Experience, Direct Witness, Astonishment
What It Is
Across more than forty years I’ve recorded live jazz in many locations. The list of venues and places has grown long. The number of musicians—great, very good, extraordinary, iconoclastic and, on occasion, startling—has grown even longer.
Jim Merod with Ornette Coleman (photograph courtesy of BluePort Records)
Early on, with equipment far inferior to recent high-resolution recording devices that essentially deliver state of the art sonic capture with hand-held compact ease, I learned how crucial two elements of the enterprise truly were: good microphones with exquisitely precise placement; and outstanding cables at the point of audio reception as well as recorded transfer.… Read the full article