Henry Martin is Professor of Music at Rutgers University in Newark. He is a composer, music theorist, and pianist with a long list of compositions, articles, books, and performances. He is the author of Charlie Parker and Thematic Improvisation (1996), Counterpoint: A Species Approach Based on Schenker's Counterpoint (2005), and Jazz: The First 100 Years (co-authored with Keith Waters, 2014). His articles and reviews have appeared in Music Theory Spectrum, Journal of Music Theory, Perspectives of New Music, among many others.
Encyclopedic in scope, scrupulously researched and brilliantly discussed, Professor Martin's magnum opus is a perfect gift on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Charlie Parker's birth and an invaluable resource for many admirers of his compositional art. * Dariusz Terefenko, Eastman School of Music * This clearly organized and well-researched book ... represents a valuable contribution to analytical studies of Parker, which to date have focused mostly on his improvised solos rather than written-out compositions. This will undoubtedly prove to be a very useful reference for jazz scholars, and it would also work well in a course on jazz analysis or jazz composition. * Nicole Biamonte, Associate Professor of Music Research, McGill University * Too little has been written on Charlie Parker the composer; Henry Martin's book brilliantly fills that need. * Carl Woideck, Senior Instructor, University of Oregon School of Music and Dance *