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REVIEW: Uptown Conversation: The New Jazz Studies

Howard Spring

Published: 2005-10-01

This is a review of a book of scholarly articles, most of which originated from ongoing meetings of the Jazz Study Group at Columbia University, assembled and edited by Robert G. O'Meally, Brent Hayes Edwards, and Farah Jasmine Griffin.

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