“An absorbing, timely, and indeed important book, The Kind of Man I Am introduces a fresh model for thinking about jazz and gender. This is a book that will help rejuvenate the field, pushing its boundaries and opening up new avenues of inquiry.” (John Gennari, author of Blowin’ Hot and Cool: Jazz and Its Critics)
“Nichole Rustin-Paschal’s astonishing study unpacks the swagger of jazzmasculinity―a cultural figuration often misheard as solely male. By gendering Mingus studies, she challenges us to hear jazz culture as much more. A must read and instant classic.” (Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr., author of The Amazing Bud Powell: Black Genius, Jazz History and the Challenge of Bebop)
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