955 Count Basie Swings Joe Williams Sings Clef Records)
  14. Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra – Hawaiian War Chant (1955 Hawaiian War Chant His Master’s Voice)
  15. Stan Getz – Love Is Here To Stay (1957 And The Cool Sounds Verve Records)
  16. Stan Kenton and His Orchestra – More Than You Know (1958 The Ballad Style of Stan Kenton Capitol Records)
  17. Gene Krupa and His Orchestra – Leave Us Leap (1958 Leave Us Leap Phillips Records)
  18. Terry Gibbs and His Big Band‎– Softly In A Summer Morning (1960 Swing Is Here! Verve Records)
  19. Mark Murphy – Kansas City (1960 Mark Murphy’s Hip Parade Capitol Records)
  20. The Woody Herman Big Band ‎– Men From Mars (1963 Hey Heard The Herd Verve Records)
  21. Ralph Burns Among The JATPs – Early Awedom Feat Bill Harris (1965 Ralph Burns Among The JATPs Verve Records)
  22. The Louie Bellson Quintet Feat Zoot Sims – Buffalo Joe (1990 Louis Bellson Norgran Records)
  23. Andy Kirk and His Clouds of Joy – Floyd’s Guitar Blues (1991 Kansas City Bounce 1936-1940 Black and Blue Records)
  24. Dave Chamberlain’s Band of Bones – King Porter Stomp (2015 Stomp! Band of Bones Productions)
  25. Umo Jazz Orchestra with Michael Brecker – Andrea’s Song (1995 Live In Helsinki 1995 Random Act Records)
  26. The Auckland Jazz Orchestra – The Moon The Ritual (2015 Darkly Dreaming SDL Music)
  27. Sidney Bechet ‎– Summertime (1991 Giants Of Jazz 1932-1940)

Next live to air shows;

Primetime Jazz – “What’s New” 18/12/15
Primetime Jazz – “Swing & Big Band” 13/01/16
Primetime Jazz – “What’s New” 15/01/16
Primetime Jazz – “Be Bop & Beyond” 28/01/16