Saturday, January 06, 2007

There's a new issue of the online jazz 'zine Point of Departure on the Internet: "Earlier this year, I attended a jazz convention in Europe. Everyone associated with the host country’s jazz scene were very upbeat about its future; their musicians were on the brink of becoming an international force in the music. During a visit with a local jazz veteran, he showed me an article that ran in Down Beat during the early 1970s, a dispatch from the same country, which detailed the very upbeat mood of the scene and the consensus that their musicians were on the brink of becoming an international force."

Also available is the January issue of the experimental and improvisational music web journal Paris Transatlantic: "Let's hope they also read this month's lead feature, a selection of no fewer than seven long out of print masterpieces that are just crying out for a deluxe reissue."

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