[JPL] 2012 JAM poster choice

Dr. Jazz 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!
-Dr.

On 3/13/2012 9:41 PM, Tom Marcello wrote:
>
> I have the poster from 2006 that appropriately, features Duke Ellington
> Best,
> Tom
>
> Tom Marcello
> Manager / Joe Locke
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>>
>>  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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