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 16th February, 2017

Playlist
Blow - 12:00am Thursday 16th February, 2017
Scoredetura - Tense
RELEASE: Tense
Scoredetura - Bear Attack
RELEASE: Tense
Tangents - Oberon
RELEASE: stateless

Blow - 02:00pm - Thursday 9th February, 2017

Playlist
Blow - 12:00am Thursday 9th February, 2017
Gregory Porter - But Beautiful
RELEASE: Water - LABEL: sony
Theolonious Monk - Skippy
RELEASE: Theolonious Monk - LABEL: Blue Note
Theolonious Monk - Skippy alt take
RELEASE: Theolonious Monk - LABEL: blue note
Chris Fields - Bembe
RELEASE: Atma Blue
Wayne Shorter - El Gaucho
RELEASE: Adams Apple - LABEL: Blue Note
Sean Foran - Room with a View
RELEASE: Frame of reference - LABEL: jazzhead
Steve McKenna - Seaview
RELEASE: Seaview - LABEL: Larrikin
Steve Mckenna - It could Happen to you
RELEASE: Seaview - LABEL: Larrikin
Steve Hunter - TRUTH is
RELEASE: Nine Lives - LABEL: ABC
Craig Norton - A common thread
RELEASE: Nautical mile
Ingrid and Christine Jensen - Swirlaround
RELEASE: Infinitude - LABEL: Whirlwind

Blow - 02:00pm - Thursday 2nd February, 2017

Playlist
Blow - 12:00am Thursday 2nd February, 2017
Erroll Garner - The Way You Look Tonight
RELEASE: Body and Soul - LABEL: CBS
Erroll Garner - Body and Soul
RELEASE: Body and Soul - LABEL: CBS
Arthur Washington Sexytet - Menage A Trois
RELEASE: Arthur Washington Sexytet
Arthur Washington - Stomp of The Sexytet
RELEASE: Arthur Washington Sexytet
Arthur Washington Sexytet - Petal
RELEASE: Arthur Washington Sexytet
Charles Mingus - Slop
RELEASE: Mingus Dynasty - LABEL: CBS
Pat Caplice - Cheek To Cheek
RELEASE: Caprice
Philly - Kenny Garrett
RELEASE: Do Your Dance - LABEL: Mack Avenue
Cope Street Parade - Dream Come True
RELEASE: Townie Ramble On
Mister Ott - Blood Sky
RELEASE: Single Shot
Julien Wilson Stephen Magnussen - Stagger
RELEASE: Kaleidoscope - LABEL: Jazzhead
Charles Mingus - Dianne
RELEASE: Mingus Dynasty - LABEL: CBS
Wayne Shorter - Teru
RELEASE: Adam's Apple - LABEL: Blue Note

Blow - 02:00pm - Thursday 26th January, 2017

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

Playlist
Blow - 12:00am Thursday 19th January, 2017
Bill Evans - Waltz For Debby
RELEASE: Waltz For Debby - LABEL: Giants of Jazz

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

Playlist
Blow - 12:00am Thursday 12th January, 2017
Sean Wayland - Solo Piano Brooklyn Recording
RELEASE: Foodland - LABEL: Seed
Sean Wayland - Softly Softly
RELEASE: Foodland - LABEL: Seed
Sean Wayland - I'm Back
RELEASE: Foodland - LABEL: Seed
20th Century Dog - Tail Of the Dragon
RELEASE: Bone - LABEL: Earshift
Michael Avgenicos - Stardust
RELEASE: unreleased
John Harkins - Jeannine
RELEASE: The Girl Next Door
John Harkins - Along Came Gracie
RELEASE: The Girl Next Door
Jamie Oehlers - Portrait in Black and White
RELEASE: The Burden of Memory
Sean Foran - Frame of Reference
RELEASE: Frame of Reference