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50 LPs from 35 Years of JazzTimes, Part I

Every month JazzTimes informs readers about tons of music, covering between 100 and 200 CDs in reviews, features, news items, etc. Around 95 percent of … Read More "50 LPs from 35 Years of JazzTimes, Part I"
Every month JazzTimes informs readers about tons of music, covering between 100 and 200 CDs in reviews, features, news items, etc. Around 95 percent of … Read More "50 LPs from 35 Years of JazzTimes, Part I"
Every month JazzTimes informs readers about tons of music, covering between 100 and 200 CDs in reviews, features, news items, etc. Around 95 percent of … Read More "50 LPs from 35 Years of JazzTimes, Part I"
Every month JazzTimes informs readers about tons of music, covering between 100 and 200 CDs in reviews, features, news items, etc. Around 95 percent of … Read More "50 LPs from 35 Years of JazzTimes, Part I"
JT's first subscriber Dizzy Gillespie entertains cruisers aboard the SS Norway's Floating Jazz Festival in November 1985.
Dizzy Gillespie talks with (L to R) Budd Johnson, Jay McShann, Clifford Jordan and Walter Davis at a rehearsal for the "Year of the Bird" concert at Newport in 1980.
Dizzy Gillespie receiving the National Medal of Arts with President Bush and Mrs. Bush on November 17, 1989.
Dexter Gordon hangs out with Cecil Taylor and an unidentified man on the White House lawn on June 18, 1978.
A tuxedoed Wynton Marsalis stops by the Village Vanguard to visit with brother Branford and Marvin "Smitty" Smith, who were performing there on August 25, 1984.
After a 1985 concert, Pat Metheny (rockin' the short-shorts) accepts the metal stamper-now plaque-mounted-used to press his ECM album First Circle.
Charles Mingus talks to Woody Herman after the latter's Carnegie Hall concert on November 20, 1976.
Betty Carter
Trio of Doom:
Trio of Doom: Jaco Pastorius, John McLaughlin and Tony Williams convene in Havana, Cuba, in 1979 for what McLaughlin later described as the "Bay of Gigs". (photo: Don Hunstein)
Wynton Marsalis and Miles Davis backstage between sets at the Performing Arts Center on opening night of the 1985 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
Willie and Connie Nelson are greeted by Miles Davis backstage at the country star's Las Vegas show, circa 1981.
Ron Carter, Hervie Hancock, Max Gordon and Tony Williams relax in the kitchen/dressing room of Gordon's Village Vanguard on September 20, 1985.
Every month JazzTimes informs readers about tons of music, covering between 100 and 200 CDs in reviews, features, news items, etc. Around 95 percent of … Read More "50 LPs from 35 Years of JazzTimes, Part I"

Every month JazzTimes informs readers about tons of music, covering between 100 and 200 CDs in reviews, features, news items, etc. Around 95 percent of those discs are new releases because we like to keep up with the modern scene. But one of the joys of being a music fan is turning friends onto albums that you adore, no matter the era. For our 35th anniversary issue we asked our writers to pick one album that he or she wanted to inform the world about-as long as it was released between 1970 and 2005-and write a mini-essay about it. The aim was not to define the jazz canon of the past 35 years, which is why you’ll see in these pages an idiosyncratic collection of recordings-some popular, many obscure-that in their own way helped define, inspire or enrapture our writers. The goal was simply to express love for the music that has powered this magazine, and our contributors, through the past three and a half decades.

John Abercrombie
Timeless
(ECM, 1974)

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