[Dixielandjazz] Mini Disc
thejazzfactory at ozemail.com.au
Thu Jun 2 17:09:19 PDT 2005
Thanks for the comment Bill, however I can't believe that there would be a
band playing at such a prestige festival that didn't have a cd for sale. I
responded privately to Bill Haesler a moment ago but include this comment
"at one recent social day we presented our Jazz Club auditor with a CD which
the club had produced (with the performers consent) at a club night. One
erstwhile performer and jazz club member with good credentials and big time
wealth when I asked him if he wanted to purchase one said "No thanks, I'll
get KP(the auditor) to burn one for me" Go figure!"
From: Bill Gunter [mailto:jazzboard at hotmail.com]
Sent: Friday, 3 June 2005 8:57 AM
To: thejazzfactory at ozemail.com.au; dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com
Subject: RE: [Dixielandjazz] Mini Disc
Richard Stevens asks:
>Having just spent a few days recording a CD FOR SALE, I wonder how the
>who played "LOTS of stuff" reacted to their work being recorded by festival
>goers. Were they asked? Is this common in your area?
There are some "it depends" in this area. Certainly if someone tapes or mini
disc records a band and attempts later to produce commercial CDs from the
recordings, that would be a great big "NO NO!"
However, such a thing is quite rare (not that it hasn't been done in the
past) that generally we (the bands with which I've been associated) are
pretty much unconcerned when it happens. Mostly I think we are pretty much
unaware that these recordings are being made.
1. We're flattered that someone would want to tape us and listen to us at a
2. The quality of such recordings is generally so poor that such things are
not considered "serious" recordings.
3. Occasionally someone will send me a tape of something he has recorded in
performance and I get to listen to what we did from a different perspective
than from the middle of the musicians. It's usually embarrassing and
invariably interesting to hear what we may have sounded like from "out
4. I've never considered such recordings a breach of ethics on the part of
the recorder (unless they later attempt to use if for commercial gain).
5. I've never considered such recordings to be in competition with our
commercially prepared recordings which we may be selling at the venue.
In summary, I have no objection to such recordings and, as rarely happens,
somebody were to ask if it was ok I'd certainly say "go right ahead . . .
you might even consider sending me a copy."
ps - I never have, and doubt that I ever will, expected that our recordings
would bring in big bucks to the band . . . the sort of money that would let
me buy that condo on Maui. Should that ever happen, however, I might start
to get nervous about Sony Walkman recorders at the gig.
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