THE PABLO PICASSO JAZZ RADIO SHOW
Thursday, February 2, 2012 – KUNM 89.9 FM – Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA – 12:06 (Mountain Standard Time) Noon – Host MARK WEBER – Current Time Zone Offset: UTC/GMT: -6 hours – Streaming on the web > KUNM.org
Today on the show we’ll be looking into the recordings of impresario Norman Granz and having a Live telephone discussion with author Tad Hershorn who’s biography NORMAN GRANZ THE MAN WHO USED JAZZ FOR JUSTICE (2011, University of California Press) is a work of tremendous scholarship — one of the values of this book is the connections Tad makes between various analogous historical, socio-political, and artistic realms. This study frames Norman Granz within his times. A remarkable jazz figure who started a half dozen record companies, Clef, Norgran, Verve, Pablo, and brought jazz jams to a wider audience with his Jazz At The Philharmonic tours of the world.
You sure got it right on The Jazz Scene. As I relate in the book, he hoped to do an annual project along those lines. It’s particularly interesting in that The Jazz Scene demonstrates Granz’s wide-ranging tastes in jazz that includes real art music, while in contrast, JATP was was loaded with musical red meat that more than fully engaged its audiences. The Jazz Scene was the work of a great producer.
Until Thursday. — Tad Hershorn
Here are some recordings produced by Norman Granz… click any of the images to enlarge please…
Following some cover designed by David Stone Martin for Norman Granz… click any of the images to enlarge please…