[JPL] 2012 JAM poster choice
drjazz at drjazz.com
Tue Mar 13 22:23:26 EDT 2012
If they're looking for a someone that definitely looks like a jazz
musician, there is no better person that Joe Locke!
On 3/13/2012 9:41 PM, Tom Marcello wrote:
> I have the poster from 2006 that appropriately, features Duke Ellington
> Tom Marcello
> Manager / Joe Locke
> 5 Windscape Park
> Pittsford, New York 14534-3200
> tom at joelocke.com
>> 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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