[JPL] Programming/Musicians

Jae Sinnett jaejazz at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 1 20:52:20 EDT 2006

I would say that person was in the minority Lazaro and more than likely didn't care for Pharoah anyway. I think it comes down to the text and it can be a high wire act but I've seen great results. Keep giving them the info because more appreciate than not. 

Lazaro Vega <wblv.wblu.fm at gmail.com> wrote:

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Engaging and entertaining aren't mutually exclusive, yet story telling
can backfire if it is too personal. Has on me, at least, and you're
welcome to laugh at the foibles of egomania on my behalf. Mentioned
bringing Pharoah Sanders to Grand Rapids before programming a
recording on the radio thinking I provided some insight, and the phone
rings with charges of WTFcares! coming before the slam down. Nice.
Back to quoting the Groves for you, sir, and thanks for the call.
Egomania and it's pitfalls.

The closest thing radio can do for autobiography is the interview. And
then the announcers work is secondary to the artist's words, is in the
service of them. I thnk that's the preception most listeners expect,
that the music comes first, before the radio. Whether you feel that
way or not is part of the act. Of course producing interviews is time
consuming. We ran an hour-long interview-music feature on Bob James
last weekend to support his appearance at the Sutton's Bay Jazz
Festival. Included music from "Urban Flamingo" (with this Detroit
band) and Billy Kilson's "Pots and Pans."

Thanks for the encouraging words about relating with the audience.

This week's sponsor: Sunnyside Records - Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra


MTO Volume 1 is the debut album from Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra. The nine-piece outfit features some of Gotham's most original musical voices, wicked and well-traveled improvisers who tear into and savor Bernstein's arrangements like the tangiest Kansas City barbecue. The selection of tunes includes classic '20s fare (Charlie Johnson's ''Boy in the Boat,'' Bennie Moten's ''Toby'') and the kind of contemporary pop and R&B hits (Prince's ''Darling Nikki,'' Stevie Wonder's ''Signed, Sealed, Delivered'') that have long been part of Bernstein's repertoire. The vibrancy of the playing, the wit and sass of the arrangements, uncovers the genetic code that makes Bennie Moten and Prince funk-soul brothers of the first order. All this, without once conjuring the snoot of academe or dreaded notions of ''post-modern jazz.''

The Millennial Territory Orchestra is: Steven Bernstein (trumpet, slide trumpet), Ben Allison (bass) Peter Apfelbaum (tenor) Charlie Burnham (violin) Clark Gayton (trombone), Erik Lawrence (baritone, soprano) Matt Munisteri (guitar, banjo, vocal), Ben Perowsky (drums) Doug Wieselman (clarinet, tenor saxophone) and special guest Doug Wamble (guitar, vocal) on ''Signed, Sealed & Delivered''


AT RADIO...right...about.....now. Got it? Hope so.

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