[JPL] Stephen Colbert disses John Zorn

Bobby Jackson ftapache1 at sbcglobal.net
Sun Sep 24 20:52:07 EDT 2006


No matter how you feel about Zorn, it's refreshing to see that I've not seen 
one naysayer about Regina Carter's award.....  She is very much deserving.

Bobby Jackson
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <DPolletta at aol.com>
To: <jazzproglist at jazzweek.com>
Sent: Sunday, September 24, 2006 8:27 AM
Subject: Re: [JPL] Stephen Colbert disses John Zorn


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> In a message dated 9/24/2006 4:43:27 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> MitchellFeldmanAssociates at Comcast.net writes:
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> 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>
>
> The more melodic tracks by the Masada Quartet are staples on my evening
> program.  Any time I play a piece from the Masada Chamber ensembles, 
> especially
> the 50th bday celebration discs, I receive an email from listener to  ask 
> what
> it was.  The piano recordings by Anthony Coleman also have some  very
> accessible material.
>
> Much of the Tzadik stuff is too blown out for most mainstream jazz radio,
> but when we engage in our regular discussions about attracting a younger
> audience, I have found that younger folks have a much greater interest in 
> this
> material by Zorn etal compared to the early 70s fusion that so many 50 
> year  old
> programmers think kids are into for some reason.
>
> Dan Polletta
> WCPN-FM
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