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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.)

David Brent Johnson

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, David Brent Johnson moved to Bloomington in 1991. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, and began working with WFIU in 2002. Currently, David serves as jazz producer and systems coordinator at the station. His interests include literature, history, music, writing, and movies.

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