Welcome to the Spring 2022 update of VJM’s website!

Trevor Benwell started Vintage Jazz Mart in 1953, which makes us the oldest continually-published jazz and blues magazine in the world. Our readers live in over 20 countries across 5 continents!

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In VJM 192, we feature an article by editor Brian Goggin titled Lullaby In Rhytm - An Appreciation of Edgar Sampson about the multi-talented but unheralded saxophonist, composer and arranger Edgar 'The Lamb' Sampson (1907-1973), of whom very little has been written about to date. An unsung hero, Sampson wrote classics including Stompin’ At The Savoy, Don’t Be That Way and Blue Lou. Comfortable in big and small band settings, and master of several instruments, what is rarely mentioned and often forgotten is what a supremely accomplished musician Edgar Sampson really was.

We also feature a very informative article from leading Bix Beiderbecke scholar and online ‘Bixography’ founder Albert Haim regarding Recordings by Bix Beiderbecke of 'Original Dixieland Jazz Band’ Numbers which describes these recordings (and others) in their proper context in terms of lineage, influence and development.

We have all the regular features as always - the Reviews section offers informative and incisive analysis of the latest issues in sound and print, physical and digital. For a selection online, see the Reviews page. Ate’s Discographical Ramblings feature some fascinating information gathered and presented by Ate van Delden (see a selection of his Ramblings online), we have a further request for identification in the Guess Who? Column and the Wants page continues to help hot collectors with their junking!

See our VJM’s Famous Record Auctions where we have another fantastic offering of mouthwatering Jazz and Blues 78s, LPs, books and other goodies! Amazingly, there are even more in the hard copy and online editions of VJM -  not all the auction listings are available on the VJM website - to see the others you’ll have to subscribe to the magazine - it’s great value and you can get your subscription HERE

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