Blowin’ The Blues Away: Performance And Meaning On The New York Jazz Scene
""Blowin’ the Blues Away" makes a major contribution to our understanding of the contexts and meanings of jazz performance. Jackson makes his own mark by not only documenting ‘the jazz scene’ in New York but also by providing a critical vocabulary and methodology for future researchers. As such, Jackson’s book provides the most in-depth understanding of the rituals and meanings of jazz performance to date." Farah Jasmine Griffin, author of "Clawing at the Limits of Cool: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and the Greatest Jazz Collaboration Ever"