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“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

“It’s A Jazz Thing” BayFM 5th April 2017 Feat. Gerardo Frisina


Presented by Mark Robinson featuring new jazz releases from Daniel Herskedal, Phronesis with Julian Argüelles & The Frankfurt Radio Big Band, Gerardo Frisina and UK young lions Binker & Moses. Also, classic jazz from Sonny Rollins, Hank Mobley and Bud Powell.

The Playlist Featuring Gerardo Frisina, Edition Records and Gearbox Records

  1. Sonny Rollins Quartet – Tenor Madness (1956 Tenor Madness Prestige Records)
  2. Bill Laurance – Ready Wednesday (2014 Flint GroundUp Music)
  3. Daniel Herskedal – Seeds of Language (2017 The Roc Edition Records)
  4. Phronesis with Julian Argüelles & The Frankfurt Radio Big Band – Herne Hill (2017 The Behemoth Edition Records)
  5. Sean Foran – Frame of Reference (2016 Frame of Reference Jazzhead Records)
  6. Hank Mobley – Recado Bossa Nova (1965 Dippin’ Blue Note Records)
  7. Bud Powell – Un Poco Loco (Alternate Take #1) (1951 The Complete Blue Note And Roost Recordings [Disc 1] Blue Note)
  8. Gerardo Frisina – Blue Latin (2017 Blue Latin Schema Records)
  9. Dee C’Rell – Grund (Feat. Neil Stalnaker) (2016 Sammlung Holm Records)
  10. Binker & Moses – Valley Of The Ultra Blacks (2017 Journey Of The Mountain Of Forever – Disc 2 The Realms Of The Infinite Gearbox Records)
  11. Kristin Berardi Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra – Mr Jackson (2011 Kristin Berardi Meets The Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra Jazzhead Australia)
  12. Kevin Field – Closed Book (2015 The A List Warner Music)
  13. Tubby Hayes – Seven Steps To Heaven (1972 Live at the Hopbine 2014 Gearbox Records)
  14. Grover Washington Jr. – Sausalito (1977 Live At The Bijou Kudu Records)

Primetime Jazz Playlist 23rd June 2016 Feat. Dave Brubeck


This was the final Primetime Jazz show broadcast “live-to-air” from the North Terrace, Adelaide studios. Radio Adelaide moves to new studios over the next month. It has been a pleasure to work with such knowledgeable and talented jazz presenters at Radio Adelaide – I wish everyone well. So for my final show I picked tracks that have become my favorites over the years with a special Dave Brubeck track for my father who celebrated his birthday. I ended on a mellow, reflective piece of music from a Freddie Hubbard LP featuring the vocals of Al Jarreau.

The Playlist Featuring Dave Brubeck


  1. Sidney Bechet – Summertime (1939 Blue Note Records)
  2. Bud Powell – Un Poco Loco (Mono) (1951 The Amazing Bud Powell Vol 1 Blue Note Records)
  3. Bernie McGann with Kim Paterson – Chuggin’ (1966 1966(The Australasian Jazz Avant Garde) Sarang Bang Records)
  4. B Baker Chocolate Co – Snow Blower (1979 B Baker Chocolate Co TK Records)
  5. Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers – The Summit (1960 Meet You At The Jazz Corner of the World Vol II Blue Note Records)
  6. Tubby Hayes – A Pint of Bitter (1961 Tubbs In NY Fontana Records)
  7. The Mike Nock Underground – The Squire (1971 Between Or Beyond MPS)
  8. Spacecase – Boat People (2008 Retrospective (Disc 1) Ode Records)
  9. Charlie Parker’s New Stars – Relaxing At Camarillo (1947 Dial Records)
  10. Michel Legrand – Southern Routes (2006 Sunday Afternoon At Dingwalls -Gilles Peterson [Disc 1] Ether Records)
  11. Chick Corea – Spain (1972 Light as a Feather Polydor Records)
  12. Mark Murphy – Farmer’s Market (1978 Stolen Moments Muse Records)
  13. Dave Brubeck Quartet Feat. Gerry Mulligan – Take 5 (1972 The Last Set at Newport Atlantic Records)
  14. Freddie Hubbard – Little Sunflower (1979 The Love Connection CBS Records)

Primetime Jazz 12th May Feat. Sonny Rollins


Presented by Mark Robinson featuring new jazz releases from Alex Goodman, Matthew Halsall, Mammal Hands, Dave King (he of The Bad Plus) Dee C’Rell and Tom Lellis. Also three tracks from the Sonny Rollins and Miles Davis 1956 Prestige Records release “The Complete Prestige Recordings”.


The Playlist Featuring Sonny Rollins & Miles Davis

  1. Alex Goodman – Family Breakfast (2016 Border Crossing Oa2 Records)
  2. Timo Lassy – African Rumble (2005 12 Single Ricky Tick Records)
  3. Dexter Gordon – Daddy Plays the Horn (1955 Daddy Plays the Horn Charly Records)
  4. Donald Byrd – Places and Spaces (1975 Places and Spaces Blue Note Records)
  5. Matthew Halsall – Breathless (2016 On The Go Gondwana Records)
  6. Mammal Hands – Hourglass (2016 Flora Gondwana Records)
  7. Dee C’Rell – Editing Confession (2016 Editing Confession Holm Records)
  8. Sonny Rollins and Miles Davis – Vierd Blues (1956 The Complete Prestige Recordings Prestige Records)
  9. Sonny Rollins and Miles Davis – No Line (1956 The Complete Prestige Recordings Prestige Records)
  10. Sonny Rollins and Miles Davis – On Your Own Sweet Way (1956 The Complete Prestige Recordings Prestige Records)
  11. Deep Jazz – Mystic Sky (2016 Peace Chant – Raw, Deep and Spiritual Jazz Vol.2 Tramp Records)
  12. Bernie McGann – ACNR (2012 Wending Rufus Records)
  13. Dave King Trucking Company – Parallel Sister Track (2016 Surrounded By The Night Sunnyside Records)
  14. Hard Jazz – Karmapa Chenno (2016 The Way In Is The Way Out – The Music of Murray McNabb Sarang Bang Records)
  15. Byron Morris and Unity – Tranquil Moods (1994 Live! At The East Coast Jazz Festival – Byron Morris And Unity By-Mor Music)
  16. Bill Evans – Little Lulu (1987 Compact Jazz Bill Evans Verve Records)
  17. Tom Lellis – Lucky Southern (2016 Kev Beadle presents Best Of Inner City BBE Records)
  18. Tom Lellis – The Flow (2016 The Flow Beamtide Music)

Primetime Jazz 4th May Feat. Miles Davis


Presented by Mark Robinson this week featuring 3 tracks from the 1956 Prestige Records release “Steamin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet” recorded in 1956 in two sessions and released in 1961. This LP is featured because for the month of May 2016 subscribers to Radio Adelaide go into a draw to win 14 Prestige LPs by Miles Davis. One of my favorite releases from that period is “Steamin’”. I also play new releases from Sarang Bang Records, Gerard Presencer & Danish Radio Big Band, Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra and a couple of tracks from the excellent BBE Music release “Kev Beadle Presents Inner City Records”. Quite a smorgasbord of delights!

Playlist – Miles Davis Featured

  1. Gerard Presencer and the Danish Radio Big Band – Ballad or Tango of the Misunderstood (2016 Groove Travels Edition Records)
  2. Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra – The Soulful Mr. Williams (2016 Portraits and Places Origin Records)
  3. Guillermo Klein – Suite Indiana Donna Lee (2016 Los Guachos V Sunnyside Records)
  4. Raul Agraz – Obsession (2016 Between Brothers OA2 Records)
  5. Marcos Varela – Pepper (2016 San Ygnacio Origin Records)
  6. Ray Vega & Thomas Marriott – United (2016 Return Of The East-West Trumpet Summit Origin Records)
  7. Dr Tree – Fourth World (2016 The Way In Is The Way Out – The Music of Murray McNabb Sarang Bang Records)
  8. Bernie McGann with Kim Paterson – Chuggin’ (1966 1966 (The Australasian Jazz Avant Garde Sarang Bang Records)
  9. Pram Trio – Mrs. Kim Visits the Living Room Alone (2016 Saga Thirteen Self Release)
  10. The Miles Davis Quintet – Surrey With The Fringe On Top (1961 Steamin’ Prestige Records)
  11. The Miles Davis Quintet – Well You Needn’t (1961 Steamin’ Prestige Records)
  12. The Miles Davis Quintet – When I Fall In Love (1961 Steamin’ Prestige Records)
  13. Dee C’Rell – Part 4 (2015 Farewell Northern Bird Holm Records)
  14. Leon Rosten Trio – Scattered Clouds (2016 Interpretations)
  15. Ross Hammond and Sameer Gupta – Upward (2016 Upward Self Release)
  16. Mammal Hands – Hourglass (2016 Flora Gondwana Records)
  17. Kellis Etheridge – Quickie Nirvana (2016 Kev Beadle presents Best Of Inner City BBE Records)
  18. Judy Roberts – The Other World (2016 Kev Beadle presents Best Of Inner City BBE Records)
  19. Bob Kenmotsu Quartet – 2016 I’m In Love With You (2016 I’m In Love With You Rodoken Music)

Listen Again

The show can be streamed from the Radio Adelaide website here.



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)

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.



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)