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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.

 
 Judy Bailey

Judy Bailey

JUDY BAILEY: AN IMPROVISED CAREER

by Eric Myers

APRA Magazine March 1986

A quick glance through Judy Bailey’s career shows that she has had an extraordinarily full one in various areas of music: classical musician; jazz pianist, composer and arranger; concert performer;  television and recording session musician; composer of advertising jingles; musical director for club entertainers; teacher at the NSW Conservatorium of Music; cultural ambassador for Australia on overseas tours; composer of children’s music for ABC Radio; teacher of ‘music and movement’ in schools; member of the Music Board of the Australia Council; lecturer and performer in the Sydney Opera House’s Bennelong Program; and, not least, winner of the inaugural APRA Music Award for Jazz Composer...

 Judy Bailey

Judy Bailey

JUDY BAILEY'S RECORDED MUSIC: AN APPRECIATION

by John Shand

APRA Magazine March 1986

You know that old joke about the instant swimming pool – just add water? I suppose instant composing implies just adding music. Building in the opportunity to instantly compose – or improvise – is of fundamental importance to the way a jazz composer creates written material. That composer is not simply creating for subsequent regurgitation, but also as a springboard for improvisation…

 

 
 Mal Stanley

Mal Stanley

40 YEARS OF JAZZTRACK: AN INTERVIEW WITH MAL STANLEY

by Joanne Kee

jazz.org November 28, 2016

In these uncertain cultural times, it’s important to celebrate and support music on the ABC, not just ABC Jazz, but also the music programs of Radio National. The ABC has long supported original Australian music and provides an important channel to hear, discover and listen to new and original music. The former round of cuts meant the loss of Jazz Up Late and music programming at Radio National is now under threat...