October 2021

On the Cover

Features

Columns

Finding the Way Forward
Static From My Attic
Andy Senior

Finding the Way Forward

In every issue of The Syncopated Times, I mean to celebrate the life force; syncopation itself is the pulse of life. The beat of one’s

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Max Morath by Joe Busam
Jazz Birthday
Andy Senior

Max Morath

We are delighted to extend birthday greetings to ragtime scholar, polymath, and entertainer Max Morath, who turns 95 on October 1st. Max was born on

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An American Art Form
The Professor Is IN
Adrian Cunningham

An American Art Form

Jazz has had quite an amazing journey this last hundred years. It is no longer the music of the downtrodden and uneducated lower classes. It

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Vincent Matthew Johnson
Ragtime Vignettes 
Brandon Byrne

Red Envelope Rag

Vincent Matthew Johnson (pictured) is one of the most accomplished Ragtime composers alive; though young, he has already written several masterpieces in both Classic and

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Jazz in the Mountains
Quarter Notes
Shelly Gallichio

Jazz in the Mountains

While Hurricane Ida was heading towards New Orleans and the State of Louisiana, we were up in the northern part of Arizona at the Prescott

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Reviews and Previews

Nights at the Turntable

Dave Doyle

Off the Beaten Tracks

The Syncopated Bookshelf

Upcoming

The Final Chorus

Table of Contents

October 2021

Vol.6, No.10 September 2021

Features

Max Morath: Records That Changed Ragtime History, by Matthew de Lacey Davidson

History of the Galvanized Jazz Band, Pt.3: After the Millpond, by Art Hovey

The Ragtime Era and the Birth of Public Television, by Max Morath with Larry Melton

Vince Giordano: Keeper of the Jazz Age Flame, by Lew Shaw

The Red Onion Jazz Band: A Hot Time in NYC, by Hal Smith & John Gill

Columns

Jazz Birthday of the Month: Max Morath, illustration by Joe Busam

Static from my Attic, by Andy Senior

Final Chorus, compiled by Joe Bebco

Jazz Jottings, by Lew Shaw

My Inspirations: Ralph Sutton’s Last Stand, by Jeff Barnhart

    
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