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MISCELLANEOUS POSTINGS

This section includes miscellaneous articles on current subjects, including performance reviews, written by Eric Myers. Readers can click on the INDEX button to peruse a list of contents.

 
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JAMES MORRISON QUARTET WITH THE SSO

Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House, November 2, 2018

Reviewed by Eric Myers

As an advocate for jazz over the last 40 years or so, I cannot disguise the pleasure I feel at the phenomenon of James Morrison. Time and time again, in my capacity as an arts administrator,  or occasional jazz reviewer writing for the newspapers,  I have encountered unnecessary and inexplicable marginalisation of jazz.  This has often been perpetrated by musical snobs, working for, say, the funding authorities or the newspapers, or others who were in a position to  give jazz a fair go, but failed for various reasons to come to the party…

 Terri Lyne Carrington

Terri Lyne Carrington

TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON : A POWERHOUSE DRUMMER WHO TAKES NO PRISONERS

by Eric Myers

November 2,  2017

The American Terri Lyne Carrington is in many ways the star of the forthcoming Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival. A powerhouse drummer who takes no prisoners, she will perform with one of Australia’s leading female musicians, saxophonist Sandy Evans, on November 10 and 11 at Sydney’s Foundry 616…

 Kenny Barron

Kenny Barron

KENNY BARRON TRIO AT THE BASEMENT

Reviewed by Eric Myers

June 1, 2017

I had heard this great trio the previous night in Brisbane, as part of the Brisbane International Jazz Festival. Where I was sitting, in the cavernous Queensland Conservatorium Theatre, the sound left a lot to be desired.  The second concert of the tour in the intimacy of Sydney’s Basement - the natural milieu for such a trio – did much to restore my faith in this country’s capacity to present live jazz as it should be heard...