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.
by Eric Myers
APRA Magazine, November, 1982
John Sangster squints and beams through his thick facial undergrowth. "I'm supposed to have an elfin quality", he says, making his face deliberately sparkle, "there it is again". Sangster likes to send up some of the more fatuous things that are said about him. Partly it's the response of a man who is not used to taking himself all that seriously. He has been composing orchestral and jazz-oriented music for many years with extraordinary but relatively quiet success. But these days he is increasingly being required to cope with wide recognition as an important Australian artist…
by Eric Myers
APRA Magazine, August, 1990
In July, 1990, Sandy Evans was preparing to go overseas with Clarion Fracture Zone, the quintet she co-leads with her husband, the Scottish saxophonist Tony Gorman. Assisted by the Australia Council and the Department of Foreign Affairs, the group was scheduled to perform at jazz festivals in Holland, and for two weeks in the Soviet Union, before going on to Denmark and the UK. Also, ABC Records was preparing to release the group's album Blue Shift — to excellent reviews, as it turned out...
SANDY EVANS PUTS TRAGEDY ON RECORD
by John McBeath
The Australian, October 5, 2011
Although she has appeared on more than 30 albums, any new CD from Sydney composer and saxophonist Sandy Evans is enthusiastically anticipated. When the Sky Cries Rainbows, her latest, is especially noteworthy, not only because of its musicianship and compositions but for being the first time she has spoken publicly about the tragedy that struck her husband, saxophonist Tony Gorman…