[JPL] Crisis! What Crisis?
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OntheBeach at aol.com
Fri Aug 11 19:08:44 EDT 2006
ed, ed, ed!
hold on here fella...you do good work here and i realize you review a ton of
emails and postings...but take a moment to digest something you find
provocative before you roar back in response....
and consider this: jazz needs more provocateurs.
_ed.trefzger at jazzweek.com_ (mailto:ed.trefzger at jazzweek.com) writes:
You've said it many times, and I think it is disingenuous to say that
this stuff is not discussed.
*disingenuous? did i say it is NOT discussed? i encourage that it continue
to be discussed. one day you will look back on decades of work and know
that sometimes you have to say something many times to create action...
there are some things that have been discussed, suggested and conjured which
have yet to yield fruit. nearly 20 years i ago i delivered the keynote at a
JazzTimes convention and challenged the industry to create a national
association ala the Country Music Association.
the first go around wasn't successful. some ten years later bruce lundvall
succeeded and now we have JAI. a regional touring network? hasn't happened
These topics were discussed at IAJE and have been discussed at even more
length and with much greater depth each year at the JazzWeek Summits.
*please note my comments were only about the IAJE.
i didn't comment on JazzWeek because i'm aware these topics get more time
there. as one of the people (one of) that has continually encouraged this for
some years from IAJE advisory committees and outside of same i am aware they
were discussed at IAJE.
Music selection and amount of play -- how many records and how many spins --
whether we are creating hits or not -- were discussed even though IAJE
committee folks and I believe you on this list said ahead of time that it was a
*i dont believe i have EVER stated it was lame to discuss whether we are
creating hits or not-quite to the contrary on that one. perhaps you have
confused me with someone else. there are plenty of ricks on your list. LOL. are
you sure i wasn't criticizing repeats of "How to Get Your Record Played" or
"Servicing Radio" [those have become lame IMHO]?
This year two of the three IAJE radio track sessions will cover this topic.
will address the current actual and/or perceived crisis in jazz radio
and another will discuss how we program, select and rotate music.
*a panel dedicated to "the current actual and/or perceived crisis in jazz
radio" is a positive step as long as there is no confusion about there being a
here's hoping the other panel incorporates some other elements and gets
still jazzy after all these years,
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