HANDY, William C.

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Stuttgart+Munich: Jazz Podium #9  September 1956

Original September 1956 issue of the German jazz monthly Jazz Podium with American composer and musician William C. Handy (1873—1958) on the front cover. Photo of Handy credited to Amerika Dienst. Also in this issue: Modern Jazz Quartet, Bessie Smith, Jack Montrose, Dizzy Gillespie, Eddie Condon, and Pepsi Auer. Founded by the president of the German Jazz Federation, Dieter Zimmerle in 1952, Jazz Podium is Germany’s premiere jazz monthly. The first issue was published in Vienna in September 1952, but Stuttgart soon became the magazine’s headquarters. It was Zimmerle’s hope that jazz in Germany would be carried by people whose love for music was strong enough not to be fooled by external resistance. Indeed Zimmerle himself never made any money with the magazine. Jazz Podium is still in print and still thrives on this kind of idealism, with its nearly one hundred freelancers working on a voluntary basis.

21.0 x 29.5 cm, 24 pp. Trimmed paper wrapper, staple bound. All text in German. In excellent unmarked condition. Small subscription label stuck to rear. Feel free to email us with any questions you may have concerning this item. Additional images of the magazine available on request.

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