Thursday Drive

Thursdays 4PM

Presented by Mick Paddon

Mick PaddonMick  has been a presenter on Eastside Radio since the year of the Sydney Olympics, 2000.  Since then he has presented Drive on different nights of the week but he s settled into his current Thursday time slot a few years ago. He interviews people who are trying to make the world a better, fairer or more interesting place.  The main focus is on Sydney, but that usually also means thinking  and t talking about national, international or global issues.  He has interviewed writers, curators, cooks, local activists, film makers ,musicians, fund raisers, researchers.  Anyone and everyone who is trying to use their skills, knowledge  or experience to make a positive difference.

The music is jazz. Anything which feeds from the spirit of Miles mixed with the sorts of jazz and jazz related music you can hear performed live around Sydney’s clubs, bars and performance spaces.  Mick was involved in running one of Australia’s longest standing jazz promotion and performance associations for many years.  He has written many reviews and opinion pieces on jazz, most recently for Eastside and for Australiajazznet.  When he has time  he works on improving his own saxophone technique.

Away from hosting Drive, Mick has been a research consultant based at one of Sydney’s universities and has spent much of his time working on development aid projects in different parts of south east Asia.



Recent Episodes

Thursday Drive - 04:00pm - Thursday 16th February, 2017

Thursday Drive - 12:00am Thursday 16th February, 2017
branford marsalis - citadel
RELEASE: renaissance
the new york jazz collective - new morning of the dream
RELEASE: i dont know this world without don cherry
divergence jazz orchestra - tones
RELEASE: fake it until you make it
some of two parts - track 4
RELEASE: some of two parts - LABEL: soundcloud
lester bowies brass fantasy - the emperor
RELEASE: avant pop
20th century dog - one of five
RELEASE: mad stream
baecastuff - ouch
RELEASE: big swell
the vampires - jump for emma
RELEASE: chellowdene
tomasz stanko - a shaggy vandal
RELEASE: wislawa
kenny wheeler - jigsaw
RELEASE: songs for quintet

Thursday Drive - 04:00pm - Thursday 9th February, 2017

Thursday Drive - 12:00am Thursday 9th February, 2017
Herbie Hancock - Watermelon Man
RELEASE: Headhunters
Clarion Fracture Zone - Spice Island
RELEASE: Blue Shift
Dale Barlow, Paul Grabowsky - Horace
RELEASE: Wizards of Oz
New York Jazz Collective - Nock Down Under
RELEASE: I don't know this world without Don Cherry
Baikida Carroll - Door of the Cage
RELEASE: Door of the Cage
James Muller - Stacked
20th Century Dog - FelaTeen
RELEASE: Mad Stream
Lester Bowie Brass Fantasy - Macho
RELEASE: Avant Pop
Tom Christenson - Thank You
RELEASE: Gualala
Baecastuff - Ouch
RELEASE: Big Swell
Chris Abrahams - Roller
chris abrahams - roller
RELEASE: climb

Thursday Drive - 04:00pm - Thursday 2nd February, 2017

Thursday Drive - 12:00am Thursday 2nd February, 2017
Herbie Hancock - Watermelon Man
RELEASE: Headhunters
Miroslave Vitous - Univoyage
RELEASE: Universal Syncopations
Dale Barlow, Paul Grabowsky - Leaving
RELEASE: Wizards of Oz
Mike Nock & Marty Ehrlich - El Testamen de Amelia
RELEASE: The Waiting Game
Paul Grabowsky - Medium Rare
RELEASE: Tales of Time and Space
The Dilworths - Saturna
RELEASE: Introducing The Dilworths
Sean Wayland - Honeycombs
RELEASE: Live at Wangaratta 07
Tomasz Stanko - Assassins
RELEASE: Wistawa
Chris Abrahams - Natural Selector
Divergence Jazz Orchestra - Peace Please
RELEASE: Fake it until you make it

Thursday Drive - 04:00pm - Thursday 26th January, 2017

Thursday Drive - 04:00pm - Thursday 19th January, 2017

Thursday Drive - 12:00am Thursday 19th January, 2017
Herbie Hancock - Watermelon Man
RELEASE: Headhunters
Abdullah Ibrahim - Mantra Mode
RELEASE: Mantra Mode
Peter Knight - Latest & Breaking
RELEASE: Way Out West
Hieronymus Trio - Bad Vibes
RELEASE: Hieronymus Trio
Jackie Orszasky Budget Orchestra - From the Love Side
RELEASE: Deep Down & Out
ingrid and christine jensen - old time
RELEASE: infinitude
kenny garrett - mucho's mambo
RELEASE: pushing the world away
ism - moods of the sun
RELEASE: this canvas
paul williamson - the follower
RELEASE: mutations
phil slater - the well of distant skies
RELEASE: forthcoming
kenny garrett - 2 step
RELEASE: black hope

Thursday Drive - 04:00pm - Thursday 12th January, 2017

Thursday Drive - 12:00am Thursday 12th January, 2017
Herbie Hancock - watermelon man
RELEASE: Headhunters
Abdullah Ibrahim - Dindella
RELEASE: Mantra Mode
Michael Avgenicos - Stardust
Peter Knight - Music for Country Mile
RELEASE: Way out West
Mike Nock - Zaltkis
RELEASE: Mike Nock's big Band Small Band live
Jackie Orszasky Budget Orchestra - Freedom Jazz Dance
RELEASE: Deep Down and Out
Gary Baartz NTU - Felix Street
RELEASE: Singarella
20th century dog - tail of the dragon
john scofield - loose cannon
RELEASE: works for me
abdullah ibrahim - mantra mood
RELEASE: mantra mood