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Jazz

Use this guide to discover information sources about jazz performance and research topics. This evolving guide facilitates access to important resources, and provides samples of the types of materials available to members of the McGill community.

Jazz history

Search the library's catalogue using the following subject headings to browse books and resources on:

Select books on jazz history:

Below are just a few examples of items available at the library to get you started.

Discographies

Online:

  • The Jazz Discography Online (TJD Online)
    • Source of information about jazz records and jazz recording sessions
    • Encompasses all genres of jazz and contains information about 400,000+ recordings released between 1896 and today
    • Sessions are listed by bandleader name and presented in chronological order: details include tune titles as well as the names of all supporting musicians and the instrument(s) they played
    • The date, matrix and record company release numbers of each recording are also included

Selected print discographies:

Print discographies are located on the 5th floor of the Library. Below are listed only a few examples. Many more may be discovered by browsing the shelves at the call number ML156.

  • Source of information about jazz records and jazz recording sessions
  • Encompasses all genres of jazz and contains information about 400,000+ recordings released between 1896 and today
  • Sessions are listed by bandleader name and presented in chronological order: details include tune titles as well as the names of all supporting musicians and the instrument(s) they played
  • The date, matrix and record company release numbers of each recording are also included

Bibliographic resources

Online: 

  • BiblioJazz

    • Database of more than 6,000 entries created by musicologist and jazzman Laurent Cugny and expanded by his musicology students for more than twelve years

Selected print resources:

Print resources are located on the 5th floor of the Library. Below are listed only a few examples to get you started.

Location and contacts

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Music Library Staff
Contact:
Elizabeth Wirth Music Building
3rd floor - 527 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1E3
514-398-4692
Website
Subjects: Music

Resource key

  • McGill users only
  • Open access resource
  • Free resource
  • In-library use
  • Catalogue record

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