: Summer 1999 :
© Cover Art by David Battle
Special Jazz Issue
Ralph Ellison, Richard Wright's Blues
Horace Porter, Jazz Beginnings: Ralph Ellison and Charlie Christian in Oklahoma City
Michael Wood, Blue in Green
Paul de Barros, "The Loud Music of Life": Representations of Jazz in the Novels of Claude McKay
Martha Bayles, What's Wrong with Being Classical?
David Yaffe, Special Pleading and Counter-Intuition: Hart Crane's Swinging Muse
Ishmael Reed, The C above C above High C
Willard Jenkins, Where's the Jazz Audience?
James Campbell, Kerouac's Blues
Gerald Early, Ode to John Coltrane: A Jazz Musician's Influence on African American Culture
Richard Frost, Jazz and Poetry
Patricia Willard, Dance: The Unsung Element of Ellingtonia
Erica KaplanMelba Liston: It's All from My Soul
Carol Keeley, An Evening at the Blackstone
Robert S. Fogarty, Jazz, Jazz, Jazz
Melinda Kanner, Book Reviews: "Reading Jazz"