[JPL] Ray Charles with Count Basie Orchestra

Ron Gill ron_gill at verizon.net
Wed Aug 30 11:01:15 EDT 2006


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From: "Bradley M. Stone" <bstone at science.sjsu.edu>
Date: 2006/08/29 Tue AM 11:58:54 CDT
To: Jazz Programmers Mailing List <jazzproglist at jazzweek.com>
Subject: RE: [JPL] Ray Charles with Count Basie Orchestra

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After reading the comments here regarding Ray and Basie
I begin to wonder what our responsibilities are as programmers of jazz, which we all love so much.
Those of us who are purists get called such things as 'jazz police' and other names because we feel the need to protect and immortalize the history of the music that starts with Louis and moved forward.
As a performer of jazz, a programmer and president of a jazz organization, I am in that court of making sure this music is respected and appreciated.
I wonder how many on this list ARE willing to stand tall and NOT play this recording as was suggested by another person on this list.
Yes, it may sound wonderful...but what is the purpose, other than making a few dollars? 
Why couldn't the powers that were there when Basie and Ray were alive see the great possibilities of pairing them when they were with us? Like Basie/Ellington did years ago, or Eckstine/Basie on Roulette. 
I have many wishes in my head of such things..Ellington/Eckstine, for example. Eckstine did wonderful things with Duke's music, but I know of no recording with them. 
But, would it be right to pair them now, after they are gone? I don't think so.
Just some thoughts.
Ron Gill
Jazz Gallery
WGBH Radio 89.7
Boston, MA

If the listeners made that judgement, then that would be one less reason to have Music Directors!  Maybe we (Jazz) should just go into the audience research game, and have the tracks rated by the audience, like Smooth Jazz started years ago!

Brad

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In a message dated 8/28/2006 7:48:50 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,  
EdBride at aol.com writes:

Does the  Jazz Programmer community have the guts to give this album  its  
due...by not playing it? Or is the Jazz Programmer community supposed to  let 
 the 
listener make that sort of  judgement?


I suppose you should let the listener make that judgement.
 
 
Jeff  Kaye
4320 Finley Ave. # 3
Los Angeles, Cal. 90027
_www.jeffkayejazz.com_ (http://www.jeffkayejazz.com/)  
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