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The Needle

“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 were William Russell’s early musicological investigations of Jelly Roll Morton and other pianists, Herman Rosenberg’s piece on Bobby Stark, and Ken Hulsizer’s ‘A Dozen Lines of Investigation,’ on future directions of jazz criticism. A dispute between Duke Ellington and Winthrop Sargeant was fought in the pages of The Needle, George Wettling reminisced there, and there appeared Frederic Ramsey’s important column, ‘Jazz in Print’.”

Jazz Periodicals: 1930-1970, Greenwood Press,
Center for Research Libraries (1977)

The Needle