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PANEL: Recording Technologies and Reception

Michael Spencer, Alan Stanbridge

Published: 2011-09-07

Michael Spencer discusses the rise of Jazz radio alongside the boom of hi-fi jazz music, the roles of advertising and the implications and receptions of such new technologies. Alan Stanbridge explores what it means to record music, specifically the seemingly paradoxical nature of recording improvised music.

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So one of the things that improvisation has come to mean in the context of highly technological performance is that improvisation is the last claim to the legitimate presence of a human in the performance of music.

– Bob Ostertag