[JPL] Dr. Jazz & A blogger's take on jazz magazines: Why Our
Jazz Magazines are Bad-- And Bad for Jazz
drjazz at drjazz.com
Tue Oct 28 07:02:47 EDT 2008
Wow! Bill Barton! Long time, no talk. Yes, one-in-the-same. I was
the Jazz Director at WRUV (or as Jean-Luc Ponty said in a station ID:
"W roove") from 1997-1980.
Bill Barton wrote:
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> Thanks for posting this Doc. It's right on the money (if you'll pardon the
> expression.) If I had to pick any nits it would relate to the fact that the
> writer didn't have the chutzpah to sign the piece with his or her name.
> It's particularly nice to see *Signal to Noise* getting some well-deserved
> props. Pete Gershon has been doing a great job with *STN* for a long time
> now and the fairly recent addition of Nate Dorward as a copy editor has
> really helped the mag blossom. The Keith Tippett/Howard Riley feature in
> Issue #51 by Julian Cowley is a fine example of why jazz and creative
> improvised music fans should take *STN *seriously.
> Although their distribution in the USA is pretty much nonexistent (a
> subscription is the way to go) Canada's venerable *CODA* magazine is on the
> upswing too under the leadership of editor Andrew Scott.
> I should be "up front" in my comments also, as I'm a regular freelance
> contributor to both of these magazines.
> An aside: I'm assuming that you're the same Dr. Jazz - Bob Cohen - who did a
> radio show at WRUV-FM at The University of Vermont? If so, long time, man!
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