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 14th December, 2017

Thursday Drive - 12:00am Thursday 14th December, 2017
Herbie Hancock - Watermelon Man
RELEASE: Headhunters
Buddy Tate & Abdullah Ibrahim - Shrimp Boats
RELEASE: Buddy Tate meets Abdullah Ibrahim
Norma Winston - This England
RELEASE: Distances
Tony Allen - Bad Roads
RELEASE: The Source
Judy Bailey - Contrasts
RELEASE: Another Journey
Emma Pask - Afro Blue
RELEASE: Cosita Divina
20th Century Dog - Bad Rock
Abdullah Ibrahim - Dindela
RELEASE: Mantra Mode

Thursday Drive - 04:00pm - Thursday 7th December, 2017

Thursday Drive - 12:00am Thursday 7th December, 2017
john scofield - do like eddie
RELEASE: Steady Groovin'
tim rollinson - gravity waves
RELEASE: nitty gritty
courtney pine - how many more
RELEASE: Black Notes From The Deep
Thelonious Monk - Well you needn't
RELEASE: monk the composer
andrew robson - two watch bob
RELEASE: songbook
mike stern - scotch tape and glue
kenny barron and dave holland - segment
RELEASE: the art of conversation
Alister Spence Trio - peculiar orbit
RELEASE: not everything but enough

Thursday Drive - 04:00pm - Thursday 30th November, 2017

Thursday Drive - 12:00am Thursday 30th November, 2017
Herbie Hancock - Watermelon Man
RELEASE: Headhunters
Dave Holland Quintet - Lost and Found
RELEASE: Not for Nothin
Kevin Eubanks - Timeline
RELEASE: East West Timeline
Bernie McGann - That's That
RELEASE: Playground
Sandy Evans - With the sun behind me
RELEASE: When the sun cries rainbows
Andrew Robson - Can't stand still to save your soul
RELEASE: Songbook
Courtney Pine - A change is sure to come
RELEASE: Black Notes from the Deep
Jazz Warriors - Civilisation
RELEASE: Afropeans
The Vampires & Loeke - Brand New
RELEASE: The Vampires meet Lionel Loueke
James Muller & SCJO - Chick Corea
Chick Corea - Willow Grove
RELEASE: Remembering Bud Powell
John Scofield - Do like Eddie
RELEASE: Steady Groovin'

Thursday Drive - 04:00pm - Thursday 23rd November, 2017

Thursday Drive - 12:00am Thursday 23rd November, 2017
Freddie Hubbard - Crisis
RELEASE: Ready for Freddy
wizards of oz - visby
RELEASE: soundtrack

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

Thursday Drive - 12:00am Thursday 16th November, 2017
Tim Hopkins - Norwegian Wood
RELEASE: Popcorn
Silke Eberhard - Song for the Rams Horn
RELEASE: Love Suite
Bernie McGann - which way up
RELEASE: Playground
judy Bailey - conversations
RELEASE: Another Journey
wizards of oz - leaving
RELEASE: soundtrack
Herbie Hancock - mercy street
RELEASE: the new standard
cassandra wilson - blue in green/sky ans sae
RELEASE: travelling miles
ross mchenry trio - us and them
RELEASE: the outsiders
mike stern - blue print
Mark Isaacs - closer
RELEASE: closer

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

Thursday Drive - 12:00am Thursday 9th November, 2017
Herbie Hancock - Chameleon
RELEASE: Head Hunters
Tal Cohen - Nardis
RELEASE: Gentle Giants
Nadje Noordhuis and James Shipp - Old Mouse
New Gary Burton Quartet - Did you get it?
RELEASE: Common Ground
Some of Two Parts - Anticipation
Bobby Hutcherson - Patterns
RELEASE: Patterns
Emma Pask - Afro Blue
RELEASE: Cosita Davina
Ahmad Jamal - Autumn Leaves
RELEASE: Live at Pershing
Stan Tracey Quartet - Starless and Bible Black
RELEASE: Under Milk Wood