Duke Ellington and his core band definitely began recording in the late acoustic era. Coleman
Hawkins did acoustic sides with Mamie Smith and also Fletcher Henderson. However, I don't think any
of that era jazzmen lived to do digital records. Keep in mind, however, that Denon was making
digital jazz recordings as early as 1972, and made their first digital jazz recordings in the US in
-- Tom Fine
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] truth or myth -- RCA claims about first digital recording
I believe Johnny Hodges may have as well but I cannot be absolutely positive about that. Acoustical
era to digital that is. Perhaps Eubie Blake did too...
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On Nov 28, 2012, at 5:07 PM, Jon Samuels <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> The most ever recordings would be very difficult to measure. Is a one sided, 78 recording
> equivalent to an opera, i. e, are they both considered to be one recording?
> By the way, another artist who spanned acoustical to digital was the pianist Shura Cherkassky.
> Jon Samuels
> --- On Wed, 11/28/12, Gray, Mike <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> From: Gray, Mike <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] truth or myth -- RCA claims about first digital recording
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> Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 4:59 PM
> Don and others -
> I think Rich is right on this - but let's 'go to the records' to make sure.