[JPL] Sean Jones/Gospel/Tomasz

Jim Wilke jwilke123 at comcast.net
Tue Aug 22 14:30:43 EDT 2006

And speaking of titles, how are YOU handling some of the ones on 
Skerik's Syncopated Taint Sextet?    I like the band and the music and 
I'm playing it, but I'm referring listeners to our online playlists for 
some of the titles!


On Tuesday, August 22, 2006, at 11:23  AM, Jim Wilke wrote:

> Considering the significance of gospel and spirituals in early jazz 
> (Black church music, marching bands at funerals, etc.) I'd say no, one 
> shouldn't ignore those influences when they occur today ... see also 
> Gerri Allen's new CD and those by Jimmy Greene,  Cyrus Chestnut, et 
> al.   But it does make me uncomfortable when it begins to feel like 
> proselytizing and I tend to avoid it then.   Perhaps one should listen 
> to the music before you get too hung up on the titles, but public 
> radio should probably avoid appearing to endorse or promote a 
> particular religion.  Touchy question... no doubt.
> Jim
> On Tuesday, August 22, 2006, at 10:55  AM, Jae Sinnett wrote:
>> The writing and arrangements on this release are wonderful. Sean and 
>> Tia sound great as does the band. Certainly one of the most 
>> impressive releases I've heard this year. I am curious about 
>> something.......Many years ago now I remember sitting in on a staff 
>> content meeting and the topic of music with religious overtones came 
>> up. Some debated that we shouldn't play these pieces because they may 
>> offend others from different denominational groups. I think at that 
>> time what spurred this debate was Christmas then it went on from 
>> there. Fortunately from my perspective we never had those discussions 
>> again and no order came down that we had to limit what we played from 
>> this perspective but use good judgement. I'm curious to know and 
>> considering the gospel and spirtual overtones on this release are 
>> there any that might perhaps shy away from playing a recording like 
>> this because of these religious inflections? Perhaps a sensitive 
>> topic but I am curious if other stations had similar
>>  debates about this.
>>   Is the recording quality on this Tomasz Stanko Quartet release 
>> magnificent or what? One thing for sure Manfred Eicher knows how to 
>> record some music. I'm playing "Song For Ania" and "Sweet Thing" from 
>> "Lontano." Beautiful.
>>   Jae Sinnett
>>   WHRV FM
>>   Norfolk VA

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