[JPL] Wynton/ ABC "This Week

Al Karia jctrane at gmail.com
Sun Mar 4 18:19:48 EST 2007


Bobby...I have seen Herbie Hancock on that series of commercials for Bose
radios. He has a smooth, engaging demeanor. He would be recognizable to the
less than hard-core jazz viewer/listener. The only draw back that i could
think of would be the aforementioned commercial identification with Bose.
     And what about a female face/personna? Diane Reeves, for example?
                   Gene Abkarian
                    KRFC Ft Collins, CO


On 3/3/07, Bobby Jackson <ftapache1 at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
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> I know Wynton, I love Wynton and he's been good for jazz BUT I also think
> jazz has benefitted him more than he has benefitted jazz.  Over exposure
> is
> the key element here.  Many musicians have said this for years and many
> are
> resentful.  In 2007 it is the same story yesterday.  The litmus test is
> this;  is jazz in a better position today for all of his efforts?  In the
> world of academia we are thriving. Record sales are dragging all over but
> especially in jazz.   In the world  of radio and television at BEST we're
> just treading  water.  At worse we're not on the air in many markets and
> losing precious hours of programming in many markets. While we're treading
> water we are also treading across the same ole paradigms that we've moved
> in
> for the past twenty-five years with one difference.  There's less jazz on
> both the radio and on major television specials such as the Grammy's and
> Oscars, etc.  I'm not disparaging Wynton's efforts which for anyone have
> been no less than herculean BUT....he's still only one voice in many
> qualified voices that could speak about our music to the majority
> population.
>
> When Ed Bradley passed away and left a void as host of Jazz From Lincoln
> Center I thought it was absolutely insane and absurd that Wynton was
> chosen
> to succeed him as host.  Could we have been more imaginative???  Enough
> already!  In a time when our numbers are dwindling, a little calculated
> risk
> taking on the part of NPR would have been better than to plow the same
> field
> in the same way.  What a disservice!!  I think our audience would have
> been
> better served to have someone who interfaces with a broader range of
> Americans to host it instead.  Someone with a name, love of the music and
> articulate such as Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Bill Clinton or Clint Eastwood.
> These are household names that everyone knows.  Guru would have been a
> better choice particularly with his reputation in the hip hop community as
> well as his relationship with Dr. Donald Byrd and Jazzamatazz.  Will-I-Am
> of
> the Black Eyed Peas, Prince, Denzel Washington, Chaka Khan or Angela
> Bassett.  Harry Connick Jr. would have been better.  There are many people
> who could fit the bill.  Perhaps Wynton might consider (If he hasn't
> already
> tried) directing the media or these powers that be to others that could
> speak equally as well as him or better on behalf of the music.  Wynton is
> not to blame but he could also step up and advocate for other spokes
> persons.  It would make a difference.
>
> I'm just curious and need to ask each JPL'er this question?  Who do you
> think could possibly fit the bill as an alternative spokes person or
> syndicated radio host for this music?  Someone that would also generate
> interest in the majority population other than a jazz oriented
> personality?
>
> Aloha,
>
> Bobby Jackson
> WCPN-FM
> Cleveland, OH
>
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> From: "Jae Sinnett" <jaejazz at yahoo.com>
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> Sent: Saturday, March 03, 2007 4:25 PM
> Subject: [JPL] Wynton/ ABC "This Week
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> > I'm starting to wonder just how much this over exposure of Wynton is
> > benefiting jazz vs him......Is it really helping jazz in the views of
> > those on this list? He's an articulate and highly informed spokesperson
> > for this great music but there are others as well. The name game is
> > everywhere now from TV to radio to print publications to the Grammys. If
> > you weren't established years ago you don't seem to have a chance in
> hell
> > today regardless of your talent. The other part of this is that at least
> > there is someone in a high profile position that can speak about the
> > beauty and importance of jazz....to millions of folk.
> >
> >  I'll also give Wynton his due......the new CD is fabulous!. The
> writing,
> > vision, recording quality and performances. Top notch.
> >
> >  Jae Sinnett
> >
> > Jazz Promo Services <jazzpromo at earthlink.net> wrote:
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> > WYNTON MARSALIS ON ABC'S "THIS WEEK WITH GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS" THIS
> > SUNDAY
> >
> > MARSALIS TAKES TO NATIONAL TV AIRWAVES TO TACKLE MULTIPLE ISSUES ON
> > OUTSTANDING NEW ALBUM 'FROM THE PLANTATION TO THE PENITENTIARY' OUT
> MARCH
> > 6
> > ON BLUE NOTE
> >
> > Tune in to ABC's "This Week With George Stephanopoulos" this Sunday to
> see
> > Wynton Marsalis sharing the views he expresses on his outspoken new
> album
> > 'From The Plantation to the Penitentiary,' (March 6-Blue Note Records).
> He
> > will follow it up with appearances on "The Daily Show" (Comedy Central)
> on
> > Wednesday and "Saturday Early Show" (CBS) March 10. More TV and
> syndicated
> > radio programs will follow.
> >
> > Marsalis is also featured on the cover of the April issue of Jazz Times
> > Magazine.
> >
> > Click on the digital player link for a sampling of this powerful new CD:
> > http://www.bluenote.com/wyntonmarsalis/player
> >
> > To learn more about Shore Fire Media or Wynton Marsalis, please call us
> at
> > 718.522.7171, email President Marilyn Laverty or visit us at
> > http://www.shorefire.com
> >
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