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Cadence

Cadence (, 1976-2000)

“Frustrated with the lack of published coverage of truly creative music, Robert Rusch founded Cadence magazine in 1975 to give a voice to avant-garde artists

Climax

Climax (, 1955-1956)

“In New Orleans, Lawrence Lipton singled out Robert Cass for starting the magazine, Climax: A creative review in the jazz spirit in 1955. At the

Down Beat

Down Beat (, 1934-1963)

“Race relations, sexual equality, unionism, wars, recessions, birth, life, death, the triumph of the will, the battle of the soul: it spills across the pages

The Grackle

The Grackle (, 1976-1979)

“Ron Welburn began his prolific career in music (and literary) criticism in the late 1960s. He helped found the important journal The Grackle in 1976.

Jazz Information

Jazz Information (, 1939-1941)

“Jazz Information, started by Ralph Gleason, Ralph de Toledano, and Gene Williams, began was a purveyor of discographical and collector’s information, leavened by vitriolic responses

Jazz Magazine

Jazz Magazine (, 1976-1980)

“Jazz Magazine was a short-lived but very high-quality publication that existed during the latter half of the 1970’s, ceasing publication in 1980. While the fledgling

The Jazz Record

The Jazz Record (, 1943-1947)

“The Jazz Record was unusual among jazz magazines in that its founder and editor was a renowned jazz musician—pianist Art Hodes. Begun as a bi-weekly,

The Jazz Review

The Jazz Review (, 1958-1961)

“Founded by Nat Hentoff, Martin Williams, and Hsio Wen Shih in New York in 1958, The Jazz Review was the premier journal of jazz in

Metronome

Metronome (, 1932-1961)

Lacunae: Vol. 64 no. 3. Although Metronome began publication in 1885, in 1932/33 the journal shifted focus to jazz. Included here are the years primarily treating

The Mississippi Rag

The Mississippi Rag (, 1973-2006)

Lacunae: Vol. 8 no. 12, Vol. 13 no. 10. “The Mississippi Rag was the most successful magazine devoted to traditional jazz and ragtime and it

Music and Rhythm

Music and Rhythm (, 1940-1942)

“With its lurid headlines and daring (for the early 1940s) ‘cheesecake’ photography, Music and Rhythm was clearly intended as a commercial venture. Its general tone

The Needle

The Needle (, 1944-1945)

“This short-lived monthly, edited and published by Robert Reynolds, was distinguished well out of proportion to its brief run. Among the significant writings to appear

Record Research

Record Research (, 1955-1977)

Lacunae: Nos. 3, 13, 44, 134, 137-38. Numeration irregularities: Initially maintains two parallel issue numerations, one for each volume and one for the cumulative run. This

Rhythm

Rhythm (, 1946-1947)

Lacunae: Vol. 1 nos. 1-4, 7; Vol. 2 no. 3. A copy of these issues could not be located. Issues 5 and 6 of Volume 1