Between 1993 and 2002, 53 editions of the bi-monthly magazine JazzChord were published as part of the National Jazz Co-ordination Program. This folder includes a selection of articles from those editions. Articles published in JazzChord appear on this site also in the JOHN CLARE, JAZZ CO-ORDINATION, BOOK REVIEWS, CONTRIBUTIONS and OBITUARIES folders. Readers can click on the INDEX button for a list of articles in this folder.
COLLECTIVE AUTONOMY: A PATH TOWARDS ANOTHER ALTERNATIVE
by Phil Treloar
JazzChord, Feb/Mar, 2002
Normally, music stands in relation to the community in some meaningful way; it carries a message, it signifies beauty, it enables people to march together in step, it provides relief from the humdrum of daily life, it gives rise to the solemnity of ritual, it provides means for artistic expression, and so on...
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…
SIMA: REWARDING EXCELLENCE, ENCOURAGING INNOVATION
by Peter Jordan
JazzChord, Jun/Jul, 2000
I first got hooked, not by sounds, but words. In the early ‘80s, a story by John Clare about a saxophonist named McGann in The Sydney Morning Herald enticed me from my university room set among the cow paddocks of North Ryde to Jenny’s Wine Bar at the seedy and windswept end of Pitt Street. There I discovered not only a brilliant altoist, but a music scene that I came to love passionately…