Hot Jazz Collectors
This chapter investigates the incipience, development, and influence of the "Hot" record collecting community in the United States and Europe during the 1920s through the 1940s. This class will consider how jazz historiography originated and its subsequent stages of development until the publication of Marshall Stearns, The Story of Jazz (1956), the first holistic jazz history textbook. This section will provide insight into the jazz schism of the 1940s (in which "traditionalists" and "modernists" battled over the rise of bebop and the New Orleans revival) and also provides a framework for evaluating the methodologies associated with the New Jazz Studies. Report on Raeburn due.
Bill Russell was a composer of avant garde percussion music, a "hot" record collector, a record producer, and a founding father of jazz studies in the 1930s-40s.
Sidney Bechet with Bunk Johnson, cause célèbre of the New Orleans Jazz revival in the 1940s