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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.

 
 Sasha Berliner

Sasha Berliner

AN OPEN LETTER TO ETHAN IVERSON (AND THE REST OF JAZZ PATRIARCHY)

by Sasha Berliner

sashaberlinermusic.com, September 21, 2017

Ethan Iverson (and presumably, the rest of the jazz world), I'm going to start with some disclaimers. I know you didn't mean to cause any harm by your Robert Glasper interview, what you allowed him to say, or how you responded to it. I know you probably do believe in the many women in your life. You respect them. You want everybody to have equal rights because, like you said, you're a liberal. In other words, we know you never had the intention to contribute to sexism. Intention and implications can be very different things...

 Tony Gould

Tony Gould

TONY GOULD

Interviewed by Mike Williams

Excerpt from the book The Australian Jazz Explosion, 1981

Like his trumpet-playing partner Keith Hounslow in the McJad Duo, pianist Tony Gould has his feet planted firmly in two musical camps. But where Hounslow spends part of the time playing traditional jazz, Gould works as a lecturer at the Melbourne Conservatorium and as music critic for the Sun newspaper. His background is unusual among Australia’s foremost jazzmen in that he did not come up through the traditional ranks, although his playing acknowledges the roots. Now, like Hounslow, he is dedicated to the concept of absolute improvisation…

 Judy Bailey

Judy Bailey

JUDY BAILEY’S ANOTHER JOURNEY: MUSIC FOR SYMPHONY AND JAZZ ORCHESTRAS

Reviewed by Eric Myers

Music Trust’s E-Zine Loud Mouth, March 1, 2018

One has to admire Judy Bailey’s music here. So much intelligent  thought has gone into this music over many years, and I strongly believe that these compositions are a real work of the imagination. Another Journey feels to me like the crowning achievement of a lifetime in jazz...