Category Archives: jazz

Here are 5 essential books that explore the sociopolitical and historical contexts of jazz music.   1. Jazz Internationalism┬áBy John Lowney “Indispensable to African American literary and cultural studies, jazz studies, and internationalist leftist studies. Its discussion of how jazz … Continue reading

John Wriggle is a musicologist, composer, arranger, and trombonist who has taught for the City University of New York, Rutgers University, and Boston University. He answered some questions about his book Blue Rhythm Fantasy:┬áBig Band Jazz Arranging in the Swing … Continue reading