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 14th December, 2017

Playlist
Blow - 12:00am Thursday 14th December, 2017
Tim Stephens - Forty
RELEASE: I'll tell you late in December - LABEL: Rufus
Jeremy Rose - Afensou
RELEASE: Within & without - LABEL: Earshift records
Tommy Flannagan - A blue time
RELEASE: Eclypso - LABEL: Enja
Tommy Flannagan - Relaxing at the Camarillo
RELEASE: Eclypso - LABEL: ENJA
Andrew Dickeson - Is that so?
RELEASE: Is that so
Andrew Dickeson - The Surrey with the fringe on top
RELEASE: Is that so?
Andrew Dickeson - To love and be loved
RELEASE: Is that so?
Andrew Dickeson - On the trail
RELEASE: Is that so?
Chris Cody - Sensei
RELEASE: Midnight Tide
Jacob Collier - In the bleak midwinter

Blow - 02:00pm - Thursday 7th December, 2017

Playlist
Blow - 12:00am Thursday 7th December, 2017
Ornette Coleman Quartet - Ramblin'
RELEASE: Change of the Century - LABEL: Atlantic
Paul Williamson - Finding the Balance
RELEASE: Finding the Balance - LABEL: Jazzhead
Miles Davis - Walkin
RELEASE: 64 Concert - LABEL: CBS
Miles Davis - So What
RELEASE: 64 Concert - LABEL: CBS
Alberto Pibiri - NYC
RELEASE: NYC
Alberto Pibiri - For Oscar
RELEASE: Jazz Legacy
Tim stevens - Procession
RELEASE: I'll Tell You Later in December - LABEL: Rufus
Tim stevens - Little One
RELEASE: I'll Tell You later in December - LABEL: Rufus
Wolfgang Muthspiel - Rising Grace
RELEASE: Rising Grace - LABEL: ECM

Blow - 02:00pm - Thursday 30th November, 2017

Playlist
Blow - 12:00am Thursday 30th November, 2017
Appian Way - Toomuch
RELEASE: Asylum - LABEL: Kin Music
Appian Way - Briar Convictions
RELEASE: Asylum - LABEL: Kin Music
Steve Turre - Brother Ray
RELEASE: Rainbow People - LABEL: High Note
Miriam Waks - Back to the Jungle
RELEASE: Tales from a Room
Miriam Waks - Song For Achilles
RELEASE: Tales From a Room
Michael Bartolemei - Speak Low
RELEASE: Right Now
Michael Bartlomei - It's You Or No One
RELEASE: Right Now
Robert Burke - Sarang
RELEASE: Bar lines and Beyond - LABEL: Jazzhead
Australian National Jazz Orchestra - Prelude To A Kiss
RELEASE: Child's Play - LABEL: 54Records
Australian National Jazz Orchestra - Mambo for Anjo
RELEASE: Child's Play - LABEL: 54Records

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

Playlist
Blow - 12:00am Thursday 23rd November, 2017
Lambert, Hendricks and Ross - Twisted
RELEASE: Everybody's Boppin' - LABEL: CBS
Australian National Jazz Orchestra - Mambo for Anjo
RELEASE: Child's Play - LABEL: 54 Records
Zac hurren - Hayna's Melody
RELEASE: Asylum - LABEL: Kin Music

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

Playlist
Blow - 12:00am Thursday 16th November, 2017
judy Bailey - Two minds one music
RELEASE: Another Journey
Ben Gurton - The Good Grind
RELEASE: Prelude to a scene
Ben Gurton - A Journey
RELEASE: Prelude to a scene
Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra - Steps in the Dark
RELEASE: Fiddes VS Tinkler - LABEL: Rattle Jazz
Mark Murphy - I'm Through with love
RELEASE: Once to every heart - LABEL: Verve

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

Playlist
Blow - 12:00am Thursday 9th November, 2017
Jonathan Zwartz - Chester
RELEASE: The sea
Art Blakey - This is for Albert
RELEASE: Caravan - LABEL: Riverside
Silke Eberhard - Ding Dong
RELEASE: The Being inn - LABEL: Intakt records
Silke Eberhard - In Drei
RELEASE: The Being inn - LABEL: Intakt records
Tony Barnard & Casey Golden - First place
RELEASE: Inventions - LABEL: Bondi Shed
Eric Harland - Raghavan
RELEASE: Vipassana - LABEL: GSI records
Louis Armstrong - Long Gone
RELEASE: Louis Arstrong plays WC Handy - LABEL: Columbia
Louis Armstrong - Long Gone
RELEASE: Louis Arstrong plays WC Handy - LABEL: Columbia
Mike Nock - Dance of the global village
RELEASE: Dark and Curious - LABEL: ABC Music
Errol Garner - Somebody loves me
RELEASE: Moonglow
Errol Garner - Moonglow
RELEASE: Moonglow
Jo Williams - Falling in Love with Love
Keith Jarret - Take me back
RELEASE: Expectations - LABEL: Columbia
Louis Armstrong - Don't fence me in
RELEASE: The california concert
Jonathan Zwartz - Epic
RELEASE: he Sea