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Re: Belly up, fired, and retired
« Reply #1605 on: August 12, 2022, 06:21:42 pm »
what with his success in album sales and at the grammys recently, you gotta think he has better offers in front of him than leading a talk show's house band.
yeah, his star is shooting through the roof, why would you want to be the house band when you are a star in your own right
I would answer job/pay security/life stability (especially with an ill loved one). . . It worked for Max Weinberg for a long time. I mean, isn't he mainly a jazzbo? Unless he's got offers on top of offers rolling in for composing work, I can't imagine him as a top live draw.
Also, apparently Weinberg owns, or until recently owned a place in the city. The company that I work for did some minor work and I'll say this, he has a very quaint email address.

A "jazzbo" who just won eight Grammys, including album of the year.

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Re: Belly up, fired, and retired
« Reply #1606 on: August 12, 2022, 07:28:25 pm »
Jon Batiste is leaving his role as band leader of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert after seven seasons.

interesting.  he's been on a leave of absence, of sorts, for many weeks now and was supposed to come back in september if i remember correctly... guess he isn't coming back anymore. 

what with his success in album sales and at the grammys recently, you gotta think he has better offers in front of him than leading a talk show's house band.

Batiste had taken time off to tend to his wife Suleika Jaouad, who has advanced leukemia.

I wonder what Chris Rock's take on this will be.

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Re: Belly up, fired, and retired
« Reply #1607 on: August 12, 2022, 07:46:40 pm »
what with his success in album sales and at the grammys recently, you gotta think he has better offers in front of him than leading a talk show's house band.
yeah, his star is shooting through the roof, why would you want to be the house band when you are a star in your own right
I would answer job/pay security/life stability (especially with an ill loved one). . . It worked for Max Weinberg for a long time. I mean, isn't he mainly a jazzbo? Unless he's got offers on top of offers rolling in for composing work, I can't imagine him as a top live draw.
Also, apparently Weinberg owns, or until recently owned a place in the city. The company that I work for did some minor work and I'll say this, he has a very quaint email address.

A "jazzbo" who just won eight Grammys, including album of the year.
That is true, but there's a lot of former Grammy winners that can't fill seats years later. Maybe as a failed musician working in accounts receivable for a painting company, my haterish side might be showing a little. I will say that I'll miss him on the show. I did enjoy the sometimes awkward chemistry between Colbert and Batiste's very different personalities (particularly the New Orleans-isms). 
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Re: Belly up, fired, and retired
« Reply #1608 on: August 12, 2022, 08:42:10 pm »
I will say that I'll miss him on the show. I did enjoy the sometimes awkward chemistry between Colbert and Batiste's very different personalities (particularly the New Orleans-isms). 

especially when compared to the dreadfully awkward interaction colbert tries to get going with the new band leader dude, on guitar... he just doesn't have it.  they need to take away his mic.
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