[JPL] WBEZ to drop jazz?

Dr. Jazz drjazz at drjazz.com
Thu Apr 6 00:20:54 EDT 2006


Unfortunately, you are correct.   Music Programming is scheduled to 
disappear from WBEZ at the end of this year.
-Dr.

At 11:18 PM 4/5/2006, you wrote:
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>Have heard from a reliable source that WBEZ, Chicago Public Radio,
>will announce tomorrow it is dropping jazz programming.
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>This week's sponsor: Jaco Pastorius  -  The Word Is Out! (Heads Up 
>International)
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>Jaco Pastorius  -  The Word Is Out! (Heads Up International)
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>THE JACO PASTORIUS BIG BAND CONTINUES TO SPREAD THE WORD ON THE LEGACY OF 
>A BRILLIANT BASSIST, COMPOSER AND ARRANGER
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>The Word Is Out! features: Jaco Pastorius, Gerald Veasley, Victor Wooten,
>Richard Bona, Jimmy Haslip, Jeff Carswell, Israel ''Cachao'' Lopez, Jr.,
>Mark Egan, Oteil Burbridge, Will Lee, Randy Brecker, Arturo Sandoval,
>Hiram Bullock, Mike Stern, Ed Calle, Bob Mintzer, Peter Erskine,
>Robert Thomas, Jr., Othello Molineaux and Toots Thielmans
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>''Most musicians that I know absolutely appreciate the contribution Jaco 
>Pastorius made to music. I feel like every year, his memory gets stronger. 
>It's up to us to make sure folks don't forget.''
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>Marcus Miller
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>Following the success of Word of Mouth Revisited, the critically acclaimed 
>and award winning 2003 release on Heads Up International, the Jaco 
>Pastorius Big Band has crafted a second chapter in their ongoing tribute 
>to the brilliant legacy of the bassist/composer/arranger from whom they've 
>taken their name. The Word Is Out!
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>On this second outing, the Jaco Pastorius Big Band again addresses Jaco's 
>compositional genius, this time with newly expanded arrangements of pieces 
>that harken back to 1976, that pivotal year in Jaco's career when he 
>appeared on three near-simultaneous releases - Weather Report's Black 
>Market, Pat Metheny's Bright Size Life and his own self-titled debut - 
>that stand today as major landmarks in his fabled career.
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>Set for international release on Heads Up on March 28, 2006 Radio 
>Promotion: Neal Sapper nsapper at headsup.com and Mike Hurzon (co-producer of 
>the project) trackst at bellsouth.net
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