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.

 
 Dave Dallwitz

Dave Dallwitz

DAVE DALLWITZ & THE SOUTHERN JAZZ GROUP

by Bruce Johnson

Jazz Magazine, 1982

This began with a request for some articles on Dave Dallwitz and traditional jazz in South Australia. It happened that at the time the request was made I was shortly to spend a few days in Adelaide, so I took the opportunity of interviewing not only Dave but also a number of musicians who had been associated with him during the days of the Southern Jazz Group (SJG), as well as several other individuals who were well placed to witness the events of that period…

 Warren Daly

Warren Daly

WARREN DALY AND THE BIG BAND

by Eric Myers

Jazz Magazine, Winter/Spring, 1985

Big Bands come and go in the highly impermanent Australian jazz world. But there is one band that has established a durable presence, going back over 15 years: the Warren Daly Big Band. This is not quite the same band as the famous Daly-Wilson Big Band which was established in 1969. But, for all intents and purposes, Daly is now carrying on the tradition of big band playing which he had personally done so much to establish throughout the 1970s…

 Charlie Munro

Charlie Munro

ON CHARLIE MUNRO

by Bruce Johnson

Jazz Magazine, Summer/Autumn 1986

Charlie Munro’s sudden death in December, 1985 deprived us of a greater talent than most people, including those associated with jazz, have begun to understand. This record will help to change that, and the shame of it is that there is not more. Elsewhere in this issue I have lamented the tedious prolixity of various young ‘contemporary’ musicians. Munro presents the reverse: a musician with volumes to say, but who was given too little space to say it…