[JPL] Bon Voyage, Good Health & a Lot of Fun!

sftreat1 at pacbell.net sftreat1 at pacbell.net
Sun Mar 11 16:28:18 EDT 2007


Dear Bob,

We're sorry to hear about your folding your operation.  You played some
great jazz classics, as well as some fine classics in the making.  We
appreciate all the support you've given Josh's and Larry's music, as we've
often told you.

We're happy  to hear that you're free of the cancer; that's a relief.
Sounds as if this is a time for new ventures in your life.  Love it that
you're out there on your touring bike, hopefully, on some nice bike trails.
We knows!  One of these days, you may travel west, but not on Route 66, and
head for Northern California and the lovely Napa Valley wine country, where
we live.  We'd love to see you

Larry got a call a few weeks ago from Roberta Gambarini's manager who asked
if he would like to work with them on a tour in some towns in Germany, plus
three days in Milan, Italy and one-night at a festival in Zagreb.  Roberta
is a big fan of Jon Hendrick's, and as you know, Larry was Jon's accompanist
for many years.  He also worked with other great vocalese masters, such as
Mel Torme, Anita O'Day, Bobby McFerrin, etc..  Larry knew her manager and
record producer, Larry Clothier, from the old days and told him he'd love to
work with her.  He loves Roberta's singing, which features a great
combination of lovely voice in the Ella tradition, as well as the great
scatting of Ella, Jon and a few of the other great vocalists.  Larry leaves
March 14, for Zurich and returns March 25.  He's excited, to say the least.

We wish you many wonderful new chapters in your life.  Keep in touch.

Highest regards to you from Larry and Sanna.

Sanna Craig
Larry Vuckovich
Tetrachord Music
913 Champagne South
Calistoga, CA 94515
707-942-9007
707-299-9964 or 5 (Verizon mobile phone)
larry.vuckovich (Skype phone ID)

on 3/5/07 4:21 PM, Bob Stockton at drbob at modernjazzclassics.com wrote:

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> Good news and bad news (subjectively speaking). After nine years of digging
> into my pocket for literally thousands of dollars to keep the syndication
> going, and after 7 years of a free ride from PS Studios, I have decided to
> fold my tent and accept the inevitable. the only right wing neocon that
> loves jazz has thrown in the towel and we will no longer provide MJC
> programming to our affiliates (they are free to access our "archives" page
> on the website to use past programming). we had good feedback from our
> affiliates, but no support, either in subscription form or web banner
> advertising.
> I guess the final blow was the total indifference to our Count Basie launch.
> Although this was a well researched - and inexpensive project - it met with
> virtually no interest. That was more painful than my 2004 bypass surgery.
> 
> I suppose the above was the bad news, at least from my standpoint. The good
> news is that I have: 1) received a thumbs up from oncology. The prostate
> cancer has gone away and I don't have to return for another year (guys over
> 50, get that PSA and finger wave), and I just took delivery on a 2006
> Kawasaki  1000 sport touring bike. I'll be heading to New Hope, Pa. for my
> 50th high school reunion (yes, it's [possible for a neocon to have gone to
> school in New Hope) and a summer ride to Dallas to visit some family on this
> great bike.
> 
> I wish you all a long and prosperous existence, and leave one final thought
> for Wynton: You are NOT the messiah. Shut up and play.
> 
> Bob "Dr." Bob Stockton, Host/Producer
> Modern Jazz Classics/The Kid From Red Bank
> (904) 910-3475 (904) 866-8177 Fax
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