Routledge, the academic publishing company, has announced a new peer-reviewed jazz journal, Jazz Perspectives, which will be released bi-annually starting this month. Jazz Perspectives will feature articles written by jazz scholars and musicians, focusing on original research and analysis in subjects such as history and culture and how they relate to jazz. The journal will also include reviews and essays on recent jazz literature and recordings. An international editorial board is currently calling for submissions. For more information on Jazz Perspectives, or to submit an article for review, visit the Routledge website at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/17494060.asp.
In addition to book and media reviews (on Earl “Fatha” Hines and Kansas City jazz), the current issue of Jazz Perspectives features provocative articles by Jeffrey Magee of the University of Illinois examining Miles Davis’ relationship to Afro-Modernism and the blues, and the University of California at San Diego’s David Borgo, who takes a look at incorporating avant-garde and free jazz into music education.