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Comments and Commentary

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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

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

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

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

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