[JPL] Time cover correction

TomtheJazzman tomthejazzman at embarqmail.com
Fri May 8 19:38:05 EDT 2009


Thanks for the details of the dates.  ALOHA  Tom+

Tom Reney wrote:
> For the record, Dave Brubeck was on the cover of Time on November 8, 
> 1954, the second jazz musician to be so honored.  Louis Armstrong made 
> the cover on Feb. 21, 1949 after he was selected to be King of the 
> Zulus for that year's Mardi Gras in his birthplace of New Orleans.  
> Brubeck's "Jazz Goes to College" was a sensation by 1954, and thus the 
> cover story.  Dave related in the Ken Burns series how mortified with 
> embarrassment he was to make the cover of Time before Duke Ellington 
> did.  He was touring with Duke at the time and I believe it was the 
> ever gracious Ellington who was the first to congratulate Brubeck.  
> Duke made the cover eventually on August 20, 1956 following his 
> success at that summer's Newport Jazz Festival.  As far as I know only 
> two other jazz musiicians have been Time cover stories: Thelonious 
> Monk on February 28, 1964, and Wynton Marsalis on October 22, 1990.  
> Monk was scheduled to appear in November 1963, the week following 
> JFK's assassination.
>
> Tom Reney
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "TomtheJazzman" 
> <tomthejazzman at embarqmail.com>
> To: "Jazz Programmers List" <jazzproglist at jazzweek.com>
> Sent: Friday, May 08, 2009 2:44 PM
> Subject: [JPL] 1959 Releases Tid Bit
>
>
>> RE:  1959 Releases
>>
>> Dave Brubeck's Time Out on Columbia was the first million seller LP.  
>> The success of this LP also landed Dave with a cover photo on Time 
>> Magazine. It is interesting that the biggest single from that release 
>> was TAKE FIVE which was attributed to Paul Desmond and not Brubeck.  
>> That is another story.  Another interesting fact is that the 
>> royalties from Take Five go to Paul Desmond's estate and those funds 
>> have been designated to be donated to the American Red Cross.  Also, 
>> the LP Time Out has never been out of print at Columbia in the last 
>> 50 years.
>>
>> I find such nuggets of information are of interest to listeners when 
>> playing this music.
>>
>> ALOHA
>> Tom
>> -- 
>>
>> Jazz Programmers' Mailing List: jazzproglist at jazzweek.com
>> List information: 
>> http://lists.jazzweek.com/mailman/listinfo/jazzproglist
>> List archive: http://lists.jazzweek.com/pipermail/jazzproglist/
>> Sponsorship information: jplsponsor at jazzweek.com
>>
>
> -- 
>
> Jazz Programmers' Mailing List: jazzproglist at jazzweek.com
> List information: http://lists.jazzweek.com/mailman/listinfo/jazzproglist
> List archive: http://lists.jazzweek.com/pipermail/jazzproglist/
> Sponsorship information: jplsponsor at jazzweek.com
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>
> No virus found in this incoming message.
> Checked by AVG - www.avg.com 
> Version: 8.5.325 / Virus Database: 270.12.22/2105 - Release Date: 05/08/09 11:43:00
>
>   


More information about the jazzproglist mailing list