Brian Priestley

Articles

Dan Morgenstern: Teaching the Early History of Jazz
Journal of Music History Pedagogy (2012) Vol. 3, No. 2

While Dan Morgenstern is best known as the director of the Institute of Jazz Studies (Rutgers University), he is equally important as one of the few writers on jazz to have retained a comprehensive overview of jazz history. Several generations ...

“Just Scratchin(g) the Surface”: The Unacknowledged Commonality of Jazz, Blues, and Gospel
Current Research in Jazz (2012) Vol. 4

There has been little attention paid to the study of elements in common between instrumental jazz and vocal blues and gospel. This article attempts to isolate some examples of the many and varied ways in which these three genres of ...