Series P0004/A - Research material

The bar upstairs at Rockhead's Paradise A two-piano band led by Willie Eckstein A Montreal quintet at Club St. Michel The "Rockhead's Paradise" building Tenor saxophonist Benny Winestone soloing with an unidentified Montreal big band The wallpaper upstairs at Rockhead's Paradise John Gilmore at Rockhead's Paradise A jam session at an unidentified venue in Montreal Allan Wellman's Band at Rockhead's Paradise Partially demolished site of Café St. Michel Guitarist René Thomas at the Little Vienna Restaurant A Montreal quintet by Myron Sutton

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  • 1912-2002 (Creation)

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3.5 m of textual records
261 photographs
107 sound recordings
44 posters
1 videocassette

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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

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