Eric Myers Jazz

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The Australian

This folder contains a small selection of reviews and articles by Eric Myers, which were published in The Australian between 1983 and 1987. Text published in The Australian is reproduced here, with the addition of photographs which may or may not have appeared in The Australian.

 
 
 Mike Nock 

Mike Nock 

MIKE NOCK NEW ELECTRIC BAND, BERNIE McGANN QUARTET

Reviewed by Eric Myers

The Australian, January 21, 1987

There is one key question facing modern jazz musicians whose music reflects contemporary developments in the art form. Can they devise musical forms that do not betray their creative integrity, yet enable them to reach a wider audience, especially among the young?
 

 
 Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzy Gillespie

DIZZY GILLESPIE QUINTET

Reviewed by Eric Myers

The Australian, January 19, 1987

DIZZY Gillespie is such a revered figure in jazz, with such a legacy of achievement, that it seems churlish to snap at his heels. For me, as for most jazz enthusiasts, he really can do no wrong. Still, as entertaining and heartwarming as this performance was, many people left the Entertainment Centre disappointed…

 

 
 Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzy Gillespie

DIZZY GILLESPIE: BEBOP FOUNDER STILL TAKING FANS TO DIZZY HEIGHTS

Article by Eric Myers

The Australian, January 13, 1987

WHEN Australians hear trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie this month they will be hear ing not only one of the most creative musicians of the 20th century — as important to jazz as Stravinsky and Ravel are to the classical idiom — but also one of the great characters of American music…