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, August, 1987
“A guy of my age, of my generation... I should be into serial music and exploding cabbages, and I should be playing inside the piano, and using the guitar backwards, and hitting it with a mallet... Instead of which, I'm still trying to understand what Django Reinhardt did." So speaks the guitarist George Golla — not exactly an old man at 52 years of age, but a man who considers himself a conservative, somewhat alienated from much of the music now surrounding him...
by Eric Myers
APRA Magazine, December, 1992
From an early age, Dale Barlow was headed for distinction as a jazz saxophonist. In the late 1970s he was one of an extraordinary crop of talented youngsters who came to notice in Sydney through the Young Northside Big Band: Andrew Gander, James Morrison, Chris Abrahams, Lloyd Swanton, and others. They all rose to the top in the 1980s. Barlow was 19 in 1979 when the Northside band performed at California's Monterey Jazz Festival…
CELEBRATING HUMANITY THROUGH THE CREATIVE PROCESS
by Sandy Evans
10th annual Peggy Glanville-Hicks address, December 1, 2008
It is a great privilege to give the 10th Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address. I would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of this land – Gadigal clan of the Eora nation. I am grateful that the New Music Network includes musicians from my field in its vision and community. It’s hard to say exactly what my field is, but it encompasses jazz and other improvised music and music with cross-cultural influences. My practice has many synergies with musicians approaching new music from a Western classical music perspective. I’m going to look at ways we can improve things for all of us and for future adventurers in new music…