Toronto: Coda Magazine, 1959. Side stapled. Mimeograph. 27 pp. 8 ½ x 11 in. Very good, with light wear and toning commensurate with age, and the rear cover detached but present. Item #6749
A 1959 issue of Coda Magazine featuring a lengthy news section describing and advertising the upcoming jazz goings-on in Toronto and abroad, most notably the First Canadian Jazz Festival in Toronto, a three day festival that saw performances from Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Dizzie Gillespie, Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderly, and Coleman Hawkins, among others. The magazine also features reviews and essays on the latest records and polemics handwringing over the “whole idea of jazz festivals.”
The polemics culminate in a hilarious column by one “Kant Argue,” who includes a miniature two act play mocking Liberty Magazine’s sports editor’s article on jazz, that “frightful farrago of rubbish called ‘The Weird World of Canada’s ‘Beat’ Jazzmen’.”.