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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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Listening itself, an improvisative act engaged in by everyone, announces a practice of active engagement with the world, where we sift, interpret, store and forget, in parallel with action and fundamentally articulated with it ("Mobilitas Animi" 113).

– George E. Lewis