Details studies of individual jazz artists including two articles on the seminal guitarist Charlie Christian. Other articles are devoted to Ornette Coleman, Arthur Taylor, and a proposed standard method of notating melodic elements of jazz performance that are inadequately represented by standard notation.
About the Author
Lewis Porter is a jazz pianist, composer, and author. He has served as professor of music at Rutgers University in Newark since 1986, and he is the university's founder and director of the Master's Program in Jazz History and Research since 1997.