[JPL] Pronunciations

awilrivera at hotmail.com awilrivera at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 17 13:35:34 EDT 2010


I just had this conversation with a colleague last week. This is happening more and more and what ultimately happens is that these artists are not getting any airplay.....which is unfortunate. In some cases titles of songs can't be decipered. Come on people, work with me/us. It you come up with titles in a language that isn't English.......PLEASE  include the translation. More times than often , I'm seaching for the correct pronounciation of artists' names or song titles. It's very time consuming.

I'll quote a colleague......"If I can't say it, I can't play it." 


Awilda Rivera
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Let's give credit where it's due...

On the one-sheet from Capri, it says:

(Pronounced Chee-ay Ee-my-zoo-me)

Bob Seymour
WUSF, Tampa

I don't know...maybe it's just me but we seem to be getting more and more 
product of artists whose names we...I...can't pronounce. Maybe I'm not as 
worldly as I thought I was. This is clearly indicative of the cultural 
expansiveness of jazz and it's world wide influence...which is a good thing. The 
drag though is that we seem to be getting little help from the artists in 
telling us how to pronounce their names which for me is becoming increasingly 
more frustrating. I put this on the artists because most jazz product now is 
self produced. If we can't pronounce the name how does that help the artist? 
"Chie" for one example. "Chico" who? Am I the only one that's noticing 
this? What can be done about it? 

Jae Sinnett  


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