[JPL] 2012 JAM poster choice

Tom Marcello tom at joelocke.com
Tue Mar 13 21:41:30 EDT 2012

I have the poster from 2006 that appropriately, features Duke Ellington

Tom Marcello
Manager / Joe Locke
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tom at joelocke.com

>  However...
> If I were to have chosen a white male vocalist with some degree of  
> popularity AND had his feet firmly planted in jazz for the poster,  
> I would have chosen Mel Torme.
> I'd be curious to know the names of the other artists in  
> consideration for the poster.
> Frank Sinatra was a very good singer but I question how much he  
> added to the jazz lexicon.  There's no doubt he contributed much to  
> the art of the American songbook with the help of Nelson Riddle,  
> Billy May and others.   Sinatra was a great interpreter but would  
> anyone consider him to be a master of improvisation?
> At least the Smithsonian didn't choose Glenn Miller.  That'll  
> probably happen in 2013!
> Doug Crane
> dcrane at comcast.net
> KUVO Denver 89.3FM

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