Writings

Review of Jazz Tales from Jazz Legends: Oral Histories from the Fillius Jazz Archive at Hamilton College by Monk Rowe with Romy Britell. Oral History Review (in progress).

“Yesternow: Jack Johnson, Documentary Film, and the Politics of Jazz” (article in progress).

“Duke Ellington’s Jump for Joy and the Fight for Equality in Wartime Los Angeles.” Southern California Quarterly Vol. 98, No. 1 (Spring 2016), 5-58.

Review of The Color of America Has Changed: How Racial Diversity Shaped Civil Rights Reform in California, 1941-1978 by Mark Brilliant. Journal of American Ethnic History Vol. 32, No. 4 (Summer 2013), 120-21.

Farmers to Flyers: Marine Corps Air Station El Toro and Mid-century Orange County. Edited with Michelle Antenesse and Sarah Barca (Orange County Great Park, 2012).

“The Civil Rights Act of 1964” and “Desegregation,” entries in Lynn Dumenil, ed., The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History (Oxford University Press, 2012).

“Dark Rooms: On Blue Notes and Black and White.” The Montreal Review, December 2011.

Blue Notes in Black and White: Photography and Jazz (University of Chicago Press, 2011)

Review of The Power of the Zoot: Youth Culture and Resistance during World War II by Luis Alvarez. Southern California Quarterly 91, No. 1 (Spring 2009), 125-27.

SCQ

 Herb Snitzer: Photographs from the Last Years of Metronome (Sheldon Art Galleries, 2008)

“The Sounds They Wrote: A History of Jazz Critics.” Review of Blowin’ Hot and Cool: Jazz and Its Critics by John Gennari. belle lettres: A Literary Review XIII, No. 2 (December-May, 2008), 24-25.

“Cool, Blue: Miles Davis Remembered.” Reviews of Birth of the Cool: Beat, Bebop, and the American Avant-Garde by Lewis MacAdams, Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece by Ashley Kahn, and Miles and Me by Quincy Troupe. Gateway Heritage 21, No. 2 (Summer 2001), 64-67.

“Remembering Miles in St. Louis,” and interviews with George Avakian, Ron Carter, Joey DeFrancesco, and Ahmad Jamal in Miles Davis and American Culture, ed. Gerald Early (Missouri Historical Society Press, 2001)

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