[JPL] Wynton/ ABC "This Week

Rick McLaughlin rick at rickmclaughlin.com
Mon Mar 5 11:34:58 EST 2007


Hey Ed and Tom,

I guess you guys missed my point, but that's cool.  Listen, I applaud you
for working so hard on this exercise.  

Best,

Rick 

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In a message dated 3/5/2007 9:05:11 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
rick at rickmclaughlin.com writes:

What  about the AACM cats, or Europeans?  What about Ornette - even with
his "interesting" approach to interviews? 


The general media don't want that "interesting" approach, they want glib,
succinct, informed. Free-form narrative ain't for them.
 
As for Diana Krall, what's wrong with having someone with camera-appeal? My
guess is that she'd be very articulate on Jazz past and present, regardless
of  whether you like her repertoire or presentation of it. And if good looks
and  articulateness (?) get Jazz on the air and more people hearing what the
spokesperson has to say, hey, what's wrong with that?
 
Personally, give me Laurence Fishburne or Bill Cosby. But I'm just saying
DK wouldn't be half bad.
 
Ed
 
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