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MUSC 127: Listening to Jazz (HC)

Music 127: Freedman (Spring 2022)

Recommended Research Tools


  Oxford Music Online: The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd Edition  View from Bryn Mawr    View from Haverford    View from Swarthmore 

  The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition (2002), is the largest, most comprehensive reference work on jazz ever published. Building on an explosion in jazz scholarship, the second edition is more than twice as large as the 1988 first edition, including pioneering coverage of jazz musicians in Japan, South Africa, the Caribbean, and elsewhere. This edition marks an unrivaled effort within the field of jazz research in accuracy, with detailed cross-checking and source comparison in the ever-changing realm of jazz information. With over 7,000 articles on every aspect of the field, from jazz groups, composers and arrangers to instruments, terms, record labels and venues, The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz is an essential tool for scholars, musicians and aficionados alike.



RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale) 

 ProQuest Music Database 
 This database, formerly known as "International Index to Music Periodicals" provides abstracts to music titles. Offers          
 articles in full-text for over 80 periodicals. Covers all aspects of music including education, composition, theory and  
                              ​ ethnomusicology. Covers 1874-present. Full-text begins in the mid-1990s-present.