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DISCHORDS

JazzChord, the newsletter of the jazz co-ordination program based in Sydney, New South Wales, commenced in magazine form with  Edition No 11 (Jan/Feb, 1993). In Edition No 15 a column called 'DisChords', written by Jazz Co-ordinator Eric Myers, was introduced to canvass issues that were currently alive in the jazz community. Generally it was a forum for the editor of JazzChord to air his personal views. Additional photos, not possible in JazzChord, have been included.

 
 James Morrison

James Morrison

DISCHORDS

A column by Jazz Co-ordinator Eric Myers

JazzChord, Sep/Oct, 1993

I notice that James Morrison appears in full colour on the front page of the 1993 Sydney telephone directory, White Pages L-Z. The photograph appears over the caption, ‘Queen of opera Joan Carden and jazz king James Morrison winning new audiences worldwide.’ It is refreshing that a jazz musician should be featured in such an overground location…

 Gail Brennan

Gail Brennan

DISCHORDS

A column by Jazz Co-ordinator Eric Myers

JazzChord, Nov/Dec, 1993

Gail Brennan, jazz critic for the Sydney Morning Herald, has been dismissed from the paper’s Arts & Entertainment page, by the Arts Editor Angela Bennie, apparently for attacking other SMH writers in his column in the street newspaper On The Street. JazzChord regards this as a matter of some concern. Whatever his peripheral lapses, Brennan’s knowledge of the music and his ability to write about it meaningfully will be hard to replace...

AustralianJazzDirectory1994.jpg

DISCHORDS

A column by Jazz Co-ordinator Eric Myers

JazzChord, Jan/Feb, 1994

The Australian Jazz Directory is with the printer at last, and many of you who are reading this edition of JazzChord will receive your copy of the Directory shortly... I don’t mind saying that preparing the Directory has been a monumental task, undertaken in my office over many months, with assistance from a procession of hardworking administrative assistants. No such directory, attempting to document the full range of jazz activity in Australia, has ever been attempted before…