DJ Profile
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DJ: Elliot Meadow
Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Elliot Meadow has been involved with jazz in one form or another for over forty years, as record producer, broadcaster and journalist. Born in Glasgow,Scotland, Elliot first moved to the 1966 settling in New York in 1969. Over the next five years he wrote feature articles for Down Beat magazine, worked at jazz radio station WRVR-FM, was involved with the personal management of drummer/vocalist Grady Tate, saxophonists Sonny Fortune & Dewey Redman, bassist Buster Williams and guitarist Kenny Burrell. He moved into record production in 1975. Over the next twenty years he produced albums by among many others Billy Hart, Sonny Stitt, Richard Davis, Buster Williams, Jonathan Schwartz, Stacey Kent, Martin Taylor, David Newton and Claire Martin. In 1979 Elliot chose to commute between the U.S. and the U.K.He started working with the BBC on a free-lance basis.He also formed his own record label and produced an acclaimed album by the saxophone giant Lee Konitz. He was also responsible for hosting the first fully sponsored jazz radio programme in the UK. In 1990 he brought Frank Sinatra to Glasgow for a concert performance. Elliot edited Tad Hershorn's biography of Norman Granz titled 'The Man Who Used Jazz For Justice' published in 2011.
Favorite Artists

Frank Sinatra
He simply delivered the definitive readings of the American popular songbook

Miles Davis
His tough fragility has always struck a chord with me

Andrew Hill
An original...always forcing the issue.

Grady Tate
Drummer and singer par excellence plus he had a major part to play in my growing up.

Buster Williams
No words can convey just how I feel about him after 50 years of ups and downs!

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