A Bibliography of Jazz and Poetry Criticism

This bibliography has been updated and expanded from its original publication in Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters, 25.1 (Winter 2002): 338-346.

Books, Dissertations and Anthologies

Algarin, Miguel and Bob Holman, eds. Aloud: Voices From the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. New York: Henry Holt, 1994.

Anderson, T.J. III. Notes to Make the Sound Come Right: Four Innovators of Jazz Poetry. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2004.

Baraka, Amiri and Amina Baraka. The Music: Reflections on Jazz and Blues. New York: Morrow, 1987.

Early Jazz History and Criticism Bibliography


Pre-1940 Writings

*"About Books, More or Less: In the Matter of Jazz," The New York Times, February 18, 1922

*"About Ragtime," Ragtime Review. August 1916

Adorno, Theodore. "On Jazz" and "Farewell to Jazz" in Essays in Music. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002, pp. 470-495, 496-500

*Aldrich, Robert. "Drawing a Line for Jazz," New York Times, December 10, 1922 (Reprinted in Koenig 2002)

Jazz and Film: A Bibliography

Altman, Rick. The American Film Musical. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1989.

Attali, Jacques. Noise: The Political Economy of Music, trans. Brian Massumi. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1985.

Baldwin, James. The Devil Finds Work. New York: Dial, 1976

Berg, Charles Merrell. "Cinema Sings the Blues." Cinema Journal 17.2 (1978): 1-12.

------.[as Chuck Berg] "Jazz and Film and Television." The Oxford Companion to Jazz, ed. Bill Kirchner. New York: Oxford UP, 2000. 706-721.

Central Avenue Bop Bibliography


Central Avenue Bop Bibliography

A resource for “Central Avenue Bop,” by Maxine Gordon

Bryant, Clora, Buddy Collette, William Green, Steven Isoardi, Jack Kelson, Horace Tapscott, Gerald Wilson, and Marl Young, ed. 1998. Central Avenue Sounds: Jazz in Los Angeles. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Callender, Red & Elaine Cohen. 1985. Unfinished Dream: The Musical World of Red Callender. London: Quartet Books.

Collette, Buddy & Steven Isoardi. 2000. Jazz Generations: A Life in American Music and Society. London: Continuum.


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