Tribute from Kenny Green

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Ed Love is truly a treasure and a musical institution in the D. The hip thing about Ed is that he continues to evolve. When I cut my Jazz teeth in the late 60’s it was Ed who made it happen, as the centerpiece on Detroit’s Black radio, WCHD/ WJZZ. Ed new the possibilities of the art form and its connection to the community from which it came. He discerningly selected and programed music from the innovators of this American Classical Art form. Ed was his own man somewhat of a purest but a paradox. In his understanding of the power of Jazz music as an agent of change, Ed played no Dixieland, Ragtime or big band jazz. However, he proudly stated that he would never play the music of Sun Ra. For some time, he did not. This, however, was short-lived as Ed proved to be a renaissance man of radio.


Ed Love | 60 Years of Jazz in Detroit

This post is a part of Ed Love | 60 Years of Jazz in Detroit.

Ed Love is a musical institution. Generations of Detroiters know Ed as the voice who guided us through almost 60 years of "Destination Jazz: The Ed Love Program", playing the classics and introducing us to new music each week on WDET-FM.

Now, into his sixth decade of radio, Love is still working, introducing yet another generation to the jazz tradition and the power of music.

Join us in celebrating Ed Love’s 60 Years of Jazz in Detroit.

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