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

Eric Alan at Jazz Rendezvous eric at jazzrendezvous.co.za
Wed Feb 20 00:33:24 EST 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 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 prize winners 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 confirmation.

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  
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.

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 2008in 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.

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. 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

I realize this isn’t your everyday request, but have a listen to  
some tracks @ www.myspace.com/marcuswyatt and www.marcuswyatt.com 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
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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

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
For more information please visit the website at www.jalc/swingu
- - -
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


Houston-based Eartastic Records is now signing
recording artists for a portion of the "digital" aspect of their  
music ONLY!
This means artists retain complete control and
ownership of their compact disc format(s).

We are seeking recording artists worldwide in all
genres.

If you have songs that you have not yet
released, but would like to see them released,
marketed, promoted, publicized, and advertised
world-wide, go to www.eartastic.com and
click on the "GET PROMO" link at the top of the
page.
Thanks,
Kenny Love, Director of Marketing

Eartastic Records
www.eartastic.com
kennylove at eartastic.com
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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

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 - 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.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 with newsletter competition in  
the subject line, 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 prize winners 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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the show, please feel free to email me with Request in the subject  
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telephone numbers and where you are from in the main body of the email.

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  
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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  
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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
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27- (0) 21-683- 9845
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