[JPL] SICK OF MARSALIS!

Myrick, Maxx Maxx.Myrick at xmradio.com
Tue Mar 6 11:45:39 EST 2007


Wynton Marsalis' "In The Swing Seat" program on XM which I have been
producing for the past 6 years is geared toward being informative and
entertaining. Since it is only 1 hour out of 24 there is still plenty of
time to hear complete songs.  In fact we hope that by featuring these
artists old and new on the program, it will inspire you to go out and
purchase their music.  And if you're really interested after reading the
liner notes yourself, the music of the sidemen. 

 

This panel represents a small group of jazz "industry" professionals and
enthusiasts.  It's like preaching to the choir.  XM is in the
entertainment business and when the millions of listeners come to us
it's not always the devoted jazz fan.  Sometimes it's someone scanning
across different channels who may not even know they like jazz but when
it's presented in an entertaining and earthy manner vs a lengthy
discourse they are more likely to stay and return.

 

I am proud to have Wynton as a friend and we are proud to have him as a
member of the XM family of artists.  He is a tireless advocate and
spokesperson for jazz music.  His hard earned stature has put him in a
position to want and have to be listened in an over saturated media
environment.

 

I think any and every time he has a chance to say anything about jazz
and the equation that it represents is good for jazz and good for
America.

 

All this negative writing does nothing but waste time and reflects the
sadness and unhappiness of the people who perpetuate it.  I feel sorry
for you. But I'm optimistic. 

 

  

Maxx Myrick

 

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From: jazzproglist-bounces at jazzweek.com
[mailto:jazzproglist-bounces at jazzweek.com] On Behalf Of Bobby Jackson
Sent: Monday, March 05, 2007 9:47 PM
To: Jazz Programmers Mailing List
Subject: Re: [JPL] SICK OF MARSALIS!

 

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Peeps,

 

There is room for all kinds of jazz presentations on the radio. Wynton
is 

very good explaining the mechanics of the music to the common lay
person. 

Who remembers that splendid series "Marsalis On Music"?  I'm sure
without 

even listening to the XM show it's good.  I also enjoy Jae Sinnett
breaking 

the music down for us all on this list giving us the working jazz
musician's 

point of view.  It makes us all better if we come to this wisdom with an


open heart and mind.  If we choose to listen.  In fact, we need more of
this 

kind of discourse.

 

 I wasn't too far off the mark with my assertion in my initial post that


many jazz people are resentful of all the attention that Wynton receives
as 

illustrated by the venom I've seen on many of these recent posts.  I'm
not 

surprised.  Regardless of how you feel about Wynton, his voice is vital,


intelligent and necessary and there are few of us who do it better.  I
love 

his new recording.  What he is saying in this recording is important for


everyone to listen to.  His engagement is a result of his love of life
long 

learning and sharing and is at a very high level.  Who remembers his
"open 

letter" after the New Orleans/Katrina disaster?  I didn't see any
naysayers 

in the group or anywhere for that matter.  His convictions are strong 

because he is strong and that may put some people off.  I don't agree
with 

all of his views (so be it) but he is our generations greatest
ambassador 

for this music.  We still need more advocates and from many areas of our


culture, not just jazz based advocates and not just Wynton.

 

Keep on doing your thing Wynton.  You're very good at it.

 

Aloha,

 

Bobby

 

 

----- Original Message ----- 

From: <EdBride at aol.com>

To: <jazzproglist at jazzweek.com>

Sent: Monday, March 05, 2007 8:35 PM

Subject: Re: [JPL] SICK OF MARSALIS!

 

 

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> 

> 

> 

> In a message dated 3/5/2007 8:16:44 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,

> eflash17 at comcast.net writes:

> 

> <<..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..>>

> 

> 

> 

> 

> Only heard it once, but I appreciated his commentary. If all we wanted
to 

> do

> was hear music, we don't need a Wynton Marsalis to introduce each
number.

> This was, indeed, like returning to school. And both my wife (much
less of 

> a

> Jazz fan than I) and I did find it interesting.

> 

> Ed

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TED HOWE ''Love Song'':  The third release from Ted invites the listener
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.  http://www.summitrecords.com/product.tmpl?SKU=477

 

BOB FLORENCE LIMITED EDITION ''Eternal Licks and Grooves'':  Featuring
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.
http://www.summitrecords.com/product.tmpl?SKU=478

 

Radio and print media promotion by Dr. Jazz, 800-955-4375,
drjazz at drjazz.com

 

 

 

To become a sponsor contact Devon Murphy 

at devon at jazzweek.com / 866-453-6401 x3 or Ed Trefzger at
ed at jazzweek.com / 866-453-6401 x1.

 

 

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