[SPAM] Re: [JPL] as it happened today!

Jim Wilke jwilke123 at comcast.net
Thu Sep 21 20:23:19 EDT 2006

My .02   - thanks for the input, knowledge is good and I'm not knocking 
it, but it's hard enough for me to try to keep up with all that goes on 
in the jazz world of music without spending time studying rock & pop 
music history, especially when it concerns violent deaths, accustations 
of sexual molestation, benefits that didn't happen and beer bottle 
throwing at punk festivals.    whew!  These people sure lead lots more 
dramatic lives than jazz people, don't they?

Taking another tack, could we encourage rock, country, AAA and urban 
stations to drop in an occasional jazz track to show that THEY're 
musically broadminded and interested in what's going on around them and 
how jazz has influenced their music?

I doubt it'll happen... even if Coltrane played the Beatles and the MJQ 
did the Stones Greatest Hits.    Or, how about "Bob Dylan sings Jon 
Hendricks"?    (it's never the other way around has it?)

BTW, has anybody heard Brad Mehldau's versions of Radiohead tunes on 
other formats than jazz stations?   I loved and played Jack Walrath's 
1986 versions* of "I'm Sending You A Big Bouquet of Roses" and "I'm So 
Lonesome I Could Cry"  with Willie Nelson sitting in for a chorus, but 
I don't think either got much play on country stations.

(*on "Master of Suspense" - Blue Note)


On Thursday, September 21, 2006, at 03:13  PM, Jackson, Bobby wrote:
> -------------------------------------------
> I couldn't agree more Nancy.  Thanks for speaking up.
> Bobby Jackson
> -------------------------------------------
> -------------------------------------------
> You know, in my humble experience, it's good to appreciate what is 
> going
> on
> around you so you can contextualize how jazz is emerging in the context
> of
> the world around it.  I thought the article spoke volumes on its own
> merit.
> It kills me to think some people just want to have this singular focus
> and
> pretend like nothing influences jazz.  Life influences jazz. Other
> music,
> musicians, and stories influence jazz. The media influences jazz.
> Therefore, one could argue, that the information given in its context,
> has
> its place and value.
> Nancy
> PS.   I worked hard in the past to create passive income so I could 
> have
> lots of time on my hands! and Wow! I love that!  You should try it some
> time!  It's fabulous to work because you "choose to work" not because
> you
> "have to work".
> --------------------------------------------
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>> (what jazz songs did thes guys "cover"?)
>> Sex Pistol Sid Vicious?
>> Michael Jackson ?
>> Don Felder, guitarist and vocalist with the Eagles
>> These guys are awesome in their own right but don't think they belong
> on the jazz programmers list...
>> Thanks for the info but ....(I think someone has too much time on
> their
> hands) or at least further educate programmers with something that's
> going
> to bring attention to music we all love...jazz
>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Bob Stewart <BSTEWAR at kirkwood.edu>
>>> Sent: Sep 21, 2006 12:18 PM
>>> To: jazzproglist at jazzweek.com
>>> Subject: Re: [JPL] as it happened today!
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>>> -------------------------------------------
>>> Hmmm...let me think...could it be that Jaco Pastorius was one of the
> premiere bass players of the Jazz Fusion movement of the Seventies.  
> And
> songwriter Leonard Cohen had his songs covered by Nancy Wilson, Nina
> Simone,
> Joni Mitchell, Chris Botti, and others...   Just a guess.
>>> Bob Stewart, KCCK
>>> -------------------------------------------
>>> -------------------------------------------
>>> What does any of this have to do with Jazz??
>>> (just curious)
>>> Music-East West
>>> -----Original Message-----
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>>>> -------------------------------------------
>>>> 1987: Jazz-rock bassist Jaco Pastorius died after being beaten
> outside a
>>>> nightclub in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was 35. The club manager was
> charged
>>>> with second-degree murder but later pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
>>>> Pastorius, famed for his work with Weather Report, was once
> considered
> one
>>>> of the finest bass guitarists in jazz. But his reputation became
> tarnished
>>>> after frequent bouts with alcoholism.
>>>> More things that happened on this day!
>>>> 1934: Canadian singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen was born in Montreal.
> Also
>>>> renowned as a novelist and poet, Cohen began a musical career in
> 1966
> when
>>>> he sang two of his poems, Suzanne and Stranger, during a reading in
> New
> York
>>>> City. The readings soon became concerts, and other artists, such as
> Judy
>>>> Collins, helped spread his fame by recording his songs. His
> popularity
> as a
>>>> singer has been greatest in Europe, and he's made few recordings
> since
> the
>>>> late '70s. However, Jennifer Warnes' album of Leonard Cohen songs,
> Famous
>>>> Blue Raincoat, was a surprise hit in 1986.
>>>> 1976: A girl lost an eye when she was hit by a beer bottle during
> the
> second
>>>> night of a punk festival at the 100 Club in London. Police at first
> accused
>>>> future Sex Pistol Sid Vicious, who was then the drummer for Siouxsie
> and
> the
>>>> Banshees. All punk music was banned from the club as a result of the
> melee.
>>>> 1979: The New York Post announced the Beatles would reunite for a
> benefit
>>>> concert for boat people. They did not.
>>>> 1993: About 100,000 fans turned out for a Michael Jackson concert in
> Tel
>>>> Aviv. The audience was among the largest ever for a concert in
> Israel.
>>>> 1994: Los Angeles prosecutors announced Michael Jackson would not
> face
>>>> sexual molestation charges, primarily because his accuser, a
> 14-year-old
>>>> boy, wouldn't testify. The investigation began in August 1993, when
> the
> boy
>>>> claimed Jackson had sex with him several times the previous year.
> The
> boy
>>>> received a reported $15-million payment from Jackson to end a civil
> suit,
>>>> but the boy's lawyer said the payment had nothing to do with the
> teen's
>>>> decision not to testify in any criminal case.
>>>> 1947: Don Felder, guitarist and vocalist with the Eagles, was born
> in
>>>> Gainesville, Fla. Felder became the fifth member of the Eagles in
> 1974
> after
>>>> playing as a session musician on the group's third album, On the
> Border.
> The
>>>> Eagles broke up in 1981 after nearly a decade as one of the world's
> most
>>>> popular rock bands. Felder's first solo work was a song he recorded
> for
> the
>>>> soundtrack of the animated film Heavy Metal.
>>>> Nancy Houle
>>>> wife/muse/booker/promoter of an ex-Arkadia Jazz pianist!

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