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Producer in Paradise: Joel Dorn Revisits a Golden Age of Jazz

Ted Drozdowski, Boston Phoenix, The, 13 April 1998

JOEL DORN describes himself as "a stand-up guy. I grew up on the street corners and in the playgrounds, and I was raised to believe you've gotta do right by people."Lately those people have included some of the greatest artists in American music: Louis Armstrong, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Sonny Stitt, Charles Mingus, Ella Fitzgerald, Woody Shaw, Count Basie, Grant Green, Ike & Tina Turner, and others. The 56-year-old Dorn's done right by them by reissuing some of their finest recordings, on CDs that are respectful of the original, rich-sounding reel-to-reel tape sources, beautifully packaged, and priced at less than $10 per disc.

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