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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.

 
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MASTERS, MONGRELS AND MADNESS: RECOLLECTIONS AND OBSERVATIONS ON ART MUSIC IN AUSTRALIA

by Tony Gould

Book review by Eric Myers published in The Australian, April 7, 2018

It’s unusual for a leading Australian jazz musician to write a book. Tony Gould’s Masters, Mongrels and Madness, a collection of essays with some fascinating autobiographical content, will be pored over by people in the jazz community…

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OBITUARY: DICK HUGHES 1931-2018

by Eric Myers

The Australian, April 24, 2018

Dick Hughes had a rasping vocal style that suggested Fats Waller. As for his piano playing, his live performances showed that, at his best, he was capable of hot stride piano in the traditional style that predated bebop. But this largely self-taught pianist was modest about his abilities. “I don’t read music", he said. "I spell it out laboriously”...

 Joe Chindamo  Photo credit Little Olive Photography

Joe Chindamo

Photo credit Little Olive Photography

JOE CHINDAMO TRIO AT FOUNDRY 616

by Eric Myers

Foundry 616, Sydney, May 4, 2018

The Australian, May 8, 2018

Pairing the virtuosic Melbourne pianist Joe Chindamo with the even more celebrated Sydney bassist Lloyd Swanton, made this a much-anticipated gig. The added presence of Sydney drummer ­Andrew Dickeson, known for his understatement and commitment to swing, foreshadowed an evening of superior jazz. Chindamo’s qualities were amply displayed from the first note…