Centrediscs Album Launch: Jim and Paul play Glenn and Ludwig

Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Event Title: Centrediscs Album Launch: Jim and Paul play Glenn and Ludwig


  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St., Toronto, ON
  • Time: 5:30pm
  • Price: $Free with RSVP
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All RSVP seats have been claimed. Standing room only available.

Doors open at 5:30 PM

Performance by the Jim Gelcer / Paul Hoffert Trio, followed by reception.

Livesteam at 6:00 PM: https://livestream.com/accounts/13330169/events/8462748

Jim and Paul play Glenn and Ludwig is a jazz album inspired by Glenn Gould’s favourite Beethoven music performed by the Jim Gelcer / Paul Hoffert Trio. The Glenn Gould Estate suggested that they create a recording inspired by Gould’s legacies of creativity and excellent performance. It features themes from Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, Fifth Symphony, Fifth Piano Concerto and Pathetique Sonata integrated into carefully crafted new arrangements. The new and old are seamlessly woven together into virtuoso jazz trio performances with frequent improvisations and occasional supportive orchestration. Jazz and classical music fans alike will play these tracks over and over, mining more of their musical gold with each listen.

The Jim Gelcer / Paul Hoffert Trio features Jim Gelcer (drums), Paul Hoffert (piano), along with George Koller (bass), and guest appearances by jazz flutist Bill McBirnie. Previous collaborations by Jim Gelcer and Paul Hoffert have enthralled audiences and listeners at jazz festivals and clubs and on their inaugural jazz CD How High The Bird. Their separate musical excursions include award-winning rock, kirtan (Indian), orchestral, and soundtrack recordings and performances.