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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee M Cohen View Post
    Eddie Henderson and I had the same auto mechanic in San Francisco, but he had a Ferrari, I just had an Alpha Romeo. Say hello to the guys at Monza Motors on Post Street!
    For some light carpentry I once hired a handyman who used to be the handyman for Frank Sinatra's estate in Rancho Mirage; but Sinatra had a multi-suite luxury estate and I just had a one bedroom apartment. Say hello to that handyman on Elm Street for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cali View Post
    Sorry for saying the Leimert Park Jazz fest. I meant to say the World Stage Jazz Festival, which is held in the same location as the LPJF. That was not free. And I've been to several Drew Jazz Fests and they have never been free. Although you haven't been since Abbey was there, other worthwhile artist have appeared since then, including Al McKibbon, David "Fathead" Newman, Pancho Sanchez, Justo Almario, Charles Owens, Big Black and many others.
    i don't want to beat this into the ground but i think it was the free World Stage Jazz Festival last summer where folks like Charles McPherson, Henry Franklin, Ricky Woodard and our beloved Herman Riley played their butts off.

    i know that Al McKibbon has been gone a few years but is Big Black still around? i saw Justo monday night and will see Charles Owens tomorrow night!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee M Cohen View Post
    My memory is hazy on it, but I remember working with Don Mohammad on the World Stage's nonprofit status, which was unfortunately, at the time, not quite "official". The ticket may be a mandatory price, but, a percentage of the ticket price will always be a "donation" just as it is for The Jazz Bakery. So you're BOTH correct.
    Lee M Cohen
    The point is it's not free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Gato View Post
    For some light carpentry I once hired a handyman who used to be the handyman for Frank Sinatra's estate in Rancho Mirage; but Sinatra had a multi-suite luxury estate and I just had a one bedroom apartment. Say hello to that handyman on Elm Street for me!
    ROTFL!!

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    It's true, jazzdude (though, I made up the street name 'Elm').

    Here are the two stories the handyman told me about Sinatra (the handyman loves the man), one of them I think is a standard anecdote, but the other I hadn't heard before:

    (1) Sinatra (notice how I don't say 'Frank') was known to give no tip, for any service whatsoever no matter how slight, of less than a one hundred dollar bill. One evening at a restaurant the parking attendant brought the car around to Sinatra upon which, as usual, Sinatra tipped a hundred dollar bill. But Sinatra also said to the parking attendant, "I bet that's the biggest tip you've gotten in a long time." The parking attendant said, "No, actually I got a tip for a hundred bucks last night." And Sinatra said, "Yeah, who was that?" And the parking attendant said, "You!".

    (2) Sinatra had a favorite little bar in Rancho Mirage, out there in the desert. Just a clean, nondescript, decent little place, nothing fancy. One night Sinatra was hosting a buddy of his to drinks as they sat in a booth in the far dark corner on a very slow night, with Sinatra and his pal and maybe just one or two other people drinking at the bar being the only customers. Then two young women walked in, kind of checking out the place, whether they wanted to drink there. One women said to the bartender, "Don't you have any music in this place? There's no music here." And Sinatra, from that far dark corner, pretty much invisible from where the young women stood, said, "I'll sing for you, honey." And the woman, obviously not knowing who was talking to her, said, "No, that's okay, nevermind, we'll go somewhere else," and they walked right out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Gato View Post
    It's true, jazzdude (though, I made up the street name 'Elm').

    Here are the two stories the handyman told me about Sinatra (the handyman loves the man), one of them I think is a standard anecdote, but the other I hadn't heard before:

    (1) Sinatra (notice how I don't say 'Frank') was known to give no tip, for any service whatsoever no matter how slight, of less than a one hundred dollar bill. One evening at a restaurant the parking attendant brought the car around to Sinatra upon which, as usual, Sinatra tipped a hundred dollar bill. But Sinatra also said to the parking attendant, "I bet that's the biggest tip you've gotten in a long time." The parking attendant said, "No, actually I got a tip for a hundred bucks last night." And Sinatra said, "Yeah, who was that?" And the parking attendant said, "You!".

    (2) Sinatra had a favorite little bar in Rancho Mirage, out there in the desert. Just a clean, nondescript, decent little place, nothing fancy. One night Sinatra was hosting a buddy of his to drinks as they sat in a booth in the far dark corner on a very slow night, with Sinatra and his pal and maybe just one or two other people drinking at the bar being the only customers. Then two young women walked in, kind of checking out the place, whether they wanted to drink there. One women said to the bartender, "Don't you have any music in this place? There's no music here." And Sinatra, from that far dark corner, pretty much invisible from where the young women stood, said, "I'll sing for you, honey." And the woman, obviously not knowing who was talking to her, said, "No, that's okay, nevermind, we'll go somewhere else," and they walked right out.
    Love it! Lee, I just got LIFEBOAT in the mail yesterday, will be watching it this weekend. Jazzdude, go rent 12 Angry Men.

    When I called Saul's office today, his receptionist never heard of Jai Rich, and she wasn't faking. Doesn't really mean anything, but, guess we will know soon enough. I still hope to read the agreement. I'd like to know who got control of the HD channels.

    Lee M Cohen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valerie View Post
    i don't want to beat this into the ground but i think it was the free World Stage Jazz Festival last summer where folks like Charles McPherson, Henry Franklin, Ricky Woodard and our beloved Herman Riley played their butts off.

    i know that Al McKibbon has been gone a few years but is Big Black still around? i saw Justo monday night and will see Charles Owens tomorrow night!
    No, the festival was not free. My friends and I paid and received wristbands.

    Big Black is living in Palm Springs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Francis View Post
    I'm not advocating jockless automation at all. I would define automation as pre-recorded audio content, which is assembled together and sequenced in advance through certain audio software programs. You can have music-only automation programs (like heard on cable audio channels or many internet stations); or you can have automation which simulates a regular radio presentation (using combinations and sequences of music / jock breaks / produced IDs etc.) Today the digital audio technology available makes it possible to assemble all this in a very seamless manner. You'd be surprised how much of this goes on in radio today.

    I haven't heard Jose Rizo (but I hear good things about him.). I think Kellen has a really good ear, but his on-air presentation is entirely focused on the music and on station business. He sounds a bit too insular, I guess. He could just as easily be pre-recorded and it essentially wouldn't make any difference (as long as he was sequencing his music the same way.) That's not to say it's a bad thing. But I think he could have a lot more impact if somehow he could incorporate his rap with a more personal and outgoing approach. Take advantage of the fact that you are HERE NOW...This might seem a bit abstract or nitpicky, please excuse me if it sounds that way. Radio is always a work in progress.

    As far as your idea for separate genres at specific times. Those kinds of programs work better on the weekends as specialty shows. Doing something like that Monday thru Friday during prime radio time (6a-7p) would be a little too disjointed for most listeners, I think.

    Did I answer you ok?
    Perfect. Thanks. Not abstract or nitpicky at all. Though, I must admit, I'm not sure I understand the "too disjointed" perspective. Can you elaborate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee M Cohen View Post

    When I called Saul's office today, his receptionist never heard of Jai Rich, and she wasn't faking. Doesn't really mean anything, but, guess we will know soon enough. I still hope to read the agreement. I'd like to know who got control of the HD channels.

    Lee M Cohen
    Jai Rich will definitley be on the air, along with a few "new faces" and four announcers from the "old" K-JAZZ: Helen Borgers, Jose Rizo, Miles Perlich and Jonathan Weiss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chat Baker View Post
    Jai Rich will definitley be on the air, along with a few "new faces" and four announcers from the "old" K-JAZZ: Helen Borgers, Jose Rizo, Miles Perlich and Jonathan Weiss.
    I guess Bob wasn't pulling my leg, Bob Parlocha, LIVE, from Alameda on KKJZ... a flashback for me, haven't heard Bob's show in YEARS!

    Thanks, Chat...

    Lee M Cohen

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    New KKJZ Schedule:

    MONDAY 12am - 7am Jazz with Bob Parlocha
    7am - 12pm Brad Williams
    12pm - 5pm Helen Borgers
    5pm - 10pm Jai Rich
    10pm - 12am Bob Parlocha


    TUESDAY 12am - 7am Jazz with Bob Parlocha
    7am - 12pm Brad Williams
    12pm - 5pm Helen Borgers
    5pm - 10pm Jai Rich
    10pm - 12am Bob Parlocha


    WEDNESDAY 12am - 7am Jazz with Bob Parlocha
    7am - 12pm Brad Williams
    12pm - 5pm Helen Borgers
    5pm - 10pm Jai Rich
    10pm - 12am Bob Parlocha


    THURSDAY 12am - 7am Jazz with Bob Parlocha
    7am - 12pm Brad Williams
    12pm - 5pm Helen Borgers
    5pm - 10pm Jai Rich
    10pm - 12am Bob Parlocha


    FRIDAY 12am - 7am Jazz with Bob Parlocha
    7am - 12pm Brad Williams
    12pm - 5pm Helen Borgers
    5pm - 8pm Jai Rich
    8pm - 12am Jazz on the Latin Side with Jose Rizo


    SATURDAY 12am - 6am Jazz with Bob Parlocha
    6am - 9am Swingin Years with Chuck Cecil
    9am - 2pm Nick Tyler
    2pm - 7pm Nothin' but the Blues with Jack Devaney
    7pm - 12am United Groove with Miles Perlich


    SUNDAY 12am - 6am Jazz with Bob Parlocha
    6am - 9am Swingin Years with Chuck Cecil
    9am - 11am Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli
    11am - 4pm Nick Tyler
    4pm - 9pm Nothin' but the Blues with Jack Devaney
    9pm - 12am Jazz with Bob Parlocha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee M Cohen View Post
    Jazzdude, go rent 12 Angry Men.
    Lee M. Cohen, talk to the hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cali View Post
    Big Black is living in Palm Springs.
    sorry but this actually sounds like a sick joke!!! big black living in palm springs!! i'll bet if i had told him years ago that would happen, he would have told me i was out of my mind completely!!!

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    New KKJZ Schedule:

    MONDAY 12am - 7am Jazz with Bob Parlocha
    7am - 12pm Brad Williams
    12pm - 5pm Helen Borgers
    5pm - 10pm Jai Rich
    10pm - 12am Bob Parlocha


    TUESDAY 12am - 7am Jazz with Bob Parlocha
    7am - 12pm Brad Williams
    12pm - 5pm Helen Borgers
    5pm - 10pm Jai Rich
    10pm - 12am Bob Parlocha


    WEDNESDAY 12am - 7am Jazz with Bob Parlocha
    7am - 12pm Brad Williams
    12pm - 5pm Helen Borgers
    5pm - 10pm Jai Rich
    10pm - 12am Bob Parlocha


    THURSDAY 12am - 7am Jazz with Bob Parlocha
    7am - 12pm Brad Williams
    12pm - 5pm Helen Borgers
    5pm - 10pm Jai Rich
    10pm - 12am Bob Parlocha


    FRIDAY 12am - 7am Jazz with Bob Parlocha
    7am - 12pm Brad Williams
    12pm - 5pm Helen Borgers
    5pm - 8pm Jai Rich
    8pm - 12am Jazz on the Latin Side with Jose Rizo


    SATURDAY 12am - 6am Jazz with Bob Parlocha
    6am - 9am Swingin Years with Chuck Cecil
    9am - 2pm Nick Tyler
    2pm - 7pm Nothin' but the Blues with Jack Devaney
    7pm - 12am United Groove with Miles Perlich


    SUNDAY 12am - 6am Jazz with Bob Parlocha
    6am - 9am Swingin Years with Chuck Cecil
    9am - 11am Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli
    11am - 4pm Nick Tyler
    4pm - 9pm Nothin' but the Blues with Jack Devaney
    9pm - 12am Jazz with Bob Parlocha
    After reading this, and visiting the website, I'm 2/3 happy. They kept Rizo and Perlich, but jettisoned Yamanaka. Damn! Well, I love Roscoe's (matter of fact, we're going there for breakfast right after I type this), but I don't know anything about Jai Rich's musical tastes. Are we back to only 30's, 40's and early 50's music? Does he like anything produced past 1955, that doesn't sound like it was recorded in 1955 (musically)? Does he introduce young artists? Does he think electric/electronic instruments are the Anti-Christ? Can I turn him on and hear something new - really new? Anybody know?

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