MOST RECENT WORK
I publish my new research, as it becomes ready, on WBGO’s blog, courtesy of their excellent editor Nate Chinen: https://www.wbgo.org/term/deep-dive#stream/0
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS AND REFERENCE WORKS
Grove Dictionary of Jazz. 15 articles.
Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. New York: Gale Publications, December 2000. I authored or co-authored about 1000 short jazz biographies, incorporating extensive new research into many.
“John Coltrane,” in Jazz: A Reader’s Companion, edited by Bill Kirchner (Oxford U. Press, 2000)
FOREWORDS TO BOOKS
Foreword to Charlie Christian: Jazz Guitar's King of Swing, by Wayne Goins and Craig McKinney, Mellen Press, fall 2005. I also fact-checked the book.
Foreword to Warne Marsh, by Safford Chamberlain. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 2000. Part of the Institute of Jazz Studies Jazz Monograph Series. I also edited this book.
Foreword to J.J. Johnson, by Joshua Berrett. Jazz Monograph Series, Scarecrow Press, 1999. I also edited this book.
JOURNAL AND OTHER ARTICLES
"Charlie Parker on Film and Television," in Musica Oggi (in Italian), 2006
"Evidence: A recently discovered high-quality live recording featuring Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane sheds new light on their brief partnership." Feature article, Jazz Times magazine, October 2005, 34-39.
"John Coltrane's 'A Love Supreme,'" in Unitarian Universalist World, a magazine, October 2005.
ESSAYS TO ACCOMPANY READINGS
Notes to Wes Montgomery: The Carroll DeCamp Recordings, which I also helped to discover, 2019.
Essay to the 6-CD set, John Coltrane on Prestige (released Fall 2006)
Essay to the CD, SFJAZZ Tribute to John Coltrane, with Joshua Redman (released fall 2005)
Essay to the CD, Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall, 1957 (released September 2005). I also helped to discover the recordings.
Essay to the 4-CD set John Coltrane: Legacy, selected by his son Ravi. Verve/Impulse Records, published Oct. 2002.
Essay to Ascension by John Coltrane. Impulse records, 2000.
"John Coltrane: The Atlantic Years," pp. 5-29 in the book that accompanies John Coltrane: The Complete Atlantic Recordings, boxed set, Rhino Records, August 1995. Nominated for a 1996 Grammy Award.
Reprinted in Carl Woideck, ed., A John Coltrane Companion (Schirmer, 1999)