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Jazz Research Journal

Catherine Tackley The Open University
Tony Whyton University of Salford

Jazz Research Journal explores a range of cultural and critical views on jazz. The journal celebrates the diversity of approaches found in jazz scholarship and provides a forum for interaction and the cross-fertilisation of ideas. It is a development and extension of The Source: Challenging Jazz Criticism founded in 2004 at the Leeds College of Music.

The journal aims to represent a range of disciplinary perspectives on jazz, from musicology to film studies, sociology to cultural studies, and offers a platform for new thinking on jazz. In this respect, the editors particularly welcome articles that challenge traditional approaches to jazz and encourage writings that engage with jazz as a discursive practice.

Jazz Research Journal publishes original and innovative research that either extends the boundaries of jazz scholarship or explores themes which are central to a critical understanding of the music, including the politics of race and gender, the shifting cultural representation of jazz, and the complexity of canon formation and dissolution.

In addition to articles, the journal features a reviews section that publishes critical articles on a variety of media, including recordings, film, books, educational products and multimedia publications.

Jazz Research Network members can subscribe to the journal at a discount.

Indexing and Abstracting
International Index to Music Periodicals
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
The Music Index

Publication and Frequency May and November

ISSN: 1753-8637 (print)
ISSN: 1753-8645(online)


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Vol 6, No 2 (2012)

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Includes papers from AMS Conference session

Table of Contents


Editorial: Transnational perspectives on jazz PDF HTML
Catherine Tackley , Tony Whyton 109-111


Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans? Historical metaphors and mythical realities in Spike Lee’s When the Levees Broke PDF
Nicholas Gebhardt 113-128
Jam sessions in Manhattan as rituals PDF
Ricardo Nuno Futre Pinheiro 129-150
Hot and cool from Buenos Aires to Chicago: Guillermo Gregorio’s jazz cosmopolitanism PDF HTML
Andrew Raffo Dewar 151-169
Way out East: cowboys and pioneer women on Berlin's jazz frontier PDF HTML
William Kirk Bares 170-200
Crossing the curtain: Polish jazz meets poetry in the europäische Heimat PDF HTML
Zbigniew Granat 201-227


Robert R. Faulkner and Howard S. Becker, Do You Know…? The Jazz Repertoire in Action. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009. 214 pp. ISBN 978-0226239217 (hbk). £18.00. PDF HTML
Mark Doffman 228-232

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