[JPL] Tribute to Oscar Treadwell
drjazz at drjazz.com
Mon Nov 20 18:43:03 EST 2006
Book sale to honor late jazz lover Treadwell
Through a donation from his family, books from the collection of Oscar
Treadwell of Anderson Township, the late aficionado of poetry and jazz,
will be sold by The Friends of the Public Library of Cincinnati and
The sale will be held from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, in the program area
of the Main Library, South Building, 800 Vine St.
Each item will include a specially designed bookplate indicating that it is
from the library of Oscar Treadwell.
Treadwell's career as a radio personality dates from 1947. His
concentration in jazz led to friendships with many jazz artists including
Dave Brubeck, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, many who immortalized him
First came Wardell Grey's "Treadin with Treadwell." Then, Charlie Parker
and Dizzy Gillespie created "An Oscar for Treadwell" in honor of their
friend. Thelonious Monk followed with "Oska T."
Treadwell donated 308 reel-to-reel taped broadcasts of his popular jazz
program, "Jazz with O.T.," to the library in 1993. "Jazz with O.T." aired
over WGUC from 1975-1985.
Most of Treadwell's audio donations are part of a circulating collection
available in the Films and Recordings Department at the Main Library.
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