1977 Institute on Criticism in Jazz

ID: SIA RU000371 [77-7702-15]

Creator: Hofmeister, Richard K

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1977

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 02, Folder: July 1977, Image No. 77-7702-15

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  • Caption from Torch: "Raoul Abdul, classic music critic for the New Amsterdam News enjoys a comfortable moment with harpsichordist James Weaver during a reception for participants at Jazz Institute."
  • Excerpt from Torch article: "The 1977 Institute on Criticism in Jazz, presented by the Music Critics Association and the Smithsonian, brought together eight journalists whose experience has been in the field of classical music, but who have interest in the background, performing practices, and special reviewing criteria for jazz. From May 25 through June 3 the classes met in the Museum of Natural History's Ecology Theater. Critics listened to the kind of music some of them had previously avoided."


  • Abdul, Raoul
  • Weaver, James Merle
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs
  • Music Critics Association (U.S.)


  • Original film available in SIA Acc. 11-009.
  • Featured in the "Torch," July 1977.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 02, Folder: July 1977, Image No. 77-7702-15

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1977
  • May 26, 1977

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  • Musical instruments
  • Jazz
  • History and criticism
  • Harpsichord
  • Jazz--History and criticism
  • Musicians


Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RU000371 [77-7702-15]

Physical description

Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;

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