LEFT: Scott Joplin, “The King of Ragtime”; RIGHT: Scott Joplin House in St. Louis, Missouri, where the composer lived from 1900 to 1903. It is preserved as a State Historic Site.
The June 23, 2013 edition of Johnny D’s Jazz Journal
was the third all-new installment of a show I call “A Trip to the Keys: Jazz on the Family of Keyboard Instruments.” Naturally, such a show will prominently feature the most elegant, most expressive, most dynamic of keyboard instruments, the acoustic piano, but I always look forward to digging up examples of jazz played on organ, harpsichord, celeste, clavichord, synthesizer, and accordion or bandoneon.
|From this EmCee's perspective, the production of Jazz Live San Diego...LIVE 8-10 PM PT TONIGHT Tuesday, June 25, 2013 @Jazz88 88.3 FM San Diego http://Jazz88.org LISTEN LIVE Smartphone Apps!|
Here are some shots from interview to end of the show back in the studio...hopefully self-updating for your non-refreshing viewing pleasure...
Here's where we're heading...
- Pre-6PM - Jazz Live San Diego Crew readying the stage. Collect program. Shots. JLSD Interview Prep...
- 6:00 PM - Jazz Live San Diego Interview recorded in Jazz 88 Master Control
- 6:45-7:30 - JLSD Pre-Game and Prep, Upload Soundcheck Video, Interview Pictures / Video / Audio
- 7:30-8 - Check on Artist, Shots, Audience, Pre-tune, silence then...
- 8-10 PM PT - LIVE FROM THE SEVILLE THEATRE ON THE SAN DIEGO CITY COLLEGE CAMPUS, IT'S JAZZ LIVE SAN DIEGO!
Top left: 1966, Brian Wilson producing Pet Sounds; top right: bassist Carol Kaye (seated, foreground) and musicians during Pet Sounds sessions; above: Brian Wilson today
I didn’t plan my June 16 show to coincide with Father’s Day — it was a coincidence, and, to be honest, a somewhat uncomfortable and cruelly ironic one. I’d been working for weeks on a jazz tribute to a great songwriter, Brian Wilson, founder and creative font of the Beach Boys, who definitely was not
lucky in the daddy department. I wanted it to air as close as possible to Brian’s 71st birthday on Thursday, June 20. When my wife reminded me of that June 16 was Father’s Day, I thought, “Uh-oh.”