[JPL] Kareem Abdul- Jabbar trivia questions

Dr. Jazz drjazz at drjazz.com
Sun Oct 21 12:11:30 EDT 2007


Was Kenny Kirkland going to be the second artist on the roster?
-Dr.

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>     and
>     Two trivia questions:
>     -What was the name of Kareem's ill-fated label?
>
> CRANBERRY
>
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>     -Who was going to be the first artist on the roster? >>>>>>
>
> DIZZY
>  
> ok i may be cheating, since i was running mca jazz and we made the 
> deal with kareem.
>  
> it was sad that cranberry never happened.  the idea was good and 
> kareem was going to extoll the value of jazz on morning tv talk shows 
> across the country with the full backing of mca jazz.
>  
> he had an entourage of folks who misdirected things.  what was going 
> to be a fine jazz adjunct to mca, impulse! and zebra became a 
> mess...the Dizzy LP [released on impulse! entitled "endlessly" ] came 
> in 3x budget and suddenly cranberry wanted to produce expensive RnB 
> albums that had nothing to do with the deal we had done.
>  
> it would have been amazing because--still an active player--kareem had 
> easy access to major market media and would have been a very capable 
> and passionate spokesperson for jazz.  i always believed he could have 
> had a major impact on attracting youth to the music. <and of course i 
> dreamed of having great lakers tickets too>
>  
> as a high school player @ Power Memorial he was of course, crazy 
> good.  there was only one other 7 footer in the ny metro area at the 
> time, a white kid from Ft.Lee, NJ named jack langer.  he and Lew 
> Alcindor got together frequently to scrimmage.
>  
> ricky schultz
> jazz consultant 
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