Loretta Barnard

Dave Brubeck: The White Jazz Musician Who Fought Segregation

Dave Brubeck was one of the most popular jazz musicians of the 1950s, but it was his refusal to play in segregated venues that he should be remembered for.   When he was a child of around six or seven, jazz pianist Dave Brubeck’s father introduced him to an old African-American man who had, years earlier, been Read the full article
Loretta Barnard

Loretta Barnard is an Australian freelance writer and editor who, in a long career, has done almost everything possible in the book publishing industry. These days she actively pursues her love of music, literature and theatre, and is something of wannabe roving ambassador for the creative and performing arts.

The Meek Shall Inherit … What? Rush 2112

The next installment of Joel Gunz’s music column Blood, Sweat & Vinyl examines Rush album 2112 and explains the difference between analogue versus digital and why analogue is (always) better.

Blood, Sweat & Vinyl: Introduction: Dropping the Needle

Blood, Sweat & Vinyl is a music column by Joel Gunz sharing records that are the soundtrack to his life, examining each album critically, and providing their historical context—exploring why they mattered when they were created, and why they continue to matter now.