[JPL] Stern, etc.

rick rick at jazzrockworld.com
Mon Jul 31 23:02:29 EDT 2006


Well, you caught me - that's my nomenclature. I don't think Mike refers to
himself as a Jazz Rocker, however, I also think that's part of a marketing
strategy. I doubt he'd enjoy the same success if he suddenly proclaimed
himself a Jazz Rock Fusion guitarist. Plus, I stand corrected regarding name
recognition. What the heck was I thinking? 

It's especially embarrassing for me since I just spoke with Sco when I
interviewed him for my article. My bad...

Thanks,

Rick


 

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Rick:
Does Mike Stern refer to himself as a "Jazz Rocker" or is that someone
else's nomenclature?
Also, he may or may not be the "hardest working" of the guitarists of his
ilk (who can say?), but he's hardly the best known.
(Not that popularity = importance, but ..) Metheny, Scofield and Frisell
certainly have much greater name recognition, don't they?

BTW, Who Let the Cats Out does merit a lot of attention, at radio and
retail.
And I agree with your thoughts on street-level marketing. From what I've
observed, it's a great way to grow certain artists -- just ask the jam
bands.

Philip Booth

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Sent: Monday, July 31, 2006 8:01 PM
Subject: [JPL] Jazz isn't dying - culture is dying


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> I don't know how to edit these messages once they're posted, so THIS IS AN
> EDIT:
>
> Speaking of Mike Stern, who is arguably the best known,
> and definitely the hardest working of the modern Jazz Rocker's, I wonder
> how many stations are talking about his upcoming release:
> "Who Let the Cat's Out" on Heads Up International (part of Telarc) 
> scheduled
> to
> hit the streets on August 15th?
>
> http://www.headsup.com/albums/3115.asp
>
> I have to give Heads up some real credit for their marketing approach too.
> They have something called Street Cats that bypasses traditional marketing
> schemes and enlists the aid of the fans.
>
> http://www.headsup.com/StreetTeam/MikeStern.asp
>
> It's an interesting thing for me, because I'm just doing what I'd normally
> be doing, and now it scores points? Very interesting. I doubt it's a new
> idea, but sometimes the old ones are the good ones.
>
> Even this message is worth points, if I choose to let them know I posted 
> it.
>
> Hey, does that mean this whole message is spam? You know, I don't care,
> Stern is worth the effort simply as a payback for all the great music he's
> made and the fact that he's one of the few Jazz Rocker's that tour the US.
> Ok, it's just the coasts, but at least he's out there humping it.
>
> Has anyone been to a Stern concert lately and watched him work? He takes 
> no
> break between sets or immediately after the show - he comes out to the 
> lobby
>
> and signs autographs, or gets his picture taken with fans. He definitely
> leads by
> example and is bringing some of the best musicians together. Richard Bona,
> Vinnie Colaiuta, Alain Caron, Dennis Chambers, Dave Weckl, Victor Wooten,
> and the list goes on.
>
> Just curious about his exposure on traditional Jazz stations - does he get
> any?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Rick
>
>
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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&amp;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 &amp; Delivered''

IN STORES 8/1.

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

Contact:
Garrett Shelton at Sunnyside Records  - garrett at sunnysiderecords.com

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