Journal of Jazz Studies

ISSN 2158-1401

The Journal of Jazz Studies (JJS), formerly the print journal Annual Review of Jazz Studies, is an open-access online journal, which is peer reviewed and published by the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Addressed to specialists and fans alike, JJS provides a forum for the ever-expanding range and depth of jazz scholarship, from technical analyses to oral history to bibliography to cultural interpretation. The editors of JJS are Edward Berger, Dan Faulk, Henry Martin, and Dan Morgenstern; the managing editor is Jeffery S. McMillan.



New summer issue of Journal of Jazz Studies now available

Announcing the publication of summer 2014 issue 10.1 of the Journal of Jazz Studies. In the lead article, "Down to Business," Robert Cherry and Jennifer Griffith examine the reputation of Savoy Records chief Herman Lubinsky and the various allegations that have been leveled against him for his treatment of artists. Next, in "Conflicting Strategies of Management and Memory," C. Matthew Balensuela explores a fascinating jazz artifact - the Indiana Roof Ballroom's Jazz Door - and compares its chronicle of the 1933-34 season with advertisements and contemporary articles. The nephew of Duke Ellington, Stephen James, contributes "Skin Deep," a review essay of the writings of Terry Teachout with particular emphasis on his 2014 biography Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington. Mark Burford reviews Gregg Akkerman's new biography of singer Johnny Hartman, The Last Balladeer; Jeff Sultanof reviews new biographies of Charlie Parker by Stanley Crouch and Chuck Haddix along with a new edition of Gary Giddins's Celebrating Bird; Ricky Riccardi reviews Thomas Brothers' Louis Armstrong: Master of Modernism; Jonathan T. King reviews a new edition of Christopher Ballantine's Marabi Nights.  
Posted: 2014-09-02
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Vol 10, No 1 (2014)

Table of Contents


Down to Business: Herman Lubinsky and the Postwar Music Industry Abstract PDF
Robert Cherry, Jennifer Griffith 1-24
Conflicting Strategies of Management and Memory at the Indiana Roof Ballroom, 1933-34 Abstract PDF
C Matthew Balensuela 25-51

Review Essays

Skin Deep: Race, Bias, and Fallacy in Terry Teachout’s Ellington Biography Abstract PDF
Stephen James 52-61

Book Reviews

Sentimental Journeys Abstract PDF
Mark Burford 62-71
Charlie Parker: Two New Bios And A Revision - Crouch, Haddix and Giddins Abstract PDF
Jeff Sultanof 72-77
"You've got to appreciate all kinds of music" Abstract PDF
Ricky Riccardi 78-90
“Marabi Nights”: An Enlightening History Of Another Jazz Abstract PDF
Jonathan T King 91-94

ISSN: 2158-1401