Apr 3, 2012
If you enjoy jazz magazines, Cadence Magazine should be on your radar (or tablet, since its available online as well as in print). Founded in 1976 by jazz critic and historian Bob Rusch, the magazine covers a range of styles, from early jazz and blues to the avant-garde. It was published on a monthly basis until October 2007, when it switched to a quarterly schedule with an increase in page numbers.
In January 2011, Rusch announced that Cadence would cease publication with the October-December 2011 issue, while other endeavors, such as the affiliated record label Cadence Jazz, would go on. Before the year was out, the magazine found its white knight in the person of David Haney, a jazz musician and Cadence contributor based in Richland. Oregon. Since his takeover earlier this year, the magazine format changed to that of an online magazine with an annual print edition. A sample edition is available here.
I spoke with David about the challenges of taking over a jazz publication, how the “new Cadence” has become electronically-friendly, and how being publisher has affected his music. Click here to listen to the conversation, along with musical interludes by:
David Haney - “Jeanaye” by David Haney from Avenue of the Americas. David’s latest CD follows two live recordings. The band is Haney on piano; Jorge Hernaez, bass; Mat Marucci, drums; and Doug Webb, sax.
Hollis Taylor & Jon Rose – “Weber's Drifting Spotted Pony with Snowshoes” from Infidels. Haney discusses his recent discovery of the sometimes down-home and sometimes avant-garde musician Jon Rose in our conversation. The instrumentation here is Rose on camel piano, tenor violin, and cello; and Taylor on violin.
David Haney – “Barcello Prancing” recorded Live at Gent, Belgium, Feb 13, 2012. Haney is fond of duet settings, and this recent performance shows him working with just with Giovanni Barcello on drums.
David Haney – “Five Folk Blues” from Conspiracy A Go Go. One of two albums Haney released on CIMP in 2008, this set was in a trio setting. The band is David on piano, with Andrew Cyrille on drums; and Dominic Duval on bass.
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