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Jazz by the Sea: KRML and the Radio Presence of ‘America’s Classical Music’
(Jazz Perspectives, 2013)
The last for-profit radio station with an all-jazz format was located not in a major city or center of jazz activity, but in Carmel, California. KRML-AM 1410 broadcasted jazz almost exclusively for three decades, before ...
Sacred Swing: The Sacralization of Jazz in the American Bahá'í Community
(American Music, 2006)
Much modern jazz performance is imbued with religious significance or “sacred intentionality”, as revealed in the Bahá’í conceptions of jazz as a vehicle for worship and spiritual transcendence. Although earlier generations ...
The War on Jazz, or Jazz Goes to War: Toward a New Cultural Order in Wartime Japan
(positions: east asia cultures critique, 1998)
Discusses the fate of jazz in wartime Japan, emphasizing not just the official ban on the music, but the ways that jazz musicians found ways to make the idiom serve national policy.
Korean P’ansori and the Blues: Art for Communal Healing
(East-West Connections: Review of Asian Studies, 2002)
Jammin’ on the Jazz Frontier: The Japanese Jazz Community in Interwar Shanghai
(Japanese Studies, 1999-05)
Examines the community of expatriate Japanese musicians playing jazz in interwar Shanghai, and the symbolic meaning of Shanghai as a "frontier" where musicians could develop their chops.
(Blackwell Publishing, 2007)
Overview of popular culture in Japanese history.
Edifying Tones: Using Music to Teach Asian History and Culture
(Education About Asia, 2003)
Discusses the ways that music and musical aesthetics can be used to illustrate cultural characteristics and philosophies in Asian history curriculum.
Inventing Jazztowns and Internationalizing Local Identities in Japan
(Research Institute for Economics and Business Administration, Kōbe University, 2004)
Describes the respective claims of port cities Yokohama and Kobe to be the points of entry for jazz in Japan.
The Dual Career of “Arirang”: The Korean Resistance Anthem That Became a Japanese Pop Hit
(Association for Asian Studies: Cambridge University Press, 2007-08)
“Arirang” is known worldwide as the quintessential Korean folk song. Its iconic status in contemporary Korea derives from its perceived role in strengthening Korean resolve to resist the cultural violence of the Japanese ...
Frenemy Music? Jazz and the Aural Imaginary in Wartime Japan
(Memoria e Ricerca: Rivista di storia contemporanea, 2018-05)
In my 2001 book Blue Nippon: "Authenticating Jazz in Japan", I argued that despite an attempted «total jazz ban», the music survived as «salon/light music» or «hidden jazz», and that musicians from the interwar jazz age ...