Book ReviewsNo. 78, Fall 2004

Review of Mike Heffley. 2005. Northern Sun, Southern Moon: Europe’s Reinvention of Jazz. New Haven: Yale University Press

Abstract

With the publication of Mike Heffley’s Northern Sun, Southern Moon: Europe’s Reinvention of Jazz, Yale University Press joins the ranks of the few American academic presses that have published serious scholarly work on post -1965 experimental improvised musics in Europe. This book documents an important period in recent European music history that is only beginning to be addressed by scholars writing in English, and in the process, uses a unique combination of historical inquiry and ethnographic practice that brings out a series of fascinating and contentious issues surrounding this network of players and their music.