Journal of Jazz Studies

Lee Morgan: A Retrospective
Journal of Jazz Studies (2014) Vol. 0, No. 2, pp. 198-202

Howard Sterling Fulcher remembers presenting Lee Morgan's quintet at the Lafayette Playhouse in Paterson, New Jersey, in 1970. Images of the band in action are included.

Dig - It: The Musical Life of Ted Brown
Journal of Jazz Studies (2014) Vol. 0, No. 2, pp. 95-118

Amid the mass of jazz scholarship which still concentrates on the most famous architects of the music (Parker, Davis, Coltrane etc) it is all too easy to overlook the contributions of less recorded and commercially successful artists. Ted Brown, tenor ...

(Un) Cool Cats: Challenging the Traditional View of the French Response to Jazz
Journal of Jazz Studies (2014) Vol. 0, No. 2, pp. 203-209

A review of Andy Fry's new book, Paris Blues: African American Music and French Popular Culture, 1920-1960.

Jazz Harmony: A Progress Report
Journal of Jazz Studies (2014) Vol. 0, No. 2, pp. 157-197

The aims of this essay are twofold. On one level, it is a careful look at three recent textbooks on jazz theory. On another level, it extrapolates from its status as a review to consider what jazz theory is today.

Of Icons and Iconography: Seeing Jimmie Blanton
Journal of Jazz Studies (2014) Vol. 0, No. 2, pp. 119-156

This article explores how iconography can be a useful analytical tool, and in the process help to demystify the lives and music of so-called jazz icons. I will start by illustrating how a narrative around jazz bassist and Ellingtonian Jimmie ...

“Marabi Nights”: An Enlightening History Of Another Jazz
Journal of Jazz Studies (2014) Vol. 0, No. 1, pp. 91-94

A review of Marabi Nights: Jazz, 'race' and society in early apartheid South Africa by Christopher Ballantine.

"You've got to appreciate all kinds of music"
Journal of Jazz Studies (2014) Vol. 0, No. 1, pp. 78-90

A review of Louis Armstrong: Master of Modernism by Thomas Brothers.

Conflicting Strategies of Management and Memory at the Indiana Roof Ballroom, 1933-34
Journal of Jazz Studies (2014) Vol. 0, No. 1, pp. 25-51

The Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis houses a unique artifact relating to the reception of jazz and popular music in the early 1930s known as the “Jazz Door.” Two stagehands listed the bands that played at the Roof from ...

Sentimental Journeys
Journal of Jazz Studies (2014) Vol. 0, No. 1, pp. 62-71

A review of Gregg Akerman's The Last Balladeer: The Johnny Hartman Story.

Skin Deep: Race, Bias, and Fallacy in Terry Teachout’s Ellington Biography
Journal of Jazz Studies (2014) Vol. 0, No. 1, pp. 52-61

A review of the work of writer Terry Teachout, especially the biography Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington, by Ellington's nephew.

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The Journal of Jazz Studies (JJS), formerly the Annual Review of Jazz Studies, is published by the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Addressed to specialists and fans alike, JJS provides a forum for the ever-expanding range and depth of jazz scholarship, from technical analyses to oral history to bibliography to cultural interpretation.

Publisher Rutgers University
Country United States of America
ISSN (Print) 2158-1401
Year started 2011
Indexed 50 articles
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