[JPL] Jazz Speakers or Army

Eric Jackson eric-jackson at comcast.net
Mon Mar 5 14:26:47 EST 2007

On Monday 05 March 2007 14:03, EdBride at aol.com wrote:
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> In a message dated 3/5/2007 1:14:17 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> tomthejazzman at earthlink.net writes:
> <<..I would love for the JW weekly Top Fifty list to get featured  in USA
> Today or when they have something they want to cover on Jazz that they 
> contact JazzWeek for their informed opinion..>>
> A worthy objective, but regarding the Top-50, you have to ask yourself: 
> why would USA Today devote regular space to sales numbers for such a small
> market? What does Jazz garner: 5% of album sales, if you count the
> uncountable indies? Even a Jazz advocate has to answer to the boss, who
> worries about the  use of the real estate.

Billboard's charts reflect record sales. Jazz Week's charts reflect radio 

In the 80s I was one of 3 or 4 jazz people who used to do a monthly feature 
for USA Today. We each picked our 5 favorite releases for the month, if I 
remember correctly. 

I remember Freddie Hubbard coming to WGBH to do an interview and the first 
thing he said was, "I saw your USA Today article when I was in Europe." 
Another time I was in a restaurant getting something to go. (Note to Dr. 
Jazz, the restaurant was Legal Seafoods) A guy walked up and introduced 
himself and asked if I was the guy who did the radio show. I told him yes. As 
it turned out, he had never heard my show. He didn't even live in the Boston 
area. He had seen my article and my picture in USA Today.

Jazz could certainly use that kind of outreach.

Eric Jackson
8 pm - mid Mon - Thurs
WGBH Boston
89.7 FM

> Regular communication with NPR, which likes to use media as their sources,
> and national publications like USA Today, is another matter, and is
> something that should be pursued, maybe in Ed's spare time...
> other Ed
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