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 musical examples, a book review section, a portfolio of jazz photographs, and bibliographic surveys. The seventh volume of this series is a special expanded work covering 1994 and 1995. It provides articles on Ornette Coleman, Thelonious Monk, Billie Holliday, and Fats Waller. It explores the distinctions between jazz and the underpinnings of European musical forms, and jazz history. For jazz scholars and aficionados. Published in cooperation with the Institute for Jazz Studies, Rutgers University.
Lewis Porter is a jazz pianist, composer, and author. He has served as professor of music at Rutgers University in Newark since 1986, and he is the university's founder and director of the Master's Program in Jazz History and Research since 1997.