[JPL] NEA Jazz Masters Announced...The "campaigning" thing - also DanMorgenstern is no slouch

tomthejazzman at earthlink.net tomthejazzman at earthlink.net
Wed Oct 11 14:52:16 EDT 2006


Go to their Web Site and you can see about nominations and deadlines. 
ALOHA  Tom


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> Subject: [JPL] NEA Jazz Masters Announced...The "campaigning" thing -
also DanMorgenstern is no slouch
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> I am curious about this "campaigning" for a candidate thing - who may  
> nominate and submit?  Anybody?  Or does one have to be invited to  
> submit names? Who does one submit names to?  NEA Jazz Program?
>
> And I challenge anyone to find a more worthy candidate for a Jazz  
> Advocacy Jazz Masters award than Dan Morgenstern!
>
> Mitchell
> [JPL] NEA Jazz Masters Announced...NYTimes 10/9/06
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> I have to admit I was disappointed in the list of winners for the Jazz
> Masters just announced.  I had a personal horse, nomination,  in this  
> race
> and I guess I did not do enough campaigning for my candidate.  I am not
> about that and believe the person I nominated and submitted is and was
> worthy on their own merit.  It was in the non musician category.  I will
> keep trying.  If you want to know who it was send me a note off line.  
> ALOHA
> Tom
>
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>  > From: Jim Wilke <jwilke123 at comcast.net>
>  > To: Jazz Programmers Mailing List <jazzproglist at jazzweek.com>
>  > Date: 10/10/2006 4:49:45 PM
>  > Subject: Re: [JPL] NEA Jazz Masters Announced...NYTimes 10/9/06
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>  > Oh, I could cut him a little slack.   I'll never forget that  
> afternoon
>  > many years ago when I walked into a club where he was booked to  
> set up
>  > for a live radio show that night, and there was this guy with his  
> back
>  > to me playing the most beautiful solo piano version of the aria from
>  > the Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No.5 - I sat and listened in  
> the
>  > empty dark club until he was done and was amazed to find it was  
> Ramsey
>  > Lewis -  all I knew of him was The In Crowd and Wade In the Water  
> and I
>  > was already tired of them then.
>  >
>  > One of his recent CDs "Time Flies" has him still flogging those same
>  > two hits, but there's also a beautiful theme from Brahms Symphony  
> No.3,
>  > some Bach, etc.     No, he doesn't belong in the same company as
>  > previous winners, but he is capable of some beautiful piano work when
>  > you get him away from his hits.
>  >
>  > He also got some good general audience exposure for some deserving
>  > people like Clark Terry, Phil Woods, Chick Corea, Benny Golson, Kurt
>  > Elling, Dave Brubeck, Eddie Palmieri in his recent TV series.  I'm  
> sure
>  > some viewers who never are exposed to jazz got some idea what the
>  > music's about through the players on this series.
>  >
>  > Although none of this makes him a jazz piano master, perhaps the  
> "jazz
>  > advocacy" award would have been more appropriate.
>  >
>  > Jim Wilke
>  >
>  >
>  > On Tuesday, October 10, 2006, at 01:14  PM, Bob Stockton wrote:
>  >
>  > >
>  > > If I have to listen to "The In Crowd" one more time.........
>  >
>  >
>  > > ----- Original Message ----- From: <s8nochaser at aol.com>
>  > > To: <jazzproglist at jazzweek.com>
>  > > Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 2:54 PM
>  > > Subject: Re: [JPL] NEA Jazz Masters Announced...NYTimes 10/9/06
>  > >
>  > > Congratulation to them all. It's a great honor to be sure.
>  > >
>  > > Now that I understand there is a "campaign" aspect to being  
> selected,
>  > > doesn't make Ramsey freakin' Lewis' inclusion any less strange  
> and out
>  > > of place. In fact his addition as a pianist in the company of those
>  > > who preceed him is a sham, plain & simple.
>  > >
>  > > Ramsey Lewis joins:
>  > > Basie
>  > > Teddy Wilson
>  > > Jay McShann
>  > > Barry Harris
>  > > Hank Jones
>  > > Ahmad Jamal
>  > > Horace Silver
>  > > Dave Brubeck
>  > > Tommy Flanagan
>  > > Marian McPartland
>  > > John Lewis
>  > > McCoy
>  > > Herbie
>  > > Chick
>  > > Shirley Horn
>  > >
>  > >
>  > > There are times when I'm not the most PC person in the world,  
> and now
>  > > is one of them.
>  > >
>  > > Even among this year's entries doesn't his name seem out of  
> place? I
>  > > mean, how would one introduce this guy to an audience? Whatever  
> it is
>  > > they'll come up with he's going to sound way better than the actual
>  > > results. "As a long time champion of mostly middle of the road
>  > > offerings, and as the long time host on BET, behind some of the
>  > > softest stuff on the planet, and let's not forget his own multi- 
> decade
>  > > career on piano ocassionally playing a few things that were *nice*,
>  > > and oh BTW, as one of the darlings of PBS/PRI had one hell of a
>  > > campaign............."
>  > >
>  > > http://www.nea.gov/national/jazz/alljazzmasters.html Here, you can
>  > > find all the previous winners.
>  > >
>  > > Mike Schwartz/KSJS
>  > >
>  > > -----Original Message-----
>  > > From: rdurfee2003 at yahoo.com
>  > > To: jazzproglist at jazzweek.com
>  > > Sent: Tue, 10 Oct 2006 11:21 AM
>  > > Subject: [JPL] NEA Jazz Masters Announced...NYTimes 10/9/06
>  > >
>  > > Masters of Jazz
>  > >
>  > > The big-band leader Toshiko Akiyoshi, the pianist
>  > > Ramsey Lewis and the vocalist Jimmy Scott are among
>  > > seven musicians who have been designated Jazz Masters,
>  > > the nation’s highest jazz honor, by the National
>  > > Endowment for the Arts, The Associated Press reported.
>  > > The others are the hard-bop trombonist Curtis Fuller;
>  > > the tenor saxophonist and influential flutist Frank
>  > > Wess; the alto saxophonist Phil Woods, who was honored
>  > > in the composer-arranger category; and Dan
>  > > Morgenstern, director of the Institute of Jazz Studies
>  > > at Rutgers University, who was chosen in the jazz
>  > > advocacy category. They are to receive their awards,
>  > > including a $25,000 fellowship, at a ceremony and
>  > > concert on Jan. 12 in New York.
>  > >
>  > >
>  > >
>  > > Roy Durfee
>  > > P.O. Box 40219
>  > > Albuquerque, New Mexico 87196-0219
>  > > rdurfee2003 at yahoo.com
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