This section includes essays on various jazz subjects, written by a number of writers. Contributions are welcome. Writers interested in contributing are welcome to contact the editor by filling out the form in the CONTACT tab. Photographs to illustrate those essays are welcome. Readers can click on the INDEX button for a list of articles in this folder.
ALLAN BROWNE & RICHARD MILLER: MODERNISTS & TRADITIONALISTS
Interviewed by Adrian Jackson
Jazz Magazine, Winter/Spring, 1986
Drummer Allan Browne and saxophonist-clarinettist Richard Miller have been making music together for more than 20 years now. Their partnership began in 1965 when Miller joined the Red Onion Jazz Band, led by Browne and still remembered as the most successful Australian jazz band of its time. None of their records is currently available, but a cassette (Anteater 002) which contains excerpts from some of the band’s early EPs, plus a recording from a concert in Warsaw in 1967, shows that the band’s reputation was founded on real musical qualities...
TWO INTERVIEWS WITH DON BURROWS
by Eric Myers
Encore Magazine, August, 1978 & Jazz Magazine, March/April, 1981
To write the history of Don Burrows would be virtually to write the history of Australian jazz over the last 30 years. He has been such a dominant influence during that time, that few seriously question his right to be regarded as Australia’s premier jazzman…
DON BURROWS AT 80 YEARS OF AGE
Interviewed by Andrew Ford
The Music Show, ABC Radio National, August 9, 2008
Andrew Ford: That was Back to Croajingolong. We heard George Trevare's Australians, and among them was the young Don Burrows playing clarinet, and it's a very great pleasure to say: welcome back to the Music Show, Don Burrows. Don Burrows: Thank you very much, Andrew. Gee that brought back some memories, hearing that...