[JPL] Stephen Riley - "Easy To Remember"

Bob Rogers rwsfin at hotmail.com
Fri Mar 16 15:41:12 EDT 2007


I'm delighted, but not surprised, at your reaction to this wonderful music.  
As far as getting Steeplechase to do a radio service on it, I don't know.  
They don't usually do that.  I imagine they may service 'BGO and I know they 
service at least some of the national syndications, but for most stations, I 
wouldn't hold my breath waiting for a promo copy from the label.

I got about half the copies that Riley received as part of his compensation 
for doing the session.  I sent them to as many pprogrammers on this list as 
I could, and I've gotten great response from that mailing. But I had less 
than a dozen copies to send out.  If anyone wants to purchase the cd, that's 
the only sure way to get it that I know of.  But I am letting the label know 
about the reaction I'm getting.

I do want to make it clear that I'm not in the record promotion business and 
I have no financial ties to Stephen Riley.  He's just an extraordinary 
musician that I've known for several years and he's been a friend and 
teacher for both of my jazz musician sons.  I can't just sit back and watch 
this cd, his second for Steeplechase, get released and receive almost no 
airplay because radio programmers don't know about it.  That's just stupid, 
so I'm doing what I can.  The US distributor is Stateside Distributors in 
Chicago.  Anyone with a computer and about 15 bucks can get it.

Bob Rogers
2816 Barmettler Street
Raleigh, NC 27607
WSHA - www.wshafm.org
Bouille & Rogers
email: rwsfin at hotmail.com
phone: (919) 413-4126

>From: Jae Sinnett <jaejazz at yahoo.com>
>Reply-To: Jazz Programmers Mailing List <jazzproglist at jazzweek.com>
>To: Jazz Programmers Mailing List <jazzproglist at jazzweek.com>
>Subject: [JPL] Stephen Riley - "Easy To Remember" Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2007 
>10:52:18 -0700 (PDT)
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>Bob Rogers hooked me up with this disc and it's smokin. Stephen Riley is a 
>saxophonist and the CD is the chord-less trio.....with sax, bass and drums 
>- titled "Easy To Remember." Neal Caine is playing bass and Jason Marsalis 
>drums. It's released on Steeple Chase and I'm not sure if it was serviced 
>to radio as a whole but it's certainly worth finding out how to get it. 
>Perhaps Bob can share on the list this info. I think it should be heard. 
>   It's always a risk...particularly in radio.... to have an ensemble like 
>this because there isn't a chordal instrument - such as piano or guitar. 
>Listeners at times have a hard time hearing "lines" solely. That said the 
>interplay between the three creates a sound that is bigger than the trio. 
>Neal's harmonic understanding enables him to take care of enough of the 
>harmonic textures that you don't miss the piano. Stephen's sound is unique. 
>Melodic, interesting and he is a strong enough soloist that he can carry 
>the trio without having chordal support. The CD swings like crazy and 
>without question this is Jason Marsalis' best recording to date. Loose, 
>creative and time perfect. I'm sure those that do get a chance to hear this 
>will have it on their playlist very quickly. Hook um up Bob.
>   Jae Sinnett
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