JazzTimes To Resume Publishing In August : A Blog Supreme by Patrick Jarenwattananon And, crucially, the magazine will pay its contributors what they are owed too. More here: JazzTimes Will Play On (H/T @darcyjamesargue) I will say that while everyone seemed utterly pessimistic about JazzTimes' future,...
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JazzTimes To Resume Publishing In August

And, crucially, the magazine will pay its contributors what they are owed too. More here: JazzTimes Will Play On (H/T @darcyjamesargue)

I will say that while everyone seemed utterly pessimistic about JazzTimes' future, we pointed out that the language they used in their announcement left room for recovery. Now hopefully everybody can go back to nitpicking the magazine's relative lack of substance rather than lamenting its objective lack of existence. (Ethan Iverson had what I thought was a fair look at the rag earlier.) Truly, though, I am excited to see what comes out in August, and what lessons in publishing are to be learned from this mishap.

It is strange that the resurgence of both JazzTimes and the, um, CareFusion (formerly JVC) festivals is treated as such good news. It is good, of course, that bands will play on and intelligent scribes can continue to do their thing. But what we're celebrating here is the sudden emergence of new wealthy corporate patrons for jazz -- a new sponsor, a new owner -- not a new jazz audience. As far as the health of jazz goes, it seems as if we've dressed a surface wound rather than the chronic ailment which could seriously threaten jazz's existence. You can put on festivals and put out magazines, but if nobody's reading ...