Jazz Journalist – Scott Yanow

Life through the Eyes of a Jazz Journalist

In his 12th book, Life Through The Eyes Of A Jazz Journalist, Scott Yanow discusses his beginnings in jazz, his busy career as a freelance jazz critic, memories of scores of live performances, his encounters with jazz greats, the history of the Playboy and Monterey Jazz Festivals, and his experiences as an occasional musician.

Colorful and insightful interviews of Freddie Hubbard, Chick Corea and Maynard Ferguson are included along with Yanow’s thoughts on jazz criticism and six appendixes that will lead readers towards the jazz greats of the past, present and future.

Scott Yanow is one of the most prolific and widely respected jazz journalists in the business. An expert on all eras of jazz from New Orleans, swing and bebop to fusion, the avant-garde and today’s jazz scene, Yanow has been a very busy writer since 1974. In his career he has written 11 other books, over 900 liner notes, and more than 20,000 recording reviews in addition to contributing to every significant jazz magazine and participating in a countless number of projects.

– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

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Karl Berger and Ingrid Sertso (1965 and beyond) (interview)

Interview

– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

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Karl Berger – Creative Music Unlimited

References

Creative Music Studio: CreativeMusic.org

Membership: The Music Mind Experience group

Book: The Music Mind Experience: Playing-Listening-Singing-Moving

– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

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Music credit: The Jazz on the Tube podcast theme song is “Mambo Inferno” performed by The Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra conducted by Bobby Sanabria from the CD ¡Que Viva Harlem!
 

Matt Fripp and the business of jazz

In addition to being a high art form, jazz is a subset of show business and part of show business is “business.”

In this interview with industry insider Matt Fripp, we talk about what goes into building a touring career: agents… festivals…club bookers…clever ways to get a great-looking video on the cheap… and how to put it all together to make it happen.

If you have a jazz friend who dreams of touring especially the European festival circuit (Matt has special expertise in this area) make sure they know about this interview.

Click here to visit JazzFuel.com

– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

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Music credit: The Jazz on the Tube podcast theme song is “Mambo Inferno” performed by The Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra conducted by Bobby Sanabria from the CD ¡Que Viva Harlem!

Jeff Schneider and the new world of music education

Americans used to be so musically literate that not only was sheet music routinely sold in the lobbies of theaters, but the sheet music of a hit could sell a million, even millions, of copies.

People would take home the hits of the day and play them with friends and family at home and in public places like barbershops.

Then along came recorded music and the population as a whole shifted away from making music to consuming it.

Still the music survived and a new wave of young musicians used the new technology to usher in a golden age of performance. (Think Charlie Parker playing his Lester Young records over and over and studying them under a musical microscope.)

A few generations later, the government bureaucrats who control public education, started, in their infinite wisdom, to remove music education from the schools kicking the legs out from basic music literacy which even the poorest child once had as a birthright. (Think Louis Armstrong learning basic solfege and singing EVERY DAY in class as part of the normal curriculum for schoolchildren in early 20th century New Orleans.)

Not only is music education disappearing, but appreciation of music skill seems to be in decline.

The case can be made that today popular music is in the hands of a few studio-based producers who use software tricks like auto-tune to homogenize music and remove human skill from its creation.

From one perspective things could start to look incredibly bleak.

But thanks to musician ingenuity, there’s a light on the horizon.

In addition to schools and teachers who continue educating children in music, a new generating of artist-educators have taken to the online world to make the art and science of jazz available in a way it has never been before to anyone with an Internet connection.

Despite all the challenges, in this one corner of the world, we are truly living in a golden age of music education.

Jazz on the Tube sits down with one of the innovators to talk about the phenomenon.

– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

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Music credit: The Jazz on the Tube podcast theme song is “Mambo Inferno” performed by The Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra conducted by Bobby Sanabria from the CD ¡Que Viva Harlem!

The Young Men from Memphis – Phil Schaap

Memphis produced George Coleman, Hank Crawford, Booker Little, Phineas Newborn, Jr, Jamil Nasser, Charles Lloyd, Harold Mabern, and Louis Smith. And that’s the shortlist.

What the heck was going on there? The great Phil Schaap explains.

More Phil Schaap here:  PhilSchaapJazz.com

 

Jazz on the Tube’s in-depth looks at the jazz scene across America

Boston

The Boston Chronicles
https://www.jazzonthetube.com/the-boston-chronicles-richard-vacca/

Detroit

Jazz from Detroit
https://www.jazzonthetube.com/jazz-from-detroit/

Kansas City

Jazz Secrets Revealed
https://www.jazzonthetube.com/jazz-secrets-revealed/

LA

Kareem Abdul Jabar on LA’s Central Avenue
https://www.jazzonthetube.com/kareem-abdul-jabar-on-las-central-avenue/

New Orleans

John Swenson – New Atlantis
https://www.jazzonthetube.com/nolarebirth/

New Orleans Remix
https://www.jazzonthetube.com/jack-sullivan-new-orleans-remix/

Roget Lewis – The good news from New Orleans
https://www.jazzonthetube.com/roger-lewis-and-the-good-news-from-new-orleans/

San Francisco

Harlem of the West – The San Francisco Jazz Era
https://www.jazzonthetube.com/harlem-of-the-west-the-san-francisco-jazz-era/

Jazz on the Barbary Coast
https://www.jazzonthetube.com/the-birthplace-of-jazz/

St. Louis

The City of Gabriels
https://www.jazzonthetube.com/podcast-st-louis-city-of-gabriels/

Texas

Texan Jazz
https://www.jazzonthetube.com/interview-with-dave-oliphant-about-texan-jazz/

Ornette – Deep from the Heart of Texas
https://www.jazzonthetube.com/ornette-deep-from-the-heart-of-texas/

– Ken McCarthy

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