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THE AUSTRALIAN

The Australian has been Australia’s national newspaper since 1964. This folder contains reviews and articles written by Eric Myers and published in The Australian since September, 2015. Text published in the newspaper is reproduced here, with the addition of photographs which may or may not have appeared in The Australian.

 
Konrad Paszkudzki

Konrad Paszkudzki

PERTH PIANIST KONRAD PASZKUDZKI HAS KEYS TO CASTLE OF AMERICAN JAZZ

Article by Eric Myers

The Australian, May 23, 2019

Perth has a tiny jazz community compared with Melbourne and Sydney, but its musicians are punching above their weight internationally. Saxophonist Troy Roberts plays with American keyboardist Joey DeFrancesco ... Bassist Dane Alderson is with legendary US fusion outfit the Yellowjackets. Guitarist Tim Van Der Kuil is the musical director for pop singer Adele. A young pianist with a hard-to-pronounce name — Konrad Paszkudzki — may well be the best of this impressive group…

Bill Frisell

Bill Frisell

SYDNEY CON INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Reviewed by Eric Myers

The Australian, June 4, 2019

This splendid festival, with more than 20 concerts or workshops from 10am to 9pm, provided an enticing smorgasbord for jazz enthusiasts, who crowded the corridors and performance spaces of the Sydney Conservatorium. There obviously is an appetite for this one-day event, which brings together performers from all over Australia and some from overseas…

Linda May Han Oh

Linda May Han Oh

LINDA MAY HAN OH: IT’S ALL ABOUT THAT DOUBLE BASS

Reviewed by Eric Myers

The Australian, June 13, 2019

Two extraordinary jazz musicians, bassist Linda May Han Oh and pianist Fabian Almazan, presented some fascinating music at Foundry 616 on Monday, supported by local drummer Tim Firth. Their program comprised original compositions by Oh and Almazan, a formidable husband-and-wife team - two bandleaders with separate but overlapping oeuvres. From Australia and Cuba respectively but domiciled in New York for some years, they are today at the cutting edge of modern jazz…