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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.

 
 Huub van Riel

Huub van Riel

VISIT OF HUUB VAN RIEL IN 1998

by Eric Myers

JazzChord, Sep/Oct/Nov, 1998

Huub van Riel, for the last 20 years director of The Bimhuis in Amsterdam, Holland and, for eight years, President of the Europe Jazz Network, is one of the most important figures in the European jazz scene ever to come to Australia. My thanks to the Audience Development Division at the Australia Council for providing $6,000 which enabled the Jazz Co-ordination Association to host Huub’s visit, which took place recently between October 26 and November 9, 1998...

 L-R, Art Blakey, Dale Barlow

L-R, Art Blakey, Dale Barlow

HOW DALE BARLOW BECAME A JAZZ MESSENGER

by Eric Myers

JazzChord, Sep/Oct, 1996

Most students of Australian jazz can point to their favourite milestones, which had momentous implications for key musicians… In this league is the invitation issued in 1989 by the drummer Art Blakey in New York to Dale Barlow to become a fulltime member of the Jazz Messengers. How did this come about? How was it that an Australian saxophonist - a white musician - was able to join a band which, for 35 years, had virtually defined hard-bop, and represented one of the pinnacles of achievement in black Americanjazz?

 The Engine Room

The Engine Room

THE ENGINE ROOM IN THE SOVIET UNION

by Eric Myers 

JazzChord, May/Jun, 1996

The first version of this article was prompted by the sudden death of Giorgi Bakhchiev in 1996, following a heart attack. Giorgi, an official of what was then the Soviet Jazz Federation, turned up in my office in Sydney in 1988, accompanied by his Russian-speaking friend, the Tasmanian George Shenman. Giorgi had a number of Australian friends and, as a lifetime jazz enthusiast, had long dreamt of cultural exchange between Russian and Australian jazz musicians...