[JPL] Legends of Jazz on PBS

EvE cOrneLiOus eve at evecornelious.com
Tue Apr 11 12:53:29 EDT 2006


CB popularity also stems from the fact that he dated morning show host Katie
Couric for awhile and he was the music director for a talk show I believe
called, Caroline's, a couple of years ago. A little publicity goes a long
way. 
Eve


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> On Tuesday, April 11, 2006, at 08:47  AM, Peter Sokolowski wrote:
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>> And the controversial Chris Botti, recently crucified on the Trumpet
>> Player's International Network listserv, played his tail off on "My
>> Funny
>> Valentine." Cat can play. I don't think he gets that hot or deep on his
>> records, but: cat can play. You try standing next to Clark and Roy,
>> and THEN
>> showing your stuff. He did well.
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> I'll concur.  I haven't seen the TV show yet, but I did see Chris Botti
> at Jazz Alley in Seattle last week and he's a very good  trumpet
> player.  He tossed off bop licks with aplomb and played with beautiful
> tone on ballads, some of which he also dug in and swung.  He played a
> nice mix of tunes from old standards to contemporary,was engaging on
> stage and generous with introducing and showcasing his sidemen:   Billy
> Childs, Mark Whitfield, Billy Killson and a bass player (whose name I
> didn't catch) who was new to me.  He seemed to have no need to be front
> and center all the time and moved off to the side when others soloed.
> A small point perhaps, but indicative of his respect for the guys in
> his band.
> 
> I hadn't planned on attending, but Neal Sapper urged me to take it in,
> pointing out Billy Kilson was on drums.  I suspected there was more to
> Botti than the CDs revealed.  I was very pleasantly surprised and the
> place was packed on a Wednesday night - he sold out two shows a night
> for five nights.  I asked Carol Handley (mc from smooth jazz KWJZ)
> "how'd he get so famous all of a sudden?  Has he been on Oprah or
> People Mag?"   "Yes ... " she said, but she also pointed out he'd
> played for a KWJZ summer concert here nine years ago and is no kid. (He
> was mentored by Woody Shaw and George Coleman among others).
> 
> Jim Wilke
> Jazz After Hours, PRI
> www.jazzafterhours.org
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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:
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> trackst at bellsouth.net
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