[78-L] Length of jazz recordings

Julian Vein julianvein at blueyonder.co.uk
Fri Jul 12 09:32:58 PDT 2013

On another related subject. When 78s started to be dubbed off 16" discs, 
surely that must've had some effect on musicians? With "pure" 78s, if 
the musicians goofed they had to restart the recording process, and put 
on a fresh wax to cut. Obviously this took a little time, and must've 
created some edginess in the musicians. When they started using 16" 
discs, some of the pressure would've been off. It would be similar to 
recording on tape. If a musician played a clanger, they could just stop 
and start again.

Again, did musicians ever comment on this aspect of recording?

       Julian Vein

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