Safier's Jazz Home Page
Historical discographical sites on the following
artists (no longer being updated):
Andrew visited Brisbane in October 1996 and played
a solo performance at the Conservatorium of Music and this photo was taken
just afterwards. I am to Andrew's right, in front is the promoter Lynn
Irwin and my friend Stephen is at left. Sadly Andrew has left our presence.
MURRAY Home Page - This site also includes info about
the World Saxophone Quartet and links to discographies of Arthur Blythe,
Oliver Lake and Butch Morris.
David felt like partying after the WSQ played at the
Brisbane Festival in 1992 so we ended up in the Brisbane Jazz Club at Kangaroo
Point and he sat in with the band. He did 2 numbers including Body
and Soul with local pianist Jeff Usher. DM told me he really liked
the girl who played guitar and sang - it was a while before I pointed that
it was actually a long haired boy! (No that's not him - that's Rob Jackson's
wife). I caught up with after 17 years when he head lined the Brisbane Jazz
Festival in October 2008. Still great!
Ex-Mingus sidemen George Adams (RIP) was an amazing
tenor player. Along with other Mingus alumni Don
Pullen and Danny Richmond he formed the Adams-Pullen Quartet with Cameron
Brown filling the bass position. This photo was taken by Joe Segal for
me in his jazz-club in Chicago in 1991 after a performance by Mingus Dynasty.
On the left in bassist Ray Drummond, and George Adams is at centre. Check
the sweat on his clothes - he really gave a great performance.
Legendary Chicago tenor saxist
Von Freeman seems sadly under-represented on the internet. This photo of
myself with Von was taken after a gig in Chicago in 1991. He was surprised to
meet a fan all the way from Australia.
Here's are links
to some of my other favourite jazz artists:
Dolphy Discography - excellent & comprehensive site by Alan Saul
Pullen - Excellent German site
Fitzgerald's Home Page - various artist discographies
Fitzgerald's Record Label Listings - complete jazz label discographies
List of Jazz Links - yet more links and a good artists links list
My interests include jazz, rock and folk
music, drumming, photography (including collecting and researching nineteenth century Australian
and New Zealand photographic history) and collecting old postcards. I squeeze these in between working as a general practitioner
in Brisbane, Australia (not quite the jazz hub of the world!). My
historical photography interests and family history are covered over at
Safier's Ozemail Home Page.
This site was created 29 July 1997 and was
last updated 25 January 2019.