Monson IT. Review of New Musical Figurations: Anthony Braxton's Cultural Critique, by Ronald M. Radano. Journal of the American Musicological Society. 1996;49 (2) :326-31.
Monson IT. Saying Something: Jazz Improvisation and Interaction. Chicago: University of Chicago Press; 1996.
Monson I. The Problem with White Hipness:Race, Gender, and Cultural Conceptions in Jazz Historical Discourse. Journal of the American Musicological Society. 1995;38 (3) :396-422.Abstract

This essay situates hipness within a broader range of African American

history and moral debate than is generally presented in accounts of jazz

history. The perspectives of Amiri Baraka, Mezz Mezzrow, Norman Mailer,

and Dizzy Gillespie are used to develop the thesis that there is a problem with

white presumptions about how hipness relates to African American cultural

life and history. This problem requires addressing interrelationships between

race and gender, as well as the legacy of primitivism embedded in common

assumptions about how jazz since World War II relates to social consciousness,

sexual liberation, and dignity.

Monson IT. Responses (To Charles Keil). Ethnomusicology. 1995;39 (1).
Monson IT. Review of Fire Music: A Bibliography of the New Jazz, John Gray compiler. Notes. 1993;49 :1072-1073.
Shelemay KK, Jeffery P, Monson I. Oral and Written Transmission in Ethiopian Christian Chant. Early Music History. 1993;12 :19-81.
Monson IT. Review of Duke Ellington: The Early Years, by Mark Tucker. Journal of Musicological Research. 1992;12 :177S-179S.