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Historic Jazz Recordings

CDs,Records,Sound Alert 30 April 2011 | 0 Comments


Further thoughts on Vinyl and historic Jazz. Here’s a fascinating video of Duke Ellington rehearsing and the record-making process of the 1930’s. More after the jump >…

Mark Frauenfelder says:

…In the 1930s an audio engineer named William Savory (left) made a lot of high-quality recordings of live jazz performances of Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Teddy Wilson, Lester Young, Bunny Berigan, Coleman Hawkins and others. The National Jazz Museum in Harlem acquired the collection after Savory died.

Steven Seidenberg of the ABA Journal reports that “jazz experts were stunned,” by the recordings. “The extent and quality of the Savory collection was beyond anything they had imagined.”

Unfortunately, we will probably never get to hear the recordings, thanks to current copyright laws…

Read the whole story at Boing Boing and further here.

If this piques your interest for available, historic jazz recordings, stop by the store to thumb through our recently-sourced collection of hundreds (!) of classic jazz recordings on vinyl. It’s creating a bit of a buzz on the Drive for vinyl hounds (see our previous post on this)…

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