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THE AUSTRALIAN

The Australian has been Australia’s national newspaper since 1964. This folder contains reviews and articles written by Eric Myers and published in The Australian since September, 2015. Text published in the newspaper is reproduced here, with the addition of photographs which may or may not have appeared in The Australian.

 
 Paul Grabowsky

Paul Grabowsky

PAUL GRABOWSKY TRIO AT FOUNDRY 616

Reviewed by Eric Myers

The Australian, June 19.2017

Melbourne jazz has produced many iconic figures (not least Graeme Bell) but never someone quite like Paul Grabowsky: not merely an improvising pianist, but also a screen composer, festival director, pioneer in cross-cultural collaboration with indigenous musicians, eloquent public arts intellectual, and so on. On Friday evening in Sydney he appeared in one of his earliest incarnations: the classic piano, bass and drums format…

 Mike Nock

Mike Nock

MIKE NOCK TRIO AT FOUNDRY 616

Reviewed by Eric Myers

Published in The Australian, July 10, 2017

Pianist, composer and mentor Mike Nock is another Kiwi we gratefully call our own. Arriving in Sydney as a teenager in the late 1950s, Nock took the local jazz scene by storm with his benchmark 3 Out Trio.  Overseas for 20 years, he returned in 1985 to become an icon in Australasian jazz. In a 60-year career, he has done everything, and triumphantly stayed in the vanguard of jazz’s evolution…

 Janet Seidel  Photo credit Tad Watanabe

Janet Seidel

Photo credit Tad Watanabe

OBITUARY: JANET SEIDEL 1955-2017

by Eric Myers

Published in The Australian, August 18, 2017

Growing up on a dairy farm in rural South Australia, Janet Seidel would listen to jazz on the late-night ABC radio programs Relax With Me and Music to Midnight. It’s where she first encountered the voice of American singer and pianist Blossom Dearie, an artist who would greatly influence her own style in later years...