Last night BBC Radio 3 Controller Roger Wright and Radio 2 Head of Programmes Lewis Carnie spoke at a Musictank meeting where a report from Jazz Services highly critical of the BBC’s jazz policy was presented.
Lewis Carnie – I had had a nudge and a wink that he would- was there with a couple of interesting new programme initiatives up his sleeve.
Roger Wright gave a commitment to help encourage better links between the jazz community and local radio, and also to look for ways to make “navigation” of the BBC’s often very dispersed jazz output easier.
If I was doing a match report I would say that I saw the ball getting hoofed right out of the stadium far too often; that I saw no red card offences (on that point Keith Harris was a good ref) ….
I’ll be writing more on this later. But for the time being, at the end of the day, jazz was the winner.