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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.

 
 John Buchanan

John Buchanan

JOHN BUCHANAN: HONOURED FOR SERVICES TO JAZZ MUSIC

by Samuel Moore

Fine Music 102.5 Magazine, July 14, 2016

John Buchanan was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the Australia Day Honours in 2016 for, “services to jazz music, and to the broadcast media”. He has long been involved in the jazz scene, organising concerts and festivals as well as broadcasting on radio for many years. He joined Fine Music as a volunteer in 2009…

 Stuart Swanton

Stuart Swanton

LLOYD SWANTON’S AMBON: QUITE AN EXPERIENCE

by Ian Muldoon

August 11, 2018

I attended a performance of Lloyd Swanton’s Ambon at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival in October 2015. It was a late evening performance as if it was not all that important. My four colleagues chose not to attend. The venue was the WPAC Theatre. There was an audience scattered about. The performance by the 12-piece ensemble was quite an experience. It touched a nerve in me, so to speak. More than one as it happens…

 Wurlitzer Jukebox

Wurlitzer Jukebox

JUKEBOX JAZZ

by Ian Muldoon

August 12, 2018

In 1955 Bill Haley’s Rock Around the Clock was the first rock and roll record to become number one on the hit parade. It had made a stunning introduction in the opening moments to a film called Blackboard Jungle. But at that time my favourite record was one by Lionel Hampton. I was not alone. Me and my three jazz loving friends couldn’t be bothered spending hard-earned cash on rock and roll records…