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david weiss(trumpet) now hosting the musician's show on wkcr until 9pm eastern.

:tup I'm catching a bit of this...

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david weiss(trumpet) now hosting the musician's show on wkcr until 9pm eastern.

:tup I'm catching a bit of this...

beautiful tone and light touch.

what interesting perspectives!

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lazlake

lennie tristano

and a usually interesting 'out' at midnight.

Link? ...

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the first 2 hours were awesome.

Very good program. Lots of Konitz and Bley. Lots of open improvisation. Diggin' this very much.

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the first 2 hours were awesome.

Very good program. Lots of Konitz and Bley. Lots of open improvisation. Diggin' this very much.

:rolleyes:

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Cool -- thanks aloc for posting that, and pap I'm heading to Florida next week! Yeah, family vacation!

Thanks for tuning in. Fred Anderson this Friday if you're around....(tonight is Marian McPartland's 90th b-day program). LV

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Cool -- thanks aloc for posting that, and pap I'm heading to Florida next week! Yeah, family vacation!

Thanks for tuning in. Fred Anderson this Friday if you're around....(tonight is Marian McPartland's 90th b-day program). LV

Tuning in again tonight after work. I think there's some Organissimo coming up (I was concentrating on reading and just heard "Organissimo," but missed if it was upcoming or recently played.) ... Enjoy your time in Florida Lazaro. Send up a flare if you're passing through Sarasota.

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More Blue Lake tonight with Fred Anderson.

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Alyn Shipton's Jazz Library programme (BBC Radio 3) about Anita O'Day. A good listen - and on the replayer for another 6 days:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/jazzlibrary/pip/9g85b/

Must try it. Thanks for the link!

I was impressed by Gwyneth Herbert's comments - she's marketed in such a commercial manner that you get the impression she must be all surface. But she comes across as knowledgeable and enthusiastic in the discussion. Books, covers, judging etc.

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as i have many o'day recordings, i really enjoy this. thanks!

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Now listening live to BBC 3's Jazz Line-Up, reduced from 90 to 30 minutes and followed, not by the usual Jazz Record Requests, but by over 5 hours of Wagner. Ah yes, BBC priorities!

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Now listening live to BBC 3's Jazz Line-Up, reduced from 90 to 30 minutes and followed, not by the usual Jazz Record Requests, but by over 5 hours of Wagner. Ah yes, BBC priorities!

JRR is 'enjoying' a 9.00 pm spot for a few weeks.

Ever tried raising this issue on the Radio 3 classical board? I did once and got treated as if I was a lunatic. Cut back on classical to allow a more egalitarian treatment of a wide range of non-commercial musics? Their trump card was classical needed all that time because it had a 1000+ years of classical music to represent!!!!!

Oxbridge/ruling class preconceptions still rule OK at the 'public broadcasting' end of the BBC. Rampant free marketism at the other end! Jazz, folk, reggae, blues, world etc get squeezed (and shunted around) as a consequence.

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Now listening live to BBC 3's Jazz Line-Up, reduced from 90 to 30 minutes and followed, not by the usual Jazz Record Requests, but by over 5 hours of Wagner. Ah yes, BBC priorities!

JRR is 'enjoying' a 9.00 pm spot for a few weeks.

Ever tried raising this issue on the Radio 3 classical board? I did once and got treated as if I was a lunatic. Cut back on classical to allow a more egalitarian treatment of a wide range of non-commercial musics? Their trump card was classical needed all that time because it had a 1000+ years of classical music to represent!!!!!

Oxbridge/ruling class preconceptions still rule OK at the 'public broadcasting' end of the BBC. Rampant free marketism at the other end! Jazz, folk, reggae, blues, world etc get squeezed (and shunted around) as a consequence.

Hear! Hear! (as the Oxbridge/ruling class would say). (Tonight JRR has been shunted to 9.45 and reduced to 45 mins.)

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JRR is 'enjoying' a 9.00 pm spot for a few weeks.

Ever tried raising this issue on the Radio 3 classical board? I did once and got treated as if I was a lunatic. Cut back on classical to allow a more egalitarian treatment of a wide range of non-commercial musics? Their trump card was classical needed all that time because it had a 1000+ years of classical music to represent!!!!!

For the last 30 years at least, Jazz Record Requests has been treated like a second class citizen. The moment a live opera broadcast from the Met comes in, it's shunted off into the midnight slot - either that or (more usually) just cancelled.

It would be great if they did a programme again that was the quality of Charles Fox 's 'Jazz Today'. It was only 30 minutes but it packed a very big punch in its limited duration. Alas, I fear this is not to be.

Maybe the BBC can start up a budget specialist jazz/blues/folk/alternative station and keep all of us happy for once (it would probably make the classical mafia happy too to get us out of their timeslots). Celebrity jazzoid presenters perhaps like Prescott, Ken Clarke, Fabio and William Hague (now he's been to Ronnie's)?

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Now listening live to BBC 3's Jazz Line-Up, reduced from 90 to 30 minutes and followed, not by the usual Jazz Record Requests, but by over 5 hours of Wagner. Ah yes, BBC priorities!

Tristan und Isolde from the Met, by any chance? That's what we're running here.

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Now listening live to BBC 3's Jazz Line-Up, reduced from 90 to 30 minutes and followed, not by the usual Jazz Record Requests, but by over 5 hours of Wagner. Ah yes, BBC priorities!

Tristan und Isolde from the Met, by any chance? That's what we're running here.

That's the one. Great music, but...

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It would be great if they did a programme again that was the quality of Charles Fox 's 'Jazz Today'. It was only 30 minutes but it packed a very big punch in its limited duration. Alas, I fear this is not to be.

Maybe the BBC can start up a budget specialist jazz/blues/folk/alternative station and keep all of us happy for once (it would probably make the classical mafia happy too to get us out of their timeslots). Celebrity jazzoid presenters perhaps like Prescott, Ken Clarke, Fabio and William Hague (now he's been to Ronnie's)?

I suspect we've shared enthusiasm over Jazz Today many times - I recall coming home from work to my bedsit in 1978 (my first year of teaching) and having my ears opened to that programme.

I'd just like a regular 1 hour weekly review of new releases - new and reissues. I'm not sure I need a jazz station - in the end I listened to TheJazz irregulary.

I think a station that catered for all those non-commercial musics that have passionate enthusiasts would be the best option. I'd be happy to share a station with the reggae, blues, folk, world etc enthusiasts. Might help the Oxbridge lot too - they could clear the schedules of all the funny stuff and have none stop Palestrina!

BBC Radio 2 does this after a fashion (I have little interest in rock'n roll or reggae, but Mark Lamar always sounds so enthused....it's great!) but ends up going for the more commercial end in most cases (Humph being an exception though he's now gone - their folk music programme is terribly conservative and hosted by a sort of 'celebrity').

I could do without the celebrity enthusiasts - give me people who love the music and communicate that love, known or unknown. Sadly the Beeb, like the rest of the media, think people won't pay attention if it's not a known name.

It can only be a matter of time before Tamsin Outhwaite, Amanda Holden or that Robson bloke are hosting Building a Library or This Week's Composer! And there are a host of past-their-sell-by-date politicians waitung to follow Mellor. Can't wait for Geoff Hoon's Mozart hour!

Edited by Bev Stapleton

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