This is a list of books and articles that were particularly helpful for the preparation of Keeping Time. Not all sources that are cited in footnotes are included here.
Ake David. "Re-Masculating Jazz: Ornette Coleman, 'Lonely Woman,' and the New York Jazz Scene in the Late 1950s". American Music 16:1 (Spring 1998), pp. 147-66.
Alkyer Frank, ed. Down Beat: 60 Years of Jazz. Milwaukee: Hal Leonard, 1995.
Andrews Dwight. "From Black to Blues". In Richard J. Powell, ed., The Blues Aesthetic: Black Culture and Modernism, pp. 37-41. Washington, D.C.: Washington Project for the Arts, 1989.
Armstrong Louis. Satchmo: My Life in New Orleans. New York: Da Capo, 1986 [ 1954].
-----. Swing That Music. New York: Da Capo, 1993 [ 1936].
Badger Reid. A Life in Ragtime: A Biography of James Reese Europe. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.
Bailey Derek. Improvisation: Its Nature and Practice in Music. New York: Da Capo, 1993 [ 1980].
Baker David N., ed. New Perspectives on Jazz. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1990.
Balliett Whitney. American Musicians: 56 Portraits in Jazz. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.
Baraka Amiri, and Amina Baraka. The Music: Reflections on Jazz and Blues. New York: William Morrow, 1987.
Barker Danny. A Life in Jazz. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.
Basie Count, and Albert Murray. Good Morning Blues: The Autobiography of Count Basie. New York: Da Capo, 1995 [ 1985].