Friday, May 20, 2005

Interesting Articles

The New Yorker has an interview with the ever controversial Stanley Crouch concerning the great saxophonist Sonny Rollins.

This week in the magazine, Stanley Crouch writes about the jazz tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins, who, at seventy-four, is in the sixth decade of his remarkable career. Here, Crouch discusses Rollins, jazz, and improvisation with Ben Greenman.

Rolling Stone has a good overview of how people are turning away from traditional FM radio to satellite radio:

XM and Sirius, are giving programmers and DJs a degree of freedom unheard of since the earliest days of free-form FM. "It's a scenario just like 1969, when AM radio was stuck in this Leave It to Beaver world," says XM chief programming officer Lee Abrams. "Much as FM liberated radio back in the late Sixties, satellite is liberating radio now."

One Final Note - there's a great mainstream jazz station out here in Las Vegas (I'm visiting some family out here for a week) it's KUNV, and they play a nice mix of classic and new mainstream jazz.

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