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Pressed for All Time: Producing the Great Jazz Albums from Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday to Miles Davis and Diana Krall

Michael Jarrett


In histories of music and audio technologies, and particularly in narratives about jazz, record producers tend to fall by the wayside. They're seldom acknowledged and generally unknown. But without them and their contributions to the art form, we’d have little on record of some of the most important music ever created. This oral history—organizing interviews gathered by music scholar Michael Jarrett—tells the stories behind some of jazz's best-selling and most influential albums. Beginning in the mid-'30s and continuing to the present, it draws together conversations with over fifty producers, ... More

Keywords: Jazz record producers, Jazz musicians, History of jazz, Sound recording, Recording technologies, Record production, Record albums, Interviews, Oral histories

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781469630588
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630588.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Jarrett, author