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Carl L. Hager

Freelance writer and editor, publisher of the blog Jazz (Jazzers Jazzing).

About Me

Carl L. Hager is a freelance writer and editor. He publishes a popular blog, Jazz (Jazzers Jazzing). He also appears regularly on the program "All Things Social" for WJSU-FM 88.5 in Jackson, Mississippi, where he reviews CDs and books. Hager has written liner notes for recording artists (Grammy-winning drummer Lenny White's Anomaly, Grammy-nominated lyricist/vocalist Lorraine Feather's Tales of the Unusual), as well as reviews and industry commentary/opinion. "He wrote an 11,000-word piece on me for All About Jazz that was by far the most comprehensive any journalist has ever done. Not only was Carl absolutely thorough in getting his facts straight, he made insightful comments that were not just the norm, and displayed an admirable level of craft. I then engaged his services to do liner notes for Tales of the Unusual, the follow-up album to my [Grammy-nominated] release Ages, and was extremely happy with the result. What he wrote was beautifully descriptive and has been quoted by both other journalists and radio interviewers in their observations about the music, something which is not all that common. I have also used Carl as an editor and proofreader; he doesn't miss a thing." -- Lorraine Feather, lyricist and recording artist In addition to working with the music community on all phases of print communications, press and public relations, his freelance work includes professional and technical writing, as well as copy and developmental editing.

My Favorites

  1. Bitches Brew Live - Miles Davis Quartet (Wayne missed the gig)
  2. Cafe Society - Lorraine Feather
  3. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
  4. Chick Corea - Now He Sings, Now He Sobs
  5. Chick Corea - Piano Improvisations, Vol. 1 & 2
  6. Stan Freberg - Tip of the Freberg
  7. John Lennon - Rock 'n' Roll
  8. Glenn Miller - Greatest Hits (RCA)
  9. Herbie Hancock - Empyrean Isles
  10. Miles Davis - Black Beauty

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