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Which Jazz Mag is best?

andy162andy162 Posts: 656
edited November 2010 in The bottom bracket
Many gentlemen like to have a thumb through the pages of publications known as "Jazz Mags". But which one is best for the discerning type of fellow?...."DownBeat" or "Jazz Journal".


  • crumbschiefcrumbschief Posts: 3,400
    I can't really help with the choice but i know when i find a good one i tend to stick to it.
  • This should be a poll surely. :D
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    just the bare facts about the mag would do....... :o
  • freehubfreehub Posts: 4,258
    I read the title wrong.
  • ScrumpleScrumple Posts: 2,666
    What, you mean the predictable pun?

    Another waste of a minute of my life - and I saw it coming.
  • jeepiejeepie Posts: 495
    At the risk of raising the tone!!!!

    I tried Jazz Journal which I did like but I feel a lot of the jazz mags are quite sparse and lack the necessary coverage to provide any substance month on month. I do read Jazz Journal in the library but I think it's pretty pricey off the peg. Downbeat I've not tried. I'm subscribing to Wire Magazine at the mo which does a lot of improv stuff, but not soley jazz, though it used to about 10 years ago.

    I use websites mostly ! :lol:


    This has introduced me to some real gems

    e.g. http://100greatestjazzalbums.blogspot.c ... italy.html totally smokin'

    Alternatively try Razzle!
  • @ crumbschief.

    that is one smart reply. made me roar ;-)
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  • AirwaveAirwave Posts: 483
    I tried reading a jazz mag once but could'nt make head nor tail out of it as all the words were in the wrong place&did'nt make any sense.....niccceeeee!
  • mrushtonmrushton Posts: 5,182
    Coincidentally, the Simpsons on Ch.4 last night was the one where Bart became a jazz drummer.
  • hopper1hopper1 Posts: 4,708
    I can't really help with the choice but i know when i find a good one i tend to stick to it.


    I prefer the eJazz...
    Start with a budget, finish with a mortgage!
  • mrushtonmrushton Posts: 5,182
    What about the Honda Jazz or the musical 'All That Jazz' or the film 'The Jazz Singer'?
  • AirwaveAirwave Posts: 483
    But on a serious note.If your really into your jazz thing.This takes a spanner&tightens then loosens the genre like nothing relax&take a sip of vermooth&enjoy hipcatzs.
  • edhornbyedhornby Posts: 1,780
    I must admit I tried lots of them but couldn't get on with any of them, partly because (like most jazz musicians) I have a very sprecific taste in music and the magazines didn't reflect my opinion

    I would say get online and find out about where the gigs are by you, seeing it live is where it's at
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  • I don't know about Jazz.
    However I find 'Big Jugs' the perfect read for the pottery aficionado.
  • RonBRonB Posts: 3,984
    I can't really help with the choice but i know when i find a good one i tend to stick to it.
    I would have thought that the interweb has wiped them out?

    To raise the tone ever so slightly, those with avant garde tastes could find something of interest/ have a listen to Late Junction on radio3. John Zorn's take on Ennio Morricone was the highlight for me last week.
  • random manrandom man Posts: 1,514
    I've heard that some women like to play the pink oboe - perhaps there's a special magazine for them?
  • Homer JHomer J Posts: 932
    Despite having a collection of jazz mags and having signed up to a few websites, I'm just not into the jazz scene.
  • Razzle.

    Somebody had to say it.
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