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StopSmiling: the Jazz Issue

StopSmiling jazz issueIf you get a chance, check out the special jazz issue of StopSmiling, a Chicago-based music magazine. It has a good retrospective on Eric Dolphy, an interview with Ornette Coleman, a feature on Bobby Hutcherson, and much more. Brian Berger, editor of the fabulous New York Calling anthology and Who Walk in Brooklyn blog, hipped me and other Organissimo posters to it a couple months back, but I just picked it up yesterday at my local record store. It also comes with a limited-edition 45 of a 1965 Peter Brotzmann recording. (I should confess right now that I don’t own a turntable but am about to buy one.)

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