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Bern McGann : a Singular Man

Bern McGann : a Singular Man

No sooner had I filed the review of the Bernie McGann album Wending on this site than McGann's closest musical associate John Pochée phoned me with the news that our great and dear friend had gone. Read More »

Emma Franz on singing and remembering how to breathe

Emma Franz on singing and remembering how to breathe

'Another thing I came to realise when I had to spend a few years really lost in my film and unable to practise music, is that when singing, because the breath is really focussed and controlled over a period, it has a meditative, almost yogic quality that is incredibly good for health and mind.' Read More »

Chuck Yates at 75 – a giant of Australian jazz

Chuck Yates at 75 – a giant of Australian jazz

The night of my 75th birthday party I had a corporate gig and then rushed across town to the 505 club. The place was packed and when I walked in they all started singing Happy Birthday – it was absolutely beautiful. Lots of my friends were there and Jex Saarelaht came up from Melbourne, which I thought was wonderful. Read More »