Issue 34


Our landmark Jazz Issue (#34) features the classic Blue Train photo of John Coltrane, uncropped, as well as trumpet star Freddie Hubbard. Behind both of these legends was jazz producer Creed Taylor, who left his mark on Impulse and Verve before starting his untouchable CTI Records. Also: Horace Tapscott, Richard Evans, Joel Dorn, Melvin Sparks.

  • re:Discovery Dorothy Ashby Afro, Al Williams Quintet, The Third Wave, Slipstream, Bruce Ditmas
  • In Memoriam: Lyman Woodard 1942-2009, Hank Crawford 1934-2009, David “Fathead” Newman 1933-2009, Joe Cuba 1931-2009
  • Rising Sons 9dw Proves Seeds of Funky Fusion are Best Sown at Home
  • Timeless Freedom Stonephace Transcends the Limitations of a Genre
  • Rite of Passage The Making of Ululation was a Celebration of Life
  • Engine of Change Guitarist Melvin Sparks Fueled Funky Sessions For Soul-Jazz’s Master Mechanics
  • Safe Haven Pianist and Composer Horace Tapscott Cultivated the Los Angeles Jazz Community
  • Soul Conductor Bassist-Turned-Arranger Richard Evans put the Soul in Cadet Records
  • Record Auteur Producer Creed Taylor Cast Strong Jazz Talent for His Personal Masterpieces
  • The Second Coming of Hip Producer Joel Dorn Helmed a Funky Golden Era for Atlantic
  • Analog Out Rhodes Electric Piano

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