From the Publisher
Winter 2012 Publisher’s Letter
Notes From the Post-Dan Era While writing this month’s cover story about Donald Fagen, I thought a lot about his history in Steely Dan, the pop band with a jazz jones that he and Walter Becker founded 40 years ago. And that somehow brought to mind GRP, the popular jazz label [...]Read more >>
Fall 2012 Publisher’s Letter
Every Picture Tells a Story Our cover features an image captured by the late, great photographer Bob Willoughby, whose poetic eye still serves as a reminder that there’s a story behind almost every good photo. While everyone’s heard the adage “A picture is worth a thousand words,” experience has taught me that choosing [...]Read more >>
Summer 2012 Publisher’s Letter
Icons Be Told You’ll notice the heavy presence of a couple of pop icons in this issue. The cover story on Norah Jones, among other things, reviews the jazz-trained singer/pianist’s unanticipated and remarkable rise to mainstream fame. (The story was written by Kara Manning, who has now penned three cover [...]Read more >>
Spring 2012 Publishers Letter
The Sum of Our Parts From time to time, I’ve found album art, ads, posters and movies as captivating as the music they intermittently expose. On rare occasions, album covers have actually inspired me to listen to the music therein. And while it’s been said that writing about music [...]Read more >>
The Winter 2011/2012 Letter from the Publisher
Like The First Time People aren’t sure what to think when they see me jamming to Earth Wind & Fire. But I didn’t grow up listening to jazz. Instead I lived in a house where mainly symphonic LPs emanated from a piece of furniture in the living room known as [...]Read more >>
Fall into JAZZIZ
Even down here in South Florida, where the temperature on a typical October evening is well above the normal summer temperature in Canada, there’s something about the arrival of fall — an indescribable movement — that presages a distinct seasonal change. At the onset of autumn back in the days [...]Read more >>
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