Background and activities

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

  • Howland, John. (2009) Ellingtonian Extended Composition and the Symphonic Jazz Model. Annual Review of Jazz Studies. vol. 14.
  • Howland, John. (2007) "The Blues Get Glorified": Harlem Entertainment, "Negro Nuances," and Black Symphonic Jazz. The Musical Quarterly. vol. 90.
  • Howland, John. (2006) Jazz Rhapsodies in Black and White: James P. Johnson’s "Yamekraw". American Music. vol. 24.

Books

  • Howland, John. (2017) Duke Ellington Studies. Cambridge University Press. 2017. ISBN 9780521764049.
  • Howland, John. (2009) Ellington Uptown: Duke Ellington, James P. Johnson, and the Birth of Concert Jazz. University of Michigan Press. 2009. ISBN 0-472- 03316-6.
  • Howland, John. (2003) The Whitemanesque Roots of Early Ellingtonian Extended Jazz Composition. 2003. ISBN 0000000000000. Jazz Research Proceedings Yearbook (2003).

Part of book/report

  • Howland, John. (2018) Hearing Luxe Pop: Jay Z, Isaac Hayes, and the Six Degrees of Symphonic Soul. The Relentless Pursuit of Tone: Timbre in Popular Music.
  • Howland, John. (2018) On Billboard, Isaac Hayes, and the ‘Swinging Relationship’ Between Jazz and Its Popular Music Cousins, 1950-1973. The Routledge Companion to Jazz Studies.
  • Howland, John. (2017) Marketing to the Middlebrow: Reconsidering Ellingtonia, the Legacy of Early Ellington Criticism, and the Idea of a ‘Serious’ Jazz Composer. Duke Ellington Studies.
  • Howland, John. (2017) Preface. Duke Ellington Studies.
  • Howland, John; Wriggle, John. (2016) Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington. Oxford Bibliographies in Music.
  • Howland, John. (2014) Artful Entertainment: Ellington's Formative Years in Context. The Cambridge Companion to Duke Ellington.
  • Howland, John. (2012) Cool Jazz. Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World, Volume 8, Genres: North America.
  • Howland, John. (2012) “‘Jazz’ with Strings: Between Jazz and the Great American Songbook.”. Jazz/Not Jazz: The Music and Its Boundaries.
  • Howland, John. (2012) Third Stream. Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World, Volume 8, Genres: North America.
  • Howland, John. (2012) West Coast Jazz. Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World, Volume 8, Genres: North America.

Report/dissertation

  • Howland, John. (2002) Between the Muses and the Masses: Symphonic Jazz, “Glorified” Entertainment, and the Rise of the American Musical Middlebrow, 1920-1944. Stanford University Press. 2002.
  • Howland, John. (1994) Hugo Wolf’s Wilhelm Meister Lieder as Fin-de-siècle Music Drama. 1994.