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Jazz and Its Sources: Searching for the Creative Process  

Peter S. Elsdon

Online publication date:
Jul 2020
This chapter discusses the kinds of sources that jazz scholars have used when interrogating the creative process. It examines the uses of recordings and notational sources, and considers ... More

Playing for Work: Music as a Form of Labor in New Orleans  

Matt Sakakeeny

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
New Orleans is ideal to study music as a form of labor, because live musical performance is critical to its overall economic infrastructure. After the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in ... More

Re-enacting Historic Jazz Performances  

Tracy McMullen

Online publication date:
Jan 2017
Music, Jazz
This article examines contemporary jazz reenactment in the context of the rise of live musical reenactments since the 1990s. The growth of tribute bands in popular music fulfills a long-standing ... More