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Robert L. Protzman

About Me

A freelance jazz writer/critic and host of "Everything Jazz,'' 9 to midnight Sundays on WQLN-FM, 91.3, Erie, PA (streams at Have written about jazz for 40 years, 31 of them with the St. Paul, MN Pioneer Press. For the last 21 years at the Pioneer Press, I was a fulltime jazz writer, one of the few on a daily newspaper in the U.S. I've been a jazz show host off-and-on for nearly a half-century, in Erie and the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Have been a contributor off-and-on for Down Beat magazine and other publications for more than 30 years. Won numerous writing awards, covering jazz and "hard news,'' for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Write interviews/previews and review jazz CDs regularly these days for the Erie, PA Times-News.

My Favorites

  1. Miles Davis - "Kind of Blue''
  2. Ella Fitzgerald - "Ella in Berlin''
  3. Ahmad Jamal _ "At the Pershing''
  4. Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers - "Moanin' '' (contains "Blues March''
  5. Clifford Brown & Max Roach - anything
  6. Count Basie Orchestra - "Atomic Basie''
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