Jazz Forum (historic periodical)

Jazz Forum was a Britain-based "quarterly review of jazz and literature" founded and edited by Albert J. McCarthy (1920–1987) and published by the Delphic Press from 1946 — surviving only five issues until 1947. According to jazz historians Peter Clayton and Peter Gammond, the publication was on the arty side, offering good features by distinguished contributors.[1] It was a short-lived but highly acclaimed experiment in linking jazz, poetry, literature, and graphic art in a post-World War II avant-garde British era. Several of the contributors were among the foremost Beat and modern writers of the time. The graphic art was also forward.[2] The publication had useful discographies of then under-rated musicians.[1][3] Contributors to the first 32-page issue included Stanley Dance, Charles Delaunay, Langston Hughes, Hugues Panassie in a mix of poetry and book reviews.

Jazz Forum
Quarterly Review of Jazz and Literature
EditorAlbert J. McCarthy (1920–1987)
CategoriesMusic magazine
PublisherDelphic Press
Artin K. Shalian
(ne Harountune Kourken Shaljian; 1892–1964), President
Year founded1946
Final issue1947
Based inFordingbridge, Hants


  1. Biography: Albert McCarthy, by Eugene Chadbourne AllMusic Retrieved 19 September 2013)
  2. Review: Jazz Forum Magazine, (author unknown), posted on tumblr 15 June 2011
  3. Jazz, A–Z, by Peter Clayton and Peter Gammond, Guinness Superlatives (1986) OCLC 15353474

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