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Record Reviews

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5/4 Magazine

5/4 Magazine (Seattle, WA, 1995-1998)

“Exploring Jazz from Mainstream to Offbeat”

78 Quarterly

78 Quarterly (Brooklyn, NY, 1967-1968; Key West, FL, 1988-1995, 2000, 2002)

“When 78 Quarterly first appeared in 1967, it was the most sumptuously prepared periodical on blues and jazz 78 rpm records of its time, with

Cadence

Cadence (Redwood, NY, 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

Clef

Clef (Santa Monica, CA, 1946)

Down Beat

Down Beat (Chicago, IL, 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

Good Diggin'

Good Diggin' (Portland, OR, 1947-1949)

Numeration irregularities: Vol. 3 (1949) skips no. 2.

The Grackle

The Grackle (Brooklyn, NY, 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.

Hip

Hip (Milwaukee, WI, 1962-1967; McLean, VA, 1967-1971)

Continued by: Jazz Digest (McLean, VA, 1972-1974)

The Jazz Blast

The Jazz Blast (Mt. Ephraim, NJ, 1970-1973)

Lacunae: Vol. 3 nos. 1-4, 6; Vol. 4 no. 1.

Jazz Digest

Jazz Digest (McLean, VA, 1972-1974)

Preceded by: Hip (Milwaukee, WI, 1962-1967; McLean, VA, 1967-1971)

Jazz Information

Jazz Information (New York, NY, 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 (Northport, NY, 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

Jazz Magazine (Barcelona, 1935-1936)

“Órgano oficial del ‘Hot Club’ de Barcelona”

Jazz Notes

Jazz Notes (Indianapolis, IN, 1957-1965)

Lacunae: Vol. 1; Vol. 2 no. 3, Vol. 5 no. 1. A copy of these issues could not be located.

The Jazz Record (New York, NY, 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 Report

The Jazz Report (St. Louis, MO, 1953-1958; Chicago, IL, 1958-1960)

Lacunae: Vol. 1 no. 2-3, 12; Vol. 2 no. 1, 3. A copy of these issues could not be located.

The Jazz Review

The Jazz Review (New York, NY, 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

Jazz: The Metronome Yearbook

Jazz: The Metronome Yearbook (New York, NY, 1950-1959)

Lacunae: 1952 (vol. 3). A copy of this issue could not be located and may never have been published.

Metronome

Metronome (New York, NY, 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 (Minneapolis, MN, 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 (Jackson Heights, NY, 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

The Record Changer

The Record Changer (Washington, DC, 1942-1943; Fairfax, VA, 1943-1946; Washington, DC, 1946-1947; New York, NY, 1948-1955, 1957)

Lacunae: Vol. 7 no. 1. A copy of this issue could not be located; the issue may never have been published. “The Record Changer was

Record Research

Record Research (Brooklyn, NY, 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

Record Whirl

Record Whirl (Chicago, IL, 1955-1956)

Lacunae: Vol. 1 no. 1, 3-4. A copy of these issues could not be located.

The Soul and Jazz Record

The Soul and Jazz Record (Hollywood, CA, 1975-1977)

Lacunae: Unknown. Volume and issue numeration is irregular but all issues known to the editor have been reproduced.

Tempo

Tempo (Los Angeles, CA, 1933-1940)

Theme

Theme (North Hollywood, CA, 1953-1957)