John Montanari, WFCR's music director, says Reney's style bears no relation to the "outsized, jumping up and down" approach of some radio personalities.
burns with a cool blue flame."
"I'm your man," Reney
John Montanari, WFCR's music director and the man who originally interviewed Reney for the station, says the jazz-show host has "impeccably high standards" that are reflected in his choice of material.
"Tom's like the guy," says WFCR's John Montanari.
"The jazz guy.
Who in this area is a more known and more authoritative commentator on jazz than Tom?"
Twice a year, for the past 10 years, he's
been spreading the faith by teaching his
own course on jazz history.
The latest session started last Sunday at the Broadside Bookshop in Northampton.
gets a mixed group.
They range from people who simply listen to his
show to professional musicians who want to learn more about "the nuts and bolts of jazz history," he
People are intrigued by the history of jazz, he
continues, about what it reveals about the ways black culture and white culture come together, and fail to come together.
helps us understand who we are as Americans," he