Mick Paddon

Mick Paddon has been a presenter on Eastside Radio, a community station broadcasting to the city of Sydney and it's eastern suburbs with a strong reputation for its jazz content, for the past fourteen years. In the twenty years since he moved from the UK, where he cultivated his tastes in jazz, he has also been involved in running the Sydney Improved Music Association, SIMA, including periods as Vice President President and President. His one chosen instrument is the saxophone though he plays with more enthusiasm than talent.

Testimony, A Tribute to Charlie Parker – worth the twelve year wait

Testimony: A Tribute to Charlie Parker

would recommend enjoying this book and the music this way. Remind yourself of the rich history of the music listening to one of the greats. Immerse yourself in Yusef Yomunyakaa’s poetry. This will set you up to luxuriate in one of Sandy Evans’ rich compositions played by Sydney’s best. No that’s an understatement, they are among Sydney’s, and Australia’s greatest, including some of the voices we are no longer able to enjoy live- Bernie McGann’s unique alto, and Jackie Orzaczky’s gravelly intonation.