[JPL] good career move

Bob Stockton drbob at modernjazzclassics.com
Wed Jul 12 11:32:32 EDT 2006

Aspargus sandwiches and mineral water? Man am I a fossil!
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> In a message dated 7/12/2006 11:18:18 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> mft at mftjazz.com writes:
> Having  worked as a concert producer for a half dozen years I can say
> from  personal experience that contract riders for jazz artists are
> frequently  vaguely written & subject to interpretation.
> However, as a responsible  presenter, I always obtained specific
> clearance when offering anything  other than what was called for in the
> rider.  That included asking  Dr. Billy Taylor if he would play our
> Baldwin concert grand in place of  the Steinway (he didn't) and asking
> McCoy Tyner if his big band needed all  those stage monitors (he didn't.)
> No one likes nasty surprises on concert  day!
> Rider's are also frequently seen as extemporaneous self-indulgences the
> artist is trying to get away with, like there must be 10 asparagus 
> sandwiches  and
> mineral water back stage, and other notorious examples. I've seen this
> handled by taking out the ole black magic marker and crossing thru 
> anything the
> club doesn't want to consider, and sending it back signed. You'd think if 
> the
> Yamaha was so critical that he wouldn't play without it that there would 
> have
> been better arrangements made ahead of time aside from a rider clause.
> -david
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> A sinfully sultry mix of originals and standards'' is what JazzTrenzz 
> reviewer Karl Stober had to say about composer/pianist Lisa Hilton's 
> latest release, 'MIDNIGHT IN MANHATTAN', (Ruby Slippers Productions). 
> Inspired by a late New York night, she has once again created a recording 
> full of evocative moods, strong melodies and expressive arrangements. 
> Creating a new band for these sessions, 'Midnight In Manhattan' also 
> features famed Brubeck saxman Bobby Militello, John Friday on drums and 
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> engineer/producer Al Schmitt recorded and mixed with Hilton in Studio 
> A/Capitol Studios keeping a natural sound that compliments the straight 
> ahead tracks.
> Trained in contemporary and classical piano, Hilton contemplated jazz 
> greats for inspiration. ''I've always been inspired by the melodies of our 
> great American songwriters of the 30's, the rhythmic hooks of classic jazz 
> of the 50's and a bit of our blues from the South'' comments Hilton, ''but 
> I do think that jazz can be inspired by this musical heritage and still 
> sound cool today.''
> Hilton's music continues to earn numerous awards and honors. Her music is 
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