Welcome to my new website. I thought it was time to revise the old one. I have just completed the manuscript of my second book for University Press of Mississippi, provisionally titled Creating the Jazz Solo: Louis Armstrong and Barbershop Harmony. With a conference in September in Prague, where I will be presenting a paper on the bass player George “Pops” Foster, and before starting work on my next book, a reappraisal of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, there should be plenty going on this year.