About the Author

James Dickenson
Blurbarian Since July 2010
Name James Dickenson
My Web Site http://www.scoreexchange.com/profiles/Dickenson
Location Brumunddal, Hedmark, Norway
Gender Male
My Occupation Writer and musician

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...
Music life in present-day Norway - what is happening out in the country?
This book is addictive. Read it. (At your own risk.)
What is nationalism in jazz? How "national" is Norwegian jazz in 2011? Does it have an identifiable "Norwegian" sound? This book looks at the history of Norwegian jazz and at some of the factors which have led it to where it is today. Folk music, Grieg, Swedish jazz from the 1950s and onwards, George Russell, Don Cherry.....the list is long. This book looks into the fascinating story of Norwegian jazz and national identity.