[JPL] Younger people on the radio

Jeff Turton jturton at comcast.net
Thu Mar 8 17:48:40 EST 2007


On Mar 8, 2007, at 5:26 PM, Music-EastWest wrote:

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>
> The problem is ...as one PD put it to me (5 years ago when I was  
> pounding this issue) "We can't ' afford ' to lose our audience."   
> The young audience still live with mom & dad and don't have jobs to  
> support non-profits.
>
> I am 55 and I love the "new jazz" that's been coming out of Europe  
> for quite some time now. Rachel Z ?? (I don't think so)
>
> A few years (when you had the chance) did any of you give any  
> attention to Herbie Hancock's cd "Future 2 Future" ???  Most of you  
> didn't even know about it. Even though I was not "behind" this  
> project (as a promoter)...I was trying to get any of you to check  
> it out and got no response and those of you that did were totally  
> against it. And here's "a name" you all know (??)
>
> How many of you got behind DePhaz who did an excellent re-mix of  
> Ella Fitzgerald singing "Lovechild"...(I prove my point)....
>
> Back to the original topic on this post--I'm stuck like a dope with  
> a > thing called hope, but I beleive that old dogs can learn new  
> tricks.  > Not when they're dying
>
> It is our survival. ....The "younger ones" (again, I'm 55 and "get  
> it") aren't "exposed" to European jazz and they don't "get it"  
> either. I don't consider "hip-hop" and some of the stuff they  
> listen to as jazz but there is "electronica" jazz out there.... it  
> does have a "distinct sound" and unless you've been  
> "exposed" ....you don't know any better.
>
> MEW
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Linda Yohn" <lyohn at emich.edu>
> To: <jazzproglist at jazzweek.com>
> Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2007 2:08 PM
> Subject: [JPL] Younger people on the radio
>
>
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>> Hello all,
>>
>> Hear, hear for Andy Cook's post on re-vitalizing jazz radio.  We have
>> to develop a new talent pool in hosts!  We, of aging ears and
>> attitudes must listen to what they have to say and what they might
>> like us to play.
>>
>> I caught myself being "old" on the air the other day.  I played Tony
>> DeSare.  Then, in my backtag I said "impressive young man".  Wrong
>> thing for me to do.  Just shoulda said, "he's got it together", or
>> something like that.  I can't afford to retire right now, so I've got
>> to stay on the air or at my post at WEMU listening to new trends in
>> music and getting them out to listeners.  I have to be in the  
>> momement
>> for them.  Can't let on that I'm not hip.  Anyone who fits in to my
>> demographic (55-ish) should watch out for this tendency to point out
>> the youngness of an artist.  That ages the host.  Believe me, I'll
>> never do that again.
>>
>> One thing I'm trying to impress upon WEMU hosts is that today's 30-
>> something listener doesn't have the time to hear a dj shuffle through
>> some papers to get information.  He or she wants professionalism at
>> the same level as the music.  If we can present good music with
>> inspired segues...and lots of it....with little rambling dj
>> chatter....then we can make it with a younger listener who might be
>> tempted to just stick with the Ipod, etc.  If an older host can't
>> understand that, he or she will have to go. But, because we do know
>> the music, we can improve on each piece with our segues.  A shuffle
>> Ipod can't program with our heart and intelligence.  But, if a host
>> can't keep up with the times and understand that listener preferences
>> for the way radio announcers are perceived are changing, then  
>> there is
>> room for new hosts who "get it".
>>
>> I'm reviewing an advance or Rachel Z's new CD "Dept. of Good & Evil".
>> Excellent new music.  Modern, yet melodic.  I'm excited about Pete
>> Levin's new disc, too!  Tony Levin is the bassist on both of them.
>>
>> Hey--while WEMU has a stream, if you can, listen in tomorrow (Friday)
>> morning at 11AM ET.  Rachel Z. will be my guest and we'll premiere
>> tracks from the new disc.  It's official release date is the 13th.
>>
>> Back to the original topic on this post--I'm stuck like a dope with a
>> thing called hope, but I beleive that old dogs can learn new tricks.
>> It is our survival.
>>
>> Linda
>>
>> Linda Yohn
>> WEMU Music Director
>> lyohn at emich.edu
>> 734.487.2229
>> www.wemu.org
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> ON YOUR DESK THIS WEEK FROM SUMMIT RECORDS:
>
> 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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