[JPL] Boxing and Jazz

Jae Sinnett jaejazz at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 24 01:17:38 EDT 2008


Thanks everyone for the info. It's helpful for sure. It was just a thought I had to try to tie something from jazz into boxing since so many boxing greats will be there. An odd evening ahead I guess but it should be very interesting to say the least. 

Jae


--- On Wed, 9/24/08, Bobby Jackson <ftapache1 at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> From: Bobby Jackson <ftapache1 at sbcglobal.net>
> Subject: Re: [JPL] Boxing and Jazz
> To: jazzproglist at jazzweek.com
> Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 12:03 AM
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> The Boxing and Jazz Awards......
> 
> I checked out the website.  Congrats on the recognition
> Jae!  I've  
> done an interview with Evander Holyfield once  for Jazz
> Tracks.  We  
> talked a little about boxing but mostly about Father's
> Day which the  
> show was centered around.  He was one of many celebrities
> that I spoke  
> with on that show.    There of course is the elements of
> style,  
> preparation, surprise and improvisation that accompanies
> both idioms.
> 
> Pugilism and Jazz.  That's an interesting combination. 
> Miles Davis is  
> the biggest connection for me to boxing.  He had a profound
> love for  
> Sugar Ray Robinson and he was very good with his hands as
> is his son  
> Gregory who won the Golden Gloves competition I believe.  I
> always  
> think of that tune that Monte Croft wrote on the second of
> his two  
> Columbia releases, "Survival Of The Spirit."  He
> wrote a tune for  
> Muhammad Ali called, "Rumble, Young Man, Rumble."
>  It was recently  
> redone on a Latin jazz recording by Craig Russo (I believe)
> in Afro- 
> Cuban fashion.
> 
> Keep it swinging,
> 
> Bobby
> 
> 
> On Sep 23, 2008, at 9:22 PM, Jae Sinnett wrote:
> 
> > This week's sponsor:  Lisa Hilton
> >
> > Lisa Hilton's SUNNY DAY THEORY is having a
> positive impact at radio  
> > as well as with critics.  Her tenth disc to date and
> featuring Lewis  
> > Nash on drums, Larry Grenadier on bass and Brice
> Winston on tenor  
> > sax debuted at #32 on the JazzWeek chart, as well as
> #2 most added  
> > and #5 most increased play,  while showing #25 on the
> CMJ jazz chart  
> > last week, with many reports appearing in the Top 10.
> Media Guide  
> > reported a spincrease of 149 for the same week.  All
> About Jazz  
> > writes that Hilton is: ''a top notch piano
> player with a touch mixed  
> > with a set of chops that rivals anything Brad Mehldau
> has put out in  
> > his much heralded career.'' Hilton appears at
> Catalina Bar and Grill/ 
> > Hollywood on 9/23/08  www.LisaHiltonMusic.com
> >
> > ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> >
> >
> >
> > This coming Saturday evening the Sporting and
> Entertainment Group  
> > Inc. is having the "Boxing and Jazz Awards"
> presentation. They want  
> > to honor me with an award. Great boxers like Ken
> Norton, Leon  
> > Spinks, Hector Camacho, George Chuvalo and many, many
> more will be  
> > there along with MC Bert Sugar. Najee will also be
> honored.  
> > Literally...about two hours ago they called and ask me
> if I could  
> > give a speech on a great jazz moment. I was thinking
> talking about  
> > how fusion came into play (thinking this would be
> something they  
> > could relate to with artists like Miles and such) then
> started  
> > thinking...about tying jazz in with boxing somehow.
> >
> > I know Red Garland was a great boxer as was Miles. Can
> anyone offer  
> > up some info on a boxing/jazz connection? I think that
> would go over  
> > great with this crowd. Any help for this would be
> greatly  
> > appreciated. Thanks,
> >
> > Jae Sinnett
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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