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Posts from the ‘Blogs’ Category

14
Apr

Celebrating CTI Records’ 40th Anniversary – Part 1

Contributed by guest blogger Doug Payne (Sound Insights)

In February 1970, producer Creed Taylor launched the CTI Records label. He’d already spent several years in a production deal with A&M Records, producing a variety of jazz, jazz-pop and Brazilian-styled records, crafting significant hits for Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Antonio Carlos Jobim and others. Read moreRead more

28
Mar

Dinner Jazz, Anyone?

For nearly 20 years, radio programmer Bob Parlocha was the music director of the Bay Area’s venerable KJAZ, as well as the host of the station’s crown jewel program, Dinner Jazz. What started as a one hour pick up shift on saturday evenings in 1978, soon blossomed into the station’s most popular and profitable show. Read moreRead more

23
Mar

The Brand of Jazz

The issue of branding has increasingly become a driving force in everything we do both personally and professionally.  Just think of Facebook and how we brand ourselves through accumulating the most friends or associating ourselves with certain activities or groups, etc.  Facebook has become the quickest and most accessible form of personal brand recognition. Read moreRead more

10
Mar

My Midlife Jazz Crisis – Stage 3: Jazz Radio RIP

The other day my 10 year daughter walked into my office as I was listening to one of the prominent jazz radio stations on the east coast. She listened for a bit and then bluntly asked me why jazz sounds like an old fashioned movie. When I realized the station was actually playing a new jazz release, it struct a nerve and got me thinking just how out of touch many jazz radio stations are in their programming of the music. Read moreRead more