The Jazz Services report on Jazz in the media says coverage is “inadequate.” In the BBC’s case that ain’t the problem. It’s those silos, those empires, telling arses from elbows.
-Several people have been telling me how good Kenneth Clarke’s lunchtime series is.
-Others have been raving about a BBC 4 documentary last Friday on the significance of 1959 in jazz.
-There are good radio programmes from Scotland and Northern Ireland available on line.
-I caught an old Omnibus show from 1977 last night on BBC4 where Andre Previn was interviewing the wonderful Oscar Peterson when he was still in good health and playing like 2-3 pianists.
–Alyn Shipton talked to me a couple of weeks ago while walking his dog about the programmes he has coming up on his radio show….
-There’s all sorts of programmes on Radio 2
It’s all coming through parallel chanels. Nowhere, NOWHERE is it collated for the viewer/listener. User-friendly? It’s Balkanization, and it’s user-hostile!
Jazz Services keeps a good page on the radio output, but it hasn’t been updated eg for the change in broadcastr time for Jazz Line-Up.
I can suggest not one but two names to anyone who has the power to do anything. E-mail me.