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ESSAYS

This section includes essays on various jazz subjects, written by a number of writers. Contributions are welcome. Writers interested in contributing are welcome to contact the editor by filling out the form in the CONTACT tab. Photographs to illustrate those essays are welcome. Readers can click on the INDEX button for a list of articles in this folder.

 
 The Australian Jazz Orchestra

The Australian Jazz Orchestra

THE AUSTRALIAN JAZZ ORCHESTRA IN THE UNITED STATES

by Eric Myers

2MBS-FM Programme Guide, August, 1988

The Australian Jazz Orchestra (AJO) spent two weeks in the United States from April 5-19, 1988. They began with three concerts in the open air to large audiences at the Houston International Festival on April 8, 9, and 10…

 Horst Liepolt in Sydney

Horst Liepolt in Sydney

HORST LIEPOLT: MAN WITH A PASSION

by Eric Myers

Encore Magazine, December 1979

Like everyone who wields power and influence, jazz producer and publicist Horst Liepolt has his share of critics and opponents. It was George Melly who wrote that “jazz is a country of fiercely divided factions” and the Australian jazz scene, no less than any other area of the performing arts in this country, is no stranger to controversy…

 Horst Liepolt in New York

Horst Liepolt in New York

HORST LIEPOLT IN NEW YORK

by Gordon Dodd

Jazz Magazine, Winter/Spring, 1984

The striking thing about lobbing into New York City from Australia for a bit of jazz these days is that it is not hard to know that Horst Liepolt is around. The advertising for two of Greenwich Village’s top jazz spots, Sweet Basil and Lush Life, proudly announce that they are under the management of Liepolt and two American partners. The media have not been slow to acknowledge that this ‘blow-in’ from Australia with the strong German accent has almost single-handedly created a new scene for contemporary jazz in the Big Apple…