Tonight at 9pm Eastern/6 pm Pacific I’ll be the guest on Jazz Advance, an online radio show hosted by Dublab.com, the oldest Internet radio site.
To tune in, simply head here at the appointed time and press play at the top of the page. And if you’re otherwise engaged, the show will be archived and available for listening at your convenience.
The host of Jazz Advance is Jeffrey Plansker, who has been a longtime reader of Ivy Style. Jeffrey lives in LA and directs television commercials. One of his most recent projects was for Mercedes-Benz and made clever use of tennis great Roger Federer, imagining him as a player in different eras of history. It’s great fun and you can see it on YouTube here.
Jeffrey approached me and asked if I’d like to put together a playlist for the show. You may remember the Spotify playlist I created last year. But whereas that one explored different musical genres that occured during the heyday of the Ivy League Look, this one is strictly jazz. I chose 25 tracks with that cool West Coast sound that really epitomizes the mid-’50s. For those of you new to jazz, I think it’s pretty accessible as the music is more melodic and arranged than much of the hard-driving East Coast stuff, and also includes a broader range of instruments, such as flute, associated with the traditional classical music orchestra.
Jeffrey also interviewed me at length about music and style, and my comments will be interspersed among the tracks. I’ll be tuning in live myself and will be here for banter, questions, and commentary! — CHRISTIAN CHENSVOLD