Blow

Thursdays 2pm

Presented by Matt McMahon & Dan Barnett

Two legends of the Australian music industry present great jazz, with a special focus on the local scenes from Sydney, Melbourne, and beyond.

Dan_Barnett_SingingDan Barnett is acknowledged as one of Australia’s most accomplished and professional performers. His powerful voice and swinging trombone, form the backbone of the Dan Barnett Big Band. Featuring original musical arrangements, his latest album Point of no Return delivers classic swing in the unique Dan Barnett style.

Matt McMahon
Sydney pianist and composer, Matt McMahon began classical piano lessons when he was seven, but it was in his teens that his interest in jazz began, influenced by the recordings of Miles Davis and Weather Report and live performances by such Australian greats as Mike Nock, Bernie McGann and Paul Grabowsky. Matt completed a BA from the University of Sydney in 1992 with an honours degree in English Literature. He later completed an Associate Diploma in Jazz Studies from the NSW Conservatorium of Music where he studied with Mike Nock and Roger Frampton, and studied in New York. Matt has led his own groups including his trio, and is involved in the collaborative group “The Band of Five Names” featuring Phil Slater and Simon Barker, with whom he has recorded two albums. Matt won the National Jazz Award at the 1999 Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and has performed with many of Australia’s jazz icons including Vince Jones, James Morrison and Don Burrows. He is actively involved in the jazz community as a broadcaster and founder of the Jazzgroove Association, and has an interest in jazz education. He currently teaches at the NSW Conservatorium of Music and tours both nationally and internationally. The 2005 Freedman Jazz Fellow, Matt recorded his impressive debut album as leader, Ellipsis, with Jonathan Brown on bass and Simon Barker, drums.

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Recent Episodes

Blow - 02:00pm - Thursday 19th October, 2017

Playlist
Blow - 12:00am Thursday 19th October, 2017
Jan Garbarek Bobo stenson - A.I.R.
RELEASE: Withci-Tai-To - LABEL: ECM
Ephemera - Callisto
RELEASE: Orbits and Riffs
ephemera - Solar Flare
RELEASE: orbits and riffs
Wolfgang Muthspiel - Rising Grace
RELEASE: Rising Grace - LABEL: ECM
Wolfgang Muthspiel - Intensive Care
RELEASE: Rising Grace - LABEL: ECM
Wlfgang Muthspiel - Triad song
RELEASE: Rising Grace - LABEL: ECM
Miles Davis - Autumn Leaves
RELEASE: No More Blues
alister spence - Hopeful
RELEASE: Not Everything But Enough - LABEL: ASM
Chick Corea - This is New
RELEASE: Corea, Hancock, Jarrett ,Tyner
Chick Corea - The Brain
RELEASE: Early Days

Blow - 02:00pm - Thursday 12th October, 2017

Playlist
Blow - 12:00am Thursday 12th October, 2017
Jeremy Sawkins - Shiftin'
RELEASE: Artefact
bonerama - Indian red
RELEASE: Shake it baby
Charlie Sepulveda - Charlie's wHLE TONE BLUES
RELEASE: turnaround - LABEL: highnote
Gregg Arthur - I'm In The Mood For Love
RELEASE: Last Call - LABEL: fanfare records
Kim Lawson - Mission Beach
RELEASE: Hey day - LABEL: YumYum tree
Chris cody - Seven Below
RELEASE: Not my lover - LABEL: Wave Music
Chris Cody - Not mY lOVER
RELEASE: Not my Lover - LABEL: Wave Music
Barney McCall - Transformations
RELEASE: Mooralbark
ephemera Trio - Black Hole
RELEASE: orbits and riffs
Count Basie and sarah Vaughan - You go to my head
RELEASE: Count Basie sarah Vaghan - LABEL: Roulette Jazz
Mark Murphy - Do Nothin till you hear from me
RELEASE: Once to every heart - LABEL: Verve
Steve Turre - Descarega de turre
RELEASE: Right there - LABEL: Antilles
Steve Turre - Ginseng people
RELEASE: Right there - LABEL: Antilles
Christian sands - Buds Tune
RELEASE: Reach

Blow - 02:00pm - Thursday 5th October, 2017

Playlist
Blow - 12:00am Thursday 5th October, 2017
McCoy Tyner - Passion Dance
RELEASE: The Real McCoy - LABEL: Blue Note
McCoy Tyner - Contemplation
RELEASE: The Real McCoy - LABEL: Blue Note
Gregg Arthur - I'm In The Mood for Love
RELEASE: Last Call - LABEL: Fanfare
Gregg Arthur - Last Call
RELEASE: Last Call - LABEL: Fanfare
Gregg Arthur - Killing Me softly
RELEASE: Last Call - LABEL: Fanfare
Barney McCall - Sorrow Horse
RELEASE: Hearing the Blood - LABEL: Celestial Arts
Barney McCall - Gold Cupboard
RELEASE: Hearing The Blood - LABEL: Celestial Arts
Barney McCall - Nock Code
RELEASE: Hearing The Blood - LABEL: Celestial Arts
Wayne shorter - Dindi
RELEASE: SuperNova - LABEL: Blue Note
Wayne Shorter - More Than Human
RELEASE: Super Nova - LABEL: Blue Note

Blow - 02:00pm - Thursday 28th September, 2017

Playlist
Blow - 12:00am Thursday 28th September, 2017
Keith Jarrett - I'll Remember April
RELEASE: Tokyo 96 - LABEL: ECM
Funk Engine - Do That Stuff
RELEASE: Taking A Ride
Funk Engine - The Tap Dancer
RELEASE: Taking a Ride
Funk Engine - Rescue
RELEASE: Taking a Ride
Alister Spence Trio - Campuhan Frog Song
RELEASE: Not everything But Enough - LABEL: ASM
Tim Rollinson - Old King Soul
RELEASE: Nitty Gritty - LABEL: Mixed up
Nick Hempton - When I Grow Too Old to Dream
RELEASE: Trio Stonk Live at Smalls - LABEL: smallslive
Nick Hempton - A Whistlin' Blues
RELEASE: Trio Stonk Live at Smalls - LABEL: Smallslive
Nick Hempton - A Blues To You Rudy
RELEASE: Trio Stonk - LABEL: smallslive

Blow - 02:00pm - Thursday 21st September, 2017

Playlist
Blow - 12:00am Thursday 21st September, 2017
Frances Madden - Such A Beautiful Day
RELEASE: Live at the Basement And Foundry 616

Blow - 02:00pm - Thursday 14th September, 2017

Playlist
Blow - 12:00am Thursday 14th September, 2017
Christioan Sands - Song of the rainbow people
RELEASE: Reach - LABEL: Mack Avenue
mIROSLAV vITOUS - SilverlAKE
RELEASE: First meeting - LABEL: ECM
Charlie Sepulveda - Charlies Whole tone blues
RELEASE: Turnaround - LABEL: Highnote
Ten Part invention - Jazznost
RELEASE: Live at Wangaratta - LABEL: ABC
Ten part invention - Sorry my English
RELEASE: Live at Wangaratta - LABEL: ABC Jazz
Greening from ear to ear - Parallel Lines
RELEASE: TamO'Shanter tales - LABEL: SIMA
Miles Davis - Directions
RELEASE: The Cellar door sessions - LABEL: CBS
Joey DeFrancesco - Project freedom
RELEASE: Project Freedom - LABEL: Mack Avenue
Kenny wheeler - Deer Wan
RELEASE: Deer Wan - LABEL: ECM