- Title Pages
- Roth Family Foundation
- Author's Note
Chapter 1New York City Big Band Scenes
Chapter 2Behind the Scenes: Training, Rehearsals, and Gigs
Chapter 3The Rise of Repertory Orchestras
Chapter 4On the Inside: The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra
Chapter 5Making It Work: Leaders and Musical Direction
Chapter 6New Directions in Jazz Composition: Three Portraits
Chapter 7On the Edge: Sue Mingus and the Mingus Big Band
Chapter 8“In the Crack” to “Totally Outside”: Avant-Garde Bands
Chapter 9Jazz and Clave: Latin Big Bands
Chapter 10Going for It: All-Women Bands
Chapter 11Blood on the Fields: Wynton Marsalis and the Transformation of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra
AppendixSome New York City Big Bands Active in 1997–1998
- Selected Discography of Contemporary New York City Big Band Music, 1990–2005
- Making the Scene
- University of California Press
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