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McGann LIVE 81 / 83

Two of the most prized possessions in my collection of albums, CDs and cassettes are recorded performances of the late great saxophonist, Bernie McGann.

I was also most fortunate to be on stage for both of these outstanding events, one in Sydney for the Qantas International Jazz Festival, the other at the RMIT Glasshouse Theatre for Martin Jackson's Melbourne Jazz Cooperative. Over the years I have played my copies to numerous jazz musicians and enthusiasts - all with the same response: 'this should be made available to listeners everywhere".

Well now it is, with the blessing of all surviving participants, Chuck Yates, Ray Martin, Bob Sedergreen, Horst Liepolt, Colin Jones and Martin Jackson.

Please enjoy… Ted Vining


Bernie McGann

Born in 1937, alto saxophonist Bernie McGann grew up in Sydney and played drums as a teenager. He picked up the saxophone relatively late, at the age of 18. From early gigs with a jazz trio in a Sydney club in the 1950s, McGann gradually progressed to become a highly respected figure in the Australian jazz community.

Track Listing

  1. Sweet Lucy Bernie McGann 9:23
  2. Nights of the Wizz Bernie McGann 12:48
  3. Spirit Song Bernie McGann 11:28
  4. Oleo Sonny Rollins 8:51
  5. God Bless the Child Billie Holiday 13:35
  6. Now's the Time Charlie Parker 10:48
  7. A Night in Tunisia Dizzy Gillespie 12:18



Where to buy

McGann LIVE 81 / 83 is available for download from the iTunes Music Store.
It's available for streaming through Spotify and Apple Music.

McGann LIVE 81 / 83 is available as as CD. It can be purchased online through Buywell Music or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

Move CDs can be ordered through music retailers across Australia including Readings.

Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
Total playing time
79 minutes 11 seconds
Release date
September 2016
© 2016 Move Records
℗ 2016 Move Records
Catalogue number
MD 3411
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9145743411261