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Today Saturday January 18

Afternoon

Jazz

Early Bird Band - Lit & Phil, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SE. Tel: 0191 232 0192. 11:00am.

Evening

Adrian Cox Quartet - Watchtower Gallery, West End, Berwick TD15 2HE. 8:00pm. £10.00. Cox touring new CD ‘Now is Spring’.

Blues/Funk/Soul

Ray Stubbs R & B All-Stars - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

The Death of Jazz (sic)

Sebastian at LondonJazz informs me that there's a piece about the death of jazz on Radio 4 on the Broadcasting House program tomorrow, Sunday, at 9am..
Is this program about the death of jazz on Radio 4 where it was never really born? Or is it the death of jazz as a music?
Since the day I heard my first Louis Armstrong record people have been telling me that jazz is dead but of course it isn't (and no puerile Zappa quotes please!) There are more talented young musicians playing jazz than there has ever been. So it will be interesting to hear what this "pundit" has to say.
Jazz may be dead with the media but the fact that they broadcast the question means that they know it isn't - perhaps they're covering their backs? I'll be interested to hear it. But isn't it typical BBC? Admittedly not so relevant in the digital age, but traditions die hard with "Auntie". Jazz? Late at night, early hours, early morning...
In the meantime, there's, an archive interview with Dave Brubeck at 23:30 tonight - Dave Brubeck at 90.
Lance.

2 comments :

Lance said...

The interview with Dave less than two years before he died was beautiful.

Lance said...

The Jazz is Dead program, not surprisingly, occupied the last 7 minutes of the hour long program