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.
BOOK REVIEW: THE LION ROARS THE MUSICAL LIFE OF WILLIE ‘THE LION’ MCINTYRE
by Phil Sandford
Reviewed by Eric Myers
The Australian, November 3, 2018
Phil Sandford’s The Lion Roars is a reminder of how vibrant the Melbourne jazz scene was in the late 30s and early 40s, as an unprecedented generation of talented young musicians emerged. Strong personalities, they created a sub-culture with such capital that, in the immediate post-World War II years, jazz was first cab off the rank in taking Australian music, indeed Australiana, to the rest of the world…
OBITUARY: BRUCE HANCOCK 1948-2018
by Eric Myers
The Australian, November 6, 2018
Bruce Hancock’s achievements as an exceptional jazz artist, educator and administrator were recognised last month when he was admitted to the South Australian Music Hall of Fame. Born in 1948 in Kadina, on the Yorke Peninsula, west of Adelaide, Hancock heard music in the home from an early age courtesy of his father, Darcy Hancock, a multi-instrumentalist who played with local bands. Tutored in classical music, Bruce Hancock was able to occupy the piano chair in his father’s band at the age of 12…
CHARENÉE WADE: OFFERING TO EXTEND TRADITION
by Eric Myers
The Australian, November 9, 2018
Many jazz buffs are still dining out on the immortal works of the great, but deceased, African American singers. Why not? Given the reissue industry, there is still much to choose from and to discover. Still, Sarah Vaughan died in 1990, Ella Fitzgerald in 1996, Betty Carter in 1998. Where is the new generation of female singers who can, in the flesh, emulate those great artists? Enter Charenée Wade, a New Yorker who has been making her way through the labyrinth of American jazz networks for more than 20 years...