Category: Features – Archive

July 12, 2013 / Features - Archive

You can tell they don’t take themselves too seriously just from the name: The Pinks. It’s a cute sidestep around the dodgy old argument about whether white boys could play the blues. It is also what seven of Australia’s top rock, jazz, blues and country musicians do when they just…

June 23, 2013 / Features - Archive

It’s not exactly what the how-to-interview-musicians handbook recommends, but I’ve just suggested to Barb Jungr that her concerts are better than her albums. Ever so politely, you understand, and I knew that Jungr (pronounced “younger) is too nice to hang up on me. My point was that on disc the…

June 19, 2013 / Features - Archive

In 2011 I interviewed Keith Jarrett at the time of the release of his Rio album. A story resulting from the interview is available on this site ( http://www.johnshand.com.au/keith-jarrett-goes-to-rio/), but several people have asked to read the complete transciption, so here it is… JS: What a remarkable achievement Rio is.…