Eric Myers Jazz

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The Australian

This folder contains reviews and articles by Eric Myers, which have been published in The Australian, Australia’s national newspaper since 1964. Myers was its jazz critic from 1983-1987. From 2015 The Australian has published the occasional jazz article or review by Myers. Text published in The Australian is reproduced here, with the addition of photographs which may or may not have appeared in The Australian. 

 
 
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RED HOLLOWAY

Reviewed by Eric Myers

The Australian, March 23, 1987

This performance by the 60-year-old American saxophonist Red Holloway was something of a revelation. It was more than just an excellent performance. Along the way, Holloway was able to demonstrate clearly what professional jazz is all about for many American musicians…

 

 
 Dave MacRae & Joy Yates...

Dave MacRae & Joy Yates...

PACIFIC EARDRUM

Reviewed by Eric Myers

The Australian, March 18, 1987

Since the pianist Dave MacRae and the vocalist Joy Yates returned to Australia two years ago they have not had the impact in Australian contemporary jazz that one would have expected, given their distinguished musical achievements in Britain...

 

 
 Andrew Firth

Andrew Firth

JAMES MORRISON QUINTET FEATURING ANDREW FIRTH

Reviewed by Eric Myers

The Australian, March 17, 1987

Although precocious talent is by no means unusual in jazz, there is always something refreshing about a young man, not long out of short pants, who plays his instruments with the sort of authority we expect from a veteran...