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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.

 
 David Armstrong Editor of The Australian

David Armstrong Editor of The Australian

DISCHORDS

A column by Jazz Co-ordinator Eric Myers

JazzChord, Mar/Apr, 1994

Please note the letter from Kevin Jones which we publish in the ‘Letters to the Editor’ section. In the Jan/Feb 1994, edition of JazzChord no writer was named in Gail Brennan’s piece ‘1993: The Year In Review’, nor in my column DisChords. A number of people in the jazz world who read both pieces told me they had no idea who the writer (or writers) might have been; the debate could have gone on without readers knowing which writer was being referred to. Personally I am more interested in issues than in personalities. Still, Kevin Jones, who writes on jazz for The Australian, has chosen to identify himself…

 Mark Isaacs

Mark Isaacs

DISCHORDS

A column by Jazz Co-ordinator Eric Myers

JazzChord, May/Jun, 1994

"Eric, it’s Mark Isaacs. I’m calling 9.30 Tuesday morning your time. I’m currently in New York, I’ve just got here from Russia. A quick call to say that the Russian escapade was fantastic; it went really, really well, a fantastic response all round. In fact, the last night in Moscow I played in a theatre there, and I had a standing ovation – the whole audience on their feet. It’s the first time that’s ever happened to me. Giorgi is going to give you a full report, he’s really pleased, everything went really well. When I get back we’ll talk in detail about it. I thought it was really good, and thought I would call and let you know it was all fantastic, no hitches, and thanks for making it happen..."

 John Sangster

John Sangster

DISCHORDS

A column by Jazz Co-ordinator Eric Myers

JazzChord, Jul/Aug, 1994

My thanks to Sil Ventura of the Randwick Labour Club, for alerting me to the performance of John Sangster at Sil’s very elegant jazz club Neil’s Brasserie on August 26, 1994. John was brought down from Brisbane, where he now lives, for this performance, to play the vibes with Chris Qua (bass), Chris Taperell (piano), and Len Barnard (drums). A lovely performance it was, too...