Jazz Magazine (1976-1980)

A complete annotated index compiled by Michael Fitzgerald
Thanks to Tom Stites (Editor and Publisher) and Peter Keepnews (Contributing Editor/Managing Editor)

Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Volume 4

Volume 4, Number 1 (Winter 1979) view cover


Art Blakey: 'The Key is to Play Like Hell'

Interview by Ira Gitler; cover illustration by Richard Bailey

Why Big Record Companies Let Jazz Down

Article by Peter Keepnews

How ECM Records Has Made Jazz Work For It

Manfred Eicher interview by Bob Suter

Selling Jazz LPs By Mail

By Arnold Jay Smith

Insight: Mike Nock Reflects on Early Days of Fusion

Interview by Michael Rozek

Letters

Waxings

By Dan Morgenstern

Clues in the search for hard-to-get records

Soundings

By Charles Graham

A jazz-lover's audio and record-care guide

Notes

Festival Roundup

First Take: Art Pepper

By Burt Korall

Woodshed: Art Blakey from Different Drummers

By Billy Mintz

Gallery: Dizzy Gillespie

Photos by Veryl Oakland and Mitchell Seidel

Reviews

[Eddie Condon: Windy City Seven & Jam Sessions At Commodore; Billie Holiday: Fine And Mellow; Coleman Hawkins: The Chocolate Dandies & Leonard Feather's Allstars; Lester Young: Kansas City Six & Five; Ben Webster & Don Byas: Two Kings Of The Tenor Sax; Wild Bill Davison: That's a-Plenty; Jack Teagarden & Max Kaminsky: Big T & Mighty Max; Bud Freeman: Three's No Crowd; Jelly Roll Morton: New Orleans Memories Plus Two; Mel Powell & Joe Bushkin: The World Is Waiting]

[Larry Coryell: Standing Ovation; Wolfgang Dauner: Changes; Martin Kolbe & Ralf Illenberger: Waves; Gunter Lenz Springtime: Znel; United Jazz + Rock Ensemble: Live In Schutzenhaus]

On The Record

Thumbnail reviews by Randy Savicky

Time Capsules

Reviews of reissues

Bookings

Where major groups are playing nationally

Fragments

By Vincent Pelote

Answers to your jazz history questions

Volume 4, Number 2 (Spring 1980) view cover


Cityscape: Detroit

By Gregory Jakub

Why It's So Hard to Find Jazz on the Radio

By Charles Mitchell

Jazz Alive! Helps in the Search

By Ed Newton

Insight: Young Fletcher Henderson

By Margery P. Dews

The Self-Renewing Sonny Rollins

Interview by David Weiss; cover painting by Bob Delboy from a photography by Bruce W. Talamon

Letters

From the Editor

Idle Threats

By Tom Piazza

Waxings

By Bill Esposito

Clues in the search for hard-to-get records

Soundings

By Charles Graham

A jazz-lover's audio and record-care guide

Bookings

Where major groups are playing nationally

Rehearsal Bands

By Bill Schremp

Notes

Books

First Take: Sheila Jordan

By Burt Korall

Gallery: Backstage at the 1979 Playboy Jazz Festival

Photos by Bruce Talamon

Woodshed: Transcription and Analysis of Sonny Rollins's solo on "Pent-Up House"

By David Wild

Reviews

[Miles In Tokyo; Miles In Berlin; At Plugged Nickel Volumes I & II; Black Beauty: Miles Davis At Fillmore West; Dark Magus; Pangaea; Circle In The Round]

[Clifford Brown: The Paris Collection; Roy Eldridge: Little Jazz; Johnny Hodges: The Rabbit In Paris; Django Reinhardt: The Versatile Giant; Zoot Sims: Brother In Swing; Mary Lou Williams: First Lady Of The Piano; J.J. Johnson & Milt Jackson: A Date In New York; Sidney Bechet & Martial Solal: When A Soprano Meets A Piano; Buck Clayton: Passport To Paradise; Dizzy Gillespie: Havin' A Good Time In Paris]

On The Record

Thumbnail reviews by Randy Savicky

Time Capsules

Reviews of reissues

Fragments

By Vincent Pelote

Answers to your jazz history questions