[JPL] starBUCKS & Concord

philipbooth at tampabay.rr.com philipbooth at tampabay.rr.com
Fri Mar 23 13:16:16 EDT 2007

Disappointing corporate decisions notwithstanding, capitalism is 
precisely the type of economic system which allows entrepreneurship 
and independent business ownership to flourish. Consider the 

----- Original Message -----
From: TradeSecrets/Mancuso's <TradeSecrets at comcast.net>
Date: Friday, March 23, 2007 1:07 pm
Subject: Re: [JPL] starBUCKS & Concord
To: Jazz Programmers Mailing List <jazzproglist at jazzweek.com>

> This Week's JPL Sponsor: GRACE KELLY
> I'm with you 100% on this, Arturo.
> And as for their A & R policy, the name of the company is
>  Concord Music Group
> The word JAZZ ceased to be a part of it when it was acquired by 
> Norman Lear
> et al.
> I have read in the music trades where they describe themselves as 
> an 'adult
> music' label.
> Support of their back catalog releases is suspect.  My crystal 
> ball is
> seeing deletions and lots of compilation and other mining of the 
> vaults.And remember they now own Fantasy, Prestige, Milestone, 
> Stax etc. - and let
> John Rodgers & Terri Hinte go.
> Yes, the only thing constant is change, but does it always have to 
> crush art
> to make a buck?  Or is that because human beings are involved?
> Hope it 'taint so, but....
> Jan
> Trade Secrets/KMHD
> Portland, OR
> > As a huge proponent of entrepreneurship, independent business 
> ownership,> this is just another example of what I despise about 
> capitalism.....> 
> > Arturo
> > 
> > 
> > 
> -------------------------------------------
> This Week's Sponsor: GRACE KELLY
> -------------------------------------------
> GRACE KELLY ''Every Road I Walked'':  
> Saxophonist/vocalist/composer GRACE KELLY might only be 14 years 
> old, but she kicks out the tunes like the seasoned pro she is.  
> ''Every Road I Walked'' is her 3rd cd and features Terri Lyne 
> Carrington, John Lockwood and Doug Johnson, with special guests 
> Christian Scott, Adam Larrabee, Rick McLaughlin and Jordan Perlson.
> Ms. Kelly  won four 2006 Down Beat Magazine Student Music Awards: 
> Jazz Soloist, Original Composition (''Fast Metabolism''), 
> Pop/Rock/Blues soloist, and Jazz Vocalist - Outstanding Performance.
> Some other awards include:
> -Winner of 2007 ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Award 
> (''Every Road I Walked''). 
> -Top woodwind soloist and the top vocal alto soloist at the 2007 
> Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival.
> -First place 2006 International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition.
> -Grace was the youngest participant at the invitation only  
> Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony in 2006.
> -Grace has been selected to participate in the Betty Carter Jazz 
> Ahead Residency Program in 2007 (Youngest) at Kennedy Center in 
> Wash. D.C.
> -Selected for Massachusetts All-State Jazz Band 2007.
> She has been a student of New England Preparatory School since 
> 2003.  Grace is or has studied with Lee Konitz, Jerry Bergonzi, 
> Cedar Walton, Phil Woods, Allan Chase,  Rebecca Parris, James 
> Merenda, and Jeremy Udden. 
> ''I first met Grace Kelly at the 2006 summer jazz program at 
> Stanford University. I was amazed at her precocity and talent. 
> Recently she sat in with me and the Jazz Ambassadors Jazz Band at 
> the Pittsfield Jazz Fest. and we jammed together through ''I'll 
> Remember April.'' How did she sound? I gave her my hat! That is 
> how good she sounded! She is the first alto player to get one. 
> Hooray for the future of jazz and the alto sax!''
> .........Phil Woods  
> This is Miss Kelly's 3rd CD, and it's a very nice one. Of course 
> you know Grace is 14 years on this planet, and is all ears and 
> heart.  Beautiful sound on her alto, and some lovely phrases to boot!
> Lester Young asked a young player after hearing a technical 
> display, ''but can you sing me a song?'' Grace can definitely do 
> that.  Good rhythm, nice arrangements, creative originals.  She 
> sings like crazy!
> What more could we ask for?
> .....Lee Konitz 
> Dear Grace,
> After hearing your project, I'm convinced that your talent is 
> definitely worthy of the attention of the Jazz community, and your 
> future is genuinely going to earn a high level of achievement.
> ......Cedar Walton
> ''The future of our music is in good hands.''
> .....Jimmy Heath.  
> ..........''the jazz world has another great reason to celebrate 
> with the arrival of Grace Kelly.  Her talent makes her a triple 
> threat as a brilliant saxophonist, a very gifted composer, and 
> vocalist with great feeling.  Her playing represents everything I 
> love about jazz, swinging, imagination, and the blues.  You must 
> check out this Cd         ...........Donald Brown  
> ''The best compliment I can give any player is that they are an 
> improviser. Grace is definitely an improviser. She does not play 
> worked out lines or get caught up in the latest fad. She plays and 
> improvises in the present. It's all about the music of the moment. 
> She has an honest freedom about her and she's connecting with the 
> other musicians and having fun making the music. That's why it 
> feels free to me. Another great thing about Grace is that she is 
> comfortable and competent playing many different styles of music''
> .....Jerry Bergonzi   
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