• Paul Whiteman and New York Times critic Olin Downes write about Whiteman’s February 12, 1924 concert at New York’s Aeolian Hall billed as “An Experiment in Modern Music” 

  • “Playing for Tips” is the winning entry in our 42nd Short Fiction Contest

     

  • In this edition, Paul features choice selections from Decca Records

  • “Intergalactic Language,” a short story by James E. Guin, was a finalist in our recently concluded 42nd Short Fiction Contest.

  • Revisiting "An Experiment in Modern Music"
  • "Playing for Tips" -- a short story by Kevin Bennett
  • Cover Stories with Paul Morris, Vol. 19
  • "Intergalactic Language" - a short story by James Guin
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Cover Stories with Paul Morris, Vol. 17

Paul Morris is a graphic designer and writer who collects album art of the 1940’s and 1950’s. He finds his examples of influential mid-century design in the used record stores of Portland, Oregon. In this edition, Paul writes about the album cover art of Erik Nitsche, a pioneer of modern design

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Portland — “Jazz Town”

Oregon Public Broadcasting has just produced “Jazz Town,” a thirty minute documentary devoted to presenting jazz and the nightlife in post-World War II Portland, Oregon, which at the time was home to one of the most vibrant and fascinating jazz scenes in the country (and still is!) The documentary and accompanying slide show — featuring newly discovered photos of Ellington, Armstrong, Ella and

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The Dionysian Dynamics of Jazz

On June 3rd, those living or visiting in the area of New York City can experience a unique event featuring a lecture by Jungian analyst Gary Trosclair, followed by a jazz performance by The Archetypal Jazz Quintet (led by Trosclair on trumpet), which will include works by Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Oscar Pettiford and Joe Zawinul.

Titled “The Dioysian Dynamics of Jazz: Freeing the Soul and Inhabiting the Body,” the lecture, according to the invitation, will focus on Dionysus – the “God of Wine, Ecstasy and Rebirth” – as the “Great Liberator” whose “energy frees the physically and spiritually imprisoned.” During the lecture, Trosclair will presumably make the case that Dionysus’ “presence in the origins of jazz becomes apparent when we explore its central attributes: improvisation, swing, and

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