Welcome to the Summer 2023 update of the VJM 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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VJM 196 sees Colin Hancock continue with more interesting Ramblings, so please be sure to contact him with any ramblings you wish to raise or responses! The Ramblings online will be updated soon.

We present three featured articles in this issue. Dick Raichelson sends an updated piece on underrated bassist and bandleader Thelma Terry and the Berlyn Baylor connection, with personnel and biographical details of the playboys/troubadours and more photos.

Bixography ( founder and authority on all things related to the great Bix Beiderbecke, Albert Haim sends another tune “biography” and recordings survey, in this case of Whiteman Stomp, putting the piece in context with some interesting information.

Anthony Barnett, who has produced many beautiful books on jazz violinists over the last thirty years (see sends a piece on the connection between Edwin Swayze, Stuff Smith and Jelly Roll Morton.

Mark Berresford pens a tribute to long time subscriber and collector Prof. James Fairley, who was also author of a number of books primarily on his academic speciality of Irish small mammals as well as other subjects, in addition to being a champion chess player. RIP.

We have all the regular features as always - a larger Reviews section this issue offers informative and incisive analysis of the latest issues in sound and print, physical and digital. For a selection online, see the Reviews page, and the Wants page continues to help hot collectors with their junking!

See our VJM’s Famous Record Auctions there 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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