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 23rd March, 2017

Playlist
Blow - 12:00am Thursday 23rd March, 2017
Wallace Roney - Ardeche
RELEASE: A place in time - LABEL: High note
Paul cHENARD - Assanhando
RELEASE: bRASIL PROJECT
Paul Chenard - cARINHOSO
RELEASE: Brasil Project
Sandie white - I thought about you
RELEASE: Wild October gladness
Sandie White - Between the devil and the deep blue sea
RELEASE: So many songs so little time
Joey De francesco - I got a woman
RELEASE: Ho - LABEL: Highnte
Dave brubeck - Balcony rock
RELEASE: Jazz goes to school - LABEL: Columbia
Daniel Susnjar - Rhythm Changes Peru
RELEASE: Moth to a flame
Daniel Susnjar - Casa Figueras
RELEASE: Moth to a flame
Divergence jazz orchestra - Mrs Party Pants
RELEASE: Fake it till you makeit

Blow - 02:00pm - Thursday 16th March, 2017

Playlist
Blow - 12:00am Thursday 16th March, 2017
Erroll Garner - Robbin's Nest
RELEASE: The Body and the Soul - LABEL: CBS
Erroll Garner - I Never New
RELEASE: The Body and the Soul - LABEL: CBS
Sandie White - When The World Was Young/a Woman Alone with the Blues
RELEASE: So Many Songs, So Little Time
Sandie White - Sing For Your Supper/ I Like To Recognise the Tune.
RELEASE: So Many Songs, So Little Time
Sandie White - I Remember Clifford
RELEASE: So Many Songs So Little Time
Sandie White - Violets For Your Furs
RELEASE: So Many Songs, So Little Time
Tim Stevens - Hereinafter
RELEASE: Media Vita - LABEL: Rufus
Tim Stevens - Circling
RELEASE: Media Vita - LABEL: Rufus
Esmond Selwyn - Blues For Wes
RELEASE: Follow That - LABEL: SLAM
Dexter Gordon - Secret Love
RELEASE: Live at Carnegie Hall - LABEL: CBS

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

Playlist
Blow - 12:00am Thursday 9th March, 2017
Charlie Hunter - Leave him Lay
RELEASE: Everbody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth
Charlie Hunter - We don't want nobody nobody sent
RELEASE: Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth
Bonnie J Jensen - Stolen Moments
RELEASE: Shimmer
The Divergence Jazz Orchestra - Tones
RELEASE: Fake it 'til you make it
Divergence Jazz Orchestra - Trinity
RELEASE: Fake it 'til you make it
Houston Person Ron Carter - Blame it on my youth
RELEASE: Chemistry - LABEL: High Note
Houston Person & Ron Carter - Young and Foolish
RELEASE: Chemistry - LABEL: Highnote
Alex Webb and the Copasetics - It's Your move
RELEASE: Call me lucky
Alex Webb and the Copasetics - Nothing but Blues
RELEASE: Call me lucky
Kenny Burrell - Strayhorn Medley
RELEASE: Unlimited 1 - LABEL: High Note
Kenny Burrell - Remembering
RELEASE: Unlimited 1 - LABEL: Highnote
Andy Sugg group - Mandela
RELEASE: Wednesdays at M's
Andy Sugg Group - Djuna at One
RELEASE: Wednesdays at M's
Wallace Roney - Elergy
RELEASE: A place in time - LABEL: High Note
Ian Date - Mad about the boy
RELEASE: Just My Luck
Ian Date - You're my thrill
RELEASE: Just my luck
Sean Foran - A fine balance
RELEASE: Frame of reference - LABEL: Jazz head

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

Blow - 02:00pm - Thursday 23rd February, 2017

Playlist
Blow - 12:00am Thursday 23rd February, 2017
20th Century Dog - Vibrant
RELEASE: Bone - LABEL: Earshift
20th Century Dog - Bone
RELEASE: Bone - LABEL: Earshift
Baz - Baz Minor
RELEASE: Lady from Toulouse - LABEL: Jazzgroove
Baz - Dark Ballad
RELEASE: Lady From Toulouse - LABEL: Jazzgroove
Mike Nock Trio - Joyous Awakening
RELEASE: An Accumulation of Subtleties - LABEL: FWM
Mike Nock Trio - An Accumulation of Subtleties
RELEASE: An Accumulation of Subtleties - LABEL: FWM
James McLean - Every Sunday It Rains
RELEASE: Counter Clockwork
The Three Seas - Piramal
RELEASE: Haveli - LABEL: Yum Yum Tree
The Three Seas - The Machine
RELEASE: Haveli - LABEL: Yum Yum Tree
Simon Barker - Hill/Mind
RELEASE: On Running - LABEL: Kimnara

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