[JPL] ERIC ALAN ¹ S JAZZ RENDEZVOUS ON RADIO 2000 NEWSLETTER Week 3 Vol. 2 - February 2008

Eric Alan at Jazz Rendezvous eric at jazzrendezvous.co.za
Tue Feb 19 23:52:32 EST 2008


ERIC ALAN’S JAZZ RENDEZVOUS ON RADIO 2000 NEWSLETTER Week 3 Vol. 2 -
February 2008 
 
Greetings and salutations Good Music Aficionados
 
WIN BIG THIS WEEK
This Weeks newsletter is with the compliments of SHEER SOUND, South Africa’s
largest and best-known Southern African distributor’s of quality jazz and
other fine recordings from selected independent record labels of the world.
 
SHEER SOUND is a South African record company, now 13 years old, with a
focus on quality music of all kinds. The company is a credible market leader
and a respected player in the South African music industry.  Sheer Sound
houses a wide spread of musical genres under one roof: Afrojazz, World
music, Afropop and African flavoured House music.  Our rich world & jazz
catalogue includes the likes of Oliver Mtukudzi, Zim Ngqwana, Winston
Mankunku Ngozi, Bheki Mseleku, Louis Mhlanga, and many more, as well as
being dedicated to discovering, developing and revealing new talent.
 
THE SHEER MISSION: A firm resolve of the company is to expose the music of
Southern Africa to the world at large (not only South African music).  The
world’s ears have yet to hear much of this magic, with most African music
that’s profiled coming from central and Western Africa.
 
The SHEER GROUP consists of 7 companies, each specialising in its own field;
artist focused releases, compilation releases, dance music, online sales,
live entertainment, publishing as well as a distribution company. We are the
largest independent record label in Southern Africa. The SHEER SOUND website
is at http://www.sheersound.co.za/
 
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BIG, BIG BREAKING NEWS
Our brand new weekly competition began on the weekend with two great CD
Prizes on offer. You could be a winner of a copy of one of ten 10 copies
available. The prize on offer in this newsletter is the Turtle Island
Quartet’s brilliant, GRAMMY® winning album, “A Love Supreme: The Legacy of
John Coltrane” in the Best Classical Crossover Album Category of which there
are 5 copies on offer to you as a member of the Jazz Rendezvous on Radio
2000 Newsletter. Visit the Turtle Island Quartet’s website at
http://www.tisq.com/
 
We will are also giving away five CD’s during each weeks show on Sunday past
we had 5 copies of
 McCoy Mrubata’s new album “Brasskap Sessions Vol. 1 CD”
during the Jazz Rendezvous Show on Sunday. Visit McCoy’s website at
http://www.mccoymrubata.com/
 
As a member of the Jazz Rendezvous mailing list and listener to the Jazz
Rendezvous Radio Show on Radio 2000 you triple your chances of winning a
prize. 
 
This week’s prizes on offer are with the compliments of SHEER SOUND, South
Africa’s largest and best-known distributors of quality jazz recordings from
selected independent record labels of the world. See the details further
down in the main body of the newsletter.
 
All prizewinners will be announced on the following weeks show and notified
by telephone, and the sponsoring record company will send all prizes to the
winners.
 
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ON THIS WEEKS SHOW - Sunday 24th February
On the coming show we are hoping to have a chat to velvet voiced Kevin
Mahogany, there may be a wee problem as his travel schedule might not be
suited to the time of the interview. So I’ve asked Barbara Collin of Collins
Artists from Los Angeles, who has been kindly facilitating the interview
schedule over the past weeks,  to see if we could swop dates around a bit
and speak to Sheila Jordan this week and then chat to Kevin next the
following Sunday show. We’re just awaiting confimation.
 
We will also be chatting to Prof Hotep Idris Galeta in the Eastern Cape
about the importance of music education and have invited Frank Paco and
Muriel Marco into our Cape Town Studios to chat about TUCAN TUCAN being
finalists in the International Song-writing Competition, see story below.
As usual our regular selection of great music from right here at home and
the far flung corners of our global village, so remember to tell all family
and friends to tune into Radio 2000 for Jazz Rendezvous every Sunday evening
at 5pm (SA time). It’s part of your radio lifestyle and not to be missed.
 
Do remember too you can also chat on air to me or any of our guests by
calling our on air telephone number 089 110 2003 or if you’re out side of
the boarders of South Africa the number is 27 (0)89 110 2003

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SOUTH AFRICAN GOOD NEWS OF THE WEEK
"ESA MORENA", a FINALIST --International song-writing competition
 
TUCAN TUCAN's song: "ESA MORENA", has been selected as FINALIST in THE
INTENATIONAL
SONGWRITING COMPETITION in the world music category. The finalists were
chosen from over 15,000 entrants from all over the world, making this an
extraordinary achievement on TUCAN TUCAN's part. Now I’m going to ask you to
visit the website and log onto
http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/PVWelcome2007.htm to cast a vote for
them. Click on the highlighted "here" to listen to the finalists' songs and
to cast your vote. Once the list appears, look for ESA MORENA and VOTE. Tell
all your friends and family about it and encourage them to cast their vote
as well. Let’s bring back another winner for Cape Town and South Africa.
 
Some other Southern African’s to make it to the finals of the competition;
Dance/Electronica 
Locked In Michael Dodds/Scott Nunan (Michael Dodds aka Rolanoid) – Durban,
South Africa
Lyrics Only
Seasons Of Love Sara Jaffe – Cape Town, South Africa
 
By way of interest the song The Ice Hotel by Jim Tomlinson and Kazuo
Ishiguro from London has also reach the finals in the jazz category, Jim is
the hubby of songbird Stacey Kent, the song is the first track on her latest
and Blue Note debut album “Breakfast on the Morning Tram”.
 
Tucan Tucan's 'Conga Loca' and 'Slow Jam' are featured SOUNDTRACKS for the
South African movie 'Confessions of a Gambler'. This movie has premiered in
Dubai with GREAT REVIEWS and it will be showing in CinemaNouveau circuit in
South Africa and American cinemas in 2008.***
 
Tucan Tucan will also be heard in MIDEM! Tracks 'Slow Jam' and 'Miela' have
been chosen to be part of the MIDEM sampler compiled by the Association of
Independent Record Companies South Africa.
 
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AN OPEN LETTER FROM LEADING SOUTH AFRICAN TRUMPETER & COMPOSER MARCUS WYATT
 
My name is Marcus Wyatt, I am a South African recording artist based in
Johannesburg. As well as my solo albums, I have performed and/or recorded
with numerous artists such as Miriam Makeba, Bheki Mseleku, Abdullah
Ibrahim, Manu Dibango and many more. http://www.marcuswyatt.com  &
http://www.myspace.com/marcuswyatt

I recently left Sheer Sound to start my own label Language 12,and last year
released the album “Language 12” under this new company. The project
features the best on the South African jazz scene, and has been hailed by
fans and critics alike. The South African sound is moving forward, and this
project is right on that edge, combining the traditional with the not so
traditional. 
 
I have been invited to play the Rochester International Jazz Festival in
June 2008 http://www.rochesterjazz.com in New York. The invitation came
after the producer from Rochester saw the Language 12 project perform to
packed houses at the Stockholm Jazz Festival 2007, Sweden
http://www.stockholmjazz.com

Rochester is a very prestigious festival to play, and musicians on the local
scene in New York City hotly contest slots. Only issue is it is a festival
spread out around clubs and venues in the Rochester area, and thus they do
not have budget to fly artists from all corners of the globe. What they do
though is a huge amount of promo and publicity for all artists booked, and
has featured (amongst others) Wynton Marsalis, Dave Brubeck, John Scofield,
Avishai Cohen and Geri Allen.

Siya Makuzeni (singer/lyricist from Language 12) and I will fly to New York
to collaborate with Brian Jackson, who writes and produces with Gil
Scott-Heron http://www.brianjackson.net We will rehearse in NYC, and do a
few little club gigs, and then go up to Rochester for the festival. In order
to facilitate this, I will need about R60 000. I have approached Transnet,
NAC and DAC for assistance but am still waiting … if you can help in any
way, whether it be a substantial sponsorship or a small donation, it would
be of huge significance to the Language 12 project, and to South African
Jazz.

If you need more detail (sponsorship, branding at the festival etc), or
simply want to assist, please email me at this address
marcus at marcuswyatt.com <mailto:marcus at marcuswyatt.com>

I realize this isn’t your everyday request, but have a listen to some tracks
@ http://www.myspace.com/marcuswyat and consider this seriously.
 
Thanx for your interest and support
 
Marcus Wyatt
marcus at marcuswyatt.com
wyattmarcus at absamail.co.za
+27 (0)83 5187670
 
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JAZZ, MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT NEWS OF THE WEEK -
 
OBITUARY
I received this from pianist George Werner and it is with a very heavy heart
that I add this on learning of the passing of another of Southern Africa’s
brightest young talents pianist/composer Nhlanhla Magagula.
 
Hi Folks
 
This is to inform you of a Benefit Concert to be held at Swingers
Restaurant/Bar on Sunday, 24 February from 3 pm till late. Donations R30 and
proceeds will go towards the family of the late pianist/composer Nhlanhla
Magagula who past away round two weeks ago.
 
Musicians in attendance will be Robbie Jansen, Allou April, Spencer Mbadu,
Duke and Ezra Ngcukana, Darryl Andrews, Alvin Dyers Trio, Wayne Bosch, The
Little Giants, etc to name but a few.
 
Please circulate to all interested parties.
 
Regards
George Werner
 
Brief Biography of Nhlanhla Magagula as I know it. By George Werner
Born in Swaziland, +- 40 years ago. First arrived in Cape Town as backing
musician for McCoy Mbrata in 1989. Performed at Baxter launch of McCoy’s
first album. Enrolled at MAPP Music School, Joseph Stone, Athlone, 1990.
Studied there for two years. On completion, set out performing in trio
settings and as sideman for various artist e.g. Reed player, Rene Mclean;
trumpeter, Claus-Werner Pusch amongst others. Went on to producing.
Influential is Jimmy Dludlu’s first album as well as production, arranging
and composing of Musa Manzini’s first album. Many musicians who knew and
heard him felt him be one of the finest, pianist/composer’s of his
generation. 
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CARLO MOMBELLI’S ABSTRACTIONS REVISITED will play a spontaneous freestyle
chamber jazz concert on Friday 22nd February at the Wits Downstairs Theatre
(Wits University, 24 Station St., Bramfontein) from 9.00 pm onwards. Tickets
are available at the door at R50 pp and on production of a student card the
entrance price is reduced to R35. Join Carlo Mombelli – bass, Jonathan
Crossley – guitar, Clement Benny – drums & special guest from Lutherie
Urbaine – Paris and Braka – drums for an unforgettable evening. Visit
Carlo’s website at www.myspace.com/carlomombelli
<http://www.myspace.com/carlomombelli>
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Brian Hough our intrepid Publisher and Editor of the all new Jassman
Magazine sent this to me for inclusion in our little ol’ skinner sheet. For
more info ‘bout the Jassman’s email Brian at manofjass at yahoo.com
<mailto:manofjass at yahoo.com>

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s SWING UNIVERSITY: SPRING 2008
TAKE YOUR UNDERSTANDING TO THE NEXT LEVEL

WHO/WHAT/WHEN: Legendary trumpeter Joe Wilder and jazz historians Phil
Schaap and Ed Berger share their insight and expertise in Jazz at Lincoln
Center’s jazz courses this Spring.
         ·Charlie Parker with Phil Schaap (Mondays, Feb 25-Mar 17, 2008;
6:30-8:30 p.m.): Charlie Parker’s style was the core of bebop. Learn the
details about his life and partnerships with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie,
Miles Davis and Max Roach.
        ·Joe Wilder: My Life In Jazz with Joe Wilder & Ed Berger  (Mondays,
Mar 24-Apr 14, 2008; 6:30-8:30 p.m.): A unique collaboration with trumpet
legend Joe Wilder and historian Ed Berger that examines aspects of jazz
history from the Big Band Era to the present through Wilder’s personal
experiences.
        ·Jazz 101 with Phil Schaap (Wednesdays, Mar 26-May 14 2008;
6:30-8:30 p.m.): An introduction to the music for enriched enjoyment with
the walking encyclopedia of jazz, Phil Schaap.
        ·Jazz 301 with Phil Schaap (Tuesdays, Mar 25-May 13, 2008; 6:30-9:30
p.m.): Intensive three-hour classes help you learn jazz history at a great
depth. An optional final will be given two weeks after the last class and
outstanding students will receive a certificate signed by Wynton Marsalis
and Phil Schaap.
        ·After Jazz Fell From the Pop Charts: The Music Since 1950 with Phil
Schaap (Mondays, Apr 14-May 12, 2008; No class on Apr 21; 6:30-8:30 p.m.): A
course that will trace the evolutions of cool, hard bop, modal and free jazz
as they came out of the language of bebop and the development of third
stream (the meeting of jazz and classical) and fusion (the marriage of jazz
and rock).
WHERE:  Irene Diamond Education Center, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz
at Lincoln Center, on Broadway at 60th Street, New York City.
HOW:  Courses from $125-250. To enroll, contact subscription services at
212-258-9999.
CONTACT: Bridget Wilson, Assistant, Public Relations (212) 258.9868 or via
email bwilson at jalc.org <mailto:bwilson at jalc.org>
For more information please visit: MailScanner has detected a possible fraud
attempt from "jazzlc.pmailus.com" claiming to be http://www.jalc.org/swingu
<http://jazzlc.pmailus.com/pmailweb/ct?d=Ec6cYwCFAAEAAA9tAAGvdA>
- - -
Bloomberg is the Lead Corporate Sponsor of Swing University.
Jazz at Lincoln Center gratefully acknowledges The Irene Diamond Fund for
its major support of programming in the Irene Diamond Education Center.
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Eartastic Records Now Signing Recording Artists



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A Note from jazz vocalist Alison Dewar in London
 
2008 has started on a high note for Alison after health reasons made the
second half of 2007 a time of rest.
 
She recently received the personal stamp of approval from the legendary
Randy Weston for her recording of his composition,  ‘Hi Fly’ (on Natural
cd), calling it “Wonderful”.
 
Since the release of her debut album, Natural, last spring, the cd has gone
from strength to strength. It was voted CD of the Week on various radio
stations spanning across 3 continents: Scotland, Greece, Italy, South Africa
and Columbia. She has also received very favourable airplay in the UK and
the US and Alison was voted Artist of the Month on a London-based
internet-radio station. Natural was also recently chosen as one of the Top
20 new releases of 2007 in Greece.
 
Interviewed as an artist “Taking Off” by Jazzwise magazine and described as
“Major Talent” by Solfest, Cumbria, 2008 is sure to be a great year for
Alison.
 
In 2008, we’ll find her preparing to record her second album due for release
in 2009.
 
She starts off this year with a much-awaited gig at Pizza Express Maidstone
on Sat, 16 Feb where she’ll joined by the superb Graham Harvey (p), Alec
Dankworth (b) and Matt Skelton (d).
 
In March we’ll see her with a new line-up of excellent musicians. On Wed, 5
March she’ll be at the fabulous Spice of Life accompanied by Robin Aspland
(p), Jeremy Brown (b) and Winston Clifford (d). Her last gig at the Spice
was labelled by a member of the audience as “the best gig I’ve been to for
30 years”.
 
On Thursday, 6 March, she’ll be at the wonderful Octave in Covent Garden and
will be well supported by Robin Aspland  (p) once again and joined by the
great Dave Chamberlain (b).
 
All 3 evenings promise to be enchanting and fun, filled with warmth and
sincerity.
With “an impressive variety of standards, classics, bossas and ballads”
(Evening Standard), accompanied by the exciting sounds of great musicians,
these evenings should not be missed!
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PUBLIC HOLIDAYS In South Africa with a few weird international ones fo
laughs
South African Public Holidays are Bold
Special days in South Africa are in Italics
THE MONTH AHEAD - FEBRUARY
The word "February" comes from the Latin word februare, meaning, "to
purify." The ancient Romans had their annual purification ceremony during
this time each year.
February birthstone: amethyst. February flower: violet or primrose.
February was invented by Numa Pompilius. Numa was a Roman king, and that's
all I know about him. And that's all I want to know about him.
February is National Weddings Month. Most engagements take place between
Christmas and Valentine's Day, and most future brides start serious planning
in February for summer weddings.
 
February 19 is . . . . National Chocolate Mint Day - National Nose-Blowing
Day, a day for everyone with a stuffy nose to stop everything at nigh-noon
and blow seriously for 10 seconds. Then take a deep breath - Spunky Old
Broads Day, a day for celebration for spunky ladies over 50 - Straw Wrapper
Appreciation Day, a day to remember how much fun it was to blow the wrapper
off a straw.
February 20 is . . . . 2008 National Budget Speech by the Minister of
Finance, Trevor A Manuel - Love Your Pet Day – Cat Christmas Day, cats are
different therefore demand their own day, you know the old independent
streak, just see any Garfield Cartoon Strip – Call An Old Friend Day, a day
to phone someone you haven’t talked to in a very long time - Love Your Pet
Day <http://www.123greetings.com/events/love_your_pet_day/> - Toothpick Day.
The toothpick was patented on this date in 1872 - Northern Hemisphere
Hoodie-Hoo Day. At noon everyone yells "Hoodie-Hoo" to chase away winter and
make way for spring - Flying Car Day. The first flying car, the Arrowmobile,
was tested on this date in 1937.
February 21 is . . . . International Mother Language Day sponsored by the
United Nations - Card Reading Day - Remember the Funniest Thing Your Child
Ever Did Day, always on late humorist Erma Bombeck’s birthday - Introduce a
Girl to Engineering Day - Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of Lent,
observed in many Christian churches as a period of fasting and penitence -
Single Tasking Day, a day to do only one thing at a time without feeling
guilty - Giving Day, a day to give someone something, even if it's merely
encouragement - Martyrs Day in Bangladesh.
February 22 is . . . . International World Thinking Day - Be Humble Day -
Call Somebody "Boo Boo" Day, just to see what they call you - National Chili
Day, sponsored by the Hard Times Cafe in Locust Grove, Virginia - World
Thinking Day - National Be Humble Day - Teddy Bear Day - Independence Day in
Saint Lucia - 3-day Sourdough Rendezvous begins today in Whitehorse, Yukon
Territory.


The Week Ahead Observances - FEBRUARY:
Week 3: International Flirting Week -- Love May Make the World Go 'Round,
But Laugher Keeps Us from Getting Dizzy Week - New Idea Week - Child Car
Safety Week - Kraut and Frankfurter Week Vocational/Technical Education Week
- Muffin Mania Week - Just Say "No" to PowerPoint Week - Love a Mensch Week
- National Nest Box Week begins today, time to put up a bird house - Random
Acts of Kindness Week, a time to be blatantly nice to everyone, even total
strangers. Unless, of course, they're totally strange total strangers, the
you might want to blatantly smile and be totally careful - National
Engineers Week - 
Week 4: Fairytale Week - Week of Kindness – Pancake Week - Health Education
Week - Pay Your Bills Week - Wine Appreciation Week – World Friendship Week
- The annual Jalapeno Festival is this week in Laredo, Texas. The main event
is the big contest to see who can eat the most jalapeno peppers without
actually bursting into flames.
     Then, everybody gathers around a giant
barrel of ENO’s and sings "There'll Be A Hot Time In The Old Gut Tonight."
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The  all new Jassman Magazine South Africa’s only print Jazz magazine, is
now available. Contact publisher and editor Brian Hough to join the growing
subscriber list. The magazine is published six times a year.  The annual
rate include postage. E-mail Brian at  manofjass at yahoo.com for further
information.
Snailmail: Box 320 Bruma, Johannesburg 2026, South Africa
Tel/Fax: 27+11+622-1519 - Cell:27+83+262-2333
Rates:
Southern Africa:         R 90.00
UK:                           £ 7. 50
USA:                         $ 17.50
Europe:                     € 13.00
Australia                    Aus $ 20.00
New Zealand              NZ$ 22.00
Rest of the world:       US$ 17.50
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MUSIC PLAYLISTED FOR LAST SUNDAY’S SHOW - 17th February 2008
 
ALBUM TITLE --- TITLE --- ARTIST --- RECORD COMPANY --- S.A. MUSIC
 
Vivid Africa --- It Used To Be Blue --- McCoy Mrubata & Greg Hadjiyorki
Georgiades --- Melt 2000 --- S.A. MUSIC
Red Earth - A Malian Journey --- Afro Blue --- Dee Dee Bridgewater --- DDB
Records 
Eclectic --- Bluz 4 Eyes --- Buford Powers --- Baby Barth Productions
Gilfema --- New Album on Blue Note KaribuAkwe --- Lionel Louke ---
ObliqSound 
Everything I Love (NR) --- Yise Wabat'a Bami --- Natascha Roth & James
Scholfield --- Hopper --- S.A. MUSIC
Hey Eugene! --- Tempo Perdido --- Pink Martini --- Heinz Records
Call Me Irresponsible --- That's Life --- Michael Buble --- 143 Records
Make A Difference --- Esa Morena --- Tucan Tucan --- Tucan Tucan --- S.A.
MUSIC
Ngoma Tempo --- Ngoma Tempo --- J'AFRO'ZZ --- Mbokajazz
Breakfast on the Morning Tram --- The Ice Hotel --- Stacy Kent --- Blue Note
Mirage --- Ebb Tide --- Jeri Brown --- Justin Time Records
A Timeless Place --- Baby, Don't Quit Now --- Jeri Brown --- Justin Time
Records 
Firm Roots --- Will It Go Round In Circles? --- Jeri Brown --- Justin Time
Zaius --- Uncle From Ghana --- Jeri Brown --- Justin Time Records
Sessions Vol 1 --- Somalia ---McCoy Mrubata --- Sheer Sound --- S.A. MUSIC
Candy Store --- L A City Lights --- Candy Dulfer --- Heads Up Records
Rising Sun --- Brazilian Affair --- Najee --- Heads Up Entertainment
A Love Supreme - The Legacy of John Coltrane --- Naima --- Turtle Island
String Quartet --- Telarc
Song --- For The Time Being --- Tutu Puoane --- Saphrane --- S.A. MUSIC
Off The Record --- Alone Together --- Jason Reolon Trio  --- Jason Reolon
--- S.A. MUSIC
A World Within A World ---Song For Sundra ---Raul Midon ---Manhattan Records
The Uppity Blues Woman --- Wild Women Don't Have The Blues --- Saffire ---
Alligator
When You're There --- Until Dusk --- Frank LoCrasto --- MaxJazz
Eternal --- Ngana Ka Lona - Bourree --- Miriam Stockley --- RPM Gallo
Records --- S.A. MUSIC
ECM Vital Sounds Sampler --- My Song --- Keith Jarrett --- Sony BMG
Love Happened To Me --- Summertime --- Phillip Manuel --- MaxJazz
Con El Diablo n El Hombro --- Every Once In A While --- Damian Rivero ---
Latin Street Music
Live Again --- Uya Hamba ---Julian Bahula - Jabula --- Gallo Records ---
S.A. MUSIC
Ballads --- Mis Tres Notas --- Omar Sosa --- Ota Records
Andança (Walking through life) --- Falando de amor --- Grazyna Auguscik (gra
- je - na)  (au - goose - chick) & Paulinho GarciaGMA Records
Invitation (Live) --- Joy Spring --- Leonore Raphael --- Swinging Fox Music
Kantaloop 2006 --- Magie --- Jack van Poll --- Indian Caps
Something Still Cool --- Something Cool --- Elli Fordyce --- Elli Fordyce
 
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NOTES OF NOTE FROM PERSONS NOTE
Dear Eric,
 
Thanks for including the CTIJF line-up and the Grammy Award-winners roster.
Good information to get in London where I am at present. See you at the
Festival.
 
Darius
 
Prof. Darius Brubeck
Dir. Centre for Jazz & Popular Music
University of KwaZulu Natal
Durban 4041
South Africa
 
Ed: 
Thank you for your note, always nice to hear from you Darius. I certainly
look forward to catching up with you and Cathy again at the Festival. Eric
 
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QUOTES OF THE WEEK


There are notes between notes, you know. - Sarah Vaughan
 
Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't
live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary
line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art. - Charlie
"Yardbird" Parker
 
Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people
own it. - John Lennon
 
Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is
sculpted into something. - Frank Zappa
 
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain. - Bob Marley
 
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JOKE OF THE WEEK
How to buy a HIFI
 
1. Carefully calculate power requirements, based on room dimensions, etc.
Multiply by a factor of 100.
 
2. The ideal system should have as many lights as possible, preferably
blinking and flashing in time with the music.
 
3. The components should all have black metal finish, and generally look
very cool.
 
4. The system should be broken up into as many components as possible. (e.g.
pre-amp, pre-pre-amp, pre-menstrual-amp, post-amp, post-menopause-amp, etc.)
 
5. The most important part of a stereo system is the speakers, they should
look very cool. Size and number of sub-speakers and varieties of components
pointed at the listener is important. (e.g. tweeters, hooters, sub-woofers,
super-sub-woofers, seismic noise generators, etc.)
 
6. The system should resemble the cockpit of an F16 or 757 aircraft; the
more knobs and dials you can turn, the better.
 
7. The system should have full remote control capability, including over the
mobile auto cellular phone so that the stereo can be playing as you get
home.
 
8. Should have the capability of playing different music in every room of
the house.
 
9. Components should have a cool names; this means no department store
brands.
 
10. The complete set-up should put a major recording studio or large radio
station to shame. After all, you may be trying to duplicate the exciting
feeling of being at a heavy metal concert in a football stadium with 70,000
screaming fans.
 
11. Having state-of-the-art equipment is not enough. You should be a year or
two ahead of everyone else. Equipment over the warranty period is obsolete
and should be disposed of promptly.
 
12. The most important factor--out of everyone you know who owns stereo
equipment, yours should be better.
 
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OUR BIG, BIG CD COMPETITION GIVEAWAY
 
Big, big braking news; this week our brand new weekly competition begins
with two great CD Prizes on offer and you could be a winner of a copy of one
of ten 10 copies available. The prize on offer in this newsletter is the
Turtle Island Quartet’s brilliant, GRAMMY® winning album, “A Love Supreme:
The Legacy of John Coltrane” in the Best Classical Crossover Album Category
of which there are 5 copies on offer to you as a member of the Jazz
Rendezvous on Radio 2000 Newsletter. Visit the Turtle Island Quartet’s
website at http://www.tisq.com/
 
"We feel honored and deeply gratified to have now received back-to-back
GRAMMY® Awards for our last two recordings, no small feat in itself," says
David Balakrishnan, founding member of Turtle Island Quartet. "To have won
our second GRAMMY® with this particular recording is all the more sweet,
given the source of inspiration - the inimitable voice of renowned jazz
master John Coltrane. His music transcends the boundaries of jazz and
reaches to the loftiest heights of human expression. If winning this award
suggests that we have successfully married the essence of jazz and classical
music, then we have fulfilled the central premise of our quartet, and our
hearts overflow with great satisfaction and happiness."
 
Telarc's President Bob Woods says "It's a wonderful honor that the Turtle
Island Quartet, this cutting-edge ensemble with real jazz chops, could grab
the support of the jazz and crossover community for this very special win."
 
We gave away five copies of
 McCoy Mrubata’s new album “Brasskap Sessions
Vol. 1 CD” during the Jazz Rendezvous Show on Sunday. Visit McCoy’s website
at http://www.mccoymrubata.com/
 
The winner will be notified by email and announce on the following weeks
show, all prizes will be posted to the winners by the sponsoring record
company.
 
Turtle Island Competition Question:
Name one of the founding members of the Turtle Island String Quartet?
 
McCoy Mrubata Competition Question:
What instrument does McCoy Mrubata play?
 
As a member of the Jazz Rendezvous mailing list and listener to the Jazz
Rendezvous Radio Show on Radio 2000 you double your chances of winning.
 
COMPETITION RULES:
1) The rules are simple, there is to be only one entry per competition per
email address is permissible.
2) Each entry must contain the entrants full name, postal address, email
address home, work and cell phone numbers.
3) The email subject line must contain the competitions name, eg. Turtle
Island Sting Quartet Competition or McCoy Mrubata Competition with the
answers. 
4) No correspondence is to be entered into.
5) All entries are to be received by email to eric at radio2000.co.za by noon
on Saturday 23rd February 2008, the winners will be announced on Jazz
Rendezvous on Sunday 24th February 2008.
The judges decision is final.
 
NB: Non compliance of the any or all of the rules will result in automatic
disqualification.
 
All prizewinners will be announced on the following weeks show and notified
by telephone, and the sponsoring record company will send all prizes to the
winners.
 
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OXYMORON OF THE WEEK
gargantuan lilliputian
 
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THOUGHTS TO PONDER
If you can't convince them, confuse them.
-- Harry S. Truman
 
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FUNNY PICK UP LINES
A song from your lips is an aria from heaven.
 
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WORD OF WISDOM OF THE WEEK
Look at life through the windshield, not the rear-view mirror
 
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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Everyone has a photographic memory. Some don't have film.
 
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MURPHY’S OF THE WEEK
Nature always sides with the hidden flaw
 
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WISDOM IN ABSURDITY
Whenever I think of the past, it brings back so many memories... - Steven
Wright 
 
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CONFUCIUS SAYS
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
 
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TRUISM OF THE WEEK
Never wrestle a pig. You both get dirty and the pig likes it
 
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CHINESE PROVERB OF THE WEEK
With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.

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SESOTHO PROVERB OF THE WEEK
Tshwene ha e ipone lekopo. (One is blind to one's faults.)
 
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SOUTH AFRICAN PROVERB OF THE WEEK
A fool is a wise man's ladder.
 
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Should you like to make a request of something you’d like to hear in the
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If you have any ideas or suggestions of future guests you’d like to hear
about on the show just pop me an email with Show Guest in the subject line.
The same applies to any jazz or entertainment information that you would
like included in our show or should you like to hear something special, just
send me an email with News in the subject line.. For any queries that one
might have, mail me at me at either eric at radio2000.co.za or
eric at jazzrendezvous.co.za
 
Should you wish to make any comments on air please give the producer, Bryan
Reilly in the studio a call on 089-110-2003. Should you wish to speak to me
directly call in the Radio 2000 Jazz Rendezvous studio’s 021 434 2512 during
the show. Please note, don’t call whilst I’m chatting to you on air.

Don’t forget to log onto the Jazz Rendezvous website for more of the latest
Jazz news and information simply go to www.jazzrendezvous.co.za


Peace, safety and happiness,
Kindest regards,
See it … with your own ears
Yours in Music

Eric Alan

RADIO SHOW HOST of ERIC ALAN’S JAZZ RENDEZVOUS on Radio 2000 - 97.2 to 
100.2FM Sundays from 17h00 to 20h00 (Please note that if there is a sports 
event on the day then the show will start an hour later)
EDITOR: JAZZ RENDEZVOUS WEBSITE:
http://www.jazzrendezvous.co.za 
COLUMNIST: Roots Magazine; Jazz Rendezvous Roots 2008, where jazz lovers 
meet to read. Website Editor, Broadcaster, Jazz, Music & Cultural 
Consultant, Contributor and CD Reviewer to various publications around Cape 
Town Member: SAJE (South African Jazz Educators Association) and IAJE 
(International Association for Jazz Education) 
Founding Member: Western Cape Musicians Association & FMR 
Master of Ceremonies: Cape Town International Jazz Festival and the Cape 
Town Jazzathon and Athlone Academy of Music Festival 
Postal Address: 
Postnet Suite 261, Private Bag X16, Constantia, 7848. Cape Town, South 
Africa
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Johannesburg: 27-(0) 89-110-2003
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Phone Mobil:
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Phone Office:
27- (0) 21-683- 9845
Skype:
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RADIO 2000 WEBSITE and to stream the show live on the computer:
http://www.radio2000.co.za 
Email – Radio Station: Radio 2000
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Email Work:
editor at jazzrendezvous.co.za
Email Home:
eric at jazzrendezvous.co.za
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