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.
JAMES MORRISON AND DALE BARLOW: THE YOUNG LIONS
by Eric Myers
Jazz Magazine, Apr/May, 1981
James Morrison, 18, and Dale Barlow, 21, are perhaps the tip of the iceberg — only two of the extraordinary crop of talented young Sydney jazz musicians to have emerged in recent times. Both men have strong views on jazz and life, and recently they put them, with some eloquence, to Eric Myers…
BENNETTS LANE: THE EMERGENCE OF AN INSTITUTION
by David James
Introduction to the book World's Best Jazz Club: The Story of Bennetts Lane, 2014
In a Lonely Planet travel guide to Australia, Bennetts Lane jazz club in Melbourne was described as “the world’s best jazz club”. It came as something of a shock, particularly to jazz aficionados with an eye to America or Europe. What about the New York clubs...?
IT’S ALL JAZZ BUT PLAY YOUR BAG!
by Keith Hounslow
JazzChord, Aug/Sep, 2000
Getting old is an inevitable state no one can escape and, unless unavoidably debilitated by disease or whatever, can be entered into with reasonable grace. For a creative improvising musician mental clarity is also required. In this, my 72nd year, I have felt the need to put down my thoughts on the implications of ageing. I have played jazz trumpet for over 55 years...