May I add that those broadcast recordings (issued on RCA 2 CD set "Artie 
Shaw At The Blue Room/Cafe Rouge") - sound far more superior in terms of 
clarity, overall balance, and, playing (of course) then official studio 
sessions issued on Bluebird? Especially, I always thought they did something 
quite wrong in microphone placement and in mixing technique during studio 
sessions - dull, muddy and lifeless recording samples of one of the greatest 
swing band.


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From: "David Diehl" <[log in to unmask]>
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I think Shaw was of like mind- he used several airchecks on his "self 
Portrait" CD
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From: Michael Ridderbusch [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Monday, June 4, 2012 11:20 AM
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I would say the same for live recordings of Artie Shaw's band of 
1939 --better than the studio work.