This paper is a source-based Academic Argument Essay (6-8 pages) with Annotated Bibliography. It is based on music from the time period covered in Gioia-History Chapters 7-10 (The Fragmentation of Jazz Styles; Freedom and Fusion; Traditionalists and Postmodernists; Jazz in the New Millennium). It must have academic argument to analyze (objectively) and interpret (subjectively) at least three exhibits, with the help of at least three argument sources . For this essay, the primary exhibit sources consist of music from the time period discussed in Gioia-History Chapters 7-10. The other arguments or positions should be from published sources, e.g. concert reviews, relevant passages from books, or scholarly or journalistic articles. The three exhibits could be individual songs or pieces of music, concerts, CDs, etc.
The topic for this essay is about jazz musicians’ mental health, from the time period of 1950s until now. Compare and contrast several famous jazz musicians, such as Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and Thelonious Monk, to see whether they have mental health problems and how they were affected by that problems.