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… We all need inspiration. It can come from a word, a paragraph
in a book, a painting, a poem, a song, in short: from numerous
But it only takes effect when you’re ready for it.

Albert Ayler

We found our inspiration.
In music.
Or to be more precise: in jazz.

And since the lively Cologne jazz and improvised music scene (just
take a look at the links…!) has no publishing house devoted entirely to
jazz, we founded one.

Here and now: buddy`s knife jazzedition.
The first books: “signs on the road” by Henry Grimes and
“who owns music?” by William Parker.

The programme will continue with co-operative ventures with authors
and musicians who have something to say that expresses not only
their knowledge but their passion for jazz as well. In inspired,
intelligent, straight-talking texts focused on the world of jazz in all of its
many facets. We publish literature, scholarly articles, reviews, jazz
poetry and collections of articles on jazz and related music.

Our office is located in Cologne´s colourful “Südstadt”, Teutoburger
Strasse 17. In summertime you will find our office doors wide open and
the sound of John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” filling the air outside,
Albert Ayler’s “Holy Ghost” startling passers-by, or William Parker’s
and Hamid Drake’s “Piercing The Veil” building bridges between East
and West …