[JPL] Stephen Colbert disses John Zorn

MFA - Jazz Publicity & Radio Promotion MitchellFeldmanAssociates at Comcast.net
Sun Sep 24 04:39:04 EDT 2006


Greetings Group...

Interesting point, Bill!

But I also agree with Bobby Jackson to some extent -- i.e. Zorn gets  
no MAINSTREAM jazz airplay but he is very popular at college radio as  
are recordings by other artists on his label Tzadik.

Speaking of Tzadik -- my gripe with Zorn is how cheap he has been  
with said label -- only his own recordings get any type of promotion  
whereas I gather other artists whose CDs are released on Tzadik must  
not only pay for their own promotions but must also pay 50% of list  
price for any CDs they would want to use as promos making the cost in  
product and postage alone more than most artists can afford to pay  
not to mention a fee for PR or radio.

Maybe Zorn will use some of his $500K to promote the music of others  
on his label or at least to make it easier for them to promote their  
music themselves if they choose to do so.

That said even though I am promoting my new radio show on Georgia  
Public Broadcasting called "Jazz Without Borders" as being for people  
whose taste in jazz runs from Adderley to Zorn, not since Stanley  
Crouch got HIS MacArthur Grant have I scratched my head and wonder  
who makes the decisions there!  I would name dozens of artists I'd  
award such funds to before I got to Zorn.

Mitchell
[JPL] Stephen Colbert disses John Zorn

Bill Anschell billanschell at mindspring.com
Sun Sep 24 01:56:23 EDT 2006
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Hmmm... Are people missing the fact that Colbert almost always means
the opposite of what he says?  I love the show, and it's all about
his particular brand of irony.  Whether talking about politics, art
or any other subject, he wears the reactionary persona like a set of
bad clothes and invites people to see right through it.  What I
thought was most interesting was that he went out of his way to name
both the cut and the album it was from.  I'll bet Zorn gets a huge
spike of interest from that segment, especially since Colbert's
audience is probably a relatively progressive set of viewers.

--Bill Anschell

Visit Bill Anschell's website at www.billanschell.com


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 > After viewing the video of Stephen Colbert dissing Zorn I can only
 > say that
 > the cut Colbert played personified the sound of a cat, a mouse, and
 > shrieking in a garbage can falling down a flight of carpeted stairs
 > after
 > swallowing balloons.  I couldn't agree with him more.  I actually
 > liked his
 > performance with Kareem Jabbar better but they still get NO airplay.
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 >> Of course I am no authority on the radio play part, but I wanted
 >> to put in
 >> a
 >> vote for the Masada record Alef (which it totally unbelievable -  
Jae,
 >> check
 >> out Joey Baron's ride cymbal - completely dry, sounds like a  
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 >> garbage can lid or something - but absolutely burning...).
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 >> So, here's my question:  How often does Zorn get airplay on jazz
 >> radio?
 >> I've gotten positive response to his live Masada recordings and
 >> especially
 >> to Zorn's The Gift.
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