John Clare

John Clare is a journalist, reviewer and the author of Bodgie Dada, a history of Australian jazz.

Articles by this author

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Happy birthday, Bernie McGann
The master
Heading west by train out of Sydney, two stops before Parramatta, that railway voice comes crashing through tinny speakers, “Next stop: GrAAAnville!” The ‘A’ is as harsh as...
The members of Ten Part Invention, founded by John Pochée (third from right).
Ten Part Invention - ‘Unidentified Spaces’, 2001
Jazz masterpiece
Ten Part Invention is a Sydney band formed more than 20 years ago to perform Australian jazz music. It still has a solid, often ecstatic, following. This album has a wealth of...