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 Terri Lyne Carrington

Terri Lyne Carrington

TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON : A POWERHOUSE DRUMMER WHO TAKES NO PRISONERS

by Eric Myers

November 2,  2017

The American Terri Lyne Carrington is in many ways the star of the forthcoming Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival. A powerhouse drummer who takes no prisoners, she will perform with one of Australia’s leading female musicians, saxophonist Sandy Evans, on November 10 and 11 at Sydney’s Foundry 616…

 Kenny Barron

Kenny Barron

KENNY BARRON TRIO AT THE BASEMENT

Reviewed by Eric Myers

June 1, 2017

I had heard this great trio the previous night in Brisbane, as part of the Brisbane International Jazz Festival. Where I was sitting, in the cavernous Queensland Conservatorium Theatre, the sound left a lot to be desired.  The second concert of the tour in the intimacy of Sydney’s Basement - the natural milieu for such a trio – did much to restore my faith in this country’s capacity to present live jazz as it should be heard...

 Sharny Russell

Sharny Russell

SHARNY RUSSELL AT THE 505

Reviewed by Eric Myers

March 20, 2017

This performance by the vocalist/pianist Sharny Russell at the 505 more or less recaptured the exquisite ambience of her newly-released CD Comes a Time. It was an impressive demonstration of a multi-talented artistry that, as far as I know, is unique in Australian jazz...