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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.

 
 Hilary McPhee

Hilary McPhee

DISCHORDS

A column by Jazz Co-ordinator Eric Myers

JazzChord, May/Jun, 1996

In this day and age, most people in the jazz community expect jazz to be represented, as a matter of course, in the deliberations of organisations like the Australia Council. Yet, it’s been suggested that the new Music Fund of the Australia Council may be constituted without a representative of jazz…

 Bob Sedergreen

Bob Sedergreen

DISCHORDS

A column by Jazz Co-ordinator Eric Myers

JazzChord, Jul/Aug, 1996

In an article by Leon Gettler entitled “Into The Music” on the Sedergreens (Bob and sons Mal and Steve), published in The Age in Melbourne on June 29, 1996, it’s alleged that Mal and Steve actually came to blows after an incident at a gig in Adelaide last year. “Things got ugly up on the stand when pianist Steve cut off his younger brother Mal’s saxophone solo,” writes Leon. “Words were exchanged but to no avail so they stepped outside and slugged it out instead. Then they returned for the second set.”

 Miles Davis & John Coltrane

Miles Davis & John Coltrane

DISCHORDS

A column by Jazz Co-ordinator Eric Myers

JazzChord, Sep/Oct, 1996

It was good to see a jazz film included in Andrea Stretton’s inaugural SBS TV arts program Stretton On Saturday (SOS) on August 3, 1996: the 1986 film on Miles Davis Miles Ahead. This film included some of the magnificent footage of the classic late-1950s Miles Davis Quintet, with John Coltrane, always worth seeing again. According to my records Miles Ahead was previously broadcast on SBS on December 9, 1994. I was unnerved by Andrea Stretton’s introduction, however, in which she said, “Miles Davis is considered the greatest jazz trumpeter of all time”…