Thursday, April 7, 2011
News from The Other Side: Don't Miss Monk Rowe
On Wednesday, April 13th @ 7:30 p.m., The Other Side will present the Imagining America talk called Jazz Tales from Jazz Legends, with Monk Rowe presenting excerpts from interviews with some of the jazz greats archived in the Hamilton College collection. Included will be samples of their performances. This is a wonderful opportunity not only for those of us who already are jazz converts, but for people (and you are the majority!) who aren't sure how they feel about it but want to know more.
Monk is the Joe Williams Director of the Jazz Archive at Hamilton College. He has helped create a collection of 300 audio interviews with jazz musicians, arrangers, writers and critics, the jazz greats and the supporting cast from the 1930s to the present. This collection is now available online and free to the public courtesy of the Hamilton College Jazz Archive. Listeners can click on a link and read the transcripts or listen to interviews with some of jazz’s most well-known musicians, including Dave Brubeck, Lionel Hampton, Oscar Peterson and George Shearing as well as former members of bands led by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Stan Kenton and the Dorsey Brothers.