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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.

 
 Ravi Coltrane

Ravi Coltrane

RAVI COLTRANE AT THE BASEMENT

Reviewed by Eric Myers

Published in The Australian, September 14, 2017

The opening performance in Sydney by Ravi Coltrane’s quartet was met with thunderous applause from a capacity audience at one of the city’s most prestigious music venues. But, without wishing to rain on their parade, I wonder why their one set — a marathon effort of two hours — had to be so one-dimensional...

 Kram  Photo credit Adrian Vaughan

Kram

Photo credit Adrian Vaughan

WANGARATTA FESTIVAL: AS SPLENDID AS EVER

Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues, November 3-5, 2017

Reviewed by Eric Myers

Published in The Australian, November 7, 2017

The good news is the Wangaratta festival, in its 28th year, is as splendid as ever and the vision that inspired it 30 years ago has survived. With a vastly impressive program devised by a new team of artistic directors (Adam Simmons & Zoe Hauptmann for jazz, and Frank Davidson & Scott Solimo for blues), one had to be ruthlessly selective as to which concerts to attend…

 Terri Lyne Carrington

Terri Lyne Carrington

TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON

Sydney International Women's Jazz Festival

Reviewed by Eric Myers

Published in The Australian, November 15, 2017

It’s unusual for all eyes to be on the drummer at a jazz performance, but this was necessarily the case when the American virtuoso Terri Lyne Carrington performed last Saturday night. Carrington was joined by three outstanding Sydney musicians Sandy Evans (saxophones), Ben Hauptmann (guitar), and Jonathan Zwartz (bass), plus the expatriate New Zealander Aron Ottignon  (piano). In devising the program, she could have opted for straight-ahead, well-known jazz standards. Instead she paid her local collaborators the ultimate compliment…