Saturday, September 18, 2010
Thanks to loyal readers who have dropped me a note. I wish to emphasize that the blog will be back in some form. I want to be able to talk or write about jazz and present jazz, as I have tried to do here. I want to do that without any legal or moral compromises.
Our Northern State University Radio Station committee is moving toward the institution of an internet radio station, and I will host a jazz show. I expect we will broadcast using Live365, which covers all the royalty issues. I am already planning shows. My first show, as I envision it, will focus on Miles Davis' two great quintets. I'll play music from Cookin' and Workin', and maybe ESP or the Plugged Nickel recordings. I will also include cuts from Trane, Red Garland, Wayne Shorter, etc. This will mirror my own jazz collecting.
The show will have a jazz collectors theme, but towards the end I will break free of that restraint and play some contemporary jazz or whatever pleases my fancy. I am hoping to attract people newly interested in jazz, and introduce undiscovered jazz artists and albums to advanced jazz fans. I am also hoping to encourage working jazz artists to send me their music.
I have in mind a number of subsequent shows. I will do one on Monk, and one on covers of Monk compositions. I will do one on Trane, and maybe a show on Top Ten Jazz Men, and/or Top Ten Jazz Albums. If you have been reading this blog, you know what to expect.
I am open to suggestions for shows. Right now my imagination is on fire, but I expect to need kindling eventually. If you are interested in any of this, check back now and then. I will keep you posted.