The Princeton Record Exchange continues to call mainstream jazz journalism to task with a post entitled "Throwdown: Downbeat vs. JT, Dec '08 - Jan. '09":
"Over on the JT side, there is the aforementioned cover story, representative of the worst of current jazz journalism: superficial, insubstantial, commercially-driven. JT follows that with a decent article on Roy Hargrove, although it suffers from JT’s “rah-rah” house style. I don’t think you are likely to find tough, analytical features under the current editorial makeup of the magazine."
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