[JPL] Average Song Length

Len Dobbin lendobbin at sympatico.ca
Tue May 5 20:49:11 EDT 2009


Most of the material recorded before the LP era clocks in around 3 minutes - 
I recently played a session from "Airmen of Note" featuring Kurt Elling that 
ran about 59 minutes and a jazz version of Alice In Wonderland that ran 
about 50 - my show is of 120 minute duration.

Len
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From: "Blaise Lantana" <blaise.lantana at riomail.maricopa.edu>
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Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 8:22 PM
Subject: RE: [JPL] Average Song Length


>3 to 12 minutes, except for Grant Green, a couple are 14, and an Ellington
> Suite would be longer, or a Coltrane cut or two. I have some Art Tatum 
> that
> is barely a minute that I play as well.  A lot of the Charlie Parker is
> around 3 minutes.
> I guess the new stuff is usually under 12, I'd say mostly 4 to 8 minutes. 
> I
> like a CD that gives me a choice so if there are long 15 minute cuts, I'm
> hoping they put something like a 4 or 5 in there as well.
>
> Blaise Lantana
> Music Director
> KJZZ Phoenix
>
>
>
> I'm gathering information on jazz radio and I'm hoping someone(s) on
> the list may be able to help with a playlist question which is - what
> is the average jazz song length on the radio?
>
> Please get back to me off list...
>
> thanks,
>
> Mike
>
>
>
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