Eric Myers Jazz

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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.

 
 Errol Buddle on the cover of Jazz Magazine in 1982

Errol Buddle on the cover of Jazz Magazine in 1982

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…

 Arthur James

Arthur James

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...

 

 

 Harry Stein

Harry Stein

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…