Thomas Brothers

Thomas Brothers

Professor of Music

External Address: 
071 Mary Duke Biddle, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665
(919) 660-3309


  • Ph.D., University of California - Berkeley 1991
  • M.A., University of California - Berkeley 1982
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania 1979

Brothers, T. ““Who’s On First, What’s Second, and Where Did They Come From?: The Social-Musical Textures of Early Jazz”.” Early Twentieth-Century Brass Idioms: Art, Jazz and Other Popular Traditions, edited by Howard Weiner, Scarecrow Press, 2008.

Brothers, T. “Music.” Lives and Legacies: An Encyclopedia of People Who Changed the World, Oryx Press, 2001.

Brothers, T. “Accidentals in Binchois’s Songs.” Binchois Studies, edited by Dennis Slavin and Andrew Kirkman, Oxford University Press, 2000, pp. 251–75.

Brothers, T. “Review of The Birth of Bebop.” Brightleaf: A Southern Review of Books, 1999, pp. 16–17.

Brothers, T. “Gladly Learn and Gladly Teach.” Confluence: The Journal of Graduate Liberal Studies, vol. xv, no. 1, 2009.

Brothers, T. “Review of How Low Can You Go: Anthology of the String Bass by Dick Spottswood and Steven Ledbetter.” Journal of the Society for American Music, vol. 2:1, Feb. 2008, pp. 119–21.

Brothers, T. “Blues et Jazz.” La Revue Du Jazz Authentique, vol. Oct 2008; Nov 2008, no. 574–575, 2008.

Brothers, T. “Review of All of Me: The Complete Discography of Louis Armstrong by Jos Willems.” Asrc Journal, vol. 2:1, Feb. 2007, pp. 119–21.

Brothers, T. Flats and Chansons in MS Florence, B.N., P. 26. Edited by Anne Stone and Yolanda Plumley, Minerve Press, 2007.

Brothers, T. “Review of Pioneers of Jazz: The Story of the Creole Band by Lawrence Gushee.” Journal of the American Musicological Society, vol. fall 2006, 2007, pp. 747–54.

Brothers, Thomas. “Review of Pioneers of jazz: The story of the Creole Band.” Journal of the American Musicological Society, vol. 59, no. 3, 2006, pp. 747–55. Manual, doi:10.1525/jams.2006.59.3.747. Full Text

Thomas Brothers, M. L. “Louis Armstrong, the 'Saints' and the 'Boys'.” Musica Oggi, vol. 21, 2001, pp. 5–21.

Huot, Sylvia. “Allegorical Play in the Old French Motet: The Sacred and the Profane in Thirteenth-Century Polyphony.” Music and Letters, vol. 79, 1998, pp. 584–85.

Brothers, Thomas, and Laurence Bergreen. “Louis Armstrong: An Extravagant Life.” American Music, vol. 16, no. 2, JSTOR, 1998, pp. 234–234. Crossref, doi:10.2307/3052572. Full Text