[JPL] SICK OF MARSALIS!

Tom Mallison tomthejazzman at earthlink.net
Mon Mar 5 21:07:51 EST 2007


I did listen and enjoyed Wynton is the SWING SEAT.  He talked about the
difference in Art Blakey and Max Roach.  Max using the high hat cymbal and
Art using the heavy bass...thunder from down under.  I found it educational.


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> Date: 3/5/2007 8:15:05 PM
> Subject: RE: [JPL] SICK OF MARSALIS!
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> Have any of you heard Wynton's jazz show on XM ??
>
> I heard it once and it was like a 4th year jazz theory class.  He didn't
even play songs all the way through.  Great that he featured classic
artists that don't get much exposure nationally, but I think that the
casual jazz fan, the type that would tune into the shows who post their
playlists here, would rather listen to the music than be EDUCATED by Mr.
Marsalis "America's Ambassador of Jazz".
>
> If you make things complicated people tend to TUNE OUT.
>
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> From: "Blaise Lantana" <blaise.lantana at riomail.maricopa.edu>
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> > Whether you like him or not one thing that Wynton offers is name
> > recognition.  Jazz has VERY few stars and even fewer if you count only
the
> > living.  Those of us already listening don't need a star to interest
US, but
> > if we want to draw new audience or fringe listeners to jazz Wynton's
name
> > has pull.  The larger world knows Wynton's name, and not so well that
they
> > are sick of him.  I for one am glad to use it to expand audience.  It's
not
> > about who is the best player, PR is a part of the equation.   
> > When I ask listeners who tell me they listen all the time what artist
they
> > like, they rarely have an answer, "Oh, I don't know it very well, I'm
not an
> > expert I just like the music."
> > Then I'll say well how about McCoy Tyner (no) Wynton Marsalis (oh Yeah)
> > Dianne Reeves (no) Diana Krall (oh Yeah). 
> > I know this is different in different markets, BH or Jae in that
Carolina
> > pocket would get a completely different response, but out here on the
front
> > lines I'm growing jazz fans and Wynton's name and face helps. 
> > 
> > Blaise Lantana
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into a jazz time capsule of love songs.  And as fans and critics alike
found with ''Ellington'' and ''Elton Exposed'', Howe's virtuosic piano
style and arrangements lead straight to surprise.
>
> Featuring the great jazz baritone Giacomo Gates and star of stage, screen
and television, Lainie Kazan on a couple of tunes, Ted Howe delivers a
beautiful recording of masterfully arranged standards (Arlen, Van Heusen,
Porter) and originals; a perfect mix of instrumentals and vocals. 
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>
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Peter Erskine, Carl Saunders and Scott Whitfield, this all-star big band
offers the listener what they have come to expect from the award-winning,
legendary bandleader Bob Florence - Sensitive yet powerful arrangements
with a HUGE sound that will put you on the edge of your seat.  Spectacular
outing!
>
> Includes ''Eternal Licks and Grooves'' commissioned by ASCAP and IAJE
honoring Count Basie and ''Appearing In Cleveland'' commissioned by the LA
Jazz Institute honoring Stan Kenton.
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