Volume 52

Messengers of Music: The Legacy of Julia E. Crane, by Caron L. Collins. Information Age Publishing. Inc., 2011. ISBN 978-1-61735-563-9. "Both musician and teacher must be combined in the successful teacher of music.” So wrote Julia Etta Crane (1855-1923), the founder of The Crane School of Music, over 125 years ago.…
Where the Dark and Light Folks Meet: Race and the Mythology, Politics and Business of Jazz, by Randall Sandke. Scarecrow, 2010. 275 pages with index and notes. Clothbound; ISBN 978-0-8108-6652-2; $40. Randall Sandke's Where the Dark and Light Folks Meet offers a compelling commentary on jazz history that integrates previously unknown materials,…