[JPL] Re: Milwaukee loses both jazz stations
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Mon Mar 5 16:22:24 EST 2007
These jazz "101" stations may introduce them to "jazz lite" true but they stay there. We've all heard this argument for years that at least smooth will get folk to real jazz. Nope, didn't happen and it still isn't happening. Not enough that can make a blurp on the screen. There are too many musical differences that I won't get into here but jazz and the other have basically nothing in common....from the musical application to the intentions of the artists playing the music. About the only thing they do have in common - both are mainly instrumental.
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Doug posted an article that includes <<<< A week after traditional jazz
formally left Milwaukee radio, "smooth" jazz disappears today in a format
tweak at WJZI-FM (93.3).>>>
Despite not liking the music played on smooth formats, I like the idea of
smooth outlets dropping jazz, not because I feel it is barrier but because
it is a misrepresentation and hurts jazz. I have always called those formats
Personally, I LIKE those stations because they 'introduce' many people to
the world of Jazz (lite)
Where else would they hear Wes Montgomery or Lou Rawls during the day?
I've heard many people remark (including my secretary) say "I didn't
know jazz was listenable."
Too many people think of jazz as the be bop era with endless solos and
non-melodic (hum-able) lines.
These stations can be equated to 'Jazz 101'. or 'Intro to Jazz'
Joe in Detroit.
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