And Louis Armstrong's Hot Five never played live...
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From: "Richard L. Hess" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, April 15, 2010 9:09 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] The trials of trying to give away a record
> At 11:47 AM 2010-04-15, Tom Fine wrote:
>>When you get into recorded music, it's even more of a false premise that
>>what's being preserved is "history." I always keep in mind a conversation
>>I had with a classical pianist once, when the man was in his 70's. Somehow
>>we got on the subject of how he'd be remembered and he glumly noted that
>>his recordings would stand far longer than the experience of seeing him in
>>concert. Yet, he had spent thousands more hours performing in concert --
>>and he believed he had performed every single work he had done best in
>>concert -- than in front of microphones making records.
> And...this brings up one of my favourite topics: concerts should be
> recorded well and archived. We do have some of this and I think we're
> getting better at it, but the "produced" commercial recording product
> indeed shows the producers' and the artists' visions and not the artists'
> Certainly the produced Broadway show albums, as another example, often
> re-ordered the songs from where they appeared in performance.
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