Below are some sample writings in PDF form – click the links for automatic download. These materials are protected by copyright. All rights reserved. Please contact the publisher for permission to copy, distribute or reprint.
A review-essay — published in the Annual Review of Jazz Studies and posted here by permission of the publisher, The Scarecrow Press — on the book Saying Something: Jazz Improvisation and Interaction, by Ingrid Monson: Saying Something
An account of an all-night Icelandic hiking ritual on the summer solstice, from the magazine Iceland Review: Night Vision
A profile of jazz singer Jimmy Scott: Heaven on Earth
A review of John Gennari’s book Blowin’ Hot and Cool: Jazz and its Critics, for the website Modern Mask (modernmask.org): Blowin’ Hot and Cool