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 ERROL BUDDLE STORY (PART TWO)
by Eric Myers
Jazz Magazine, 1983
At the conclusion of The Errol Buddle Story (Part One), Buddle was in the United States in 1954, leading his own quintet at Klein’s jazz club, Detroit. Other than Buddle the group included Barry Harris (piano), Pepper Adams (baritone sax), Major Holley (bass), and Elvin Jones (drums). On Saturday nights, Billy Mitchell (tenor sax) was booked for a three-way battle of the saxes. NOW READ ON…
ON ARTHUR JAMES RECEIVING THE OAM
by John Sangster
JazzChord Jan/Feb, 1994
I’ve been lucky enough to have spent the first half of my life as a musician in the ‘trad’ or 'Dixieland’ idiom, where the emphasis is on dancing and having a good time, and generally whooping it up; and the second half of my life in the ‘modern’ jazz framework, where the audiences prefer to sit and actually listen to the musicians...
IF THOSE WALLS COULD ONLY SPEAK
by Harry Stein with a comment by Bruce Johnson
Jazz Magazine, Summer/Autumn, 1986
If those walls at 104 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne, where Australia’s first Jazz Convention was held in 1946, could only speak! What would they say? It would have to be a mixture of vaudeville tunes, revival hymns, socialist politics and hot jazz licks…