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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.

 
Chris Cody

Chris Cody

ASTROLABE: CHRIS CODY’S SUITE INSPIRED BY LA PÉROUSE

Interview by Eric Myers

The Australian, August 10, 2019

I am a Francophile, absolument! I read Camus and Sartre at school and discovered French cinema. Films by Truffaut and Godard stirred up my fantasies about the place and its people. I imagined playing piano on the Left Bank from about 15. I moved to Paris for 22 years, played with many French and American musicians, touring Algeria, Africa, and most European countries. I met my wife and my children were born there…

Marc Hannaford

Marc Hannaford

MARC HANNAFORD TRIO AT THE NEWSAGENCY

by Eric Myers

The Australian, August 13, 2019

What does one make of a jazz ensemble where the swing feel has largely been jettisoned, there is little identifiable pulse, and the flavour of the blues is missing? On the surface, Australian pianist Marc Hannaford’s music appears to have deprived jazz of its core elements. Still, in the company of his New York colleagues Simon Jermyn (electric bass) and Satoshi Takeishi (drums) Hannaford more than compensated in many significant ways…

Novak Manojlovic

Novak Manojlovic

FREEDMAN JAZZ FELLOWSHIP CONCERT

by Eric Myers

The Australian, September 10, 2019

A large audience in the 300-seater Opera House Studio was treated to an evening of unusually innovative jazz on Sunday night, when three finalists competed for the lucrative $20,000 Music Trust Freedman Jazz Fellowship. They were vocalist Elly Hoyt and pianists Novak Manojlovic and Harry Sutherland, each performing for about half-an-hour with their own small ensembles…