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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:04 pm    Post subject: Desmond Carrington? Reply with quote

The TV and Radio section of today's Telegraph carries an article re jazz broadcasting and quotes one Lewis Carnie from R2 as saying that Jamie Cullum is to take over the Tuesday 7pm slot. That's all it says on the subject.

I'm sure that JC has the potential to make a good presenter and realise that Desmond may have asked to retire, given that he's now 83, but wonder if anyone else has any info on this.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's the first I've heard of it Ian. I can't find the article online either.

I've only just got back in the habit of listening to it live, so a shame if it does go.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jamie Cullum? Jamie Cullum? Good lord.

But hasn't JC just done a show on Tuesday nights? Hopefully the paper has got their wires crossed.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope this isn't true - Desmond Carrington (or MC Desmo) creates a beautiful radio show.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It does say 10-part show on Jazz, so perhaps Desmond's just cutting down? Anyway, the article makes some good points about the need for more Jazz music, not just on Radio 3 either.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree there should be more jazz on the Radio
But please, not ANOTHER bland singer as presenter on Radio 2 to replace the brilliant desmond Carrington!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Radio 2 seems to rest shows for a period of time like they are doing with Michael Ball sunday show. It's a new way instead of completly removing the show. I'm guessing Desmond Carrington show is being rested to make way for Jamie Calum. There isn't any room in the schedules to move Desmond so they rest him, and replace it with a series of shows. I suspect this may happen with other Light Programme shows during the week? I hope that I'm right, for sake of Desmond Carrington fans.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They've never 'rested' Desmond Carrington though Mark, neither when he was on Sundays nor since he was moved to Tuesday nights some years ago.

Of course Desmond could have asked for a break.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No mention on tonight's show, which was superb from start to finish.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a link here

http://londonjazz.blogspot.com/2010/01/jazz-and-bbc-telegraph-piece.html

which says:

" Lewis Carnie gave out some programming news. Jamie Cullum will take over the 7pm slot on Tuesdays on Radio 2 from April 7th. In the autumn, expect a new ten-part history of jazz".
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
No mention on tonight's show, which was superb from start to finish.

H


It was terrific, and more so because we thought we might be losing it soon. We listened whilst driving back home, and had a good sing along with the Hollywood Film music greats. The thought struck me that although I knew all the words to these songs, and could sing along, enlivening (for me at least) a boring journey, I wasn't actually around when any of them were created, and they were never hits when I was, shall we say a sentient being. I just knew them because my parents knew them, and played them. And for that reason they have a particular nostalgic significance for me now.

And I started to wonder, if today's kids only ever remember what their parents are playing/singing along to..... what will happen to these great songs, if the radio stations that were supposed to be catering for this need, are playing less and less "middle of the road" stuff?

And then I got depressed...... Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has Jazz FM which came back with a new look in 2009 and can be heard online taking over the airwaves, and the BBC didn't want to lag behind?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minx wrote:
Helen May wrote:
No mention on tonight's show, which was superb from start to finish.

H


It was terrific, and more so because we thought we might be losing it soon. We listened whilst driving back home, and had a good sing along with the Hollywood Film music greats. The thought struck me that although I knew all the words to these songs, and could sing along, enlivening (for me at least) a boring journey, I wasn't actually around when any of them were created, and they were never hits when I was, shall we say a sentient being. I just knew them because my parents knew them, and played them. And for that reason they have a particular nostalgic significance for me now.

And I started to wonder, if today's kids only ever remember what their parents are playing/singing along to..... what will happen to these great songs, if the radio stations that were supposed to be catering for this need, are playing less and less "middle of the road" stuff?

And then I got depressed...... Crying or Very sad


Hi Minx,

Had similar thoughts to yours while listening! I could picture my Mum singing along when they were played on the radio or in the case of a couple when she played the records.

They will be lost forever and as for singing along, I think you'd be hard pushed to sing along to many of the recent songs. Do they have a tune??

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still don't think Desmond will be pushed out completly only rested for the ten week Jazz show.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark,

On R2 you say Jamie Cullum is taking over on April 7th. So how on earth can you now say you think he's being rested only for the 10 week show?

10 weeks from April 7th doesn't take us to Autumn................ Rolling Eyes ???

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Desmond Carringtons' show is the one truly distinctive prog remaining on Radio 2. They're bonkers to get rid of it.

Who on earth makes these silly decisions? And if they are resting people, why don't tey rest tose two chatty northern geezers? Plenty of room there for Jazz progs.
Keep Desmo! Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"chatty Northern Geezers"?? Laughing They've just been voted best radio show by Mojo Magazine readers.. and I agree with them.

I listened to a sizeable chunk last night and it's always about music and related information. They even had the bottle to say neither particularly liked Ian Drury's music when discussing the new film.
It's a great show imo...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:
"chatty Northern Geezers"?? Laughing They've just been voted best radio show by Mojo Magazine readers.. and I agree with them.

I listened to a sizeable chunk last night and it's always about music and related information. They even had the bottle to say neither particularly liked Ian Drury's music when discussing the new film.
It's a great show imo...

That does make me think a bit better of them.
i liked Ian Drury's "Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick" at the time but, overall, since his passing, I think his music has been lionised as something much more than it was.
I recall I was at pollytechnic & was at a party, Someone had put on "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll" & i was thinking, this is all pretty repetative, uninteresting stuff.
If people enjoyed his music, fair enough.
I even enjoy some of Mika's & Paolo Nutini's music, but i wouldn't rate him as one of the greats
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could it not be possible MC Desmo is moving back to Sundays? He was not happy when he was moved to Tuesdays, so perhaps April will see a schedule re-jig on Sunday that will, if I may pray for it, involve the axing of Steve Wright's Sunday Love Songs.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickSheffield wrote:
Could it not be possible MC Desmo is moving back to Sundays? He was not happy when he was moved to Tuesdays, so perhaps April will see a schedule re-jig on Sunday that will, if I may pray for it, involve the axing of Steve Wright's Sunday Love Songs.

Every shuffle brings hope of the axing of Steve Wright, but it's always dashed. I'm not getting my hopes up again!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickSheffield wrote:
Could it not be possible MC Desmo is moving back to Sundays? He was not happy when he was moved to Tuesdays, so perhaps April will see a schedule re-jig on Sunday that will, if I may pray for it, involve the axing of Steve Wright's Sunday Love Songs.

That would be brilliant. My fear is they will shunt the show into a late night spot like they have done with Suzi Quatro et al. I hope I am wrong.
Sunday afternoon would be brilliant. Or sunday morning.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Desmond is staying at Radio 2 and will move to Friday Nights from 7pm. Desmond will also present a show called After Seven later this year"
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Desmond Carrington? Reply with quote

iwarburton wrote:
The TV and Radio section of today's Telegraph carries an article re jazz broadcasting and quotes one Lewis Carnie from R2 as saying that Jamie Cullum is to take over the Tuesday 7pm slot. That's all it says on the subject.

I'm sure that JC has the potential to make a good presenter and realise that Desmond may have asked to retire, given that he's now 83, but wonder if anyone else has any info on this.

Ian.

If it helps, this was published today. Desmond moves to Fridays as of April 6. and Friday Night is Music Night will be broadcast 8-10pm. Jamie will be taking the Tuesday slot.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2010/02_february/24/radio2.shtml
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh dear lord. Neither Jamie Cullum nor Jazz is suitable for that slot (and, no, I don't think Paul Jones Monday show works in that slot either). In fact, I suppose the 7-8pm show is an odd one generally and maybe there should be comedy/quizzes/documentaries there instead to bridge the gap to evening.

Anyway... what about Listen To The Band?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure Desmond will be pleased about moving to Friday evening. Actually it's going to be quite a good line up for Friday evenings if it's followed by Friday Night is Music Night.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'am glad the young man is staying and becoming : FNIDCN. With Jazz FM becoming bigger and brighter across the UK, Radio 2 & the BBC needed to introduce something.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good move, Desmond Carrington moving to fridays and Friday Night is Music Night at 8.
As to the 7PM slot, I think it is fine as the specialist music slot, though I think 7 till 9PM should be specialist progs, giving them a bit more room to breathe.
And are the two Chatty Northern Geezers still on 8 till 10PM? Move them to Drivetime, freeing up mid evenings 7 giving us a decent drivetime Show in one fell swoop.

Mid evening schedule would be great something like this:

Monday -7PM Paul Jones' R & B
8PM Jamie Culums' Jazz
Tuesday-7PMDavid Jacobs- Standards
8PMListen To The Band
Wednesday-7PM Mike Harding-Folk
8PM Jools Holland
Thursday 7PMBob Harris' Americana
8PM Richard Wooten's Country
Friday 7PM Desmond Carrington
8PM Friday Night is Music Night
Monday to Thursday
9PM till 11PM- Suzi Quatro
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clive55 wrote:
Good move, Desmond Carrington moving to fridays and Friday Night is Music Night at 8.



Yes Friday evening has just become something to stay in for.


Clive55 wrote:
As to the 7PM slot, I think it is fine as the specialist music slot, though I think 7 till 9PM should be specialist progs, giving them a bit more room to breathe.
And are the two Chatty Northern Geezers still on 8 till 10PM?



Great suggestion Clive, I find R&M unlisteneable now, it's just waffle.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds good to me.

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John W wrote:
Clive55 wrote:
Good move, Desmond Carrington moving to fridays and Friday Night is Music Night at 8.



Yes Friday evening has just become something to stay in for.


Clive55 wrote:
As to the 7PM slot, I think it is fine as the specialist music slot, though I think 7 till 9PM should be specialist progs, giving them a bit more room to breathe.
And are the two Chatty Northern Geezers still on 8 till 10PM?



Great suggestion Clive, I find R&M unlisteneable now, it's just waffle.


John W

I gave up listening to them a while ago. as you say, too much waffle.
I have a strange feeling they'd work better vat drive time
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