[Dixielandjazz] Do records capture greatness?
futurecon at earthlink.net
Sat Jun 11 09:26:23 PDT 2005
Pardon the plug, but on the DVD I made of Anne Davison, "Wild Bill's
Woman," there is a clip of Bill (rare) doing an interview with a Danish TV
host in the club where Bill played. In the interview, Bill declares that
the musicians never did their best work on recordings because of the
pressure to get it right. He also talks about the fact that most recording
sessions were at 8:00 AM. "What are ya gonna do." Bill exclaims, "you play
until 4:00 AM, are you gonna sleep until it's time to go to the studio?.
No. You just have a few shots of scotch and and stay up till it's time to
go play. At least we were feeling happy. Well, at least I was!"
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