[JPL] Fresh Air Spot - Montreal Jazz Fest
dcrane at comcast.net
Tue Jul 21 16:37:22 EDT 2009
I did hear the story. Twice. I wasn't the least bit offended by it. Milo Miles is not a jazz critic. His beat is world/global music.
Miles opined that jazz festivals are amongst the most inclusive musically of any sort of music festival. Can't argue with that. And that was the underlying premise of the performances that he reviewed. I dare say he would be the first to say that jazz concert reviews be left to a jazz critics.
Now if only the organizers of Jazz Aspen Snowmass would bother to book an occasional jazz artist for their festival...
Fresh Air? Much ado about nothing. And don't forget Terry Gross is married to Francis Davis who IS a jazz critic (and a good one to boot).
But if you're looking for something to be legitimately outraged about, please follow this link: http://communities.canada.com/montrealgazette/blogs/wordsandmusic/archive/2009/07/02/maria-with-the-long-bare-arms.aspx
Jeff Heinrich's "review" of Maria Schneider's performance in Montreal is so off-the-mark, smug, ignorant, etc. that he should be banned from writing anything other than his name for all eternity.
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I did not hear the story; I hope that many members of JPL will write to
Terry Gross and/or NPR management with these sentiments. It's not just that it
hurts the music, it's a journalistic shortcoming that comes from either
ignorance or indifference. Who did the story? Someone who should have known
In a message dated 7/21/2009 4:02:09 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
jaejazz at yahoo.com writes:
Anyone hear this spot on Fresh Air? The announcer states that he endorsed
the Montreal Jazz Fest. He starts talking then remarks something to the
effect that he's not going to focus on the jazz and ignores it. While the
"world" artists are very cool if I were the average listener I would ask why
not talk about the jazz? What was wrong with it? It's perceptions like this
that hurt this music.
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