Oral history of jazz in Britain

Cook, Eddie. (7 of 10). Oral history of jazz in Britain

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    National Sound Archive studio, London, UK

  • Interviewees

    Cook, Eddie (speaker, male)

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    Vacher, Peter (speaker, male)

  • Abstract

    Part 7. Joe Bryan, owner of The Canteen, made a director of Jazz Journal in exchange for offering the publisher free office space. Jazz Journal focus: Mainstream, Swing, Big Bands, Bebop, Modern/ Contemporary, Singers, and Vintage styles, in order of preference by readership. Origin of Jazz Journal: Sinclair Traill, joint editor of Pick-Up: The Record Collector’s Guide from 1946 until early 1948, when he withdrew; Traill then published Jazz Journal with his own money and editorship in May 1948; Traill’s commitment to the magazine through the years; his death on 31 January 1981. Janet’s dissatisfaction at Pitman’s; joined Jazz Journal in 1985. Cook launched Tee-Line, a shorthand magazine, in January 1984, and closed it with the February 1994 issue. Success of Jazz Journal. Jazz Journal readership profile. Drop in general magazine circulation figures in recent years. Cook and wife successfully defended a sexual discrimination and unfair dismissal tribunal against the both the company and Cook personally. Ageing readership.

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    Eddie Cook, editor/publisher of Jazz Journal International.

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