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JAZZCHORD ARTICLES

Between 1993 and 2002, 64 editions of JazzChord were published by the Jazz Co-ordination Association of New South Wales. This folder includes a selection of articles from those editions. Articles published in JazzChord appear on this site also in the JOHN CLARE, JAZZ CO-ORDINATION, BOOK REVIEWS, CONTRIBUTIONS and OBITUARIES folders.

 
 Phil Treloar

Phil Treloar

COLLECTIVE AUTONOMY: A PATH TOWARDS ANOTHER ALTERNATIVE

by Phil Treloar

JazzChord, Feb/Mar, 2002

Normally, music stands in relation to the community in some meaningful way; it carries a message, it signifies beauty, it enables people to march together in step, it provides relief from the humdrum of daily life, it gives rise to the solemnity of ritual, it provides means for artistic expression, and so on...

 Keith Hounslow

Keith Hounslow

IT’S ALL JAZZ BUT PLAY YOUR BAG!

by Keith Hounslow

JazzChord, Aug/Sep, 2000

Getting old is an inevitable state no one can escape and, unless unavoidably debilitated by disease or whatever, can be entered into with reasonable grace. For a creative improvising musician mental clarity is also required. In this, my 72nd year, I have felt the need to put down my thoughts on the implications of ageing. I have played jazz trumpet for over 55 years…

 Peter Jordan

Peter Jordan

SIMA: REWARDING EXCELLENCE, ENCOURAGING INNOVATION

By Peter Jordan

JazzChord, Jun/Jul, 2000

I first got hooked, not by sounds, but words. In the early ‘80s, a story by John Clare about a saxophonist named McGann in The Sydney Morning Herald enticed me from my university room set among the cow paddocks of North Ryde to Jenny’s Wine Bar at the seedy and windswept end of Pitt Street. There I discovered not only a brilliant altoist, but a music scene that I came to love passionately…