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Vince Giordano

From: Amber Edwards
Length: 07:59

the "greatest generation" had the greatest music, according to hot jazz bandleader/historian Vince Giordano

Vincegiordano_small NOTE: This piece aired on WBGO (FM 88.3 Newark) February 25, 2005; WBGO does not air any NPR newsmagazines. Reporter ID tag out can be changed for other stations. VINCE GIORDANO STUDIO LEAD What made the "Greatest Generation" so great? Bandleader Vince Giordano thinks it may have been the music. Giordano--leading his Nighthawks big band--specializes in Hot Jazz--the music of the 1920s and '30s; you may have heard them on the soundtrack of ?The Aviator?. And as Amber Edwards reports, Giordano is also an obsessive collector, a serious historian, and something of a time traveler...... STUDIO OUT: Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks play live every Monday and Tuesday night at Charlie O?s Times Square Grill in New York City. PRONONCIATION NOTE: "Giordano" is pronounced Jor-don-o

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NOTE: This piece aired on WBGO (FM 88.3 Newark) February 25, 2005; WBGO does not air any NPR newsmagazines. Reporter ID tag out can be changed for other stations. VINCE GIORDANO STUDIO LEAD What made the "Greatest Generation" so great? Bandleader Vince Giordano thinks it may have been the music. Giordano--leading his Nighthawks big band--specializes in Hot Jazz--the music of the 1920s and '30s; you may have heard them on the soundtrack of ?The Aviator?. And as Amber Edwards reports, Giordano is also an obsessive collector, a serious historian, and something of a time traveler...... STUDIO OUT: Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks play live every Monday and Tuesday night at Charlie O?s Times Square Grill in New York City. PRONONCIATION NOTE: "Giordano" is pronounced Jor-don-o

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Review of Vince Giordano

HITS THE PULSE OF A GROWING YOUTH MARKET. This piece is in tune with a growing trend among the young toward the music being played live by more and more bands today that makes for great Lindy Hop and Swing dancing.

Stations that feature a weekly program in this genre should do very well. To check the pulse on what's currently happening -- kids looking for places to go for this music and dancing to it, look up the clubs dedicated to it on Yahoo.

This piece relates well to a current trend -- noting the fact that in YahooGroups there are over 2,000 Lindy Hop, Swing Dancing clubs -- covering every major city and then some -- with membership in the clubs ranging from highs of 5,000 in several clubs to many with 2,000-plus members and a few with membership above 500. And, there are other clubs on MSN and Excite, too.

This piece should help program directors and station managers to tune in to the pulse out there and to encourage good positioning in this to provide something each week (if only on weekends -- or nightly during evening drive-home from work time) along the lines of the interests to which this piece by Amber gives some good insight.

Very professionally done technically, too!

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Review of Vince Giordano

The man who plays the silver stringed bass is portrayed in this piece. Mr. Giordano is also a collector, and the stuff he has collected over the years is enviable. The interview reveals a grounded man who's adept at the business side of things as well. A great piece on a man who has a healthy consumption of music, 24/7.

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Appropriate for lots of uses!

What a sweet piece! This is a very well done short documentary about someone you might not know about if you didn’t heard this piece. It’s well constructed showing exceptional story telling skills and editing.

Technically the piece is perfectly produced with levels, mixing and timing all in tip top order.

I was engaged and entertained and glad I listened to this piece. I am not going to go too far in the details. It’s a short piece that is better listened to than read about. If you’re a jazz station, this is perfect for your morning show!

Broadcast History

Aired on the WBGO "Journal" (88.3 FM, Newark, NPR Jazz station that does not air ATC, Morning Edition) February 25, 2005.

Timing and Cues

Self contained, with studio In and Out.
***THERE IS EXTRA MUSIC PAD AT THE END OF STORY, WHICH RUNS 7:48

Musical Works

1) Shake That Thing, by Charlie Jackson (fom "The Aviator" soundtrack, Sony 2004) excerpt length approx. :57 (more if audio bed at end used)
Zulu Wail, Frank Skinner, 1928 (from CD "Quality Stomp", Stomp Off Records 1993) excerpt length 1:37 (mostly under)
3) Casa Loma Stomp (recorded live in performance)