[JPL] The Jazz Session #380: Barry Kernfeld

Jason Crane | The Jazz Session jason at thejazzsession.com
Mon Jun 11 12:46:14 EDT 2012


Barry Kernfeld is the author of/Pop Song Piracy: Disobedient Music 
Distribution since 1929/(University of Chicago Press, 2011);/The Story 
of Fake Books: Bootlegging Songs to Musicians/(Scarecrow, 2006); 
and/What To Listen For In Jazz/(Yale University Press, 1995). He may be 
most well known as the editor of both editions of the/New Grove 
Dictionary of Jazz/, a massive undertaking that sought to define the 
major players, instruments and theories of jazz around the world. In 
this interview, Kernfeld talks about his early years in San Francisco 
during the height of the rock explosion; his move to Cornell in the 70s 
and the unexpectedly progressive atmosphere he found there; how he came 
to edit the/New Grove Dictionary of Jazz/and the response to its first 
edition; and his subsequent investigations of song piracy and fake 
books. Learn more at www.personal.psu.edu/bdk4 
<http://www.personal.psu.edu/bdk4/>.

LISTEN: 
http://thejazzsession.com/2012/06/11/the-jazz-session-380-barry-kernfeld/

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