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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

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 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 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 began shifting its editorial focus to jazz. Included here are the

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

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