UNDER NEW LEADERSHIP AND A NEW DIRECTION
JazzTimes, fresh off of its acquisition by The BeBop Channel Corporation, changes its format and perspective and will opt for a more diverse and accessible presentation.
But First, In This Issue:
Editor-at-large Gregory Charles Royal has much to get off of his chest regarding the tumultuous transition, the end of elitism and the lack of diversity at JT.
CONTENTS May 2023 // Volume 53 // Number 4
4 ‘ROUND-BOUT FEATURE A day in the life of Billy Harper
12 A FIERY NOTE From BeBop CEO and JazzTimes Editor-at-large Gregory Charles Royal;
Kevin Bacon Ain’t Got Sh%^ on Me!
18 AN INTRODUCTION Meet JT Senior Editor Dr. Gerri Seay
22 THE BEBOP CHANNEL WELCOMES JAZZTIMES From Sue Veres Royal, Co-Founder & COO, The BeBop Channel Corporation; The Gatekeepers were Outraged!
28 MEET DR. JEFF “America’s Psychologist”, Dr. Jeff Garder on what he has in store
for readers as JT’s new in-house shrink
32 SPECIAL: A REBUTTAL TO NATALIE WEINER Steve Coleman on his side of the story
Artists in their everyday lives off the bandstand
10 250 OR LESS
A cornucopia of Jazz stories from around the world in 250 words or less!
40 THE GREAT GENERATION
Arturo O’Farrillreturns to his first love – thepiano – on his new Blue Note album Legacies
Ads, Old School style
Prove your jazz cred. This issue’s theme: Charlie Parker
Additional Sections Beginning June 2023:
A look at jazz-centric films and TV shows around the globe
CLUBS AROUND THE GLOBE
A monthly spotlight on the trials, tribulations and successes of jazz clubs and their owners around the world!
DR. JEFF’S OPUS (Column)
Musings about Mental Health & the Arts from ‘America’s Psychologist’, Dr. Jeff Gardere
QUIZZES AND TRIVIA
Always a Jazz Theme
OLD SCHOOL CLASSIFIEDS
(A departure from the May ’23 issue)
Satirical Ads to give you a chuckle!