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John Gilmore fonds

  • P0004
  • Fonds
  • 1912-2007

The fonds provides information on jazz in Montreal between 1916 and 2007.

The fonds contains the material John Gilmore gathered for his two books. It contains research notes, sound recordings including interviews with musicians and others, photographs, posters, correspondence, and a manuscript of Swinging in Paradise: The Story of Jazz in Montreal.

The fonds is organized in the following series:
P0004/A Research material
P0004/B Manuscripts
P0004/C Reviews
P0004/D Lectures and interviews

Gilmore, John

RSB Mundo

Brazilian corporate video (?) with John Gilmore in acting role.

Interview of John Gilmore

Interview of John Gilmore by David Lennick for CBC Morningside, after presentation to Canadian Collectors Convention, Ottawa. Includes short musical excerpt of Georges Sealy Orchestra private acetate.

Montreal Jazz History

Copies of vintage Montreal recordings, used by John Gilmore for guest lectures, talks, and radio appearances in connection with Swinging in Paradise. Music on tape "Flying Home" and "If I could be with you".

Montreal Jazz History

Copies of vintage Montreal recordings, used by John Gilmore for guest lectures, talks, and radio appearances in connection with "Swinging in Paradise". Music on tape "Honeysuckle rose", Wilk's Bop" and All the Things you are".

Research material

Series contains the research materials used by John Gilmore for his two books: John Gilmore: Swinging in Paradise: The Story of Jazz in Montreal (1988) and Who's Who of Jazz in Montreal: Ragtime to 1970 (1989). It contains research notes, sound recordings including interviews with musicians and others, photographs, posters and correspondence.

Series is divided into 7 subseries:
P0004/A1 Correspondence and research notes
P0004/A2 Interviews
P0004/A3 Photographs
P0004/A4 Musical recordings and films
P0004/A5 Papers and manuscripts
P0004/A6 Articles on jazz
P0004/A7 Miscellaneous primary material

Correspondence and research notes

Subseries contains information on musicians and jazz music. It is predominantly composed of correspondence and research notes, but also includes questionnaires sent by Gilmore to musicians in an effort to obtain information about their careers and activities.

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