Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr. is Editor in Chief of Musiqology and is the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Music and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. A widely published writer, he is the author of Race Music: Black Cultures from Bebop to Hip-Hop (University of California Press, 2003).  It was named outstanding book of the year by the International Association for the Study of Popular Music.  He has recently completed The Amazing Bud Powell: Black Genius, Jazz History and the Challenge of Bebop (2013). His next book, Who Hears Here? Drastic Interpretations on Black Music History and Society, a mid-career collection of his essays is also forthcoming. He was recipient of the Lowens Award from the Society for American Music for best article on an American music topic in 2001.