Don't sit at home panicking this weekend. If you're free, get yourself into the library (Saturday 10-4, and Sunday 11-3) and see what you can find. If you're tied up and can't visit, then log in to our online resources when you have a chance - there's loads to help you.
Here's a quick run-down:
In the Library
At home or in RCS, use our online catalogue to find useful books and recordings. You might like to try these searches:-
- Jazz criticism
- Music criticism
- Blues criticism
- Jazz arranging
Internet-based resources, accessible anywhere. You'll need to use your RCS login if you're off campus
- JSTOR - Full text access to lots of journal articles
- Oxford Music Online The world's best music encyclopedia - jazz, trad, classical are all there. Eg look up Charles Mingus
- Streamed jazz recordings on the Jazz Music Library database from Alexander Street Press. For example there are no less than 957 swing recordings.
- British Library Sounds is audio recordings of music and interviews with musicians. For jazz musicians, there is Oral History of Jazz in Britain - interviews with people, for example Terry Day was interviewed by Christopher Clark and they talk about Evan Parker and Sun Ra.