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 17th August, 2017

Playlist
Blow - 12:00am Thursday 17th August, 2017
Joseph and James Tawadros - African Sky
RELEASE: Live at Abbey Road
Joseph and James Tawadros - Father , Where Art Thou?
RELEASE: Live at Abbey Rd
Judy Bailey - Another Journey Pt 1
RELEASE: Another Journey
Judy Bailey - Another Journey pt 2
RELEASE: Another Journey
Judy Bailey - Another Journey Pt3
RELEASE: Another Journey
Judy Bailey - Fall Down Dead
RELEASE: Colours
Judy Bailey - The Eleven Eight Song
RELEASE: Colours
Tim stevens - Hereinafter
RELEASE: Media Vita - LABEL: Rufus
Tim Stevens - Circling
RELEASE: Musica Vita - LABEL: Rufus

Blow - 02:00pm - Thursday 10th August, 2017

Playlist
Blow - 12:00am Thursday 10th August, 2017
Sandy Evans - Blue Gorge
RELEASE: rockpoolmirror - LABEL: Tall poppies
Way Out West - Postcard from Footscray
RELEASE: Old Grooves for New Streets - LABEL: Jazzhead
Way Out West - Boy In the City
RELEASE: Old Grooves for New Streets - LABEL: Jazzhead
Chris Cody Coalition - Oasis
RELEASE: Oasis - LABEL: Naxos
Chris Cody Coalition - Chromatose
RELEASE: Conscript
Chris Cody Coalition - Conscript
RELEASE: Conscript
Janet Seidel - The Very Thought Of you
RELEASE: The art of Lounge - LABEL: La Brava
Janet Seidel - Midnight Sun
RELEASE: The Art f Lounge Vol 3 - LABEL: La Brava
Janet Seidel - Cry Me a river
RELEASE: We Get Requests

Blow - 02:00pm - Thursday 3rd August, 2017

Playlist
Blow - 12:00am Thursday 3rd August, 2017
jAMES MULLER AD THE scjo - cHICK cOREA
RELEASE: Okay - LABEL: 54 records
James Muller and the SCJO - Kaboom
RELEASE: Okay - LABEL: 54 records
Thierry Fossmalle - The Shell
RELEASE: Actual asset
Geri Allen - In the year of the dragon
RELEASE: Live at the village Vanguard - LABEL: DIW
Sirens big band - Balkanator
RELEASE: kali and the time of change
Sirens big band - kali and the time of change
RELEASE: kali and the time of change
Alister Spence trio - Room 1
RELEASE: Not Everything but enough - LABEL: AS Music
Alister spence trio - Room 2
RELEASE: Not everything but enough - LABEL: AS music
Alister Spence - Not evertyhing but enough
RELEASE: Not everyting but enough - LABEL: ASMusic

Blow - 02:00pm - Thursday 27th July, 2017

Playlist
Blow - 12:00am Thursday 27th July, 2017
Geri Allen Charlie Haden Paul Motian - Dolphy's Dance
RELEASE: Etudes - LABEL: Soul Note
Daniel Clarke - Diamonds
RELEASE: Diamonds - LABEL: Paxam
Daniel Clarke - Another Man
RELEASE: Unreleased
Alister Spence - Room 1
RELEASE: Not everything but Enough - LABEL: ASM05
Alister Spence - As true
RELEASE: Not Everything But Enough - LABEL: ASM

Blow - 02:00pm - Thursday 20th July, 2017

Playlist
Blow - 12:00am Thursday 20th July, 2017
Jeremy Sawkins Organ quartet - Hell Goodbye
RELEASE: Artefact
Nick Haywood Trio - Nellies tune
RELEASE: Many rivers - LABEL: Jaqzz head
Gian Slater & Hieronumous trio - gOING IN cIRCLES
RELEASE: Where the rest of the worl begins - LABEL: 54 Records
Gian Slater & Heironumos Trio - Where the rest of the world begins
RELEASE: Where the rest of the world begins - LABEL: 54 records
Freddie Hubbard - Skylark
RELEASE: The Body and the soul - LABEL: Impulse
Freddie Hubbard - Body and Soul
RELEASE: The bdy and the soul - LABEL: Impulse
Kristian Borring - cool it
RELEASE: Silent storm - LABEL: jelly mould
Kristian Borring - When he goes out to play
RELEASE: Silent storm - LABEL: jelly mould
Rob Burke - Shift
RELEASE: Shift - LABEL: FMR
Dave Addis - Slow song
RELEASE: A life is a day - LABEL: Lion share
Kristian Borring - Hister
RELEASE: Urban Novel - LABEL: Jellymould

Blow - 02:00pm - Thursday 13th July, 2017