[JPL] Younger people on the radio

Music-EastWest musicew736 at earthlink.net
Fri Mar 9 09:49:20 EST 2007


I think what we should ask ourselves is (like any genre).... What exactly IS 
jazz? What makes one piece of music "jazz" and a more "modern" 
version/interpretation Jazz? Jazz is a "feeling" like blues, rock etc... so, 
what makes a piece jazz in THIS era? I think that's what needs to be 
"identified" in order for the generation of THIS era (and our own) to 
understand... "Who" is making up the rules?

Jazz was a big part of a generation (that we all know) is on it's way off 
the planet. Jazz was an era, a description of what was happening "at the 
time".... SO, what is it NOW?

Food for thought. (?)


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> Jae -
>
> I guess I feel like every jazz programmer brings something different to 
> the table.  The younger "second generation" jazz-heads like myself may 
> have a different (and in some people's opinion, less informed)  view of 
> what falls under the umbrella of "JAZZ" music, but I say the more people 
> at the table the better.  Maybe someone listening to my show might get 
> totally turned on if I play some Grant Green off of "The Final Comedown" 
> and take a second look at what they "think" is jazz.  And maybe, just 
> maybe, they might get turned on enough to dig deep and find out who Grant 
> Green is and where he came from and who he played with in his early years 
> and what THAT sounded like, which eventually could open up a whole new 
> world of music to them that they never knew was out there.
>
> - Flash
>
>
>
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> From: Jae Sinnett <jaejazz at yahoo.com>
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>> I think the thing with me is what the announcer knows about this
>> music...regardless of age. I've heard so called young announcers 
>> mis-pronouncing
>> names or incorrectly identifying genres simply because they are not 
>> informed.
>> "Kind Of Blue" is not an avant garde recording.
>>
>>   In a lecture I gave years ago for one of the local university mass com
>> departments I suggested that anyone wanting to go on the air as a "jazz" 
>> host
>> should at least take a jazz 101 history course. It's amazing to me in 
>> that with
>> most programs the students aren't required to take this course before 
>> going on
>> air.  Young for the sake of young isn't good. Knowledge is.
>>
>>   The other side of this is that I've heard younger hosts playing what 
>> many of
>> the younger listeners embrace as jazz.....the jam band
>> thing....sampling....etc.....the fundraising drop about 80 percent during 
>> the
>> drive. There's a fine line here to walk...between maintaining the 
>> integrity of
>> the music (I'm talking level of artistic performance), developing a 
>> strong
>> younger base of listeners with a quality presentation and sustaining a 
>> necessary
>> level of $$$ support. Some are doing it but not many.
>>
>>   Jae Sinnett
>>
>> Linda Yohn <lyohn at emich.edu> wrote:
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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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>> 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
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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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