[78-L] Length of jazz recordings

Don Cox doncox at enterprise.net
Fri Jul 12 08:43:51 PDT 2013

On 12/07/2013, Rodger Holtin wrote:

> Perhaps Shaw was right about Eddie on both fronts. I am hard pressed
> to recall any Eddie Condon solos that stand out in any way. "It's not
> how long you make it, it's how you make it long," said the old smokes
> TV ad.
I always understood the Condon avoided taking solos, preferring to be
just a rhythm player. He didn't think he was good enough for solos.

> There is also a quote/paraphrase from Earl Hines somewhere in The
> Swing Era (Time-Life book & record set, 1971) that the three minute
> limit always stimulated him to give it his best shot without wasting
> time. I think in that same set there was also a reference to that
> topic in a discussion of the rise of the LP and some/one of the older
> guys said much the same.

Don Cox
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