Dr. Gabriel Solis

Affiliated Faculty of Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies
Associate Professor of Center for African Studies
Associate Professor of African American Studies
MUSIC; Affiliated Faculty of Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Center for Global Studies

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  • America Sounding: Tom Waits and Rock at the End of the “American Century.”. Berkley: University of California Press, 2014.

  • Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

  • Musical Improvisation: Art, Education, Society. Comp. Bruno Nettl. Ed. Gabriel Solis. Urbana: Unviersity of Illinois Press, 2009.

Book Contributions

  • "Stevie Wonder: Musical Prodigy in the Recording Studio." Musical Prodigies: Interpretations from Psychology, Music Education, Musicology, and Ethnomusicology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Journal Articles

  • "New Research in the Music of the South Pacific: A Review Essay." Ethnomusicology 57.3 (2013):

  • "Artisanship, Innovation, and Indigenous Modernity in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea: Ataizo Mutahe’s Vessel Flutes." Musicultures 39.1 (2012):

  • "Thoughts on an Interdiscipline: Music Theory, Analysis and Social Theory in Ethnomusicology." Ethnomusicology 56.3 (2012):

  • "’I Did It My Way’: Rock and the Logic of Covers." Popular Music and Society 33.3 (2010):

Website Articles

  • "The First Time I Ever Heard Tom Waits." International Association for the Study of Popular Music. 9 Sep. 2012.

  • "The Eighties in Theory and Practice Opening Remarks." the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory blog, Kritik. 8 May 2013.

  • "A Kind of Usefulness." Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities blog. 4 Feb. 2011.

Encyclopedia Entries

  • "“Ingrid Monson,” “Thelonious Monk,” “Pannonica de Koeningswarter,” “Tom Waits,” and “Hall and Oates”." Grove Dictionary of American Music. 2012.

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