Category: Features – Archive

March 17, 2018 / Features - Archive

Few – if any – Australian jazz exports can rival the significance of Errol Buddle. The great multi-instrumentalist, who has died at the age of 89, enjoyed phenomenal success in the US in the 1950s, and was the first musician anywhere to use the bassoon extensively in jazz. Born in…

February 7, 2018 / Features - Archive

When Cecile McLorin Salvant’s new album, Dreams and Daggers, was recently nominated for a Grammy Award she decided to re-listen to a couple of tracks to see what the fuss was about. She couldn’t even last two songs. She just can’t stand her own jazz singing, the aspect of her…

January 22, 2018 / Features - Archive

What were they thinking? Singer Dianne Reeves gave a performance at City Recital Hall that became the arena-rock version of jazz, with extended singalongs and massed phone lights waving in the air. She already had us eating out of her palm by doing what she does so well, so why…