[JPL] Hello and a major query

Tom Mallison tomthejazzman at earthlink.net
Tue Jun 12 16:53:22 EDT 2007

I suggest Herbie Hancock's The New Standard and Gershwin's World.
These have worked well for me and still it is not a great departure playing


> [Original Message]
> From: Linda Yohn <lyohn at emich.edu>
> To: <jazzproglist at jazzweek.com>
> Date: 6/12/2007 2:47:59 PM
> Subject: [JPL] Hello and a major query
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> Hi everyone,
> I apologize for not participating very much of late.  I have had a lot 
> on my plate at WEMU.  But, I get the impression that is life for all 
> of us as we work in this multi-tasking, multi-competition media age.
> The question I am about to ask will show you how much I do not know 
> about late '80s and '90s pop music, but it is a question I have to 
> ask.  What do you think was the basic pop sound of that era and what 
> jazz today recalls that sound?  We are trying very hard to attract new 
> listeners to WEMU.  At this time, covers of The Beatles and Motown 
> songs might not be attractive to someone who came up in 1988.  But, 
> WEMU wants that person who came up in 1988 to listen to us for jazz.
> 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.
> Feel free to correspond off the list if you prefer.
> Thanking Ed for continuing with the list, with the JazzWeek chart and 
> thanking him for his great work with the JazzWeek summits.  
> Remembering many of you fondly from those meetings.... 
> Linda
> Linda Yohn
> WEMU Music Director
> lyohn at emich.edu
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