Que bom que seria se em Portugal fosse assim...
O Jazz at Lincoln Center's emite semanalmente um programa de rádio para cerca de 240 estações públicas de rádio asociadas.
O programa, Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio, é apresentado por Ed Bradley (na foto) e pode ainda ser ouvido através da internet.
Ora por que será que nos EUA isto é possível e em Portugal não? Será que lá o jazz tem audiências e cá não?!
A mais recente edição deste programa foi emitida ontem, com o seguinte guião:
JALC Season XII Program 12
Singers Over Manhattan
Dave Frishberg and Carol Sloane
1) Music: I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me.
2) Vox: Carol Sloane "The words, and how I convey them, and how the audience responds to them is what I'm after."
2) Music: fades
3) Vox: Dave Frishberg "I sing songs, and the gimmick is that they're my songs."
4) Music: Frishberg "I'm Ready" cross under to "Zanzibar"
WITH JUST A COUPLE OF BARS, DAVE FRISHBERG AND CAROL SLOANE EVOKE THE WARMTH AND INTIMACY OF THE JAZZ CLUBS WHERE THEY PAID THEIR DUES IN THE NINETEEN SIXTIES-- PERFORMING ALONGSIDE LAMBERT, HENDRICKS, AND ROSS, OSCAR PETERSON, BEN WEBSTER, ROY ELDRIDGE AND THE CREAM OF NEW YORK'S JAZZ SCENE. NOW, OVERLOOKING THE HUDSON RIVER FROM THE STANLEY KAPLAN PENTHOUSE, WE RECREATE THE STYLE AND SOPHISTICATION OF THOSE DAYS WITH TWO GREAT "SINGERS OVER MANHATTAN," IT'S JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER. I'M ED BRADLEY.
6) Stage sound- ambience
7) Bradley: IN 1957, DAVE FRISHBERG CAME TO NEW YORK FROM MINNESOTA, WITH A DEGREE IN JOURNALISM AND A DETERMINATION TO PLAY JAZZ PIANO. HE GOT A JOB AS THE HOUSE PIANIST AT THE LEGENDARY HALF NOTE, BACKING EVERYONE FROM AL COHN AND ZOOT SIMS TO THE SINGERS JIMMY RUSHING AND ANITA O'DAY. O'DAY RECORDED HIS FIRST PUBLISHED SONG "PEEL ME A GRAPE." IN 1962
IN THE EARLY 70'S FRISHBERG MOVED TO LOS ANGELES TO WRITE MUSIC FOR TELEVISION, AND HE STARTED RECORDING HIS OWN OFFBEAT SONGS. LIKE HIP MUSICAL JOURNALISM, THEY ARE WRY, WISTFUL, AND ELOQUENT. HE FOCUSES ON THE SMALL FLASHES OF AWARENESS THAT ILLUMINATE LIFE. IN PERFORMANCE AT THE KAPLAN PENTHOUSE DAVE FRISHBERG DRESSES DOWN AN UNRULY FRIEND WITH "I CAN'T TAKE YOU NOWHERE."
8) Music: I Can't Take You Nowhere. 2:25
"I CAN'T TAKE YOU NOWHERE," DAVE FRISHBERG'S LYRICS SET TO AN OLD TUNE BY TINY KAHN AND AL COHN. WHEN FRISHBERG LEFT NEW YORK FOR LOS ANGELES, HE HAD DREAMS OF GETTING A CALL -- TO WRITE THE THEME FOR A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE.
9a) Vox: Frishberg "This fantasy of mine never happened. But I want you to know and I want them to know, who ever they maybe, that had they had called, had they called, I was ready. OK?"
10) Music: Jaws 2:38
10a) Vox: Frishberg "I told you that I moved out to LA -- I had just- After I moved out there ?The very first time I had occasion to come back to New York, I had the following song prepared to sing for my New York friends."
12) Music: Do You Miss New York? 3:57
13) Alt: Bradley:
DAVE FRISHBERG. "DO YOU MISS NEW YORK?" WHEN HE LIVED IN NEW YORK FRISHBERG CAUGHT THE TAIL END OF THE ERA WHEN ANY ASPIRING SONGWRITER HAD TO TRUDGE THE FLOORS OF THE BRILL BUILDING LOOKING FOR A MUSIC PUBLISHER. ONSTAGE AT THE KAPLAN PENTHOUSE, HE PICKS UP THE STORY.
14) Vox: Frishberg "When I first came to New York it was the late fifties, I was just beginning to write songs, and in those days it was customary for a songwriter to bring the songs directly to the publisher in person. You'd bring the songs to his office and you'd sit there. And he'd have a piano He had a piano it was always a man, and he had a piano, a spinet. You'd sit at the piano pull out a couple of lead sheets, never more than two songs at a time. You'd sing 'em for the guy, and he'd tell you whether or not Connie Francis would be interested in that. One fellow was very influential. He had quite an impact on me He said, "Why don't you do yourself a favor, Do me a favor. Go home and write some cowboy songs for Chrissake?country and western. I said that's not my bag. He said "Your bag! Your bag? What are you talking about your bag? It doesn't have to be good." // I was really upset to have somene talk to me that way. I couldn't imagine. 'It doesn't have to be good'. I left in kind of daze. I went home and I sat down, and like a dummy I began to write cowboy songs."
15) Music: Old Oklahoma Toad 3:42
16) Alt: Bradley
"OLD OKLAHOMA TOAD." DAVE FRISHBERG'S COUNTRY WESTERN SONG.
17) Vox: Frishberg: That's exactly the reaction the publisher had
"This is a collaboration with Johnny Mandel. Whenever I collaborate it seems it's always as the word guy. // This is our new song, it's called "Little Did I Dream."
18) Music: Little Did I Dream 2:38
19) Music: The Hopi Way 4:37
AT LINCOLN CENTER'S KAPLAN PENTHOUSE, DAVE FRISHBERG WITH "THE HOPI WAY," AND BEFORE THAT "LITTLE DID I DREAM" -- HIS COLLABORATION WITH JOHNNY MANDEL. SINGER CAROL SLOAN WILL BE TAKING THIS STAGE IN JUST A MOMENT BUT FIRST DAVE FRISHBERG OFFERS "ONE LITTLE TASTE."
21) Music: One Little Taste 2:47 21a) Bradley: JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER -- "ONE LITTLE TASTE" -- DAVE FRISHBERG ACCOMPANYING HIMSELF ON PIANO.
22) Music: Frishberg: Swinging the Classics medley from perf (midbreak bed)
23) Bradley: (Mid-break announce) FOR MORE ABOUT DAVE FRISHBERG, AND CAROL SLOANE, FROM WHOM WE'LL HEAR IN A MOMENT, CHECK OUT OUR JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER WEBSITE -- J A L C DOT ORG SLASH RADIO, WHERE YOU CAN SEE PICTURES OF OUR NEW ?HOUSE OF SWING´. YOU CAN ALSO HEAR THIS PROGRAM AND OTHERS FROM OUR ARCHIVES, CHECK OUR BROADCAST SCHEDULE AND EVEN SIGN UP FOR EMAIL NOTICE OF OUR UPCOMING SHOWS. THIS IS JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER, I´M ED BRADLEY.
24) Midbreak: 60 (music cover for station ID & announcements)
25) Bradley: GROWING UP OUTSIDE OF PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND IN THE EARLY 1950'S. CAROL SLOANE WAS DRAWN TO JAZZ BY THE BIG BANDS ON AM RADIO LATE AT NIGHT.
26) Vox: Carol Sloane If you turned the dial, which I did one day quite by accident, I heard Billie Holliday, Sarah Vaughn, Carmen McRae, Count Basie, Duke Ellington. And that turned my head around. I was only fourteen years old.
27) Bradley: AN UNCLE GOT HER A JOB SINGING WITH A LOCAL DANCE BAND. THEN IN 1959 SHE JOINED LARRY ELGART'S ORCHESTRA IN NEW YORK. BUT IT WAS A 1961 APPEARANCE AT THE NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL WITH COLEMAN HAWKINS THAT REALLY SPARKED PEOPLE'S INTEREST. OVER THE YEARS SHE HAS ELEGANTLY INTERPRETED THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK WITH WITH JAZZ GROUPS AND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAS. Music: I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me. FOR JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER, CAROL SLOANE IS BACKED BY THE NORMAN SIMMONS QUARTET ON ON ONE OF THOSE BILLIE HOLIDAY TUNES SHE HEARD GROWING UP.
28) Music: I Can't Believe You're in Love With Me. 3:53 Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you so much. We're happy that you're here with us tonight at the Kaplan Penthouse.
29) Music: Lucky to be Me. 5:29 30) Bradley: THE LEONARD BERNSTEIN BETTY COMDEN AND ADOLPH GREEN CLASSIC FROM THE MUSICAL "ON THE TOWN" -- "LUCKY TO BE ME." NORMAN SIMMONS HAS MADE A SPECIALTY OUT OF ACCOMPANYING VOCALISTS, INCLUDING A LONG STRETCH WITH JOE WILLIAMS. ON THIS NEXT TUNE CAROL SLOANE INVITES HIM OUT FRONT -- FOR A VOCAL DUET ON THE GLORY OF LOVE. 31) Music: Glory of Love/Makin' Whoopie medley 5:50
32) Bradley: "MAKIN' WHOOPIE, AND THE GLORY OF LOVE." CAROL SLOANE DUETTING WITH HER PIANIST, NORMAN SIMMONS. FOR HER NEXT SONG, SLOANE REACHES BACK TO AN ALL BUT FORGOTTEN COMPOSITION BY THE GREAT STRIDE PIANIST JAMES P. JOHNSON. "WHISPER SWEET" 33) Vox: Carol Sloane Whisper Sweet by James P. Johnson And we know it's from 1935 ? it has a ukelele part on the music. We're going to do it as a Bossa Nova. I'm sure Mr. Johnson never would have thought of this. There was no such thing then."
34) Music: Whisper Sweet 4:51 Vox: Sloane (over applause) Norman Simmons, Paul Bollenbeck, Paul West, Grady Tate. I had to get that music from the library of Congress. That's how hard it was to find it. 1935 was a good year.
35) Music: 'Til I Met You 4:26 Sloane: in applause Norman Simmons, Paul Bollenbeck, etc under. 36) Bradley: CAROL SLOANE. "WHISPER SWEET" AND 'TIL I MET YOU. SLOANE HAS BEEN SINGING STEADILY SINCE THE LATE 1950S. THOUGH SHE'S OCCASIONALLY VENTURED INTO OTHER PURSUITS -- AS A LEGAL SECRETARY, RUNNING A MUSIC CLUB, AND EVEN HOSTING A JAZZ RADIO SHOW, HER LOVE FOR INTERPRETING THE STANDARDS KEEPS HER COMING BACK TO THE STAGE.
37) Music: "On The Street Where You Live" 4:49 38) Bradley:
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER -- "ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE." CAROL SLOANE WITH THE QUARTET LED BY NORMAN SIMMONS ON PIANO PAUL BOLLENBECK, GUITAR. PAUL WEST PLAYED BASS. AND GRADY TATE ON THE DRUMS
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER RADIO IS PRODUCED BY MURRAY STREET. OUR WRITER AND ASSOCIATE PRODUCER IS DAVID GOREN. SENIOR PRODUCER IS STEVE RATHE. THE RECORDINGS WERE MADE BY EDWARD HABER AND GEORGE WELLINGTON. THANKS TO AVE CARRILLO, CAT HENRY AND MATTHEW PAYNE. THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER IS WYNTON MARSALIS. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR IS DEREK GORDON. I´M ED BRADLEY.
Por falar em guiões, felizmente existem os originais que o Luís Villas-Boas utilizou durante anos no seu programa de jazz na rádio, documentos que só foram escritos porque a censura assim o exigia para o exame prévio.
Pois é, parece que nem tudo na censura foi mau, já se não fosse ela jamais teríamos hoje estas improtantes peças da história do jazz em Portugal.
É uma ironia, claro.