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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.

 
 The Red Hot Papas

The Red Hot Papas

DISCHORDS

A column by Jazz Co-ordinator Eric Myers

JazzChord, Summer, 1997/98

On December 15, 1997, I was fortunate to be able to attend a jazz cabaret at the American Club, to hear the production Handful of Keys by the Red Hot Papas: Jiri Kripac (cornet, vocals) and Derek Worby (piano). This was splendid entertainment, featuring two 45-minute sets of music associated with Fats Waller, held together by an entertaining and educational script, delivered by Jiri Kripac. The story encompassed Fats’s life, from his birth in 1904 to his premature death at 39 in 1943, on a train bound for New York…

 Al Jarreau

Al Jarreau

DISCHORDS

A column by Jazz Co-ordinator Eric Myers

JazzChord, Mar/Apr, 1998

In the Mediawatch column, I referred to a number of excellent jazz writers. There is another: Lynden Barber, one of The Australian’s three film critics, who occasionally writes on jazz and improvised music. Whenever he has something to say on jazz, his views are always well-informed and relevant. Such was the case with Lynden’s review (January 19, 1998) of the Al Jarreau concert at the Sydney Opera House…

 Adrian Jackson  Photo credit Peter Tea

Adrian Jackson

Photo credit Peter Tea

DISCHORDS

A column by Jazz Co-ordinator Eric Myers

JazzChord, Summer 1998/99

The Melbourne critic Adrian Jackson has been dropped from his fortnightly reviewing of CD albums in The Green Guide of The Age. Adrian, who is one of the country’s most respected jazz writers, has been reviewing albums in the Green Guide for the past decade, but had been alternating over the past year with staff writer Leon Gettler, who was introduced to provide “diversity of opinion”. Without entering into the respective merits of each critic, it can be pointed out that Adrian was known as an especially aware and sympathetic supporter of Australian artists…