Paul Read: Reflections

paulread Thoughts from founding director Paul Read.

CLICK HERE TO READ

A Great Day in Harlem

New York Stories: Great Day In Harlem

The New York Daily News has made this iconic photograph by Art Kane interactive, with links attached to each face. It is posted with permission on the JPEC WEBSITE.

Check it out!

R.I.P. Kenny Wheeler

WheelerCanadian jazz trumpeter/composer Kenny Wheeler has died at the age of 84. He will be remembered as a gentle and humble spirit whose monumental contributions to the jazz world went far beyond what he was willing to acknowledge.

OTTAWA CITIZEN

THE TELEGRAPH

THE GUARDIAN

A Brief History of The Rex Hotel & Jazz Bar

201488-rex-extBenjamin Boles, writing for blogto.com has provided an interesting history of Toronto’s preeminent jazz club and performance venue for U of T Jazz ensembles, The Rex.

CLICK HERE TO READ

A Love Supreme: Coltrane’s Manuscript

john-coltrane-france-651John Coltrane’s hand-written sketch for A Love Supreme.
Read more »

Guido Basso & Fred Stone

Canadian jazz history in this 1965 CBC footage of the Jimmy Dale Orchestra featuring Guido Basso and Fred Stone on flugelhorn.
Read more »

Pres!


Here is a collection of interviews, recordings and transcriptions of Lester Young put together by Ethan Iverson.

http://dothemath.typepad.com/dtm/lester-young-centennial.html

Sonny Rollins on Coleman Hawkins


Alert student Bryan Qu found this 1962 letter from Sonny Rollins to Coleman Hawkins posted on David Valdez’s blog.
Read more »

Jazz History Podcasts

Andrew Bray has pointed to a series of 10 minute jazz history podcasts on iTunes, created by Dr. Gordon Vernick, a Professor of Music and Coordinator of Jazz Studies at Georgia State University

http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/jazz-insights-dr-gordon-vernick/id385045661

Return to Blog