The Annual Review of Jazz Studies is dedicated to scholarly research on jazz and its related musical forms. It recognizes the growing awareness of jazz as a cultural phenomenon. All volumes include numerous examples, a book review section, a portfolio of jazz photographs, and bibliographic surveys. Continuing the rich tradition, this latest Annual is particularly impressive. The articles in this volume present important technical analyses of four major figures: * Booker Little * Charlie Christian * Herbie Hancock * Miles Davis In addition to an extensive black and white photo gallery, there are seven book reviews that, collectively, span the history of the music.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Out Front: The Art of Booker Little Chapter 3 Metric Displacement in the Improvisation of Charlie Christian Chapter 4 Superimposition in the Improvisations of Herbie Hancock Chapter 5 Electric Miles: A Look at the In a Silent Way and On the Corner Sessions Chapter 6 A Photo Gallery Chapter 7 SPECIAL BIBLIOGRAPHIC SECTION Jazz Fiction: An Annotated Bibliography Chapter 8 BOOK REVIEWS Lost Chords: White Musicians and Their Contribution to Jazz by Richard Sudhalter Chapter 9 John Coltrane: His Life and Music by Lewis Porter Chapter 10 Morning Glory: A Biography of Mary Lou Williams by Linda Dahl Chapter 11 Ben Webster: His Life and His Music by Jeroen de Valk Chapter 12 Jazz: A History of America's Music by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns Chapter 13 Keeping Time: Readings in Jazz History Edited by Robert Walser Chapter 14 Ding! Ding!: A Bio-Discographical Scrapbook on Vic Dickenson by Manfred Selchow Chapter 15 Jazz Bibliography from Nonjazz Journals Chapter 16 Recent Books Received at the Institute of Jazz Studies Chapter 17 About the Editors Chapter 18 About the Contributors Chapter 19 About the Institute of Jazz Studies