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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
European Reference Index (ERIH Plus)

Publication and Frequency May and November

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



New Directions in Jazz Studies – One-Day Symposium

Friday 5th June 2015 – Senate House, University of London

This one-day symposium aims to foster a network of postgraduates and ECRs working within the broad area of jazz studies in the UK. Participants will critically reflect on existing research methodologies, and explore future directions for the academic study of jazz. With this aim in mind, we invite papers of no more than 20 minutes, allowing time for questions and extended discussion.
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Vol 7, No 2 (2013)

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Table of Contents


Editorial PDF HTML
Tony Whyton , Catherine Tackley 149-150


Oscar Peterson’s piano prostheses: Strategies of performance and publicity in the post-stroke phase of his career PDF HTML
Alex Lubet 151-182
Jedi mind tricks: Lennie Tristano and techniques for imaginative musical practice PDF HTML
Marian S. Jago 183-202
The sonic camera: Intermodality and intermediality in contemporary jazz composition PDF HTML
David Cosper 203-237


Icons Among Us: Jazz in the Present Tense. Michael Rivoira, Lars Larson and Peter J. Vogt, directors. John W. Comerford and Theo N. Ianuly, producers. Lars Larson, director of photography. Paradigm Studio. 2009. DVD B002RNO1BW HTML PDF
Colter Harper 238-242
Duncan Heining, George Russell: The Story of an American Composer. London: Scarecrow Press, 2010. 400 pp. ISBN 978-0810869977 (hbk). £37.95 HTML PDF
Frank Griffith 243-246

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