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DISCHORDS

JazzChord, the newsletter of the jazz co-ordination program based in Sydney, New South Wales, commenced in magazine form with  Edition No 11 (Jan/Feb, 1993). In Edition No 15 (Sep/Oct, 1993) a column called 'DisChords', usually written by Jazz Co-ordinator Eric Myers, was introduced to canvass issues that were currently alive in the jazz community. Generally it was a forum for the editor of JazzChord to air his personal views, and to document the achievements of the jazz co-ordination program. Additional photos, not possible in JazzChord, have been included.

 
Carl Dewhurst

Carl Dewhurst

DISCHORDS

A column by Jazz Co-ordinator Eric Myers

JazzChord, Aug/Sep, 1999

Until recently, the Carl Dewhurst Quartet enjoyed a ten-month residency at the Slip-Inn in Sydney every Thursday night, and in the process, established another night of music at a new venue. The quartet, other than Carl, included Warren Trout, Stu Hunter and Cameron Undy. Nick McBride, one of the main forces behind the JazzGroove Association, reports that a band of semi-professional musicians approached the Slip-Inn and undercut Carl's group, more than halving their fee…

Roger Frampton

Roger Frampton

DISCHORDS

A column by Jazz Co-ordinator Eric Myers

JazzChord, Oct/Nov, 1999

The dreadful news that Roger Frampton is seriously ill with a brain tumour, an illness which may be terminal (he was given three months to live when the tumour was discovered) just highlights how much we take for granted some of our greatest jazz musicians. I've always been in awe of Roger's talent, and have never quite understood why such a brilliant musician should be so often marginalised in the jazz community. Why did he perform so rarely, other than with Ten Part Invention and The Engine Room?…

Adrian Jackson

Adrian Jackson

DISCHORDS

by guest columnist Festival Director Adrian Jackson

JazzChord Apr/May, 2000

People often tell me how lucky I am to have a job (actually, two part-time jobs) programming jazz festivals, where I get to hear a lot of great music, and hire all the musicians who I think deserve to be featured at those festivals. And I do indeed count myself lucky to be working to promote a form of music that has always given me a great deal of pleasure, and with musicians for whom I have a lot of respect. But the job does have its drawbacks…