[Dixielandjazz] Re: Rain Enhances Music at Satchmo Summerfest

Louis Lince louislince at neworleansmusic.demon.co.uk
Wed Aug 6 22:01:59 PDT 2003


There are times when I wish That PA had not been invented. To have a
six-piece band in a small room with an enormous PA system ( and worse......a
Rock sound engineer who hasn't heard of dynamic) is the kiss of death. Yes,
there are occasions when a sound reinforcement system is needed.but 9 times
out of ten it's not necessary, apart from one microphone to talk to the
audience and to use for thre occasional vocal.

List mate John Petters will concur, I have no doubt. On the number of times
I have played with, and for him, there has been the minimum of sound
systems. The audiences didn't complain, They could listen or dance or both,
but without hurting their ears.


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