[JPL] Hello and a major query

Jim Wilke jwilke123 at comcast.net
Tue Jun 12 15:33:46 EDT 2007

Good response, Ed.  And what do you and others think of e.s.t. - the 
Esbjörn Svensson Trio - in this context? They are very big in Europe 
and have toured the US several times.  I've seen them a couple of times 
and I play their CDs frequently on my shows.

To my ears, they're a lot hipper, jazzwise, but still have a lot of 
appeal to younger audiences with their repertoire and live electronic 
augmentation of the traditional piano bass  & drums trio.  Their 
rhythmic approach relates well to pop music but it swings!  The Moutin 
Reunion Band is another group that might be considered.

Jim Wilke
Jazz After Hours, PRI

On Tuesday, June 12, 2007, at 12:14  PM, EdBride at aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 6/12/2007 2:50:53 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> lyohn at emich.edu writes:
> <<..We know that the BEST classics will always be attractive  because 
> of
> their timeless quality.  But, what jazz that is being  recorded today
> might be sonically attractive to someone who is 35 or  40?
> I'm willing to get flamed for this question, but I must ask  it.  I ask
> it so that I can keep WEMU on the air as a jazz and  primarily music
> station..>>
> I think we'd ALL want to know that. Programmers, producers, event 
> sponsors,
> etc. I would start with Gordon Goodwin, who is rather pop-ish but with 
> a solid
>  grounding in Jazz performance, good soloists, terrific ensemble 
> writing and
> playing.
> Also, you might find some interesting melodies and emotional singing in
> another Jazz-friendly pop group, Pink Martini; although their most 
> recent  release
> doesn't do much for me, "Hey Eugene" is great fun. Hook them on Pink
> Martini, add a touch of Diana Krall (thanks in part to the new TV 
> commercial),  and
> throw-in some Bad Plus, for the other end of the spectrum. All very 
> current,
> but sufficiently Jazz-friendly that some new fans could be developed 
> around
> material like this.
> Ed

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